Microslide: Mineral Characteristics & Identification.
- Shows examples of important diagnostic properties
- Text folder provides supplementary information
This set will introduce students to some of the important "clues" they should look for or test when trying to identify a mineral.
An accompanying text folder provides the information about each microslide. Viewer available separately.
Set Includes: Color - Malachite and Azurite (25X), Streak - Pyrite (1X) vs. Gold (2X), Hardness - Quartz and Fluorite (1X), Luster - Turquoise (5X), Asbestos (5X), and Sphalerite (25X), Form and Crystal Structure - Malachite (5X) vs. Proustite (40X), Cleavage and Fracture - Galena (5X) vs. Obsidian (1X), Chemical Properties - Acid on Calcite (35X) and Special Properties - Luminescence (1/8X).