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Well, no.Most of Earthy (not to be confused with Eartha) is composed of a variety of compounds of silicon. No doubt one of our resident "old rockers", like JimBob, will give us a long, and incredibly boring explanation of why this is.
It seems by “mineral”, we’re talking about a solid with atoms arranged in a definite pattern. Saltwater is not solid salt suspended in water. mineraln.[OFr mineral < ML minerale, neut. of mineralis, “mineral” < minera, “ore” < VL *mina, “mine”]An inorganic substance occurring naturally in the earth and having a consistent and distinctive set of physical properties (e.g., a usually crystalline structure, hardness, color, etc.) and a composition that can be expressed by a chemical formula. Lutgens and Tarbuck give the following list of essential characteristics of a “mineral”:occurs naturallyinorganic a solid possess an orderly internal structure, that is, its atoms must be arranged in a definite pattern. possess a definite chemical composition that may vary within specified limits. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/geophys/mineral.html
Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.
Quote from: Geezer on 27/11/2009 04:17:09Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.Did he nick all the salt ?
Quote from: neilep on 27/11/2009 11:25:57Quote from: Geezer on 27/11/2009 04:17:09Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.Did he nick all the salt ?He was done for half inching a diamond encrusted cigarette holder that belonged to Terry Thomas.
Q. Is Salt The Most Abundant Mineral In The World ?
QuoteQ. Is Salt The Most Abundant Mineral In The World ?"In The World" would include the Earth's interior.Are we are measuring abundance by weight or by volume ?
That's not the OP's question.
Quote from: Geezer on 28/11/2009 19:38:02fossilized dyno-do http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprolite[easy for Scots to remeber: coprolite rhymes with sh*te].
bugger off, you Scottish pervert