Practice Identifying Minerals

Thursday, April 2, 2020



This chart goes along with the video identifying minerals.
Use this blank chart during the video in order to record data.


Number
Color
Luster
Streak
Color
Hardness
Reaction with Vinegar
Magnetic


















































Use this chart in order to identify the minerals based on physical properties.


Mineral
Color
Luster
Streak
Color
Hardness
Reaction with Vinegar
Magnetic
Feldspar
White
Red
Green
Glassy
Vitreous
White
6
No
No
Hematite
Red,
Black
Brown
Dull
metallic
red
5.5 6
No
No
Pyrite
Brass
Yellow
metallic
brown
6
No
No
Quartz
No color
White
Glassy
vitreous
none
6.5  7
No
No
Mica
No
color
Yellow

glassy
none
white
2
No
No
Magnetite
Black
metallic
black
6
No
Yes
Calcite
white
Glass
vitreous
white
2.5 3
Yes
No
Talc
White
Green
Gray
Greasy pearly
white
1
No
No




Answer Key

Mineral #1 Talc

Mineral #2  Magnetite

Mineral #3 Mica

Mineral #4 Calcite

Mineral #5 Quartz

Mineral #6 Pyrite

Mineral #7 Feldspar


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