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The smallest particle that exists as an element.
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom
A strong attractive force that exists between atoms in a substance
A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements
The tendency of a mineral to break along planes of weak bonding
A phenomenon of light by which otherwise identical objects may be differentiated
A chemical bond produced by the sharing of electrons
Refers to the common or characteristic shape of a crystal, or aggregate of crystal
Mass per unit volume of a substance, usually expressed as grams per cubic centimeter
A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substance by ordianry chemical or physical means
An example of silicate materials, comprising over 50% of Earth's crust
A property in which minerals having chemical bonds that are equally strong in all directions
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The resistence a mineral offers to scratching
An atom or molecule that possesses an electrical charge
A chemical bond between two oppositely charged ions formed by the transfer of valnce electrons from one atom to the other
Varieties of the same element that have different mass numbers
The appearance or quality of light reflected from the surface of a mineral
The number of neutrons and protons in the nucleus of an atom
A chemical bond present in all metals that may be characterized as an extreme type of electron sharing in which the electrons move freely from atom to atom
A naturally occuring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition
All discovered and undiscovered deposits of a useful mineral that can be extracted now or at some time in the future
The study of minerals
A series of 10 minerals used as a standard in determining hardness
Resources that forms or accumulates over such long time spans that it must be considered as fixed in total quantity

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