Saturday, February 20, 2016
Is Water a Mineral?
This is druzy snow. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals usually on a base of another mineral. Here, the fog in the Winter has coated the existing snow bank with large ice crystals. Is water a mineral? Water in its liquid form is not classified as a mineral but naturally occurring ice is a solid and therefore classified as a mineral. A mineral, by definition, occurs and is formed naturally. Manmade ice or other crystals are not technically minerals. Water and mercury are the only two naturally occurring, inorganic substances with a definitive chemical formula that occur in a liquid state at normal temperatures. - See more at