5.4 RSG Mineral Groups pgs. 108 - 111
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Before you read define the Key terms from the section NOT from glossary:
Carbonate –
Oxide –
Sulfide -
After you read answer these key concept questions in
COMPLETE SENTENCES:
1. – 2. Name and describe a mineral from the Pyroxene family. Name and describe a mineral
from the amphibole family. (Both are silicates)
a.
b.
3. – 4. Name two silicate minerals and give a distinguishing characteristic for each.
a.
b.
5. – 6. Name two oxides and give a distinguishing characteristic for each.
a.
b.
7. Name 1 carbonate mineral. List 1 use of the class of carbonate minerals.
8. If you had a sample of calcite and dolomite, what tests will you perform to identify these
samples?
9. - 10 According to the principle of supply and demand, the price you pay for a product is
determined by both its availability and by consumer demand (how many people want it). Using
this principle, which minerals do you think have a higher value: Iron containing minerals or
feldspars. Explain your reasoning!
Bonus (3 points)
Draw a pie chart that roughly shows the distribution of the mineral groups discussed in section
5.4. You will have to draw conclusions from the text in order to ESTIMATE the relative
proportions!