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This mineral is the highest grade of coal and is most commonly used in pencilsGraphite
81.3%
It is the most common of the sulfide minerals and is known as Fool's GoldPyrite
78.6%
This mineral is an allotrope of carbon with the highest hardness of any bulk materialDiamond
77.7%
This mineral can be in the form of flakes, nuggets, or grains, and it is the official state mineral of CaliforniaGold
76.8%
An often white mineral used in paper making, it is one of the softest mineralsTalc
75.9%
A mineral with several different varieties including amethyst and onyx, it is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's crustQuartz
73.2%
A carbonite mineral with a Mohs hardness of 3, it is a primary component of the shells of marine organismsCalcite
61.6%
The mineral form of sodium chloride, commonly known as rock saltHalite
55.4%
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A common use being chalk, this mineral is a by-product of sulfide oxidationGypsum
46.4%
Used by Russians as material for windows, this mineral is the most common micaMuscovite
45.5%
The natural mineral form of lead sulfide, it often forms as an octahedronGalena
42.9%
Represented by a crescent moon symbol, this mineral is primarily produced using the Parkes processSilver
42.9%
Derived from the latin root meaning 'to flow,' this mineral is traditionally used as a flux in steel productionFluorite
34.8%
A carbonite mineral often found in copper deposits, it was used by the Greek goddess Demeter to build her throneMalachite
25%
This mineral is a popular gemstone that comes in many colors, and it can be found abundantly in UtahTopaz
25%

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