Minerals - Dynamic Earth - Lab Questions, Exams for Earth Sciences. Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology

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Description: Minerals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Cleavage and Fracture, Mineral Identification Charts, Potassium Feldspar, Streak, Hardness, Luster, Plagioclase, Hornblende are key points of this file.
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Physical Geology Laboratory PreLab Worksheet—Minerals
Name__________________Date___________________
I. READ: Lab Manual in Physical Geology, Chapter 3
II. Answer the following questions:
1. The first two objectives for next week’s lab are:
a. ________________________________________________________
b._________________________________________________________
2. Why do geologists study minerals?
a._________________________________________________________
b._________________________________________________________
3. What is a mineral? ______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
4. Briefly describe the following physical properties of minerals:
a. Hardness________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________
b. Cleavage and Fracture_____________________________________
___________________________________________________________
c. Streak____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
d. Luster____________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________
e. Color_____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
5. Using the mineral identification charts in your manual, list the physical
properties of the following minerals:
Quartz_____________________________________________________
Plagioclase__________________________________________________
Potassium Feldspar___________________________________________
Biotite______________________________________________________
Hornblende_________________________________________________
Augite/Pyroxene_____________________________________________
Olivine_____________________________________________________
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