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QUARTZ CRYSTAL<br />
Illuminated sample of quartz crystal<br />
The largest group of minerals by far are the silicates (most rocks are >95% silicates), which are composed largely of silicon and oxygen, with the addition of ions such as aluminium, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

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QUARTZ CRYSTAL
Illuminated sample of quartz crystal
The largest group of minerals by far are the silicates (most rocks are >95% silicates), which are composed largely of silicon and oxygen, with the addition of ions such as aluminium, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

Copyright:© 2009 Jeff J. Daly - Fundamental Photographs

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