Glossary of Terms


Group of minerals that are compounds of one or more metallic elements combined with the non-metallic element sulfur. The sulfur acts as a semi-metal when it combines to form a sulfide mineral. In some sulfides, the semi-metals arsenic, antimony, selenium, and tellurium substitute for the sulfur. There are several sub-classifications of the sulfides, specifically:

Pyrite is a Member of the Sulfides Group


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