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What mineral is non metallic vitreous luster?

Gold, silver, and copper have metallic luster. Other minerals have a metallic luster as well. Minerals with non-metallic luster can be divided into groups of minerals with earthy, waxy, vitreous (glassy), adamantine (diamond-like), resinous (like resin), pearly, silky, or dull luster.

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Then, what is non metallic luster?

Non-metallic, or sub-metallic luster includes waxy, pearly, silky, vitreous, greasy, resinous, dull, and adamantine. Most types of luster are self-explanatory.

Beside above, what three types of luster are shiny but not metallic? There are two main types of luster: metallic and nonmetallic. There are several subtypes of nonmetallic luster, namely vitreous, resinous, pearly, greasy, silky, adamantine, dull, and waxy.

Also asked, what is the difference between metallic and non metallic luster?

As against this, non-metallic minerals, usually break down into pieces, on hammering, and they cannot be drawn into wires or sheets. Metallic minerals are lustrous, i.e. they have their own shine, while non-metallic minerals are non-lustrous.

What is the luster of a mineral?

Lustre (mineralogy) Lustre (British English) or luster (American English; see spelling differences) is the way light interacts with the surface of a crystal, rock, or mineral. The word traces its origins back to the Latin lux, meaning "light", and generally implies radiance, gloss, or brilliance.

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