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topography the shape of the surface features
bathymetry the shape of land that is covered by water
elevation how high or low a place is
relief how quickly the elevation changes from point A to point B; stated in terms of high or low
mineral a naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a crystal structure, and unique chemical composition
rock naturally occurring solid
igneous forms from cooling magma or lava
sedimentary forms from sediment
metamorphic forms from other rocks that have been changed
natural resources naturally produces materials that are useful to us because of their physical or chemical properties
obes material mined for profit
fossil fuels naturally occurring objects that came from the remains of once living; give off energy when burned
color simple observation; not very useful
luster description of the way it reflects light; metallic or non-metallic
density mass divided by volume
hardness comparison of the unknown mineral to objects with a known hardness(Mohs' scale)
streak the color of the powder of a mineral
cleavage break on parallel lines
fracture break in irregular, non-repeated shapes
diamond hardest known material
talc softest known material
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