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How to ID minerals
1) Look at the color 2) Consider any defining characteristics 3) Study the luster 4) Test the hardness 5) See what color the streak is   (More)
My system of identifying minerals
Determine a minerals...... 1. Luster 2. Color 3. Crystal form 4. Hardness 5. Cleavage/ fracture 6. Specific information: such as striations, streaks, density, any characteristic specific to a certain mineral FInd these things and you will ea (More)
How to: Identify Minerals
1) Look at your mineral. What do you see? Look at the color. What color is it? 2) Now, look at its crystalline structure. Does it have a lot of crystals, none, or some? 3) Have you checked wether your mineral is cleavage or fracture? If you hav (More)
How to Identify Minerals

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