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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by soobsession » January 5th, 2012, 7:11 pm

Thanks guys!
quizbowl wrote:Before I answer, please note my aforementioned response - USE A BINDER! Not only can you organize it to your own discretion, you can learn the facts and pseudo-memorize them as you create your sheets. (Plus it's great for general geology/petrology/mineralogy notes) But that's just me.
Don't worry about it Quiz, I'm right with you on that one. I'd take a well made, organized binder over any field guide any day. But the rules do say we can have both, so I might as well take advantage of that.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » January 6th, 2012, 12:52 pm

Thank you quiz!

(Now time to order that Simon and Schuster's field guide...)
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by quizbowl » January 6th, 2012, 8:37 pm

tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:Thank you quiz!

(Now time to order that Simon and Schuster's field guide...)
No problem! If you have any questions, you can send me a PM (or if you really want some great advice, send one to gneissisnice). Rocks rock!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by gneissisnice » January 9th, 2012, 6:22 pm

quizbowl wrote:
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:Thank you quiz!

(Now time to order that Simon and Schuster's field guide...)
No problem! If you have any questions, you can send me a PM (or if you really want some great advice, send one to gneissisnice). Rocks rock!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by hexagonaria » January 9th, 2012, 7:14 pm

Heads up if your'e going to buy the simon and schuster guide, a bunch of the rocks on the list aren't in it. shale for example. and two of the types of coal. so just make sure that you have good rock info in your binder. It has pretty good entries on minerals already.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » January 9th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Yeah. It misses Amazonite as well.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by hexagonaria » January 9th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Amazonite is a type of microcline, i think. Check page 255.

despite it's shortcomings, i would prefer it to the audubon guide that i used to use, just because the audubon is so difficult to use. so i guess you guys didn't totally lead me astray when i bought it on sunday. I'm really excited for this event :D
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by hexagonaria » January 10th, 2012, 2:25 pm

hey, rock and mineral people! I've seen interweb pictures of gabbro and diorite that are extremely similar. does anyone have any tips on distinguishing them that i can use in my notes?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by quizbowl » January 10th, 2012, 3:50 pm

hexagonaria wrote:hey, rock and mineral people! I've seen interweb pictures of gabbro and diorite that are extremely similar. does anyone have any tips on distinguishing them that i can use in my notes?
Gabbro is a mafic rock, so it is quite dark-looking. However, Diorite is only an intermediate, so it is usually a much lighter shade of pale.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by hexagonaria » January 10th, 2012, 4:22 pm

quizbowl wrote:
hexagonaria wrote:hey, rock and mineral people! I've seen interweb pictures of gabbro and diorite that are extremely similar. does anyone have any tips on distinguishing them that i can use in my notes?
Gabbro is a mafic rock, so it is quite dark-looking. However, Diorite is only an intermediate, so it is usually a much lighter shade of pale.
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