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Earth Materials provides an introduction to the systematic study of rocks and they minerals from which they are formed. The science of Mineralogy (the study of minerals) is of fundamental importance in understanding processes as disparate as the formation and evolution of planets and the origin of life. Moreover, economic and environmental components of mineralogy are crucial for understanding many contemporary problems in the earth, life and materials sciences.
Wulfenite crystals (PbMnO4)

Photograph from the Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection