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Why Study Minerals
Identification of Minerals 267299
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abundant adamantine aluminum amphibole atoms barite basalt beautiful beginner beryl blue brittle brown Brownish-red calcite calcium called carbon cerussite chalcopyrite Characteristics Mineral chemical cleavable cleavage collection collector Color Other Characteristics Colorless or white common mineral commonest compounds conchoidal copper Corundum crystalline cube dark diamond distinguished dodecahedron dull electrons elements faces feldspar fibrous fluorite fracture franklinite garnet gems gold grayish green groups halite Hardness Color hematite hexagonal important iron isometric Isometric crystals light limestone localities luster magnesium magnetite manganese massive metals mica microcline mineralogist minerals mines monoclinic nearly occurs octahedron opal opaque Orthoclase orthorhombic oxide Pale prismatic prisms produced pyramids pyrite pyroxene quartz rare rhombohedral rhombohedrons rhombs right angles rock scratched Serpentine shown in figure silicate silver six-sided sodium sometimes Specific gravity specimens Sphalerite Streak structure sulphur Tenacity tetragonal tourmaline translucent Transparent twins usually variety Various shades vitreous yellow zeolites zinc