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\ue001Enrichment by differentiation
\ue000Fe, Mg relatively abundant in asthenosphere, and in oceanic crust
\ue000O, Si are still (more) dominant, however
O with Si
and Al Fe Mg
Ca Na K
\ue000Rocks are collections of one or more minerals
\ue000Behaviour of rock under stress depends on mineral composition
\ue000Identification of rock requires identification of minerals
Biotite, Muscovite Micas
Orthoclase, Plagioclase Feldspars
\ue000Most important areOxides, as general class
\ue000Carbonates are not restricted to calcite and dolomite
\ue000Sulphides are often significant in, or as, ores
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