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  • Lithophile Elements
  • Atmophile Elements
  • Siderophile Elements
  • Chalcophile Elements
  • Goldschmidt System
  • Silicates
  • Stony Meteotites (Chondrites)
  • Mineral
  • Rock Forming Minerals
  • SiO4 Tetrahedron
  • Elements concentrated in the Earth’s crust that readily combine with oxygen
  • Elements concentrated in the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
  • ‘Iron loving’ elements that are concentrated in the Earth’s core
  • Ore-loving elements that combine readily with sulphur and are concentrated away from the Earth’s core
  • Divides the elements of the periodic table into 4 groups on the basis of geochemistry (atmosphere, hydrosphere, crust, mantle and core)
  • Group of minerals that make up 93% of the Earth’s crust by mass
  • Material that is thought to represent the bulk chemical composition of Earth
  • A naturally occurring inorganic element or compound with a distinct chemical composition and atomic structure
  • Quartz, Plagioclase Feldspar, Orthoclase Feldspar, Biotite Mica, Muscovite Mica, Hornblende, Augite, Olivine, Garnet, Clay Minerals
  • Basic chemical building block of the silicates (rock forming minerals)