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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by 10manwire » January 2nd, 2013, 3:13 pm

correct!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by Allinea » January 2nd, 2013, 3:40 pm

[img]http://i47.tinypic.com/4rrc7r.jpg[/img]
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by melissay63 » January 2nd, 2013, 4:34 pm

Albite, Flourite, last one can be...: Calcite?
So far...medaling has been a rollercoaster
but hopefully, next one would be on top!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by Allinea » January 2nd, 2013, 7:18 pm

Right on the first two, but calcite is incorrect. You also didn't answer the entire question :)
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by 10manwire » January 2nd, 2013, 9:40 pm

Quartz? (since it can form with almost all other minerals  :lol:), Albite = 2.6 - 2.63, Fluorite = 3.0 - 3.3, Quartz = 2.6 - 2.7
If this is correct, melissay63 may go as I probably would not have guessed albite.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by wufactor2012 » January 3rd, 2013, 5:10 am

I agree with 10man wire

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by Allinea » January 3rd, 2013, 3:25 pm

10manwire wrote:
Quartz? (since it can form with almost all other minerals  :lol:), Albite = 2.6 - 2.63, Fluorite = 3.0 - 3.3, Quartz = 2.6 - 2.7
If this is correct, melissay63 may go as I probably would not have guessed albite.
Indeed it is smoky quartz. I'll give it to you :D Just remember to be specific!
I figured it would be a good image because the smoky quartz blended in and even I didn't see it until I saw the description.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by darkdeserthighway » January 3rd, 2013, 3:42 pm

About the previous answer: Sorry to interject, but if smoky quartz isn't on the list, should it still be studied?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by aim4me26 » January 3rd, 2013, 3:47 pm

darkdeserthighway wrote:About the previous answer: Sorry to interject, but if smoky quartz isn't on the list, should it still be studied?
My personal opinion about this is that if it's not on the list, you most likely will not be tested on it, but it's always good to know these things.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by darkdeserthighway » January 3rd, 2013, 3:52 pm

True, just another quartz lol
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