How does the composition of most minerals differ from a pure element?

1 Answer
Jan 24, 2017

Well, usually most minerals of oxides, and sulfides, and carbonates.......


These salts tend to be highly insoluble in water, and thus they tend to aggregagte in pockets of the earth's crust. Rarely, an element can occur as the pure material: i.e. think of the historical gold-rushes.