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What are the mechanical properties of minerals?

Any transformation of a substance associated with a change in its composition is called chemical reactions. In the earth’s crust, seas and lakes, such transformations constantly and continuously occur without the will and any participation of man; these reactions can be called natural or natural. Any product of natural reactions that is completely or approximately homogeneous physically and chemically is called a mineral. Most minerals exist in nature in a solid state, but among them there are liquid ones, such as oil, and based on the above definition, any gas formed as a result of natural chemical processes can be called a mineral. Minerals are chemical compounds (with the exception of native elements). However, even colorless, optically transparent samples of these minerals almost always contain small amounts of impurities. Natural solutions or melts from which minerals crystallize usually consist of many elements. During the formation of compounds, a few atoms of less common elements can replace atoms of the main elements. Such substitution is so common that the chemical composition of many minerals only very rarely approaches that of the pure compound. For a long time, the main characteristics of minerals were the external shape of their crystals and other secretions, as well as physical properties (color, shine, cleavage, hardness, density, etc.), which are still of great importance in their description and visual (in particular, field ) diagnostics. These characteristics, as well as optical, chemical, electrical, magnetic and other properties, depend on the chemical composition and internal structure (crystalline structure) of minerals.

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