In this lab, you will identify unknown minerals by their physical properties. To get started, printout the worksheet or fill it using Excel. If you write in the answers, make sure you write legibly. There are nine samples for identification but you will be graded out of eight samples, meaning one is extra credit.
Steps for completion:
1) Review how physical properties are used to identify minerals.
2) Review the mineral identification form at:
4) Click on the first mineral and run tests virtually. You will need to scroll all the way to the bottom and play each of the videos to complete all tests.