Chapter 3 Section 2 Review Questions Question 1. Compare and Contrast a mineral fragment that has one cleavage direction with one that only has only fracture. 2. Explain how an unglazed porcelain tile can be used to identify a mineral. 3. Explain why streak often is more useful for mineral identification than color? 4. What hardness does a mineral have if it does not scratch glass but it scratches an iron nail? 5. What does the presence of cleavage planes within a mineral tell you about the chemical bonds that hold the mineral together? Answer 1. A mineral with cleavage breaks along smooth, flat planes. One that fractures breaks with uneven or jagged surfaces. 2. A mineral softer than an unglazed porcelain tile will leave a powdered streak on the tile. The streak color can help determine the identity of the mineral. 3. Several different samples of one mineral may have different colors; however, they will usually not have the same streak color. 4. Between 4.5 and 5.5 5. Cleavage planes occur when relatively weak bonds exist within the mineral’s structure.