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Minerals (Grade 9)

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A non-crystalline combination of minerals in a rock is referred to as                .
  1. homogeneous
  2. crystalline
  3. a mixture
  4. amorphous
Gold, silver, copper and other metallic minerals are called               .
  1. veins
  2. lodes
  3. native elements
  4. nodules
Particles in minerals form regular patterns called
  1. crystals.
  2. layers.
  3. conglomerates.
  4. shells.
Because of its hardness,                 cannot scratch any other minerals.
  1. quartz
  2. topaz
  3. calcite
  4. talc
In geology, the term crystal refers to
  1. any clear, sparkly substance.
  2. minerals with a random arrangement of atoms that causes light interference and sparkle.
  3. minerals with an orderly arrangement of atoms with or without sparkle.
  4. clear volcanic glass that is faceted naturally.
The streak of a mineral tell us its color in
  1. hot water.
  2. cold water.
  3. powdered form.
  4. light.
  5. melted form.
The hardness of a mineral is measured by
  1. Augustine's soft scale.
  2. Einstein's hardness scale.
  3. the weight of the mineral.
  4. Mohs hardness scale.
  5. your fingernail.
If you describe a mineral as being shiny, you are describing the property of
  1. streak.
  2. luster.
  3. hardness.
  4. color.
Which of the following minerals is the hardest on Mohs' hardness scale?
  1. talc
  2. gypsum
  3. diamond
  4. quartz
Which of the following is not an example of a native element?
  1. gold
  2. diamond
  3. calcite
  4. arsenic
Which of the following minerals is commonly called fool's gold because of its luster and golden color?
  1. native sulfur
  2. quicksilver
  3. calcite
  4. iron pyrite
Quartz belongs to which of the following classes of minerals?
  1. halide
  2. sulfide
  3. carbonate
  4. silicate
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