what structure are minerals made of?

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what is the main thing that makes minerals?
asked Feb 8, 2017 in Science by huggabugga


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All minerals, like diamonds, quartz, and others, are made in a crystal lattice structure. They look like this

 

Every atom is lined up the same with 4 other atoms connected to it. All the connections have the same angle too. If you have stick and balls, like tinker toys, it is easier to understand by putting them together, but the picture above should help.

 

answered Feb 8, 2017 by whizkid (59,250 points)

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