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Science 6th Grade 1

Minerals and Rocks

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True or False? Minerals are made by people. False
True or False? Most rocks consist of one or more minerals. True
True or False? Rocks are classified in three major groups. True
True or False? Rocks have stopped forming on Earth. False
True or False? Rocks have many uses in society. True
Any characteristic of a mineral, such as state, color, and volume, that can be observed without changing the material. Physical Property
To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state by removing all unwanted matter. Refine
Comes off in pieces or strips, is smooth, reflects light. Cleavage
Unsliced or breaks apart in chunks, can be jagged or irregular or smooth and curvey, does not shine. Fracture
Are rare, can be cut and polished, used for jewlry, usually expensive. Gems
Can be sold for profit, useful for a majority of products, takes millions of years to form. Ore
Diamonds form in the Earth's ____? Mantle
What is the first thing that happens to a mineral after it has been mined? Processed
What is the second thing that happens to a mineral after it has been mined? Melted
What is the third thing that happens to a mineral after it has been mined? Refined
What is the last thing that happens to a mineral after it has been mined? Used in Products
Created by: JPATRICK36