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Common physical properties of minerals include all of the following except __________.
a) Flammability b) Luster c) Hardness d) Appearance/Color
Talc is the softest mineral. The scale used to test hardness of minerals for identification is:
a) Moh's Scale b) Geologic Time Scale c) Mercalli Scale d) Richter Scale
Streak measures the color of a mineral's __________.
a) powder b) surface c) crystals d) atoms
An inorganic crystalline solid is formed in a lab. Why is it not a mineral?
a) It is not naturally occurring. b) It is inorganic. c) It is a solid. d) It is a crystal.
Which of the following is an example of a mineral?
a) coal b) concrete c) steel d) quartz
Because minerals do not come from once-living materials, they are said to be ___.
a) crystalline b) solid c) colorful d) inorganic
Water is not a mineral because...
a) it is not a solid b) it takes the shape of it's container c) it forms crystals d) it is inorganic
Why would ice be considered a mineral if water is not?
a) it is a solid b) All of the listed criteria c) inorganically formed d) has crystalline structure
It's the true color of the mineral in its powdered form...
a) Luster b) Cleavage c) Hardness d) Streak
A substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds.
a) Compound b) Mineral c) Mixture d) Element
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