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

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