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Green Minerals: The Usual Suspects

By October 23, 2013

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green mineralsGreen, the color of leaves, is the color of life, which must be why green rocks stand out in contrast. Green is actually a fairly dependable color for mineral identification—that is, there are some white minerals that occasionally turn up green but most green minerals are typically green. This article lays out more than a dozen of the choices you may face when you pick up a green mineral, plus the ways you can tell them apart.
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