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by simply testing the streak of the mineral. all minerals have a different streak take a streak plate and scrape the rock down it in a straight line and the color should tell you what mineral it is :) that's the best way.
Streak color is determined by scraping the mineral across a a streak plate, (which is made of unglazed porcelain), and then observing the color of the streak, which is left on the plate. Note that some minerals do not leave a streak, as they are too hard. Thus, it is important to learn other identification methods, to use in conjunction with streak color, in order to identify minerals.
By the mineral color, streak color, luster, hardness, the property of the mineral, if it's fracture or cleavage and it's specific gravity. Those are just basic, so there's many other ways to ID a mineral.
yes it is part of identifying minerals. some are also color, streak, luster, density, hardness, etc. hope this helped!
color of the powdered form of the mineral
A streak test is used to determine a minerals streak color. This can help in the identification of minerals.
You identify minerals through a streak test. This involves taking the tile and the mineral to be identified and rubbing them together. This produces a colored streak on the tile, which can be used to identify the mineral. Consult a field guide for specific colors.
Because some minerals dont have a streak, or may share a streak colour with another mineral.
hardness and streak
Streak hardness and shine
hardness and streak
Minerals vary in ways they can be distinduished. Some are easy to identify by hardness, color , streak, or luster
Minerals have certain properties, or characteristics, that help to identify them. Minerals can be identified by their color, luster, streak, cleavage, hardness, specific gravity, and even by their chemical composition.
Because some minerals have the same color streak, don't have a streak, or the streak is hard to see
A streak test is used to determine a minerals streak color. This can help in with the identification of minerals. A streak test is performed by rubbing the mineral on an unglazed ceraminc tile, then observing the color of the streak which is left behind. All minerals do not leave streaks. Harder minerals will not streak, but this can also be used as a tool for identifying the mineral, if you are familiar with the hardness scale.
In mineralogy, streak is the powder from a mineral when you rub it against a light colored hard surface. Streak is used to identify some minerals.