It is a type of geological science which deals with the physical
aspects of earth, like the formation, structure, and phenomenons. It
also includes the subjects of rocks and minerals.
It is a term used for those minerals which loose sandstone after being
exposed to stress. The term is also used in describing the crumbling
property as a type of fracture.
It is a term for the luster which describes minerals that are
microcrystalline or amorphous, having very poor reflective surfaces.
It is a term used for loosing water and developing a white powder.
Certain minerals when put into stress bends and again return back to
its original positions as the applied stress is released. This is due to
the tenacity in the mineral. Sometimes it is also referred as "flexible
and elastic." In case of flexible minerals, they do not return to
the original position.
It is the negatively charged particle of an atom which resides in its
outer rotational layers.
It is the classification of atoms. The different atoms are grouped as
elements with its distinguishable properties specified for each one.
Element sometimes also refers to a substance with only a single type of
atom in its structure, like copper, made with no other substance. It is
known as element. Periodical table of elements is the layout of all the
See native elements (group).
It is the crystal which is implanted in rock and only can be extracted
if part of the rock is removed.
It is a chemical formula which is reduced by means of division, like Si3
can be reduced to SiO4
with the help of the lowest common
It is a term used to describe a mineral which do not have a consistent
crystal structure i.e. it transform back and forth into its paramorph in
suitable conditions. Monotropic minerals cannot transform. They change
It is the growth of a crystal of one mineral over the crystal of
It is a term used for equal in length, width, height, and angles.
Undergone the process of erosion.
It is a process where the rocks are worn away from natural procedures,
like water and wind.
Undergoing through the process of evaporation.
It is the process where the water and moisture rises up to the air,
It is a sedimentary rock which is mainly composed of minerals produced
by evaporation, basically from an enclosed body of seawater or a salt
lake. The minerals that are formed in this way are gypsum, rock salt,
and various nitrates and borates.
It is a term for a type of mineral fracture which forms a smooth and
It is a term for extracting a valuable constituent from its ore.
It is one of the three types of macerals
which make coal.
It describes the igneous rocks which have been formed by the
solidification of magma on or above the Earth's surface.