Chapter 4 Minerals

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

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