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Mineral Types & Uses Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. The United States consumes approximately how much of the world's minerals?

Question 3 3. Cubic zirconium is not a mineral because it

Question 4 4.

Choose the answer that best completes the statement:

Minerals must be naturally formed, have a crystalline structure, have a unique chemical composition and _____.

Question 5 5. Why is color generally not a good diagnostic property for identifying minerals?

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Question 6 6. The world's largest oil reserves are found in

Question 7 7. Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?

Question 8 8. How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?

Question 9 9. Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?

Question 10 10. Which type of tenacity refers to the ability of a mineral to resume its original form when a stress is removed?

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Question 11 11. How does the definition of a mineral differ between a miner and a geologist?

Question 12 12. What is the non-silicate mineral that comprises the bulk of limestone?

Question 13 13. Diamonds are ranked at _____ on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are _____.

Question 14 14. Subsurface mining is _____ disruptive to the earth and produces _____ waste than surface mining.

Question 15 15. What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements about Mohs scale of relative hardness is accurate?

Question 18 18. Consider kyanite which is an elongated and flattened crystal. What type of crystal habit is this?

Question 19 19. Most silicate minerals are formed from _____.

Question 20 20. Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.

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Question 21 21. Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?

Question 22 22. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

Question 23 23. Color is not always useful for identifying minerals because _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT true of acid mine drainage?

Question 25 25. Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?

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Question 26 26. Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.

Question 27 27. Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.

Question 28 28. Minerals that are impenetrable to light are referred to as _____.

Question 29 29. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

Question 30 30. What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?

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