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Minerals of silicate group

Silicate minerals are, so far, considered to be the most common rockforming minerals. They constitute a major part of the earth’s crust, which is about 90%. Silicate minerals include felspar, felspathoids, quartz, pyrozines, amphibole, micas, and olivines. Minerals other than silicate minerals, which will be discussed here, ae garnets, chlorite, serpentine, aluminium, calcium minerals, and …