Chap 3 Science Voc

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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. a mineral that contains a combination of silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals
    silicate mineral
  6. a mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen
    nonsilicate mineral
  7. the way in which a mineral reflects light
    luster
  8. the color of the powder of a mineral
    streak
  9. the splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces
    cleavage
  10. the manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces
    fracture
  11. a measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching
    hardness
  12. the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance
    density
  13. a natural material whose concentration of economically valuable minerals is high enough for the material to be mined profitably
    ore
  14. the process of returning land to its original condition after mining is completed
    reclamation

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