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The Guide to Brown Minerals

By October 26, 2013

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brown mineralsThe other day I mentioned my page on sorting out the major green minerals. Another important color is brown—after all, so many rocks are brown—but that's a challenge. Wikipedia points out that the color brown is kind of a muddle. So in treating the brown minerals I've cast a wide net, throwing in everything from tan to maroon to russet. See if this guide to brown minerals helps you sort out the possibilities.
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