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Minerals-Shika S.

Mineral Vocabs.-Shika S.

Mineral Natually occuring inorganic solid that has a definite chemical composition and an orderly internal atomic structure.
Crystal Solid in which the atoms are arranged in a orderly, repeating pattern.
Magma Hot, melted rock material beneath Earth's surface.
Silicate Mineral that contains silicon and oxygen and usually one or more other elements.
Hardness Measure of how easily a mineral can be scratched.
Luster Describes the way a mineral reflects light from its surface; can be metallic or nonmentallic.
Streak Color of a mineral when it is in powdered form.
Cleavage Physical property of some mierals that causes them to break along smooth, flat surface.
Fracture Physical property of some minerals that causes them to break with uneven, rough, or jagged surfaces.
Gem Beautiful, rare, highly prized mineral that can be worn in jewerly.
Ore Deposit in which a mineral exists in large enough amounts to be mined at a profit.
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