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Mineral Identification Reference Sheet Use this job aid to help you identify minerals in the virtual lab. The minerals in the virtual lab include seven of the following: Borax, Calcite, Corundum, Graphite, Gypsum, Orthoclase Feldspar, Pyrite, Quartz, Talc, and Topaz. Below are descriptions of these minerals. Mineral Tests Borax Calcite Corundum Graphite Gypsum Color White White Pink Black White Streak White White White Brown White Luster Dull Shiny Shiny Has Shiny Specs Shiny Specific Gravity abt. 1.7 abt. 2.7 abt. 3.9-4.1 abt. 2.2 abt. 2.2-2.4 Cleavage & Fracture Cleavage Cleavage Fracture Fracture Cleavage Hardness abt. 2-2.5
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Unformatted text preview: abt. 3 9 abt. 1-2 abt. 1-2 Acid No Reaction Active Bubbling & Fizz No Reaction Light Bubbling & Fizz No Reaction Mineral Tests Orthoclase Feldspar Pyrite Quartz Talc Topaz Color Pink Gold White Green Blue Streak White Black White White White Luster Dull Has Shiny Specs Shiny Has Shiny Specs Shiny Specific Gravity abt. 2.6 abt. 4.9-5.2 abt. 2.6 abt. 2.6-2.8 abt. 3.5-3.6 Cleavage & Fracture Fracture Fracture Fracture Fracture Cleavage Hardness abt. 6 abt. 6 abt. 7 abt. 1 abt. 8 Acid No Reaction No Reaction No Reaction No Reaction No Reaction GLG 101...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course GLG 101 taught by Professor Brewer during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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