A chemical element or compound that is naturally occurring and has a crystal structure is called ?
On a hike you see something sparkling on the ground. You pick it up and notice that it is made up of several different minerals. What have you found?
Which of the following CANNOT help you identify a mineral?
The _______, or shininess, of a mineral depends on how light is reflected from its surface.
In science class, you are trying to identify minerals. You rub a sample of the mineral across an unglazed porcelain tile, it leaves a mark. This method of identification is called
You attempt to identify a mineral. When you break a piece off, the edges of the break are rough or jagged. This property is called _______
While you are examining a mineral sample, it breaks apart along smooth, flat surfaces. This property is called
Which of the following properties would a mineral have if you could barely see through it?
Which of the following properties would a mineral have if you could not see through it?