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Minerals

QuestionAnswer
Cleavage How a mineral breaks along flat surfaces
Fracture How a mineral breaks apart when it doesn't split evenly
Streak The color of a mineral's powder
Luster How a mineral reflects light from its surface
Moh's Hardness Scale A ranking of minerals from softest to hardest
Crystal The repeating pattern of a mineral's particles in a solid
Element A substance composed of a single atom
Fluorescence How a mineral glows under ultraviolet light
Geode A rounded, hollow rock that is often lined with mineral crystals
Crystallization The process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure
Solid A substance that keeps its shape because its particles can't flow freely
Solution A mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another
Inorganic Something that is not formed from materials that were once part of a living thing
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