Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by Mstate16 » January 27th, 2013, 5:14 pm

I will go ahead and post for spartymavs...
[img]http://www.minerals.net/MineralImages/beryl-heliodor-yellow-brazil.jpg[/img]

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by eox » January 27th, 2013, 5:46 pm

Mstate16 wrote:I will go ahead and post for spartymavs...
[img]http://www.minerals.net/MineralImages/beryl-heliodor-yellow-brazil.jpg[/img]
im pretty sure its beryl. emerald and i think aquamarine come from the green and blue varieties, respectively

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by Mstate16 » January 27th, 2013, 7:55 pm

eox wrote:
im pretty sure its beryl. emerald and i think aquamarine come from the green and blue varieties, respectively
right, But I'm looking for a few more varieties, what is the red, pink-purple, clear-white, yellow, and greenish-yellow varieties called?

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by eox » January 27th, 2013, 8:48 pm

Mstate16 wrote: right, But I'm looking for a few more varieties, what is the red, pink-purple, clear-white, yellow, and greenish-yellow varieties called?
red - red emerald, pink-purple - morganite, clear - goshenite, yellow - golden beryl, green-yellow - heliodor?

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by Mstate16 » January 28th, 2013, 2:58 pm

Correct EOX, (deep red beryl is sometimes called Bixbite, and is only found in Utah) your turn!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by eox » January 28th, 2013, 3:43 pm

[img]http://skywalker.cochise.edu/wellerr/mineral/gypsum/6gypsum-alabaster146a.jpg[/img]

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by quizbowl » January 28th, 2013, 4:48 pm

Gotta be alabaster
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Post by sofossils » January 28th, 2013, 5:34 pm

I agree with quizbowl
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by eox » January 28th, 2013, 5:42 pm

quizbowl wrote:
Gotta be alabaster
correct, your turn

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