Mineral Identification

To begin identifying your mineral follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1:Determine the mineral's luster.

This database organizes minerals into three main luster categories: Metallic, Light-colored Nonmetallic, and Dark-colored Nonmetallic.

Select the luster that best describes your mineral sample.

Step 2: Mineral Hardness

In order to narrow down mineral possibilities determine the hardness of your mineral and select the appropriate hardness category below

Step 3: Breakage

Lastly determine the breakage of your mineral and select the appropriate property.

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Minerals Properties:

Luster & Hardness

Cleavage & Fracture

Mineral Identification