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Compound
A substance in which two or more elements are chemically joined.
Ore
Rock that contains a metal or economically useful mineral
Mohs Scale
A scale ranking ten minerals from softest to hardest you can use a scratch test to test hardness
Ore
Rock that contains a metal or economically useful mineral
Fluorescence
The property of a mineral in which the mineral glows under an ultraviolet light
Density
The amount of mass in a given space; Mass unit volume
Vein
When one deposits occuring vains shaf mining is needed;A narrow slab of a mineral that is sharply different from the surrounding rock
Fracture
The way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way
Cleavage
A minerals ability to split easily along flat surfaces
Gemstone
A hard colorful mineral, that has a brilliant or glassy luster
Alloy
a solid mixture of two or more metals
Hallite
The mineral used to make table salt
Which minerals are most common in Earths crust
Rock Forming Minerals
What cherecteristics are used to classify minerals
Crystel System, Hardness, Color, Streak, Luster, Density, Cleavage, Fracture
What charectiristics must be presented in order to determine whether or not an object is a mineral
Naturally Occuring, Inorganic, Solid, Crystal Structre, Definite Chemical Composition