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stapp/foreman 2C

Minerals 6.6c

TermDefinition
magnetic attraction magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles; tending to draw or hold the particles together
inorganic matter that does not contain carbon
mineral crystal geometric shape of a mineral that reflects its internal crystalline arrangement of atoms
Mohs hardness scale set of ten minerals used as a standard of hardness against which an unknown mineral's hardness is compared
cleavage the tendency of a mineral to split easily along flat surfaces
mineral nonliving solid material that has a definite chemical makeup
luster the way a mineral shines or reflects light
hardness measure of how easily a mineral can be scratched
texture the way something feels, smooth or rough
rock solid material that is made up of one or more minerals
streak the color of a mineral when it is ground into powder