Essentials of Geology Study Set 3
Quiz 3 :
Matter and Minerals
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Overall, the physical properties of minerals provide a reliable means to identify common minerals. However, certain properties can exhibit a range of characteristics or values making them less useful for identification purposes. Choose three physical properties that might vary considerably between samples of the same mineral and explain why such variability would exist.
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Considering the composition and structure of Earth discussed in chapter 1, do you think all of the possible silicate (and even mineral)structures have been identified by scientists? Discuss why or why not. Also, does this same reasoning apply to all possible chemical elements of Earth?