What is the Difference Between a Rock and a Mineral?

According to the USGS website, “A mineral is a naturally occurring inorganic element or compound having an orderly internal structure and characteristic chemical composition, crystal form, and physical properties”.

“A rock is an aggregate of one or more mineral, or a body of undifferentiated mineral matter”.

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