California State University, Sacramento
Week 2: Minerals
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
List the main groups of minerals, and describe the chemical makeup of each
List the properties that a geologist would use to identify a mineral: streak, specific gravity, luster, hardness, crystal form, color, chemical makeup, magnetism, effervescence
Be prepared to identify these properties in mineral specimens during class.
Homework for week #2 Complete the on-line multiple choice quiz for Chapter 2.
E-mail it to me at:
Please note: This is different from my CSUS e-mail address!
You can find the quiz by following this link:
Click on the “Resources” tab at the top of the page, and scroll down to the chapter that you want to work on. Complete the multiple choice quiz on-line, and e-mail the results to me.
Due date for homework: The start of class on Friday, Sept. 9
From Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Physical Geology, 13th edition
Chapter 2- Mineral composition and structure
Powerpoint graphics used during lectures