Mineral LAB. Lesson 3. Mineral LAB But first a short Quiz. Get out you ESRT and a piece of paper The following questions are from your ESRT. You’ll have a minute per question… Will begin when bell rings. Question1. What are the three things required to be a mineral?. Question 2.
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Mineral LAB Lesson 3
Mineral LABBut first a short Quiz • Get out you ESRT and a piece of paper • The following questions are from your ESRT. • You’ll have a minute per question… • Will begin when bell rings
Question1 • What are the three things required to be a mineral?
Question 2 • What controls a minerals properties?
Question 3 • What are 4 properties that a mineral can have?
Question 4 • I am a colorless mineral that has a hardness of 4 and made of Calcium and Fluorine. What mineral am I?
Question 5 • Garnet! • Luster _____________________ • Hardness ___________________ • Cleavage or Fracture? _____________ • Uses? _______________________ • Why is this mineral important in New York?
Answers • Solid, Inorganic, Naturally occurring, Atomic structure. • IAOA (internal arrangement or atoms) • Luster, Hardness, Cleavage, Fracture, Streak, Color • Fluorite • Nonmetallic, Fracture, hardness of 7, used as an abrasive. (NYS mineral)
TODAY • You will be doing a mineral ID LAB today. • I will give you a supply of minerals that are labeled. • You will pick up a mineral and ID it the best you can using your new understanding of minerals and how to use your ESRT. • Only pick up one or two minerals at a time do not take whole tray!