Crystal Structures

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Visualizing Atomic Structures in Minerals

Coordination and Pauling's Rules

Packing Structures

Non-Silicate Structures

Elements

Sulfides

Oxides and Hydroxides

Sulfates

Other Minerals

Silicate Structures

Some of the minerals described here are rare and unusual, but interesting because of their unusual, and often beautiful, structures.

Nesosilicates

Sorosilicates

Cyclosilicates

Chain Silicates

Unusual Chain Structures

Sheet Structures

Tectosilicates

Felspathoids

Zeolites

Musherals: Minerals that are Mostly Water

Ices

Liquids and gases to us, minerals in the outer solar system.


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