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Mineral
Naturally formed, inorganic solid with a crystalline structure
element
Substances which can't be broken down into simpler forms by ordinary chemical means
atom
Smallest part of an element that has all the properties of that element
compound
Substance made of two or more elements that have been chemically joined or bonded together
crystal
Solid geometric forms of minerals produced by a repeating pattern of atoms that is present through out the mineral
silicate mineral
A mineral that contains a combination of silicon and oxygen 90% of Earths crust
nonsilicate mineral
Minerals that do not have a combination of oxygen and silicon
Luster
The way a surface reflects the light
Streak
The color of a mineral in powdered form
cleavage
tendency of some minerals to break along flat surfaces
fracture
tendency of some minerals to break unevenly along curved or irregular surfaces.
Hardness
minerals resistence to being scratched
density
measure of how much matter there is in a given amount of space
ore
a mineral deposit large enough and pure enough to be mined for profit
reclamation
returning land to its orginal state after being mined.Reduces harmful effects
ore
a mineral deposit large enough and pure enough to be mined for profit