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What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples

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Choose the answer that best completes the statement:

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

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1. Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding about minerals, including their physical properties. The quiz will ask about the colors of minerals and to identify some minerals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to check your knowledge about minerals, including:

  • Criteria for mineral classification
  • Examples of minerals
  • Mohs scale of hardness

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of the Mohs scale of hardness
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define crystalline structure and Mohs scale of hardness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding minerals

Additional Learning

For more information about minerals review the accompanying lesson called What Are Minerals? - Types, Properties & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define observable physical properties
  • Describe luster
  • Explain what a crystalline structure is
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