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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by eox » November 24th, 2012, 9:47 am

sorry for not posting a new question earlier guys, was studying for school tryouts and didn't have time xD
glad to see you progressed without me :D

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by 10manwire » November 25th, 2012, 8:13 am

[img]http://flexiblelearning.auckland.ac.nz/rocks_minerals/rocks/images/gabbro1.jpg[/img]
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by hotchocolate123 » November 25th, 2012, 8:53 am

1) Gabbro 2)basalt
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by 10manwire » November 25th, 2012, 9:42 am

Yup!
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Post by hotchocolate123 » November 25th, 2012, 9:58 am

[img]http://mesotheliomadoc.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/tremolite.png[/img]
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Post by 10manwire » November 25th, 2012, 10:04 am

Tremolite, yes, fibrous tremolite is one of the recognized forms of asbestos, which is toxic and can cause lung cancer, among other diseases
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Post by hotchocolate123 » November 25th, 2012, 11:00 am

Yup! Most of the tremolite that I find are the variations of hexagonite....
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Post by 10manwire » November 25th, 2012, 11:04 am

[img]http://www.nwnature.net/cam/science/rocks/web_rocks/phyllite.jpg[/img]
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Post by hotchocolate123 » November 25th, 2012, 11:18 am

Phyllite? and parent rock would be shale or slate
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Post by 10manwire » November 25th, 2012, 11:24 am

Correct, although it may just be slate - I'm not positive.
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