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Magmatic Environment

Part of Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals.


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High temperature and pressure conditions within Earth’s crust provide for minerals to develop when molten, silicate-rich liquids (magma) harden, or crystallize, upon cooling. Depending on the composition of the magma and its cooling history, many interesting kinds of minerals are produced.

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