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Bright, reflective, super shiny luster. Example: Galena from our lab!
a) Metallic b) Nonmetallic c) Submetallic d)
A solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a definite, repeating pattern.
a) crystal b) element c) atom d) compound
We demonstrated this special property in class with magnetite and the magnets during our Mineral Properties lab!
a) Chemical reaction b) Taste c) Fluorescence d) Magnetism
Calcite has this special property! We watched it fizz after Mrs. Esserwein added hydrochloric acid to it!
a) Cheimcal reaction b) Taste c) Fluorescence d) Magnetism
Halite has this special property; it's salty!
a) Chemical reaction b) Taste c) Fluorescence d) Magnetism
The hardest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale is __________.
a) diamond b) quartz c) topaz d) corundum
The softest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale is ________.
a) gypsum b) calcite c) talc d) corundum
The hardest mineral on the Mohs Hardness Scale has a rating of __________.
a) 1 b) 4 c) 7 d) 10
The softest mineral on the Mohs Hardness scale has a rating of ________.
a) 1 b) 4 c) 7 d) 10
This is a scale used to determine the hardness of minerals. Ranges from 1 - 10.
a) May's Hardness Scale b) Mars Hardness Scale c) Mahre's Hardness Scale d) Mohs Hardness Scale
Properties that are only particular to a few types of minerals
a) hardness b) density c) special properties d) cleavage
When a mineral breaks along smooth, even surfaces.
a) hardness b) density c) special properties d) cleavage
When a mineral breaks along curved or irregular surfaces; a rough break
a) fracture b) cleavage c) hardness d) streak
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance. D = m/v
a) hardness b) density c) special properties d) cleavage
The way a mineral reflects light.
a) streak b) fracture c) color d) luster
The color of a mineral in powdered form.
a) streak b) fracture c) color d) luster
A measure of the ability of a mineral's resistance to being scratched.
a) hardness b) density c) special properties d) cleavage
The color of a mineral. What you see on the outside. Not the most reliable way to identify minerals.
a) streak b) fracture c) color d) luster
A naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a definite chemical structure/chemical composition is a ____________.
a) rock b) mineral c) geode d) crystal
Very dull luster; nonreflective; no shine. Example: Kaolin from our lab!
a) Metallic b) Nonmetallic c) Submetallic d)
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