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Minerals

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by amhanks
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Subject:
Geostudies
Grade:
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Minerals

Mrs. Hanks Guide to MINERALS

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How to describe Minerals - Luster : How does it reflects light? - Hardness: How easily can it be scratched? - Streak: What color does it leave on scratch plate? - Cleavage:Does it break in smooth, flat surfaces?

A crystal is a three-dimensional shape with flat surfaces.

This is pyrite and it has a high luster!

Types of LusterMetallic, Non-metallic, GlassyDull/earthy, Resinous/waxyPearly, Adamantine

Identifying minerals is done by conducting tests on the minerals properties. They are: luster, hardness, streak, and cleavage.

A mineral is a natural, nonliving, solid crystal that makes up rocks.

Scientist have identified more than 3,000 minerals!


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