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What minerals are most common in detrital sedimentary rocks and why are these minerals so abundant?
We know silicate minerals are the most abundant in detrital sedimentary rocks.Quartzv is a tectosilicate mineral.So quartz is the most abundant and other silicate minerals are also very common in these rocks. ...
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The mineral family that includes the most common and most abundant minerals smooth cleavage surfaces aid in identification?
The most common mineral group contains silicate minerals.
What is silicate?
The silicate minerals make up the largest and most important class of rock-forming minerals. They are classified based on the structure of their silicate ion group. Silicate minerals all contain silicon and oxygen. ...
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What is the difference between silicate minerals and non silicate?
Silicate minerals contain a substance that is called silica, non-silicate minerals do not contain that substance ...
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How are silicate minerals different from non silicate minerals?
Silicate minerals contain silicon and oxygen. The mineral that does not hold the silicon tetrahedron is non silicate. Silicate mineral form nearly 95% of the earth minerals. ...