Asked • 07/03/19

Were all of Earth's minerals created before Earth's formation, during, or after?

I've heard that during the accretion of proto-planets that formed the earth, 60 minerals were created through the reactions of atoms and molecules in the nebula. Do these first minerals still make up Earth? Do we have more minerals? If so, how and when were they created?

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Jonathan C. answered • 07/04/19

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