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Physical Properties of Minerals

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Use a table of physical properties to classify minerals SPI 0707.7.1


Links verified 11/19/2018


  1. Earth Science Lab - mineral physical properties and identification, 20 minerals to identify [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  2. Gem and Mineral collection from the Smithsonian. Almost four dozen of the most beautiful naturally occurring minerals or polished gemstones from the collection.
  3. Gemstone Gallery offers good information about the mineral to accompany excellent pictures.
  4. Gemstone Index - an alphabetical listing, you can also search by color or by birthstone
  5. How are Diamonds Made and Formed - from a website on buying diamonds
  6. How to Identify Minerals - from the San Diego Natural History Museum
  7. Identification of an Unknown Mineral - a step by step process [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  8. Identifying Minerals - mineral properties and terms explained
  9. Mineral Identification - a McGraw-Hill self checking quiz - nine multiple-choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Mineral Identification Key - use this process to identify a mineral [this site may exceed their bandwidth from time to time]
  11. Mineral Identification quiz - testing Moh's Hardness Scale This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Mindat.org is the largest mineral database on the internet. Currently there are 11,185 different minerals, varieties and synonyms listed, and information on 159,326 mineral occurrences worldwide, from 29,868 different sites.
  13. The Mineral Gallery - A service of Amethyst Galleries,Inc., "The First Internet Rock Shop"
  14. TheImage.com offers their own Mineral Gallery with good information about the mineral to accompany the picture.
  15. Mineralogy Database in HTML Format. This mineral database contains more than 5,000 pages of mineral data. There are 3,968 individual mineral species descriptions with links

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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