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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: March 14th, 2012, 8:32 pm
by SciBomb97
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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: March 14th, 2012, 8:34 pm
by Skink
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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: March 14th, 2012, 8:48 pm
by hexagonaria
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 :)

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: March 14th, 2012, 9:50 pm
by Kokonilly
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

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: March 25th, 2012, 2:58 pm
by aznluvsricemhm
Does anyone know where I can find some more rocks and minerals tests? Thanks :P

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: April 1st, 2012, 7:50 pm
by Constellations
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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: April 4th, 2012, 7:23 am
by solakmagic
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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: April 9th, 2012, 3:24 pm
by Kadabrar
Totally need to get a head start for next year. This year was...bleh. The list shouldn't change much, right?

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: April 9th, 2012, 6:42 pm
by SciBomb97
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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: April 15th, 2012, 10:45 am
by thsom
Why is there an asterisk next to silver and diamond and gold in the list?