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The internal arrangement of atoms determine all mineral properties.
Silcate minerals are the most common, and contain silicon and oxygen
A mineral is identified by using a combination of its physical properties:
: A mineral's resistance to scratching
: Does a mineral cleave (break along flat surfaces) or fracture (break along jagged surfaces)?
: The color of a mineral in powdered form
: The way a mineral reflects light (like a metal or nonmetal)
(but not to be used only as some minerals have more than one color and two minerals can share the same color
Notes Mineral Structure
Notes Mineral Properties
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Practice Mineral Properties
Mineral Study Flap
Mineral ID pictures