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RM Test Review

Rock and Mineral Unit Major Concepts

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What are rocks made of? Rocks are made of minerals.
The type of mineral determines this... Properties of the mineral.
A mineral with a hardness of 3, can only scratch minerals with a hardness ... less than 3.
A mineral with a hardness of 7 can only be scratched by minerals with a hardness of... greater than 7.
We test the property of hardness with this scale. Moh's Hardness Scale
What do we mean when we describe something as synthetic? This item is not natural. It is manufactured or manmade.
All Rocks can become... All Rocks.
We determine what type of mineral we have by looking at this type of data. Data from property tests will tell us what mineral we have.
When we describe how rocks change over time we are really describing this. The Rock Cycle
What are the 3 words we use to classify how rocks are formed? Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic
The heating and cooling of magma or lava forms this type of rock. Igneous
The extreme heat and pressure deep inside the earth forms this type of rock. Metamorphic
Tiny bits of weather rock that are cemented together by pressure form this type of rock. sedimentary
fossils can be found in this type of rock. sedimentary
This type of rock does not have fossils because of the melting and cooling process that creates them. Igneous
This type of rock does not have fossils because of the extreme heat and pressure deep in the earth that forms them. metamorphic
Luster is how shiny a mineral is and can be described by one of these 3 words. Brilliant, glassy, dull
Transparency is how well we can see through a material and can be described by one of these 3 words. Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
Light refraction can be determined if you see this when looking through the mineral at a printed line. You will see a double image.
Created by: stoth