A natural usually inorganic solid that has a charaterristic chemical composition and an orderly internal structure
Minerals
A rock formed from other rock as a result of intense heat chemical change
Metamorphic rock
A layer of rock between the earths crust
Mantle
A solid whose atoms icons or molecules are arranged in a regular repeating pattern
Crystal
A substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means
Element
The smallest unit of an element that maintains the properties of that element
Atom
A substance made up of atoms of two or more different elements joined by chemical bonds
Compound
Anything that has mass and takes up space
Matter
The color of a mineral in powered form
Streak
The way in which a mineral reflects light
Luster
Rock that forms when magma cools solodfies
Igneous rock
Magma that flows out of a volcano
Lava
The rapid mass movement of rock down a steep slope or cliff
Rock fall
A naturally occurring solid mixture of one or more minerals or organic matter
Rock
In geology the tendency of a mineral to split along specific planes of weakness to form smooth flat surfaces
Cleavage