Minerals: Identifying

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Minerals: Identifying
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2013-09-22 17:39:35
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Amy Luther Geol 1001 Sect 003
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part 2 of 3, obj. how do we identify minerals?
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  1. What is luster?
    the way mineral surfaces scatters light
  2. What are the 2 types of luster? Describe them.
    • -Metallic=> looks like a metal
    • -Nonmetallic=> silky, glassy, satiny, resinous, pearly, earthy
  3. What is the scratching resistance of a mineral/
    mineral hardness
  4. What does Mohs scale measure?
    the mineral hardness
  5. Name the order of Mohs scale
    • 1.Talc,
    • graphite

    2.Gypsum

    3.Calcite

    4.Fluorite

    5.Apatite

    6.Orthoclase

    7.Quartz

    8.Topaz

    9.Corundum

    10.Diamond
  6. What is through going and oftens forms parallel steps?
    cleavage
  7. What only forms on external surfaces?
    crystal faces
  8. What is the smooth and curvy or jagged with sharp edges?
    fracture
  9. The single property that can be used to identify any mineral is _________/
    A. color
    B. cleavage
    C. none because you need more than one property to identify
    D. luster
    C.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. The most useful diagnostic tool is color. True or false.
    false
  11. If a body magma becomes more felsic, its viscosity will
    A. increase
    b. decrease
    C. stay the same
    increase

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