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Swift Chapter 2

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Mineral a naturally occuring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition
Inorganic not formed from living things or the remains of living things
Crystal a solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again
Streak the color of a mineral's powder
Luster the way a mineral reflects light from its surface
Mohs hardness scale a scale ranking ten minerals from softest to hardest; used in testing the hardness of minerals
Cleavage a mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces
Fracture the way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way
Geode a hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have grown
Crystallization the process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure
Solution a mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another
Vein a narrow deposit of a mineral that is sharply different from the surrounding rock
Gemstone a hard, colorful mineral that has a brilliant or glassy luster and is valued for its appearance
Ore rock that contains a meral or economically useful mineral
Smelting the process by which ore is melted to separate the useful metal from other elements
Alloy a solid mixture of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal
Geode a hollow rock inside which mineral crystals have grown
Crystallization the process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure
Solution a mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another
Vein
Gemstone a hard, colorful mineral that has a brilliant or glassy luster and is valued for its appearance
Ore rock that contains a meral or economically useful mineral
Alloy
Created by: Bidgood on 2008-10-09



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