Minerals by Physical and Optical Properties

David Barthelmy, Mineralogy Database

This is a listing of mineral species arranged by physical and optical properties: hardness, streak, and luster; density; cleavage and fracture; refractive index; or color. Clicking on each property provides access to a list of minerals exhibiting that property; clicking on each mineral name provides access to more detailed information about it.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Solid Earth, :Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties