Information About Minerals
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What is a mineral?
Minerals are naturally occuring substances formed by geological processes.
How can you classify/identify one mineral from another?
Ways to tell a mineral from another is checking the color, hardness, luster, and streak.
How do you discover the hardness of a mineral?
By using the Moh's Scale, you can identify how hard a mineral is which will also help you identify a mineral.
What if two minerals have one of the same characteristic?
If two minerals act the same in one category, then use another category to identify them.
Where are minerals found?
Minerals can be found underground or above ground.
What is one of the hardest minerals on the Moh's Scale?
One of the hardest minerals on the Moh's Scale is diamond because it is difficult to scratch.
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