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3.3: Mineral Groups

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carbonate Minerals made of one carbon and three oxygen.
mineralogists Scientists who study minerals.
oxides Minerals composed of one or two metal elements combined with oxygen.
phosphates Minerals that have an atom of phosphorus, arsenic, or vanadium bonded to oxygen.
silicate Minerals made of a silica tetrahedron, with a silicon ion and oxygen ions.
sulfates Minerals made of sulfur and oxygen bonded together.
sulfides Minerals made of a metal element combined with sulfur and no oxygen.

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