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Crystal habit

defined as the size and shape of the mineral crystals and the structure or form shown by the mineral aggregates.

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Luster

is the appearance of the mineral in reflected light.

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Streak

is the color of a mineral powder. It is more consistent and reliable than the color of the mineral in the hand specimen.

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Color

 is due to the interplay between absorption, reflection, refraction and transmission of certain wavelengths of light that gives the color seen by the observer.

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Cleavage

are the weak flat planes, along which the mineral can easily break. This is because of weak bonds along that direction which has more tendency to break.

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mineral

 is a naturally occurring solid material with an orderly crystalline structure and a definite chemical composition.

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