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How many differnt types of minerals are there?

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There are 4000+ 'WELL' recognized minerals are on Earth


There are well over 4,000 officially recognized mineral species and as many as a hundred new ones are described each year. These are some of the following minerals people known/found.

  • sapphire
  • hematite
  • spinel
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Graphite
  • Diamonds

and many more.