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What is a Mineral?

Author: Gingrich Catie
Description:
Keywords: mineral, geology, identifying minerals, , , , online teaching

Content:
Definitions:
0. cleavage
1. fluorescence
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3. fracture
4. Second way minerals can be formed (not from melting)
5. Texture
6. hardness
7. density
8. crystal shape
9. color
10. Mineral examples
11. characteristics of minerals
12. The study of the Earth, including rocks and minerals
13. luster
14. One way minerals can be formed
15. streak

Answers:
0. color of a minerals powder
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2. crystallization of melted materials
3. the ability of a mineral to glow under an ultraviolet light
4. easily observed physical property
5. when a mineral easily splits along a flat surface
6. mass divided by volume
7. naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, crystal structure
8. crystallization of materials dissolved in water
9. ranks minerals from 1-10 using the Mohs Hardness Scale
10. geology
11. diamonds, amber, talc, gypsum, halite, chalcopyrite
12. how a mineral feels
13. 6 groups, based on the number and angles of the crystal faces
14. when a mineral breaks apart in an irregular way
15. how a mineral reflects light from its surface
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