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Earth Science: Vocabulary - Minerals of the Earth's Crust
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The splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces.
A substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds.
A solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern.
The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance. D = mass/volume
A substance that can't be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means.
The manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces.
The measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching.
The way in which a mineral reflects light.
A naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure.
A mineral that does not contains compounds of silicon.
A rock containing a desired mineral. Example: Iron Ore or Lead Ore.
The process of returning land to its original condition after mining is completed.
A mineral that contains a combination of silicon, oxygen, and one or more metals. Example: Sand
The color of the powder of a mineral.
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