Rocks & Minerals B/C

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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by havenbro » September 17th, 2012, 2:37 pm

http://www.scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=121&t=3036 This is the link to the study marathon from last year. You can see that it was an active thread all through the year. The thread is locked now, but you can still see it.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by Luis Armando » September 24th, 2012, 11:31 am

I think it would be a great idea to do another marthon like last year.

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Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » September 24th, 2012, 7:33 pm

It worked last year, don't see why it wouldn't work this year /shrug
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by aim4me26 » October 13th, 2012, 3:12 pm

Just in case you guys haven't noticed yet, the thread has been started.
http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=144&t=3862
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by mbdavis95 » October 28th, 2012, 10:50 pm

aim4me26 wrote:Just in case you guys haven't noticed yet, the thread has been started.
http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=144&t=3862
These practice questions will be very helpful for preparing for the event. Thank you for posting the link. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by socaptain » November 11th, 2012, 2:33 pm

Hi I'm new here, and I competed in my state meet last year, and there were questions about shapes of the minerals (like conical, etc) that really threw my teammate and I. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find resources for this type of question?
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*ps I know what the words mean, I was just wondering if there was a uniform list or a resource where I can find it*

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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by Allinea » November 13th, 2012, 5:50 pm

socaptain wrote:...about shapes of the minerals (like conical, etc)...
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What?

Okay, I may not be the best Rocks person in the world, but I can't think of much of anything that comes to mind for that. The only characteristic that I can think of at the moment without looking at my binder notes is crystal systems or something of the like. Do you have more examples?

Wikipedia is a good place to start I think, then follow the cited links for more detail and specific information. There's a number of times where I just word hop around there and find cool little nuggets of information.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by thsom » November 18th, 2012, 8:15 pm

What is the difference between double refraction and birefringence (or, refraction vs. refringence?)

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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by havendude » November 19th, 2012, 3:06 pm

thsom wrote:What is the difference between double refraction and birefringence (or, refraction vs. refringence?)
They're synonyms. It would still be a good idea for you to know both of them for tests.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Post by hotchocolate123 » November 21st, 2012, 12:10 pm

What does it mean when they put Goethite/ Limonite.. They're very similar but they are still two different minerals... :?
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