In this episode, I talk about mineral color and streak as ways to identify minerals in your collection.  The big take away from this, is that color alone is not a good way to ID minerals, and that using streak (the color of the powdered mineral) is a better ID tool.

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And finally – if you are new to mineral collecting, or have a child who would like to learn more, check out the book I wrote…

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Mineral Color and Streak

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