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THE MINERALS CAN BE CLASSIFIED MAINLY INTO THREE TYPES:
METALLIC 
NON METALLIC 
ENERGY MINERALS.
THE PICTURE GIVEN BELOW SHOWS SOME EXAMPLE OF  THESE THREE MINERAL

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A basic classification for minerals is:Native elements. eg. Gold, Silver, Mercury, graphite, diamond.
Oxides. eg corundum (incl. sapphire), hematite, spinel.
Hydroxides. eg. Goethite, brucite.
Sulfides. eg. Pyrite, galena, sphalerite.
Sulfates. eg. Baryte, gypsum.
Carbonates. eg. Calcite, magnesite, dolomite.
Phosphates. eg. Apatite, monazite.
Halides. eg. Fluorite, halite (rock salt).
Silicates (most common)
Orthosilicates. eg. Garnet, olivine.
Ring silicates. eg. Tourmaline, beryl.
Chain silicates. eg. Pyroxenes, amphiboles.
Sheet silicates. eg. Muscovite mica, biotite mica, clay minerals
Framework silicates. eg. Quartz, feldspars, zeolites
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