Chapter 4 Minerals

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

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