How Are Minerals Formed?


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Mehreen Misbah answered
There are several processes through which minerals come into existence. Some of them require a great deal of time while others do not take that great of a time period for their wholesome contribution. For example the formation of some minerals results from hot magma that includes within itself the contents of those minerals.

It is when the hot magma cools down that the crystals of the minerals begin to take a definite shape and accentuate their physical presence. Another type of mineral formation, which takes years and years to accomplish its composition takes place underground through the intervention of heat and pressure, which transform the mineral from one state of existence into another. Besides these underground minerals, some minerals are even formed on the surface of the ground, resulting from the evaporation of mineral-rich water such as silica-bearing water. Such minerals could also be formed with the breaking of volcanic rocks by the actions of wind and water.
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Anonymous answered
There are 3 types of rocks igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary

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