Minerals: What is a mineral?

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Minerals: What is a mineral?
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part 1 of 3, Obj. 1)What is a mineral? 2)How do minerals grow?
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  1. How many minerals is a rock made of?
    • 2+ minerals
    • Ex.
  2. What are the 6 qualities of a mineral?
    • 1. they are naturally occuring
    • 2.Formed by a geologic process ex. molten lava
    • 3. is a solid
    • 4. crystalline substance
    • 5. has a specific chemical composition
    • 6. is non-living but animals can make minerals
  3. Name some geologic process that minerals would go through.
    • -sollidification of a molton rock
    • --precipitation out of  a solution
    • --grown by a biologic material (ex. microbe
  4. Which state is a mineral?
  5. Which structure is crystalline?
  6. How does mineral begin growing?
    Minerals start as microscopic crystals, and grow by adding new atoms to the outer surfaces.
  7. Where does minerals grow from?
    • -water solutions
    • -magmas
    • -in a solid rock
  8. What is metamorphism?
    solid-state diffusion
  9. Different minerals grow at different _________ and ______, so we can decipher the _______ under which a rock formed by identifying its minerals.
    Different minerals grow at different [temperatures] and [pressures], so we can decipher the [conditions] under which a rock formed by identifying its minerals.
  10. How can minerals be destroyed?
    Minerals can be destroyed by melting, heat breaks the bond hold atoms.

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