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Mineral Structure - Cleavage and Fracture Experiment

Mineral Structure - Cleavage and Fracture Experiment
Mineral Structure - Cleavage and Fracture Experiment

SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS/PROCESSES

  • Identify minerals by physical properties of cleavage and fracture
  • Sort samples by fracture and cleavage
  • Determine angles between cleavage planes
  • Understand the angular relationships between cleavage direction
  • Correlate cleavage and fracture properties with commercial usage of these minerals
This engaging activity is used to help students identify minerals by their physical properties of cleavage and fracture. Mineral samples (included) are used to show cleavage in one, two, three, four and six directions. Other minerals in the kit are used to demonstrate the conchoidal and uneven properties of fracture.

This is an excellent activity to follow up crystal structure or earth chemistry units.

Contents List

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide
  • 30 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 15 Goniometers
Specimens

  • 5 Flourite
  • 8 Obsidian
  • 8 Serpentine
  • 5 Sphalerite
  • 5 Biotite mica
  • 5 Calcite
  • 5 Halite
  • 5 Hornblend
  • 5 Microline feldspar
Catalog # LA402
Shipping Weight 3.00 lbs
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