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Environmental Science Daily Quiz Chapter 16, Section 1 Minerals and Mineral Resources Directions: Read each question and write an appropriate answer. Your answer must be a complete sentence for full credit. If I cannot read your handwriting, I cannot grade your quiz. You may use your textbook. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What is an alloy? What is gypsum and what is it used for? What is the difference between an atom and a compound? What is a gemstone and what makes them special? Define “native element” and give an example. A mineral is a naturally occurring substance. Are synthetic mineral`s produced in laboratories minerals? Explain your answer.. 7. ___ tend to be good insulators while ___conduct electricity. 8. Briefly describe how minerals form from hydrothermal solutions. 9. What is a “gangue mineral”? 10. Define mineral. 11. Briefly describe how minerals form from the process of evaporation. What are these minerals called? 12. List five properties that make metals economically and industrially important.