What's the difference between a rock and a mineral?

We get this question a lot. Sometimes it becomes apparent by someone’s use of the terms “rock” and “mineral” interchangeably that they aren’t aware of the difference.  To know what a rock is, we first have to understand what a mineral is.
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How To Cleanse And Charge A Stone For Healing

Learn about metaphysical properties of crystals and stones
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For Valentine's Day: Mother Earth's Love Stones

Many believe in the special meaning and powers of crystals and minerals. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, learn more about the “Love Stones.”

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Perseid Meteor Shower "Outburst" Expected in August

In August 2016, astronomers expect an outburst of Perseid meteors! The prediction is for 200 meteors per hour seen on the peak night, August 11-12 (evening of August 11, morning of August 12). That’s about double the usual rate.

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New Mexico Man is on a Mission... to Mars

Mama’s Minerals was pleased to host Zachary Gallegos as a featured guest at the recent Grand Opening of our new Albuquerque store, where he met with the public and shared his personal mission—to be one of the first human settlers on Mars.

Gallegos is a graduate student and researcher in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. He is now among 100 finalists selected from over 202,000 applicants for what is planned to be the first manned mission to the Red Planet. The Mars One project is a privately funded venture that aims to send astronauts on a one-way mission to establish a permanent colony on the planet.

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