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minerals-rocks

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What is a geologist? A scientist who studies the earth,rocks and minerals.
Some physical properties are..... color, luster, streak, hardness, cleavage,crystal pattern.
Why do geologist use physical property's? Help identify rocks and minerals.
What describes how a mineral feels? texture
What is the solid form that can be identified by it unique shape? crystal
the shine a mineral has is? luster
What is the color of the powdered material after it has been scratched? streak
How easily a mineral is scratched is? hardness
Greenish-blue is an example of what property? color
Smooth surface is an example of what property? texture
10 grams is of what physical property? mass
Scratched by a fingernail is an example of what property? hardness
Cubes with a x pattern is an example of what physical property? crystal shape
What are some rocks? limestone, granite, sandstone
Some minerals are... quartz, calcite, diamond,mica, feldspar,talc, hematite
Diamond, talc, mica, and hematite are used in what way? Diamond-saw blades Talc- powders,lotion mica- electronic parts hematite-steel
How is granite and sandstone used? Granite-counter tops Sandstone-bricks
What are 3 ways to find out more about a rock? Scratch it on a tile, rub it against another rock, scratch it with your finger nail.
A mock rock is like a real rock because... they both are a mixture of materials
To compare the hardness of 2 diff. materials you can... rub them together. the 1 with a scratch is softer.If you scratch it with a tool such as a paperclip if the mineral is softer it will get a scratch.
how can you tell if a rock has calcite? putt it in vinegar. If the vinegar bubbles it has calcite.
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