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Question 11.Consider a specimen that has a mass of 20 grams. Calculate its specific gravity if the same volume of water has a mass of 5 grams.
Question 22.The United States consumes approximately how much of the world's minerals?
Question 33.Cubic zirconium is not a mineral because it
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Minerals must be naturally formed, have a crystalline structure, have a unique chemical composition and _____.
Question 55.Why is color generally not a good diagnostic property for identifying minerals?
Question 66.The world's largest oil reserves are found in
Question 77.Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?
Question 88.How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?
Question 99.Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?
Question 1010.Which type of tenacity refers to the ability of a mineral to resume its original form when a stress is removed?
Question 1111.How does the definition of a mineral differ between a miner and a geologist?
Question 1212.What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?
Question 1313.Diamonds are ranked at _____ on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are _____.
Question 1414.Subsurface mining is _____ disruptive to the earth and produces _____ waste than surface mining.
Question 1515.What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?
Question 1616.Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?
Question 1717.Which of the following statements about Mohs scale of relative hardness is accurate?
Question 1818.Consider kyanite which is an elongated and flattened crystal. What type of crystal habit is this?
Question 1919.Most silicate minerals are formed from _____.
Question 2020.Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.
Question 2121.Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?
Question 2222.Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?
Question 2323.Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.
Question 2424.Which of the following is NOT true of acid mine drainage?
Question 2525.Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?
Question 2626.Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.
Question 2727.Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.
Question 2828.Minerals that are impenetrable to light are referred to as _____.
Question 2929.Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?
Question 3030.What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?
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