Engineering Geology Department Chapter Two: Minerals

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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a mineral?

What type of bonding involves electron transfer?

Which of the following is an example of a compound?

What does the term 'naturally' mean in the context of minerals?

What is the smallest amount of an element called?

Which type of bonding involves the free movement of electrons?

Which property of minerals refers to the resistance ability to abrasion (scratching)?

What is the name given to the way a mineral breaks along curved surfaces without a definite shape?

Specific gravity of minerals is defined as the ratio of the weight of a given mineral to the weight of an equal volume of what substance?

Which type of luster resembles the shine of pure silk?

What is the color of a mineral in powdered form called?

Which mineral identification property involves the reflection of light or shine?

On which scale is the hardness of minerals compared?


Test your knowledge of minerals in engineering geology department chapter two. Learn about the characteristics of minerals, including their natural occurrence, inorganic nature, and chemical composition.

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