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Rocky surface on which we live
Crust
makes up our planet's solid exterior
Naturally occuring inorganic substances that are building blocks of rocks
Minerals
atomic elements with distinct chemical formulas
an aggregate (a whole made up of parts) of mineral particles
rock
elements of earth's crust
minerals are components of oxygen and silica with one of more metals and or base
Silicate
largest and most common mineral family
a molten subsurface mass containing the elements from which minerals can form
Magma
cooled lava