Identifying Rocks And Minerals By Physical Properties

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The following physical properties of minerals can be easily used to identify a mineral: Color. Streak. Hardness. Cleavage or Fracture. Crystalline Structure. Diaphaneity or Amount of Transparency. Tenacity. Magnetism..

Minerals can be only identified absolutely by x-rayysis and chemical tests. The x-rayysis determines the structure of the mineral and the chemical tests .The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom is a free informational and educational guide to rocks, minerals, gemstones, and jewelry. This site has been providing de.ed .P.os and information about 80 common rock-forming, ore and gemstone minerals from around the world..P.ographs and information for a large collection of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Geology.com.

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