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Minerals by Mind Map: Minerals

1. transparency

1.1. transparent

1.2. transluscent

1.3. opaque

2. colors

2.1. Minerals can be many different colors depending on where you found the specific material.

3. minerals are found in rocks

3.1. geologists study minerals

4. crystal shapes

4.1. cube

4.2. rectangler

4.3. irregular

4.4. rhombus

4.5. pyramid

4.6. hexagon

5. Rocks

5.1. different types of rocks

6. Examples of some different kinds of rocks and types.

6.1. Gneiss is a metamorphic rock because of it's texture and different colors.

6.2. Breccia is a sedimentary rock because it has particles that built up together over time. You can also see the different minerals in it.

6.3. Pumice is igneous rock because it formed after a volcano erupted and it is very light weight.

7. color of rocks

7.1. Rocks can be many different colors. More than one color can be on a rock.

8. There are many different sizes of minerals. Some can be huge, and some can be very small.

8.1. size

9. Properties

9.1. crystal shape

9.2. size

9.3. transparent

9.4. luster

9.5. color

9.6. crystal

9.7. hardness

10. luster

10.1. glossy

10.2. brillant

10.3. dull

11. hardness

11.1. Minerals have different hardnesses than others, some minerals can be harder than glass and some can't. Other minerals can be harder than copper and softer than glass.

12. different types of rocks

12.1. sedimentary

12.1.1. Sedimentary rocks are formed when large particles collect together.

12.2. Igneous

12.2.1. Igneous rocks are formed when magma cools.

12.3. metamorphic

12.3.1. Metamorphic rocks are when high pressure and high temperature causes one rock to change.

13. size

13.1. The size of rocks can be very different. Some rocks can be huge,and some can be very small. Some rocks can weigh more than others too.

14. Geologists

14.1. Geologists study rocks and put them in their three basic rock types.