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

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