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Minerals

Quiz by Trina Hope-Ross

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17 questions
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  • Q1
    The building blocks of rocks - a solid, inorganic substance that occurs in nature (not man-made). Has a definite chemical composition and atom structure.
    Mineral
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  • Q2
    The color of a mineral in its powdered form.
    Streak
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  • Q3
    The way light reflects off a mineral.
    Luster
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  • Q4
    The ability to scratch an object or be scratched by an object
    Hardness
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  • Q5
    A property where minerals break into pieces that have smooth, flat surfaces.
    Cleavage
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  • Q6
    A property where minerals break into pieces that have uneven or curved surfaces.
    Fracture
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  • Q7
    A scale used to rank a mineral from 1 to 10.
    Mohs Hardness Scale
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  • Q8
    A substance that does not contain matter that was once alive.
    Inorganic
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  • Q9
    An expert in the field of geology, the study of what the Earth is made of and how it was formed.
    Geologist
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  • Q10
    A piece of white, hard plate (called porcelain)
    Streak Plate
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  • Q11
    A characteristic in some minerals that is very unique; for example, fluorite is green, sulfur is yellow - not always reliable because the same mineral can come in different colors.
    Color
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  • Q12
    one of six patterns atoms and molecules form in order for a substance to be a mineral
    Crystal System
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  • Q13
    hardest mineral
    Diamond
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  • Q14
    softest mineral
    Talc
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  • Q15
    A piece of unglazed porcelain that you can test a mineral for its streak
    Streak Plate
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  • Q16
    Mass / Volume
    Density
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  • Q17
    Glow under ultraviolet light
    Fluorescence
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