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by Mimsie
May 31st, 2013, 1:10 am
Forum: 2013 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Texas 2013
Replies: 261
Views: 25155

Re: Texas 2013

Any likelihood of Storm the Castle coming back as a repeat Texas trial event? (As WGYN was repeated these past years) What do they actually base picking trial events on? (arbitrary?) Do you think they'd actually get rid of trial events because of how they affected the Texas results and ultimately T...
by Mimsie
November 21st, 2012, 8:56 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C
Replies: 116
Views: 20021

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Hi I'm new here, and I competed in my state meet last year, and there were questions about shapes of the minerals (like conical, etc) that really threw my teammate and I. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find resources for this type of question? Thanks! *ps I know what the words m...
by Mimsie
April 15th, 2012, 11:06 pm
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: People Going to Nationals
Replies: 69
Views: 13548

Re: People Going to Nationals

Mimsie (Seven Lakes High School, Texas): Chem Lab, Forensics, Rocks and Minerals, Sounds of Music
by Mimsie
December 9th, 2011, 3:17 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon
Replies: 888
Views: 73636

Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Agate?
by Mimsie
December 6th, 2011, 11:42 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Leading the team?
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Leading the team?

As someone who has been competing for 5 years and started a team in division C, here is what I suggest. 1. Make sure you have lots of back-up competitors 2. Attend invitationals if at all possible. 3. FUND RAISE FUND RAISE FUND RAISE!!! As for practices, it is the quality of your team members that d...
by Mimsie
December 6th, 2011, 3:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon
Replies: 888
Views: 73636

Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Satin-Spar Gypsum, you can tell by the column looking structure of the crystal and the shiny sheen to it.
I have edited this post like 7 times now
by Mimsie
December 5th, 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: 2012 Nationals
Topic: Will/Did You Make It to Nationals?
Replies: 164
Views: 25322

Re: Will You Make It to Nationals?

mmm... nope! I think its too hypothetical... too many variables and not exactly fair not to mention complicated and the system we have now works just fine! I am however aware that you mean this to be hypothetical, and i think it should stay that way... :) as for will my team make it to nationals?? ...
by Mimsie
November 10th, 2011, 5:57 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon
Replies: 888
Views: 73636

Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

magnetite
Fe2+Fe3+2O4
black
no cleavage, but octahedral parting can be found on some
Correct.
by Mimsie
November 9th, 2011, 7:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon
Replies: 888
Views: 73636

Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

I apologize.

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by Mimsie
November 9th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon
Replies: 888
Views: 73636

Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

[img]http://webmineral.com/specimens/photos/Magnetite.jpg[/img]

1. Name this Mineral
2. Give its chemical formula.
3. What is the streak color?
4. What is its cleavage?

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