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Among other things, yes, mineral composition is a common part of geology.

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Minerals are basically chemicals in a solid form.A2. Part of the definition of a mineral is that it has a known chemical composition. If its composition were variable, it would not qualify under the definition.

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Felsic igneous rock with exact same composition of granite, just tiny crystals. granite= orhtoclase, quartz, biotite.

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What is a mineral without a big paragraph please a definition that would please your teachers?

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