Libby Science 9-23
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Homogeneous solid substance that occurs in nature and that has a definite chemical
composition and an orderly atomic arrangement
Hard substance made up of one or more minerals
The scientist who devised a scale of hardness to test minerals.
A mineral's ability to resist scratching or cracking
The chemical makeup of a mineral
The property that describes the structure that a mineral takes on as it grows
Identify the mineral property that can be observed after exposing certain minerals to ultraviolet light.
The tendency of a mineral to break along flat planes defined by its atomic structure
The property, possessed by some minerals that could be tested by studying the interaction of a mineral with iron filings.
The color left by a soft mineral when it is scratched on an unglazed porcelain plate
The way light interacts with the surface of a mineral
It is the softest mineral and has been assigned a #1 on Mohs' scale of hardness.
Hard, durable substances that can be cut and polished for jewelry
A red gem that is the second hardest mineral
An expensive gem that is formed inside an oyster in the sea. Used to make earrings, pins, and strung to make necklaces
The hardest mineral and a precious gem used in jewelry
This soft, black mineral is a form in commonly mixed with clay and used as "lead" in
pencils. It is a form of carbon.