Minerals Topics


Minerals are the building blocks of rocks.  They form in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.  This chapter includes discussions of the definition of mineral, the major mineral groups, mineral identification techniques, Virginia minerals, and tips for collecting minerals.

Main topics in this chapter:

1.1  Mineral Basics

1.2  Mineral Identification

1.3  Major Mineral Groups

1.4  Selected Virginia Minerals

1.5  Tips for Mineral Collecting