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Chapter 4 Study Guide
What is a mineral? Name and explain the 5 characteristics it must have.
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What are the seven physical properties used to identify minerals? Name and describe each.
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How is a mineral’s hardness tested?
How is a mineral’s streak tested?
Why is color not a reliable way to identify a mineral?
What are minerals used for today?
What are ores, and what can we find in them?
What are the main differences between metals and nonmetals?
What are gemstones?
Name the 4 precious stones.
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What is a rock?
Name the three types of rock and describe how each is formed.
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Do rocks always stay the same? If something is an igneous rock, will is always be an igneous
rock? Explain why or why not.