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Science Chpt 2 A

Minerals

QuestionAnswer
Minerals are made of ________________. elements
Rocks are made of _____________. minerals
Which mineral property is identified by rubbing the mineral on a ceramic tile and looking at the color of the its powder? streak
Metallic, nonmetallic, glass, pearly, and dull describe which mineral property? luster
The Moh's scale is used to describe which mineral property? hardness
What is the highest number on the Moh's scale? 10
Can a mineral scratch another mineral with a higher or lower Moh's scale number? lower
If a mineral breaks in smooth, flat pieces it is said to have______. cleavage
If a mineral breaks in rough, jagged pieces it is said to have ______. fracture
All minerals are made in _________. nature
Minerals are in what state of matter? solid
All minerals have a ___________structure. crystal
All minerals are grouped by ________________________. what they are made of
Minerals are _______________ which means not made of living things. inorganic
How many elements are in this mineral? KAlSiO 4
How many elements are in this mineral? BeAlSiO 4
How many elements are in this mineral? SiO 2
What method of mining involved digging tunnels underground? deep mining
What method of mining involves digging a crater or pit on the ground? surface mining
Which is more expensive and difficult, deep mining or surface mining? deep mining
Created by: morriss