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

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