Mineral 1.0Test your knowledge of specific minerals

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Known/experimental properties:
Habit: Crystalline (cubic)
Lustre: Waxy
Hardness: 2
Cleavage: Cubic
Fracture: Conchoidal
Streak: White
Rxn w/ Acid: None
Magnetism: None
Specific Gravity: 2.1 - 2.2

Hint: Has a salty taste. Cubic cleavage and hardness are indicative for the less brave geologists.

  

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