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Brittle
Form of tenacity which describes a mineral that gets hammered or scratched and results in a fine powder or small crumbs. Minerals that are not brittle are referred as nonbrittle. Brittle minerals leave a fine powder if scratched, which is the way to test for brittleness.




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