Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby XXGeneration » September 12th, 2011, 2:13 pm

In case anyone wanted the answer to question 9, here it is.
1. Augite
2. Monoclinic
[quote="rocketman1555"]In order to keep this thread alive here is a new question.

What type of rock makes up Mammoth Caves?

What is its chemical composition?[/quote]

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby Saturiea » September 15th, 2011, 6:21 pm

Should be limestone which is CaCO3.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » September 20th, 2011, 4:20 pm

Since no one has posted:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/GgJ2d.jpg[/img]
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby XXGeneration » September 20th, 2011, 6:33 pm

Since no one has posted:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/GgJ2d.jpg[/img]
Is this Augite?

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » September 20th, 2011, 6:34 pm

Since no one has posted:
[img]http://i.imgur.com/GgJ2d.jpg[/img]
Is this Augite?
Nope, sorry!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby IdahoSciGuy » September 20th, 2011, 6:57 pm

I have a sample that looks like it is on the same matrix, and that is a Tourmaline Crystal. Same?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » September 20th, 2011, 7:11 pm

I have a sample that looks like it is on the same matrix, and that is a Tourmaline Crystal. Same?
Good job!
It is schorl, the most common variety of tourmaline
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby iYOA » September 24th, 2011, 6:02 pm

revive!!
[img]http://webmineral.com/specimens/photos/Albite1Small.jpg[/img]
a)Identify it
b) Chemical composition?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby XXGeneration » September 24th, 2011, 7:19 pm

revive!!
[img]http://webmineral.com/specimens/photos/Albite1Small.jpg[/img]
a)Identify it
b) Chemical composition?
The picture isn't loading for me.. and I just saw the link when quoting :X

whoops sorry I guess I'll sit out this one

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » September 24th, 2011, 7:26 pm

Here: I won't answer it, but I'll post the picture again:
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