Chapter 4 Minerals

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

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