Mineral 1.0Test your knowledge of specific minerals

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Known/experimental properties:
Habit: Lath-shaped crystals.
Lustre: Greasy or waxy
Hardness: 2.5 - 3.5
Cleavage: Perfect basal
Fracture: Splintery or conchoidal
Streak: White
Rxn w/ Acid: Unknown
Magnetism: None
Specific Gravity: 2.6

Hint: Lustre, colour and habit are indicative.

  

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Chalcocite
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