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This mineral is known for tasting salty.
a) calcite
b) saltite
c) halite
d) pyrite

This mineral makes up most of sand and leads to formation of glass.
a) quartz
b) halite
c) calcite
d) apatite

Gemstones all have this in common
a) same crystal shape
b) luster
c) extreme hardness
d) color

This mineral is yellow and smells like rotten eggs.
a) sulfer
b) galena
c) pyrite
d) calcite

Extraction of usable amounts of ores is done through this.
a) digging
b) mining
c) construction
d) smelting

This mineral is used in computer technologies.
a) calcite
b) silicon
c) graphite
d) halite

This mineral looks like gold, but it harder.
a) pyrite
b) calcite
c) galena
d) halite

This mineral fizzes when in contact with acid.
a) halite
b) calcite
c) galena
d) pyrite

When a mineral always breaks in a predictable pattern.
a) hardness
b) cleavage
c) fracture
d) streak

Which minerals falls at 1 on the Hardness Scale?
a) talc
b) diamond
c) apatite
d) quartz

Which is NOT an example of luster?
a) metallic
b) dull
c) shiny
d) glassy

The color a mineral 'writes' when scratched...
a) luster
b) streak
c) cleavage
d) hardness

Which would not be true of minerals?
a) it can be organic
b) It has a crystalline structure
c) it has a definite chemical composition
d) it is naturally occurring

These minerals are most abundant in the earth's crust.
a) oxygen and nitrogen
b) silicon and nitrogen
c) silicon and oxygen
d) quartz and oxygen

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