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is quartz a mineral???? and why is it called a silicate????????

-- paul roddy (paulhope@twcny.rr.com), October 22, 2002


It is called a silicate because it contains both silican and oxygen. Since silicate is a type of mineral that is why it is considered a mineral.

-- Christian Ortiz (Cortiz@oswego.edu), October 22, 2002.

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