Minerals

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amytyner
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Minerals
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2015-09-03 15:46:28
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vocabulary review for minerals
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  1. A naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure.
    Mineral
  2. A substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
    Element
  3. A substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds.
    Compound
  4. A solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern.
    Crystal
  5. One of the characteristics that is observed when attempting to identify minerals - this is NOT the best way to identify a mineral.
    Color
  6. The way in which a mineral reflects light.
    Luster
  7. The color of the powder of a mineral.
    Streak
  8. The splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces.
    Cleavage
  9. The manner in which a mineral breaks long either curved or irregular surfaces.
    Fracture
  10. A measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching.
    Hardness
  11. The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance.
    Density
  12. Fluorescence
    Chemical reaction
    Optical properties
    Magnetism
    Taste
    Radioactivity
    Special properties of minerals
  13. The process of returning land to its original condition after mining is completed.
    Reclamation

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