Silicate mineral

Nickel–Strunz 9 ed mineral class number 9 (silicates and germanates), mineralogy

A silicate mineral is a mineral that has a combination of the elements silicon and oxygen. In other words, a silicate mineral has one or more silicates. These minerals (especially feldspar) make up about 90% of the Earth's crust.

Phyllosilicate mineral Chrysocolla