Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary

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Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary

We are going to define the following words:Natural ResourcesRenewable ResourcesNon-Renewable ResourcesOpaqueTranslucentTransparentPropertyLusterCrystal ShapeFluoriteTrade-offEnter project description here

Properties-Luster -shininess of a mineralCrystal Shape-the shape of the crystal sample of a mineral or the crystal habitProperty-the nature of a material, such as its physical qualities of color, hardness, state, density, and conductivity.

Transparent-able to transmit lightTranslucent-transmits light diffuselyOpaque-does not transmit light

Natural Resources-Any naturally occuring substance that is useful.Renewable Resources-Able to replenishNon-renewable Resources-Materials such as petroleum, coal, natural gas, etc that cannot be replaced easily.

Trade-off-A balancing of factors, all of which are not attainable at the same time. Getting one thing at the cost of another.

FluoriteA mineral that can form octahedral crystals (8 sided)

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