Mineral Properties Composed Around The Guess The Of… Atom Group Picture This 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 This is the least reliable way to identify a mineral. What is color? The color left behind when a mineral scratches a ceramic plate. What is Streak? This is measured using a scale created by Friedrich Mohs. What is Hardness? Any break or rupture in rock along which no appreciable movement has taken place. What is the Fracture? The ability for a mineral to break along planes of weak bonding. What is Cleavage? Minerals are made up of this kind of naturally occurring solid. What is inorganic? A compound is made up of two or more of these. What are elements? Rocks are made up of these. What are minerals? This is made up of an aggregate of minerals. What are rocks? Two or more atoms joined together make up this. What are molecules? The central region of an atom. What is the nucleus? These have no charge. What are neutrons? These have a positive charge. What are protons? These have a negative charge. What are electrons? This is the number of electrons found in the outer shell. What are valance electrons? SixOy is the chemical formula for this group. What are silicates? The chemical formula of this group contains CO3. What are carbonates? These have On in their chemical formula. What are oxides? These have Sn in their chemical formula. What are sulfides? This group has SO4 in their chemical formula. What are sulfates? This is used to help determine the hardness of a mineral. What is fingernail? This mineral feels like this... What is soapy? This mineral feels like this… What is greasy? What is the name of this… What is the feldspar? The name of this is… What is quartz?