Mineral Strength: Tenacity, Hardness, Cleavage & Fracture


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

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1. What type of fracture does quartz exhibit?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help assess your knowledge of properties of mineral strength. You will be quizzed on the characteristics of Mohs scale and asked to identify the types of minerals that can be hammered into various shapes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Type of fracture a quartz exhibits
  • Mohs scale of relative hardness
  • Types of tenacity
  • Minerals that can be hammered into different shapes
  • The reason that some drill tips contain diamonds

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the tenacity of minerals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mineral strength
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding minerals that can be formed into various shapes and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about mineral strength, review the corresponding lesson, Mineral Strength: Tenacity, Hardness, Cleavage & Fracture. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what mineral strength means
  • Learn about the benefits of drill tips made of diamonds
  • Define malleable
  • Understand the purpose of Mohs scale
  • Review characteristics of cleavage