The silicate minerals make up the largest, most important class of rock-forming minerals. They are classified based on the structure of their silicate ion group. There are many groups, a list is below:

  • Nesosilicates/Isosilicates
  • Cyclosilicates
  • Inosilicates

[1]Single Chain Inosilicates

[2]Double Chain Inosilicates

  • Sorosilicates
  • Phyllosilicates
  • Tectosilicates

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