Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Geology Chap 5


Mineral A natural, usually inorganic solid that has a characteristic chemical composition, an orderly internal structure, and a characteristic set of physical properties.
Silicate Mineral A mineral that contains a combination of silicon and oxygen and that may also contain one or more metals.
Nonsilicate Mineral A mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen.
Crystal A solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a regular, repeating pattern.
Silicon-oxygen Tetrahedron The basic unit of the structure of silicate minerals; a silicon ion chemically bonded to and surrounded by four oxygen ions.
Mineralogist A person who examines, analyzes, and classifies minerals.
Streak The color of a mineral in powdered form.
Luster The way in which a mineral reflects light.
Cleavage The tendency of a mineral to split along specific planes of weakness to form smooth, flat surfaces.
Fracture The manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces.
Mohs Hardness Scale The standard scale against which the hardness of minerals is rated.
Density The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance; commonly expressed as grams per cubic centimeter for solids and liquids and as grams per liter for gases.
Created by: osubuckeye1012