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Define luster

Is the way light interacts with the surface of a crystal, rock, or mineral.

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Define streak

Is the color of the powder that is created from the mineral when it is pushed hardly across another surface.

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Define hardness

Is measuring how hard or solid a mineral is.

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Define Crystal

Is a microscopic placement of the atoms called the crystal structure.

5

Define magnetism

It is electrical currents that are capable of exerting a force of magnetism.

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Define specific gravity

Is the ratio of the density in any substance.

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Define fracture

Is if a mineral is breaks and it is uneven.

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Define mineral

Is a crystalline like structure that is an homogeneous solid substance.

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Define gem

It is a rare and a very precious stone when cut or polished.

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Define ore

It is an easy to find stone which can be created in to a metal.

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What are the eight major mineral groups?

The eight major mineral groups are silicates, native elements, carbonates, halides, oxides, phosphates, sulfates and sulfides.