An example of trellium-D

Minerals are natural, inorganic, solid compounds with a regularly ordered crystalline structure. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar") Rock is a naturally-occurring solid substance composed of minerals. (TNG: "Thine Own Self") All mineral names, with only a few exceptions, ended with the suffix -ite or -ine. Mining was the process of extracting minerals from objects like planets and asteroids. (DS9: "Chimera") Furthermore, several planets were sources of minerals in the Federation including Earth, Janus VI, Ardana, Capella IV, Coridan, and Elas. (TOS: "Journey to Babel", "Elaan of Troyius")

Notable minerals

Mineral life

Some lifeforms were mineral-based, such as the Crystalline Entity, the Excalbians, the Horta, the microbrain, the silicon-based lifeform, and the Tholians.

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