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Minerals

TermDefinition
Mineral naturally occurring, inorganic, solid, crystal structure, and definite chemical composition
inorganic not formed from living things or the remains of living things
organic made from living things or remains of living things
crystal shape made when atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats
definite chemical composition the mineral "recipe", what a mineral is made of will not change no matter where it is found or how big or small it is
Luster describes the way a mineral reflects light off its surface (metallic, nonmetallic, glassy, dull, etc)
Mohs hardness scale scale ranking minerals from softest to hardest
softest mineral talc (1)
hardest mineral diamond (10)
streak color of a mineral's power (may not be same color as mineral, could be clear)
cleavage describes when a mineral breaks along even lines
frature describes when a mineral breaks into uneven pieces or in an irregular way
Created by: Tpropes