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a naturally formed inorganic solid

mineral

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a substance that cannot be broken down

elemant

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a substance made up of two or more atoms

compound

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a solid whose atoms, ions, or molecules are arranged in a different pattern

crystal

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mineral that contains silicon and oxygen

silicate mineral

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mineral that does not contains silicon or oxygen

nonsilicate mineral

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the way light reflects on a mineral

luster

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the color of the powder of a mineral

streak

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the splitting of a mineral

cleavage

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the manner in which a mineral breaks

farcture

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the measure of the ability to a mineral to resist scratching

hardness

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the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume

density

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natural material whose concentration of value is high

ore

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the process of returning land back to normal

reclamtation