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3.5: Mineral Identification

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cleavage The tendency of a mineral to break along certain planes to make smooth surfaces.
density The amount of matter in a certain amount of space; mass divided by volume.
fracture (minerals) The way a mineral breaks when it is not broken along a cleavage plane.
hardness The ability of a mineral to resist scratching.
luster The way light reflects off of the surface of the mineral.

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