Physical Geography 102
Rocks and Minerals Study Guide

After the "Rocks and Minerals" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is the definition of a mineral?

List the Physical Properties of a mineral.

For all of the physical properties answer the following question: What is [physical property] and how is it determined?

What are the Rock Forming Minerals?

What is the definition of a rock?

What are the two main characteristics that are used to identify a rock?

What are the three rock groups?

Practice identifying minerals and mineral physical properties:
Mineral Physical Properties and Mineral Identification