Save
Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


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.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
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

Minerals

TermDefinition
Mineral Any naturally occurring, inorganic solid with a definite chemical composition and a crystal structure.
Rock A solid made up of many minerals.
Organic Having to do with plants or animals. "Living"
Inorganic Not organic. "Non'living"
Definite Chemical Composition Each mineral has a particular chemical make up. Some are made from only one element while others are compounds or combination of elements.
Crystalline Structure A solid in which the atoms making up the solid are in an orderly and repeated pattern.
Color This is the least useful observation used to identify a mineral.
Luster This is how light is reflected off the surface of a mineral.
Types of Luster Metallic and nonmetallic
Streak The color of the powder residue left on an unglazed tile.
Cleavage The ability to break along flat surfaces.
Fracture The shape and texture of a mineral when it breaks.
Hardness The ability of a mineral to resist scratching. The Mohs scale is used for this.
Density The "heaviness" of a mineral. (Weight divided by the volume)
Solid The mineral has a definite volume and shape. It is neither a liquid or a gas.
Naturally Occurring A substance that is formed by processes that occure in the natural world.
Created by: Mrs. Michel
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards