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How can crystal form be described?
a) how light is reflected from the surface of a mineral b) the visible expression of a minerals internal arrangement of atoms c) the color of a mineral in its powdered form d) the tendency og a mineral to cleave, or break, along flat, even surfaces
What is the tendency of a mineral to break unevenly
a) cleavage b) hardness c) luster d) fracture
Which is a characteristic of the mineral group sulfates/sulfides?
a) contains the elements carbon, oxygen, and one or more other metallic elements b) contains silicon oxygen tetrahedron c) contains the element sulfur d) contains oxygen and one or more other elements, which are usually metals
Small amounts of different elements can give the same mineral different what?
a) luster b) density c) color d) hardness
Dolomite and calcite are examples of which mineral group that are described as containing the element carbon, oxygen, and one or more other metallic elements?
a) silicates b) carbonates c) hailides d) native elements
How do you calculate density?
a) mass x volume b) mass / volume c) volume x mass d) volume / mass
What is the word used to describe the tendency of a mineral to cleave, or break, along flat, even surfaces?
a) fracture b) cleavage c) hardness d) streak
which is a characteristic of the native elements group of minerals?
a) exist in relatively pure form b) contain carbon, oxygen, and one or more other element c) contain a halogen ion plus one or more other elements d) contains the element sulfur
Which mineral group has minerals that contain a halogen ion plus one or more other elements?
a) hailides b) oxides c) silicates d) carbonates
What does the mohs scale measure?
a) color b) mineral c) luster d) hardness
Smell and feel are examples of distinctive properties
a) true b) false c) d)
Which of the following is not a characteristic of a mineral?
a) naturally occuring b) definate chemical composition c) considered organic d) solid substance
Which mineral group contains the elements that contain oxygen and one or more other elements which are usually metals?
a) sulfates/sulfides b) carbonates c) silicates d) oxides
What is the word that describes the color of a mineral in powdered form?
a) cleavage b) luster c) color d) streak
How are minerals classified
a) based on crystal structure b) based on composition c) based on color d) based on class
The silicon oxygen tetrahedron is a characteristic of this mineral group
a) oxides b) sillicates c) carbonates d) halides
What is the word to describe the measure of the resistance of a mineral to being scratched?
a) cleavage b) hardness c) luster d) crystal form
What is 2 ways that minerals form
a) precipitation and magma b) crystallization and hydrothermal solutions c) pressure and precipitation d) pressure and temperature and hydrothermal solutions
What is the word used to describe how light is reflected from the surface of a mineral?
a) cleavage b) luster c) crystal form d) fracture
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