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Earth Science: Lecture 3 - Minerals


Earth Science: Lecture 3 - Minerals

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A Brief Introduction to Minerals

An introduction to what exactly minerals are and what must be true for a substance to be considered a mineral.

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Geology 4 (Minerals)

This lecture video covers the main properties and crystal structures of most minerals in earth's crust. It's been arranged for anyone who wants a deeper knowledge of minerals and geology. I hope you enjoy it!

Earth Science: Lecture 1 - Introduction to Earth Science

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Interactive scale of the Universe:
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2) Star sizes video:
3) Asteroid discovery video:
4) The most astounding fact video:
5) Why is the milk gone video:
6) You are here video:

This is the first video I have recorded in quite some time. I apologize for the excess uhm and uhh sounds. Those should be worked out in time!

Earth Science: Lecture 4 - The Rock Cycle and Igneous Rocks

Igneous rock composition video:
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Rocks and Minerals

An Overview of Rocks and Minerals, including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, how they form, what they may be composed of, and what physical properties they exhibit.

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Earth Science Lecture 2: Minerals

In this video, I discuss minerals; the building blocks of the geosphere. Video includes a description of what minerals are and the common mineral groups.

Lesson 3 - Minerals (Grade 11 Earth and Life Science)

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Minerals: Earth Science Lecture 3

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Earth Science Lecture 3: Properties of Minerals

In this video, I discuss the various properties of minerals and how they can be used to identify minerals

Earth and Life Science - Module 3 Minerals - 1st Quarter

Identify common rock-forming minerals using their physical and chemical properties.

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Earth Science Lecture 3: Matter and Minerals

I do not own the majority of photos or clips in this video. Their use is strictly for education.

Somehow a very short but important clip got deleted. At 1:36, before it jumps to the periodic table should be this statement from my script: These properties, physical and chemical, arise more or less from two things. The physical properties, and indeed the very identity of an atom, are determined by the proton number, which we also call the atomic number.

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Lecture 3 Minerals

Lecturer: Dr. Christopher White
Location: Lone Star College University Park

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Minerals are

-Naturally occurring
- Solid
- Crystalline structure
-Inorganic compounds
- Chemical Composition

Properties of minerals


- Mohs' Scale
-(increasing order)
* Corundum
* Diamond

-Cleavage and Fracture
- Crystalline Structure
- Luster
- Odor
- Tenacity

Flexible but inelastic
Flexible and elastic

* There are many minerals present in phone, car and bridge and I only cited some minerals present.

*It is a product of Earth's geological processes
*Naturally Occuring ( natural occuring)

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Lesson 3 Minerals and Matter Lecture

Earth Science Lecture 4: How Minerals are Created

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Matter and Minerals

Table of Contents:

00:00 - Slide 1
00:07 - Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks
00:44 - Presentation Paused
00:44 - Atoms: Building Blocks of Minerals
01:10 - The Atom
01:22 - How Do Minerals Form?
02:12 - How Do Minerals Form?
02:31 - How Do Minerals Form?
03:18 - How Do Minerals Form?
03:38 - Properties of Minerals
04:07 - Properties of Minerals
04:26 - Submetallic and Metallic Luster of Galena (PbS)
04:43 - Properties of Minerals
05:12 - Color Variations in Minerals
05:25 - Properties of Minerals
05:46 - Streak Is Obtained on an Unglazed Porcelain Plate
06:06 - Properties of Minerals
06:22 - Common Crystal Habits
06:35 - Properties of Minerals
06:38 - Common Crystal Habits
06:43 - Properties of Minerals
07:19 - Properties of Minerals
07:42 - Properties of Minerals
07:57 - Properties of Minerals
08:23 - Properties of Minerals
09:18 - Properties of Minerals
09:18 - Mineral Groups
09:54 - The Eight Most Abundant Elements in the Continental Crust
10:08 - Mineral Groups
10:33 - The Silicates
10:58 - Common Silicate Minerals
11:35 - Common Silicate Minerals
11:50 - Common Silicate Minerals
12:25 - Important Nonsilicate Minerals
13:07 - Important Nonsilicate Minerals
13:40 - Slide 33
13:42 - End of presentation

Mineral Resources | Lesson 5.1 | Earth Science

MELC-based lesson specifically designed for Filipino students.

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Rocks and Minerals

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Minor correction - arrow at 1:26 has been shifted to point at the intruding magma (not the surrounding country rock).



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