Compare and contrast minerals and rocks

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The New Dictionary of Thoughts: A Cyclopedia of Quotations by Tryon Edwards

An era is fast approaching when no writer will be read by the majority, save and except those who can effect for bales of manuscript what the hydrostatic screw performs for bales of cotton -by condensing into a period what before occupied a page. - Colton

While picking out quotes from literature and philosophy is enjoyable, it would take a horrendous amount of time to collect as many thought-provoking quotes as Edwards presented in this Dictionary of Thoughts. I wrote down about 150 quotes which means that I paid about 17 pence per good quote. If someone offered me a good quote for 17p I would most certainly take that deal, therefore this book has been a bargain and I can thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

I have only given 4, rather than 5 stars because there are some editing errors (I read the Kindle version) & because Edwards seemed to have had a slight Christian bias (not only is there an obvious absence of Islamic and Buddhist quotes, but at least a quarter of the quotes are related to God/Jesus).
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Physical Science : Differences Between Rocks & Minerals

A mineral is a naturally-occurring substance formed through geological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition, a highly ordered atomic structure and specific physical properties. Rocks do not have a definite chemical composition. Petrology is the scientific study of rocks while the the study of minerals is called mineralogy.
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What's the difference between a rock and a mineral?

A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a definite chemical composition and a crystalline structure formed by geological processes. A rock is an aggregate of one or more minerals whereas a rock may also include organic remains and mineraloids. Some rocks are predominantly composed of just one mineral. For example, limestone is a sedimentary rock composed almost entirely of the mineral calcite. Other rocks contain many minerals, and the specific minerals in a rock can vary widely.

What's the difference between rocks and minerals?[edit]. A mineral is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a definite chemical composition and a crystalline.
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Both are solid, inorganic, naturally-formed substances. However, there are mostly differences, like their uses, structure, and color. For example, minerals usually have a shape for a structure and are usually the same color, whereas rocks have no definitive shapes. Another difference is the presence of fossils. Rocks sometimes contain fossils, but no minerals have fossils. Minerals aid in bone and tooth foundation, blood coagulation and muscle contraction. Some of them are also needed for nutrition by humans.

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