a person who is trained to use both technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
a naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.
a solid in which the atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again.
not formed from living things or the remains of living things.
the color of a mineral's powder.
the way a mineral reflects light from its surface.
Mohs Hardness Scale
this scale ranks minerals from softest (1) to hardest (10).
a mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces
the way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way