Minerals vocabulary
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  • 1. Minerals/Rock Cycle1. Mineral---is a naturally occurring,inorganic solid that has a crystalstructure and a definite chemicalcomposition.2. Element---is a substance composed ofa single kind of atom.3. Compound---Tow or more elements arecombined so that the elements no longerhave distinct properties.4. Crystals---the repeating pattern of amineral’s particles in a solid.5. Organic---Alive. The object is alive orcomes from living material.6. Inorganic---Not alive. The mineral canNOT arise from materials that were oncepart of a living thing.7. Luster--- 1.streak
  • 2. 2. cleavage3. fracture4. hardness5. density6. texture7. Mohs Hardness Scale8. Rock cycle9. Rock10. Erosion11. weathering12. sediment13. sedimentary rock14. metamorphic rock15. igneous rock16. deposition17. cementation18. compaction19. intrusive igneous rock20. extrusive igneous rock
  • 3. 21. foliated22. nonfoliated23. fossils24. uplift25. strata26. chemical sedimentary rock27. clastic sedimentary rock28. organic sedimentary rock29. index fossils30. weathering31. magma32. lava33. stratification34. breakage35. Soil Profile36. Bedrock37. Subsoil38. Top soil