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Dedicated to the teaching of Earth Sciences

GEOLOGY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS,
TEACHERS, AND RESEARCHERS

Prof. Sean Tvelia Suffolk County Community College

 

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.

Identify My Mineral

 

 

 

 

Minerals Properties:

Luster & Hardness

Cleavage & Fracture

Mineral Identification