Britannica Illustrated Science Library 2009 - Rocks and Minerals

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Alkalines- Minerals that have a high content of potassium, sodium, lithium, rubidium, and calcium.Amorphous- Mineral with fractured surfaces instead of crystalline faces. Noncrystalline. Anticline- A fold of sedimentary strata sloping upwards like an arch.

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