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Mineral Types, Properties and Uses Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Hematite has the appearance of a cluster of grapes. Which type of habit does this represent?

Question 2 2. Choose the appropriate statement that refers to open-pit mining.

Question 3 3. Which of the following minerals has the greatest density?

Question 4 4. Cubic zirconium is not a mineral because it

Question 5 5. How does the definition of a mineral differ between a miner and a geologist?

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Question 6 6. Which type of tenacity refers to the ability of a mineral to resume its original form when a stress is removed?

Question 7 7. The appearance of a mineral in its powdered form that can also be used to distinguish it from another mineral is referred to as the mineral's _____.

Question 8 8. The United States consumes approximately how much of the world's minerals?

Question 9 9. What is another name for halite?

Question 10 10. Identify the building block of silicate minerals.

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Question 11 11. Why is color generally not a good diagnostic property for identifying minerals?

Question 12 12.

Silicate X has a three-dimensional arrangement of tetrahedra. It is part of a group that can be held together by various cations and is named for the specific cation present. Silicate X is an example of a/an _____.

Identify X.

Question 13 13. The world's largest oil reserves are found in

Question 14 14. Gold has a shiny appearance and is said to have a _____ luster.

Question 15 15. How is the olivine group of silicates different from quartz?

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Question 16 16. Metallic minerals that can be hammered into different shapes are _____.

Question 17 17. Which of the following items is generated from the use of mineral products?

Question 18 18. Mineral hardness is a measure of _____.

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

Question 20 20. What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?

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Question 21 21. Subsurface mining is _____ disruptive to the earth and produces _____ waste than surface mining.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT true of acid mine drainage?

Question 23 23. The United States has the largest reserves of what mineral in the world?

Question 24 24. Why does gold have a specific gravity greater than that of galena?

Question 25 25. What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?

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Question 26 26. Why are some drill bits tipped with diamonds?

Question 27 27. Diamonds are ranked at _____ on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means they are _____.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a non-silicate mineral?

Question 29 29. Consider a sample with a mass of 250 grams. Calculate the density of the sample if it displaces 100 cc of water.

Question 30 30. Consider kyanite which is an elongated and flattened crystal. What type of crystal habit is this?

Mineral Types, Properties and Uses Chapter Exam Instructions

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