Difference between rocks and Minerals





Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Rocks and Minerals. Comparison and Differences.

Difference between Minerals and Rocks

S.No. Rocks Minerals
1 Rocks are the solid substances which may have a combination of more than one mineral. Minerals occur naturally; they are inorganic substances.
2 Rocks are mainly classified as igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Minerals are mainly classified into four groups namely silicates, carbonates, sulphides and metallic minerals.
3 Rocks do not have a definite chemical composition. Minerals have a definite chemical composition.
4 Examples of Rocks: Marble, slate and limestone. Examples of Minerals: Iron, aluminum and calcium.


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