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In order to be a mineral, a mineral must be
a) solid, made in nature, non living, and crystal b) liquid, made in nature, non living, and crystal c) solid, man made, non living, and crystal d) solid, made in nature, living, and crystal
Which of the following is a mineral property?
a) Luster b) Fracture c) Streak d) All of the choices
If a mineral is silicate it
a) has oxygen only b) has silicon only c) has either silicon or oxygen d) has both silicon and oxygen
Prospecting is
a) Searching for shiny, reflective minerals b) Finding the best, most profitable spot to mine c) Closing up a mine, and returning the surrounding land to the way it looked before the mining d) Discussing geology with fellow scientists
Reclamation is
a) Searching for shiny, reflective minerals b) Finding the best, most profitable spot to mine c) Closing up a mine, and returning the surrounding land to the way it looked before the mining d) Discussing geology with fellow scientists
Rocks are different from minerals because
a) Rocks are harder than minerals b) Minerals are harder than rocks c) Minerals are a combination of rocks d) Rocks are a combination of minerals
Obsidian is a(n)
a) igneous rock b) metamorphic rock c) sedimentary rock d) magma
Metamorphic Rock
a) is rock that is formed straight from a volcano (cooled lava) b) is rock that is compacted under ground by heat and pressure c) is rock that is made when sand blows together, over time d) is man-made rock
Tectonic plates
a) are pieces of the earth's crust floating on the mantle b) are pieces of the earth's mantle floating under the crust c) are pieces of the earth's core which float under the mantle d) none of the above
The richter scale
a) helps you to sense how much lava flows from a volcano b) rates the strength of a volcano's blast c) rates the strength of an earthquake d) helps you determine how high a mountain is
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