Physical Properties of Minerals
State of Aggregation of minerals
State of aggregation terms
: Massive, Bladed, Granular, Fibrous, Radiating, Dendritic,
Banded, Concentric, Reniform, Botryoidal, Colloform, Stalactitic, Concretionary,
Globular, Drusy, Rosette, Massive, …. etc.
Crystal form (habit) terms
: tabular, acicular, fibrous, massive, cubic, rhombohedral,
micaceous, prismatic, ….
*Please note that throughout the semester, names succeeded with an asterisk are not
: Identify the state of aggregation for each of the following specimens.
1- Mn oxides (pyrolusite?)
6- Barite (sand crystal):