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Minerals, S27

Objectives September 27th

List the criteria necessary for something to be a mineral. 1. Must occur naturally: cannot be man made. 2. Must be formed directly from a geological source 3. Must be solid 4. Must have a definite chemical composition=specific chemical formula 5. Forms a crystal structure
Describe the 8 properties used to identify minerals 1. Color 2. Crystal Structure 3. Streak 4. Luster 5. Density 6. Hardness 7. Conductivity 8. Cleavage
Name some examples of minerals and their uses
Talc cosmetics, detergents, water filtration, paints, shoe polish, foam, anticaking additive in animal feed.
Garnets Jewelry, abrasive, sandpaper, grindstones, and scouring powders
Amazonite jewelry, decoration
Quartz jewelry, pressure gauges, watches manufacturing of glass, paints, and abrasives
Abite glass manufacturing, pottery glaze, tiles, porcelain, insulators
Gold jewelry electronics, UV filters, currency, decoration, windows and automobiles.
Silver Jewelry, decoration, flatware, electronics, automobiles,
Topaz Jewelry, decoration.
Created by: c.culicchia