Chapter 4 Minerals

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

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