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Mineral is a crystal structure, naturally occurring solid that does not come from a living thing but has a definite chemical. composition.
Inorganic is something that can not be made up of a living thing such as plants,animals, insects, ect.
What is a mineral? A mineral is a crystal structure, naturally occurring solid that does not come from a living thing but has a definite chemical composition.
streak is a mineral rubbing agianst somthing such as glass, tile, ect to see the color of its powder.
Luster is used to describe how light reflects from the surface of a mineral.
Cleavage is a the way a mineral breaks/splits easily along a flat surface.
Fracture is the look or shape of witch a mineral breaks apart.
Mohs hardness scale is how geologists figure out the hardness of a rock on the
granite A usually light colored igneous rock in continental crust
Basalt A dark dense igneous rock with a fine texture found in ocean crust.
Texture The look and feel of a rocks surface determined by the size, shape and pattern of a rocks grains.
Igneous Rock A type of rock that forms from the cooling of molten rock at or below the surface.
Sedimentary Rock A type of rock that forms from particles from other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cemented together.
Metamorphic Rocks A type of rock that forms from an existings, that is changed by heat, pressure or chemical reactions.
Extrusive Igneous rocks that forms from lava on Earth's surface.
Intrusive Igneous rocks that forms when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface.
Sediment Small, solid pieces of material that comes from rocks or organisms, Earth's materials decomposing by erosion.
Erosion The process by which water, ice, wind, or gravity moves weather rocks or soil.
Decomposition The process by which sediment is laid down in new locations.
Compaction The process by which sediments are pressed together under their own weight.
Grains The particles of minerals or other rocks that give a rock its texture.
Created by: Rachel500