Chapter 4 Minerals

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The color of a mineral's powder
Name of the scale used to determine hardness
Type of mine where soil is scraped away to expose ore near the surface
Softest mineral on Mohs hardness scale
Hardest mineral on Mohs hardness scale
A rock that contains a metal or other useful minreal that can be mined and sold at a profit
The formula for calculating this is mass/volume.
Rating that diamond is given on Mohs hardness scale
A gemstone that has been cut and polished
The process of searching for ore deposits
The repeating pattern of a mineral's particles
Cannot form from materials that were once part of a living thing
Mass in a given space
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A mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another
Rating talc is given on Mohs hardness scale
The process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure
A mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces
Naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition
Process where ore is mixed with other substances and then melted to separate the useful metal from other elements the ore contains
A hard, colorful mineral that has a brilliant or glassy luster
Describes how light is reflected from a mineral's surface
Describes how a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way
Type of mine that has tunnels that extend deep into the ground, following veins of ore
Type of mine where a huge hole is dug to remove ore
A narrow channel or slab of a mineral that is different from the surrounding rock

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