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Mineral Quizzes & Trivia

Not everything that glitters is gold. Have you heard of that saying? Gold is just one of the thousands of minerals found on the earth's surface.We have a mine of information and quizzes about minerals. Sparked some interest so far?

Are you that kid in Science class who knows his way when it comes to minerals? If you answered "yes",then you've found a gold mine. We have quizzes from the softest of topics to the hardest ones.Can you name some of the more popular minerals? How about their characteristics? Do you know how they get their names?

Come take our quizzes and show your luster! Studying minerals is fun! If you think you know a lot of things about minerals check out our quizzes and test your knowledge! Go for the gold!
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Minerals are naturally occurring substances, with a definite chemical composition and ordered internal structure that is found beneath the earth’s surface. Below is an 8th-grade honors quiz over mineral characteristics and...

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 2677   |  Last updated: Mar 28, 2019
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    On Moh's hardness scale, whichof the following minerals is harder than quartz?

Nutrition. Quiz on Trace minerals and Major Minerals

Questions: 27  |  Attempts: 3916   |  Last updated: Feb 4, 2013
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    Edema and hypertension are toxicity symptoms of which major mineral?

In our everyday life, we use products which are made of minerals. Whether it's your body, your toothpaste, cement, roads or anything everything contains minerals.  The physical properties of minerals are identified by...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 986   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2019
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    A mineral CANNOT be

If you fancy yourself a mineral fanatic and are up to answering specifically designed questions that gauge your knowledge try out this quiz. It is a simple set of questions; therefore, it will be easy to answer.

Questions: 28  |  Attempts: 565   |  Last updated: Aug 24, 2017
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    Functions:* A component of the thyroid hormone thyroxine, which helps to regulate growth, development, and metabolic rate.

 This exam is to assess mineral identification.

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 814   |  Last updated: Jan 25, 2013
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    What mineral is the hardest known substance in nature?
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Mineral Questions & Answers


Which of the following minerals is harder than quartz?
4. diamond is harder than quarts when you looking at the Mohs hardeness scale
What is the difference between Crystal Face and Cleavage Plane?
Crystal face refers to when a crystal has a smooth plane formed on its surface. Certain crystal processes such as twinning usually occur on the crystal face. Cleavage plane, on the other hand, refers to the property of crystals, which allows them to
What is the difference between Grade A and B Maple Syrup?
You have just made a stack of pancakes. They are sitting on a plate on the breakfast table steaming and ready to be eaten. The butter is dripping down the pancake stack. However, you need the next thing to make this breakfast complete. That is the ma
Why isn't a mineral's color a reliable way to determine it's identity?
Minerals differ in colors although most of them have a specific color range. However, some minerals have alternate color when they are grounded to powder than their natural attribute. This is the more reason why Geologists and other mineral research
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