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Minerals

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Transcript of Minerals

Minerals
By Adeline B.
table of contents
1. Recognizing Minerals
2. Identifying Minerals
3. Classifying Minerals
Recognizing Minerals:
To be a mineral, it must have/be these things.
Solid
Naturally Occurring
Inorganic
Fixed composition
Crystalline structure

Identifying Minerals
There are many ways to identify a mineral.
Classifying Minerals
Minerals can be classified according to what's in them. Example: Silicate Minerals are the largest group. These minerals are made from metals combined with silicon and oxygen.
If it does not have any of these qualities, it is not a mineral.
They are:
Streak
Color
Luster
Cleavage
Fracture
Hardness
Of all of these methods,
color is the least reliable
because the color can
change when the mineral
comes into contact with
air or water.
The End
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