Mineral Identification

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    This mineral cleaves at 90 degrees and is white to pink in color.
    Orthoclase Feldspar
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    This mineral is bluish in color and has a shiny luster.
    Angelite
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    This mineral has a rhombus shape and has cleavage.
    Calcite
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    This mineral cleaves in four directions and could also be colorless.
    Fluorite
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    This mineral has cubic cleavage and has a salty taste.
    Halite
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    This mineral has a green- black streak and is often called fools gold.
    Pyrite
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    This mineral has a greasy feel and leaves a black streak.
    Graphite
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    This mineral leaves a green-white streak and has a greasy feel.
    Talc
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    This is a soft mineral that is chalky.
    Kaolinite
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    This mineral is olive green and has a hardness of 6.5.
    Olivine
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    This mineral has a chemical composition of Fe3Al2Si3O12.
    Hematite
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    This mineral is black in color and cleaves at 56° and 124°
    Hornblende
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    This mineral has a hardness of only 2.5 and leaves a gray-black streak.
    Galena
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    This greenish mineral is often used in jewelry.
    Malochite
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    This blue mineral is used in jewelry making.
    Turquoise
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    This mineral has a white-yellow streak and has a distinctive odor.
    Sulfur
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    This mineral has a black streak and has a hardness of 5.5-6.5 and can be magnetic.
    Magnetite
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    This mineral cleaves in two directions and can be black or dark green.
    Pyroxine (Augite)
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    This black mineral is used in roof materials and has flexible, thin sheets.
    Biotite Mica
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    This mineral can easily be scratched by fingernail and has a hardness of 2.
    Gypsum
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    This mineral is colorless to yellow and can be used in paints.
    Muscovite Mica
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    This mineral can also be red and has a hardness of 5.5 – 6.5 or 1.
    Silver Hematite
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    This is one of the hardest common minerals with a hardness of 7.
    Milky Quartz
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    This mineral can also be white and is very hard. This particular mineral is pinkish in color.
    Rose Quartz
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    This mineral is red in color and is very hard.
    Garnet
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    This mineral has a goldish color and has a chemical composition of FeS2.
    Pyritised rock (Pyrite)
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Mineral Identification
Updated:
2010-03-29 02:08:40
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Identification of minerals
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