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Minerals by Mind Map: Minerals

1. Properties of minerals

2. Luster

2.1. Dull- If the mineral doesn't reflect off of the light, it is dull.

2.2. Glassy- If the mineral reflects off the light a little, then it's glassy.

2.3. Brilliant- If the mineral reflects off of the light a lot and is very shiny, the mineral is brilliant.

3. Transparency

3.1. Translucent- If you can see through your mineral but the words are blurry, it is translucent.

3.2. Opaque- If you cannot see through the mineral at all, it is opaque.

3.3. Transparent- If you can see clearly through your mineral, and the words aren't blurry, it is transparent.

4. Hardness

5. Crystal- Shape

5.1. Irregular

5.2. Cube

5.3. Pyriamid

5.4. Hexagon

5.5. Rectangle

5.6. Rhombus

6. Density

6.1. Mass (grams)

6.2. Volume (Milliliters)

7. Streak

7.1. Test the streak color by taking your mineral and scratching it against steel.

8. Test the hardness by taking your mineral and scratching it against copper and glass.

9. Rocks

10. Rock Types

10.1. Sedimentary- Types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water. They are also usually in fossils.

10.2. Metamorphic-They are from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form".

10.3. Igneous- s one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic.