Monday, August 20, 2012

Geology Kitchen #2 - Identifying Minerals

Episode 2 expands on the mineral concept by discussing the characteristics of minerals used in mineral identification. Minerals are categorized by the use of descriptive criteria; 

1) Color
2) Hardness
3) Luster
4) Shape/Cleavage
5) Density 

Fruit are again used to describe these elementary criteria and relate to the discussion on how minerals are categorized.

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