This is an excellent introduction to testing minerals. This 13 slide PPT is jam packed with definitions, examples, and pictures that cover the different mineral tests. Mineral tests included: color, hardness, streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, special properties, and specific gravity. 3 pages of coordinated student notes included, both with blanks and a filled in version.
The following terms are discussed in the PPT: mineral, color, Mohs Hardness Scale, relative hardness, streak, unglazed porcelain plate, luster, metallic, nonmetallic, submetallic, vitreous/glass, resinous, pearly, greasy/oily, silky, dull, earthy, cleavage, fracture, magnetic, acid test, specific gravity, and density of water.
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