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What is the least reliable identification method for minerals?
What is one of the most useful tests for identifying minerals?
What is the way that a mineral reflects light from its surface?
What mineral has a hardness of 4?
What is one of the main silicates?
What is how a mineral feels to the touch?
What hardness is a fingernail?
Minerals that contain silicon and oxygen are known as what?
How many minerals are found in Earth's crust?
What is sometimes referred to as the TRUE color of a mineral?
Corundum is what hardness on the scale?
The most common measure of density used by geologists is what?
Minerals that break with rough or jagged edges are said to have what?
What is a naturally occurring, inorganic solid?
What mineral has a hardness of 3?
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What are compounds of oxygen and a metal?
What are minerals composed of one or more metallic elements with carbonate compound?
What scale do you use for hardness?
A mineral that splits relatively easily and evenly along one or more flat planes is said to have what?
Apatite has a hardness of what on the scale?
Topaz is able to scratch what mineral?
What is molten material found beneath Earth's surface?
What is a mineral known as if it contains a useful substance?
What has definite shape and volume?
What is a solid in which the atoms are arranged in repeating patterns?
Gypsum is what hardness on the scale?
The streak plate is what hardness?
What mineral forms limestone?
What is the hardest mineral?
Talc is what hardness on the scale?

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