Card Set Information
Earth Science Minerals
Identification of minerals
This mineral cleaves at 90 degrees and is white to pink in color.
This mineral is bluish in color and has a shiny luster.
This mineral has a rhombus shape and has cleavage.
This mineral cleaves in four directions and could also be colorless.
This mineral has cubic cleavage and has a salty taste.
This mineral has a green- black streak and is often called fools gold.
This mineral has a greasy feel and leaves a black streak.
This mineral leaves a green-white streak and has a greasy feel.
This is a soft mineral that is chalky.
This mineral is olive green and has a hardness of 6.5.
This mineral has a chemical composition of Fe
This mineral is black in color and cleaves at 56° and 124°
This mineral has a hardness of only 2.5 and leaves a gray-black streak.
This greenish mineral is often used in jewelry.
This blue mineral is used in jewelry making.
This mineral has a white-yellow streak and has a distinctive odor.
This mineral has a black streak and has a hardness of 5.5-6.5 and can be magnetic.
This mineral cleaves in two directions and can be black or dark green.
This black mineral is used in roof materials and has flexible, thin sheets.
This mineral can easily be scratched by fingernail and has a hardness of 2.
This mineral is colorless to yellow and can be used in paints.
This mineral can also be red and has a hardness of 5.5 – 6.5 or 1.
This is one of the hardest common minerals with a hardness of 7.
This mineral can also be white and is very hard. This particular mineral is pinkish in color.
This mineral is red in color and is very hard.
This mineral has a goldish color and has a chemical composition of FeS
Pyritised rock (Pyrite)