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Inorganic
a) The way a mineral reflects light from its surface. b) A mineral’s ability to split easily along flat surfaces. c) Not formed from living things or the remains of living things. d) A hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have formed.
Luster
a) The way a mineral reflects light from its surface. b) A mineral’s ability to split easily along flat surfaces. c) Not formed from living things or the remains of living things. d) A hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have formed.
cleavage
a) The way a mineral reflects light from its surface. b) A mineral’s ability to split easily along flat surfaces. c) Not formed from living things or the remains of living things. d) A hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have formed.
geode
a) The way a mineral reflects light from its surface. b) A mineral’s ability to split easily along flat surfaces. c) Not formed from living things or the remains of living things. d) A hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have formed.
Why can't color alone be used to identify a mineral?
a) Color changed the density of a mineral. b) Luster usually hides a mineral's true color. c) Many minerals have the same color. d) Color and streak are never the same.
When one mineral is used the scratch another mineral, we are conducting what kind of test?
a) density b) luster c) streak d) hardness
The best way to see the crystal system of a mineral is to
a) Fracture the mineral. b) Look at the mineral's powder under a microscope. c) Drop the mineral in acid. d) Conduct the density test.
The size of a mineral's crystals depend on ___.
a) the mineral's crystal shape. b) the solution from which the mineral formed. c) the rate of cooling of the magma or solution from which the mineral formed. d) the smelting process.
Hard, colorful minerals that have a brilliant or glassy luster are
a) gemstones b) crystals c) metals d) ores
If you broke a mineral into tiny pieces, each piece would
a) have the same shape. b) still show the same crystal structure. c) be roughly the same size. d) be metallic.
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