What Determines the Properties of a Mineral?

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Determinants of the properties of a minerals are: colour, taste, tenacity, magnetism, fracture, streak, specific gravity, amount of transparency and crystalline structure. A number of the tests can be achieved simply in the field, while others need laboratory apparatus.
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