Identifying Minerals
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Identifying Minerals
I want to be able to identify the main minerals and rocks which is about 300 of them
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Amethyst

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Gemstone.org - International Colored Gemstone Association
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describes this gem very well, used it in my research for amethyst

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Scientific Classification of Mineral Groups

Scientific Classification of Mineral Groups | Identifying Minerals | Scoop.it
Elements Sulfides Halides Oxides Hydroxides Nitrates Carbonates Borates Sulfates Chromates Wolframates Phosphates Arsenates Vanadates Silicates
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used it for the mineral research about the different kinds in each group

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Properties of Minerals

Mineralogists use a number of tests on the physical properties of minerals to determine their identity.
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talks about the physical properties of minerals

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Mineral Identification Key Mineral Properties & Luster

Mineral Identification Key Mineral Properties & Luster | Identifying Minerals | Scoop.it
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i like how this website gives a direct example of the property it is talking about. for example n the top, for the property of luster that i checked out, it said metallic and showed a picture of gold, which i can easly relate to.

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Mineral Properties

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Over 4,442 mineral species descriptions include HTML-linked mineral tables by physical and optical properties of all known valid mineral species.
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this website gives great examples of the physical properties. For example it shows you minerals with a lead luster, or a metallic luster. It helped me to see how each property looks like.

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Mineral Identification

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when you identify minerals, the physical roperties of the rocks itself can help you figure out what specimen you have

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mineral identification basics

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basic mineral identification with photos of fundamental rocks types
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Candace Assink's curator insight, June 27, 2013 1:21 PM

There are many different ways to identify minerals and rocks. It is not just their size or shape.

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Silicate Structures, Neso- Cyclo-, and Soro- Silicates

Silicate Structures, Neso- Cyclo-, and Soro- Silicates | Identifying Minerals | Scoop.it
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used in the research of the silicate group

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Identifying Gems And Minerals from NetWorlddirectory

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Identifying Gems And Minerals from networlddirectory, the place for information
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the new tools that are invented for the identification of different kinds of minerals.

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physical properties used to identify minerals

information in properties used to identify minerals for lapdiary and rockhounds
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I like the fact that this article describes a little about mineral crystal habits

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Cleavage: Mineral Properties - The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom

Information on the mineral property Cleavage
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this website has great explanation on the different properties

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Mineral Identification Based on Mineral Properties

Mineral identification is done by checking for certain mineral properties or characteristics. Minerals are inorganic compounds that occur naturally in the earth.
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The most easiest and helpful tips for identifying minerals. The basic physical properties of minerals will help you identify the mineral.

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Mineral Properties and Identification

Mineral Properties and Identification | Identifying Minerals | Scoop.it
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The hardness helps identifying the minerals a great deal.

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