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  1. Sediment • Rock that is broken down into smaller pieces or dissolved in water

  2. Mineral • is a naturally occurring • Inorganic • solid • with a specific chemical composition • definite crystalline structure

  3. Mineral • natural occurring, an inorganic solid, and has a definite chemical composition that makes up rocks

  4. Crystal • is a solid in which the atoms are arranged in repeating patterns.

  5. Tetragonal Orthorhombic Triclinic Cubic Monoclinic Hexagonal Definite Crystalline Structure

  6. Streak • color of a mineral when it is broken up and powdered. • Sometimes, a mineral’s streak does not match the mineral’s external color. • A mineral’s streak rarely changes, even if it is weathered or its external color varies slightly.