Why are some drill bits tipped with diamonds?
When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?
If you wanted to collect sedimentary rocks, what sort of characteristics would you look for in a rock's composition?
How long does it usually take for a rock to make a complete trip through the rock cycle?
If you found a rock that appeared to have been formed directly from volcanic activity, how would you classify it?
Which statement is TRUE?
Which of the following is NOT a rock?
How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?
Identify the building block of silicate minerals.
Which of the following substances is inorganic?
Layers of halite lay on top of gypsum on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. What causes halite to be on top?
Most silicate minerals are formed from _____.
Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?
Minerals that are impenetrable to light are referred to as _____.
What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?
Metallic minerals that can be hammered into different shapes are _____.
Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?
David is analyzing a rock. He knows that it was revealed by erosion and he can see large crystal structures through the magnifying glass. Which kind of rock is David analyzing?
What can happen to an igneous rock after it is formed?
Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?
Which of the following units are used in expressions of mineral density?
How does the definition of a mineral differ between a miner and a geologist?
Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?
On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?
Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.
Which of the following minerals is composed of sheeted tetrahedra?
What is another name for halite?
Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.
What were limestone deposits in Kansas made from?
What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?
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