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Identifying Minerals

Earth Science - Middle School

 
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Identifying Minerals Minerals are found in products we use every day. In our modern civilization, materials made from minerals are of major industrial and economic importance. Mineral Identification Chart name color luster streak hardness acid reaction colorless, green, blue, yellow, white glassy white 5.0 no Apatite deep blue with yellow or brown glassy blue 3.5-4.0 yes Azurite white, red, blue, yellow dull to glassy white 2.5-3.5 no Barite colorless, brown, red, yellow glassy white 3.0 yes Calcite colorless, green, blue, yellow, purple glassy white 4.0 no Fluorite silver gray metallic silver gray 2.5 no Galena gold, yellow metallic gold, yellow 2.5-3.0 no Gold black or deep red metallic or earthy deep red 5.0-6.0 no Hematite dark gray metallic dark gray 6.0 no Magnetite green dull to glassy green 3.5-4.0 no Malachite brassy yellow to dull green metallic to dull green 6.0-6.5 no Pyrite Quartz colorless, purple, pink, yellow, blue glassy none 7.0 no 2 2-3 3 gypsum halite calcite © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4659 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources.
Identifying Minerals Pause and Review Describe each of the minerals listed below: © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4659 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Mineral Identification Chart name color luster streak hardness acid reaction Apatite Azurite Barite Calcite Fluorite Galena Gold Hematite Magnetite Malachite Pyrite Quartz
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