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Mineral Luster

Mineral Luster types

dull reflect light very poorly and do not shine
Minerals are primarily divided into the two categories which are: metallic and nonmetallic luster
various types of nonmetallic luster vitreous, dull, pearly, greasy, silky or adamantine
resinous A surface of resinous luster possesses a sheen resembling that of resin.
Pearly Pearly luster appears iridescent, opalescent, or pearly.
greasy A surface which possesses greasy luster appears to be covered with a thin layer of oil.
silky Silky luster occurs when light is reflected off of an aggregate of fine parallel fibers
Created by: ndickson