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Elastic
The tenacity of certain minerals that when put under stress will bend, and will return to their original positions when the stress is released. This term is sometimes referred to as "flexible and elastic". The difference between flexible and elastic minerals is that flexible minerals will not return to their original positions after stress is released, but will develop a new position, whereas elastic minerals will return back to their original position.




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