Finding out about minerals is detective work. There are thousands of different minerals, all with different properties - like colour, shape and hardness. For any one mineral you have to think carefully about each of these different properties, and then put all this information together to identify it properly - its easy, once you know how.
To find out more about minerals and their properties, take a closer look and select one of the links below.
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To find out about minerals you should Take a closer look, and then find out about some of their properties...
Crystal shape Hardness
Cleavage and fracture Heaviness
Other tests What we have learnt
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