Rocks and Minerals B/C

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » March 11th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Oh, remember your state mineral and rock. We had questions on those. And double check your glossary. Because our regionals test consisted of purely information, no identification required, so I was quite thankful I had made sure our binder was as thorough as it could get in the time I had to make it single-handedly....
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby iYOA » March 11th, 2012, 5:10 pm

alright, regionals next week!
Any last minute things you guys think I should put in my binder? Any unusual questions you weren't prepared for at your competition, maybe?
make a chart with the metamorphic rocks and their parent rocks if you have not already because i guarantee you they will ask that.
Also, bring a copy of the event rules b/c the rock cycle is pretty helpful. In fact, for one of our stations at regionals, all we had to do was copy down the rock cycle from the event rules. it was useful during invitationals too.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby aznluvsricemhm » March 13th, 2012, 7:00 pm

does anyone know where I can find a list of mineral nicknames? Like staurolite is called the fairy stone, and ulexite is known as tv rock
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby hexagonaria » March 14th, 2012, 8:24 pm

does anyone know where I can find a list of mineral nicknames? Like staurolite is called the fairy stone, and ulexite is known as tv rock
couldn't really find much, but here are a couple that I know..
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And of course, regular pyrite is called "fool's gold."


Anyways, just as a conversation starter..
What specimens/ questions have you all been coming across at your competitions?
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Postby quizbowl » March 14th, 2012, 8:30 pm

does anyone know where I can find a list of mineral nicknames? Like staurolite is called the fairy stone, and ulexite is known as tv rock
couldn't really find much, but here are a couple that I know..
[img]https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSW92rnfo0SRUemYseBhkUHKeOaIUxowooONq0VjwPGpjuZqYibjw[/img]
[img]https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGJHr5LjrQG7WCggh2hc3vzdUjxRgEUip47Vo_SNiOtqtga2gBGg[/img]
And of course, regular pyrite is called "fool's gold."


Anyways, just as a conversation starter..
What specimens/ questions have you all been coming across at your competitions?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby SciBomb97 » March 14th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Anyways, just as a conversation starter..
What specimens/ questions have you all been coming across at your competitions?
At state, there was a question about the Law of Superposition.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Skink » March 14th, 2012, 8:34 pm

Oh, remember your state mineral and rock.
State mineral was on one of the invite tests, too, but does IL even have a state rock? I did some searching and found nothing. We have a state everything-else, though.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby hexagonaria » March 14th, 2012, 8:48 pm

Anyways, just as a conversation starter..
What specimens/ questions have you all been coming across at your competitions?
At state, there was a question about the Law of Superposition.
Yeah, I had a station on that at WSU. Luckily, we learned about that stuff in Earth Science this year, so I knew all about it :)
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Kokonilly » March 14th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Anyways, just as a conversation starter..
What specimens/ questions have you all been coming across at your competitions?
At state, there was a question about the Law of Superposition.
Yeah, I had a station on that at WSU. Luckily, we learned about that stuff in Earth Science this year, so I knew all about it :)
Yep, we got a question on that at state. Thank goodness for Fossils :D

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby aznluvsricemhm » March 25th, 2012, 2:58 pm

Does anyone know where I can find some more rocks and minerals tests? Thanks :P
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