Physical properties of the minerals
The physical properties of minerals are essential to be able to identify them. Some of these properties can be determined with the naked eye (visu) and others by very simple tests.
Depending on the chemical composition and structure of the mineral, it will have some properties or others. It must be taken into account that in nature, a mineral can have some contamination, mixture or structural defect that makes its characteristic properties several.
The main physical properties of minerals are: