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

hexagonaria wrote: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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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

aznluvsricemhm wrote: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..
This type of barite is called a "desert rose"
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This type of pyrite is called a "pyrite dollar"
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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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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby quizbowl » March 14th, 2012, 8:30 pm

hexagonaria wrote:
aznluvsricemhm wrote: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..
This type of barite is called a "desert rose"
Image

This type of pyrite is called a "pyrite dollar"
Image

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

hexagonaria wrote: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

tuftedtitmouse12 wrote: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

SciBomb97 wrote:
hexagonaria wrote: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

hexagonaria wrote:
SciBomb97 wrote:
hexagonaria wrote: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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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Constellations » April 1st, 2012, 7:50 pm

I love these types of study events when it comes to preparing for them, but what I hate about this is that often times, I do practice tests using real samples my teacher has gathered... and on the day of the competition, the stations have more pictures than real samples. :shock: This makes it a bit hard to identify the specimens right. This also happened to me in Fossils in the last 2 years.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby solakmagic » April 4th, 2012, 7:23 am

Who knows good links for the way minerals and crystal form?? And can anyone point me to a reliable, detailed glossary of terms?? Much obliged.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Kadabrar » April 9th, 2012, 3:24 pm

Totally need to get a head start for next year. This year was...bleh. The list shouldn't change much, right?
Rocks and minerals and glaciers and synclines and endangered animals, oh my!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby SciBomb97 » April 9th, 2012, 6:42 pm

I'd try to get the technical stuff learned first, it seems to take the longest to learn and you can save a lot of binder-searching time at competition by knowing it.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby thsom » April 15th, 2012, 10:45 am

Why is there an asterisk next to silver and diamond and gold in the list?


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