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Naturally-occurring inorganic (neither of animal nor of vegetable origin) homogenous substance with characteristic chemical composition and physical properties that make it identifiable, useful, and/or valuable. Minerals, in general, are obtained through mining, have crystalline structure, and have names ending in -ite. Strictly speaking, coal, natural gas, and petroleum (all organic substances) are not minerals.

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Mineral foundation is often seen to be a healthier and more natural alternative to the clumpy and oily liquid foundations and to the other powered foundations composed of chalk.
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There was a large mineral deposit on his shower head, but he got rid of it with the new cleaning product he bought.
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There top-most layer of earth is called the crust; it is relatively thin, but is filled with a variety of minerals that make it suitable for crop growth.
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