Mineral Identification

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Mineral Identification
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2010-03-28 22:08:40
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Identification of minerals
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  1. This mineral cleaves at 90 degrees and is white to pink in color.
    Orthoclase Feldspar

  2. This mineral is bluish in color and has a shiny luster.
    Angelite

  3. This mineral has a rhombus shape and has cleavage.
    Calcite

  4. This mineral cleaves in four directions and could also be colorless.
    Fluorite

  5. This mineral has cubic cleavage and has a salty taste.
    Halite

  6. This mineral has a green- black streak and is often called fools gold.
    Pyrite

  7. This mineral has a greasy feel and leaves a black streak.
    Graphite

  8. This mineral leaves a green-white streak and has a greasy feel.
    Talc

  9. This is a soft mineral that is chalky.
    Kaolinite

  10. This mineral is olive green and has a hardness of 6.5.
    Olivine

  11. This mineral has a chemical composition of Fe3Al2Si3O12.
    Hematite

  12. This mineral is black in color and cleaves at 56° and 124°
    Hornblende

  13. This mineral has a hardness of only 2.5 and leaves a gray-black streak.
    Galena

  14. This greenish mineral is often used in jewelry.
    Malochite

  15. This blue mineral is used in jewelry making.
    Turquoise

  16. This mineral has a white-yellow streak and has a distinctive odor.
    Sulfur

  17. This mineral has a black streak and has a hardness of 5.5-6.5 and can be magnetic.
    Magnetite

  18. This mineral cleaves in two directions and can be black or dark green.
    Pyroxine (Augite)

  19. This black mineral is used in roof materials and has flexible, thin sheets.
    Biotite Mica

  20. This mineral can easily be scratched by fingernail and has a hardness of 2.
    Gypsum

  21. This mineral is colorless to yellow and can be used in paints.
    Muscovite Mica

  22. This mineral can also be red and has a hardness of 5.5 – 6.5 or 1.
    Silver Hematite

  23. This is one of the hardest common minerals with a hardness of 7.
    Milky Quartz

  24. This mineral can also be white and is very hard. This particular mineral is pinkish in color.
    Rose Quartz

  25. This mineral is red in color and is very hard.
    Garnet

  26. This mineral has a goldish color and has a chemical composition of FeS2.
    Pyritised rock (Pyrite)

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