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  1. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)


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    Quartz:

    • No streak
    • Hard
    • Various colors
    • Fracture
  2. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Calcite:

    • White streak
    • Intermediate (hardness)
    • Rhombohedral cleavage
    • Various colors

    *reacts to HCL*
  3. What is this mineral and what are its properties?(List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Feldspar:

    • No streak
    • Hard
    • Orthoclase Feldspar has clevage
    • Plagioclase Feldspar has clevage, some faces with close, parallel lines
    • OF--white, tan, salmon, green
    • PF--white to grey, grey-blue, blue-black
  4. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List only color)

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    Malichite:

    Blue-green
  5. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List only color)

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    Pyrite:

    Gold
  6. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Garnet:

    • No streak
    • Hard
    • Fracture, pseudo-cleavage
    • Deep Red
  7. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Magnetite:

    • Black streak
    • Hard
    • Hard to determine cleavage/fracture
    • Black
  8. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List only hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Olivine:

    • Hard
    • Fracture
    • Green
  9. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Amphibole:

    • Green-black streak
    • Hard
    • Cleavage
    • Green to black color
  10. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Hematite:

    • Red-brown streak
    • Hardness is difficult to determine
    • Cleavage/fracture is difficult to determine
    • Red to grey in color
  11. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Gypsum

    • No streak
    • Soft
    • Transparent
    • Cleavage fragments break into brittle plates
  12. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Muscovite:

    • White streak
    • Soft
    • Cleaves into flakes
    • Colorless, transparent
  13. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List color)

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    Galena:

    Grey
  14. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List color)

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    Chromite:

    Silvery grey
  15. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List color)

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    Vanadinite

    Red
  16. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Talc:

    • Soft
    • Opaque (white to grey)
  17. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List streak, hardness, color, cleavage/fracture)

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    Limonite:

    • Yellow-brown streak
    • Hardness is difficult to determine
    • Cleavage/fracture is difficult to determine
    • Yellow-brown color
  18. What is this mineral and what are its properties?
    (List color, cleavage/fracture, HCL reaction)

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    Kaolin:

    • Fracture
    • White
    • Does not react to HCL

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Author:
k.maggiehoffman
ID:
141578
Filename:
Minerals & Rocks
Updated:
2012-03-14 18:39:23
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Minerals Rocks Geology
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Minerals & Rocks, identified by properties and images.
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