Minerals are not just natural pieces of art that we can wonder at, but they’re also way more complex than one may believe at first. There are over 4000 minerals on planet Earth. However, only about 30 of them can be commonly found in Earth’s crust.
And there’s way more to them than their eye-catching looks. For example, did you know that minerals can have a cleavage? This term is used for the lines of weakness along which the mineral breaks easily when it’s hit with a hammer.
We have put together this non exhaustive list of hundreds of crystal minerals, categorized by their most important traits so you can get to know them better. Feel free to browse around or use the filters to narrow down the range of minerals you see.
By Wire Fence