the way in which a mineral reflects light
the ratio of mass of a substance to the volume of the substance
a naturally formed, inorganic solid, not made in a lab, has a definite crystalline structure
a mineral's resistance to being scratched
the smallest part of an element that has all the properties of that element
a solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a definite pattern
a substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
type of mineral that contains oxygen and silicon
a measure of the ability of a mineral to resist scratching
the color of the powder of a mineral
a mineral that is made up of only one element
a mineral that does not contain compounds of silicon and oxygen
a naturally formed, inorganic solid that has a definite crystalline structure
a piece of unglazed porcelain
a natural material whose concentration of economically valuable minerals is high enough for the material to be mined profitably
takes place when changes in pressure, temperature, or chemical make up alter a rock
the manner in which a mineral breaks along either curved or irregular surfaces
the splitting of a mineral along smooth, flat surfaces
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