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French Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary

French Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary

Lexique des roches et le minéraux

On this page you will find a complete list of French vocabulary words for rocks and minerals. The good news is that almost all of the words associated with geology (la géologie) in English and French come directly from Latin and therefore are almost all the same. for example, granite is “le granit” and nickel is “le nickel”. Some of the metal words in French are similar to their English equivalents on the Periodical Table of Elements. For example, gold is “l’or” and iron is “le fer”.

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  • les roches rocks
  • l’obsidienne obsidian
  • sédimentaire sedimentary
  • le silex flint
  • le grès sandstone
  • le marbre marble
  • les gemmes gems
  • le jade jade
  • la toumaline toumaline
  • la pierre de lune moonstone
  • l‘améthyste amethyst
  • l’onyx onyx
  • la turquoise turquoise
  • la calcite calcite
  • le quartz quartz
  • l’argent silver
  • le nickel nickel
  • l’aluminium aluminium
  • les minéraux minerals
  • le basalte basalt
  • le calcaire limestone
  • le charbon coal
  • méamorphique metamorphic
  • le schiste schist
  • le rubis ruby
  • l’émeraude emerald
  • le topaze topaz
  • l’opale opal
  • le rubis ruby
  • l’agate agate
  • la malachite malachite
  • le souphre sulpher
  • les métaux metals
  • le platine platinum
  • le zinc zinc
  • l’étain tin
  • le granit granite
  • la pierre ponce pumice
  • la craie chalk
  • le conglomérat conglomerate
  • le gneiss gneiss
  • l’ardoise slate
  • l’aigue-marine aquamarine
  • le saphir saphire
  • le grenat garnet
  • le jais jet
  • les minéraux minerals
  • la graphite graphite
  • l’hématite hematite
  • le mica mica
  • l’or gold
  • le fer iron
  • le mercure mercury
  • le cuivre copper

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David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on FrenchLearner, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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