Here's a wonderful site for students to use in their study of minerals. The site begins with a good general description that includes the list of essential characteristics of a "mineral." Minerals are then grouped alphabetically. Selecting a name provides large colorful pictures from the Smithsonian and a description. There are also special sections for Carbonates, Oxides, Sulfides and Sulfates, and Phosphates.
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