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advanced earth sience chapter 3 Test

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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a solid mixture of two or more elements, at least one of which is metal
  2. a solid in which atoms are arranged in a pattern that repeats again and again
  3. the way a mineral looks when it breaks apart in an irregular way
  4. a scale ranking 10 minerals from softest to hardest
  5. the molten mixture of rock forming substances, gases, and water from the mantle
  6. a mineral's ability to split easily along flat surfaces

6 True/False Questions

  1. solutionthe process by which ore is melted to separate useful metal from other elements


  2. streakthe color of a mineral's powder


  3. inorganicnaturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition


  4. geoderock that contains a metal or economically useful mineral


  5. crystallizationthe process by which atoms are arranged to form a material with a crystal structure


  6. lusterthe way a mineral reflects the light from its surface


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