A naturally occurring, homogeneous inorganic solid substance having a definite chemical composition and characteristic crystalline structure, color, and hardness. An inorganic element, such as calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, or zinc, that is essential to the nutrition of humans, animals, and plants.
A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid, An aggregate of mineral and/or minerallike matter is best described by the term The rock a naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter 396 sets 6 lith 291 sets 7 petr 268 sets 8 skirt a solid aggregate of
Minerals are defined as solid, inorganic, naturally occurring substances with a definite chemical formula and general structure. Almost all chemical elements in the Earth's crust are associated with at least one mineral.