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| caption = Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. A close-up shot of sand from a beach in Vancouver.
 
| caption = Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. A close-up shot of sand from a beach in Vancouver.
 
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<p>The texture of groups or masses of minerals is said to be granular when distinct crystal faces are absent and the individual grains are about equal in length, breadth and height. Grains of salt and sand are examples of granular minerals. Granular texture is contrasted with crystalline texture.</p>
The texture of groups or masses of minerals is said to be granular when distinct crystal faces are absent and the individual grains are about equal in length, breadth and height. Grains of salt and sand are examples of granular minerals. Granular texture is contrasted with crystalline texture.
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==See Also==
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*[[Crystal]]
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*[[Crystalline]]
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*[[Face]]
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*[[Texture]]
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*[[Salt]]
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[[Category:Natural History Glossary]]
 
[[Category:Natural History Glossary]]

Revision as of 15:26, 23 May 2013

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Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. A close-up shot of sand from a beach in Vancouver.

The texture of groups or masses of minerals is said to be granular when distinct crystal faces are absent and the individual grains are about equal in length, breadth and height. Grains of salt and sand are examples of granular minerals. Granular texture is contrasted with crystalline texture.

See Also