Minerals

This website is all about mineral properties and how we test for them and how we use them to identify minerals.

Each of the properties helps us learn how to identify minerals. Streak and luster are properties that can be determined by looking at the mineral. Hardness can be determined by scratching something with the mineral. Density can be determined by measuring the mass divided by the volume. Cleavage describes the pattern in which the rock breaks. In the pages of this website, I will introduce you to each of these properties by showing you how they work.

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