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minerals study guide

10 words of minerals

QuestionAnswer
mineral a naturally occurring inorganic
crystal solid in which the atoms are arranged in an orderly, repetitive patter
magma hot, melted rock material beneath Earth's surface
silicate mineral that contains silicon and oxygen
hardness measure of how easily a mineral can be scratched
luster describes the way a mineral reflects light from it's surface
streak color of a mineral when it is in powdered form
cleavage physical property of some minerals that cause them to break along smooth flat surfaces
fracture minerals that break with uneven, rough, or jagged surfaces
gem beautiful, rare, highly priced mineral
ore deposit in which a mineral exists
omit specific gravity ratio of mineral's weight compared with weight with an equal volume of water
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