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describes the way a mineral reflects light from its surface.
luster
metamorphic rock such as slate and gneiss whose mineral grain flattens and line up in parallel layers.
foliate
nonrenewable resource such as oil and coal formed over millions of years from the remains of dead plants and other organisms.
fossil fuels
large ancient landmass that was composed of all the continents jonied together
Pangaea
surface along which rocks move when they pass their elastic limit and break.
fault
large circular shaped opening formed when the top of a volcano collapses
caldera
negatively charged particle in the nucleus of an atom.
electron
anything that has mass and takes up space.
matter
characteristics that can be obseved using the 5 senses without changing or trying to change the composition of a substance.
physical property
an element that has characteristics of both metals and nonmetals and is a solid at room temperature
metalloid