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all about rocks

crystal structure is a daefinite pattern in the way that partiles in a substance are arranged
luster the luster of a mineral describes how a mineral reflects light from its surface
streak the color of a mineral in powder form
cleavage the tendency of a mineral to break along a flat surface
fracture the tendency of a mineral to break in a way that is not along a flat surface
pyrite this mineral has often been mistaken as gold people gave this mineral the nick name of fools gold
solid a substance that keeps its shape because its particles cant flow freely
compand a substance formed when two or more elements combine and lose their distinct properties
mohs hardness scale a scale that ranks 10 minerals from softest to hardest
mineral a naturally occuring inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition
element a substance composed of a single kind of atom
crystal the repeating pattern f a minerals particles in a solid
crystallization the process by which atoms are arranged toform a materal with a crystal structure
solution a mixture in which one substance dissoloves in another
vein surrounding rock
geode a rounded hollow rock that is often lined with mineral crystals
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