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Mineral Forming Environments

Part of Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals.

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Minerals are not the products of accidental events in Earth’s remote geologic past but are formed in an orderly way that depends chiefly on physical and chemical conditions in their environments of formation.

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Welcome to the area in which minerals are displayed in terms of the environments in which they are formed. Minerals are not the products of accidental events in Earth's remote and distant geological past. Rather, minerals are formed through a complex interaction