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Mineral Identification

Minerals can be identified using properties such as color, streak, luster, density, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and others.
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cleavage

cleavage

The tendency of a mineral to break along certain planes to make smooth surfaces.
density

density

The amount of matter in a certain amount of space; mass divided by volume.
fracture (minerals)

fracture (minerals)

The way a mineral breaks when it is not broken along a cleavage plane.
hardness

hardness

The ability of a mineral to resist scratching.
luster

luster

The way light reflects off of the surface of the mineral.

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