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Copper is a mineral by both the geological and nutritional definitions. A geological mineral is an inorganic substance with a chemical formula and an ordered atomic structure, while a nutritional mineral is a chemical el... More »

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Copper is in group 11 on the periodic table, along with silver and gold. There is also one other element that theoretically belongs in this group, roentgenium, which has a half life of 26 seconds and has only ever been f... More »

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A mineral resource is the concentration of materials that are of economic interest in or on the crust of the Earth. Almost all minerals found on Earth are used in one way or another for economic benefit. Examples of mine... More »

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Ore of copper is a copper-bearing mineral from which pure copper can be extracted. Sulphide ores, in which copper is chemically bonded with sulphur, are the source of roughly 80 percent of all of the world's extracted co... More »

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Because the period table contains so much information, people have varying definitions of what it means to learn it; however, the Edcoogle website's blog contains mnemonics to help people memorize the elements' positions... More »

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Sugar is not a mineral because it comes from a plant source. In order to be considered a mineral, a substance must be naturally occurring, solid and inorganic. More »

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Magnesium oxide is a mineral typically taken to aid in digestive health. Magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle contractions and cramps, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms. More »

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