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Non-silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples

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What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?

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1. What is another name for halite?

2. Which of the following is NOT a non-silicate mineral?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although most of the Earth's surface is made of silicate minerals, non-silicate minerals are of great importance. The quiz will assess you on their classification and characteristics as well as other facts covered by the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test students on the following:

  • A non-silicate mineral that makes up the bulk of limestone
  • Another name for halite
  • Differentiating between silicate and non-silicate minerals
  • Limestone formation in Kansas

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced by students through these assessments:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about halite
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formation of limestone deposits
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding a non-silicate mineral that makes up limestone and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

To learn more about silicate minerals, review the accompanying lesson titled Non-silicate Minerals: Chemical Classifications & Examples. The following objectives are covered:

  • Differentiate between silicate and non-silicate minerals
  • Know the names of carbonate minerals such as calcite
  • Identify sulfates (calcium sulfates) and halides (halite)
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