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What are the differences between rocks and minerals?

The basic definition of mineral is as follows: (1) A mineral is a naturally-occurring, homogeneous solid with an element or an inorganic compound; (2) a mineral is formed by an inorganic process; (3) a mineral has an internal structure as its atoms and ions are highly ordered; and (4) a mineral has specific chemical. Ingredient and physical property. A rock, on the other hand, is the aggregate of minerals and can be formed by one single mineral or a number of minerals.

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