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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by technomario » February 27th, 2014, 5:11 am

Oh and the stranges sample I have every seen was a bag of Tremolite just sitting there! Good thing nobody opened it! :lol:
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by darkdeserthighway » February 27th, 2014, 3:39 pm

wiseowl63 wrote:
So if this is rocks and minerals last year (that sucks by the way) then what is going to replace it. I was thinking fossils, but im not sure.
Fossils will replace rocks and minerals after this year, and fossils is on a 3 year rotation alternating with rocks and minerals.
technomario wrote:Oh and the stranges sample I have every seen was a bag of Tremolite just sitting there! Good thing nobody opened it! :lol:
Wow, what was the question asked there?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by GoofyFoofer » February 27th, 2014, 4:22 pm

no more rks and min next yr!! :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by wiseowl63 » February 27th, 2014, 7:22 pm

The strangest sample I have ever seen at competition was a piece of pumice that was similar to a plain old piece of styrofoam.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by wiseowl63 » February 27th, 2014, 7:28 pm

technomario wrote:Oh and the stranges sample I have every seen was a bag of Tremolite just sitting there! Good thing nobody opened it! :lol:
For the past three years there has been a sample of tremolite on our state test. Kind of freaks you out when you see it though.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by technomario » February 28th, 2014, 4:53 am

darkdeserthighway wrote:
wiseowl63 wrote:
So if this is rocks and minerals last year (that sucks by the way) then what is going to replace it. I was thinking fossils, but im not sure.
Fossils will replace rocks and minerals after this year, and fossils is on a 3 year rotation alternating with rocks and minerals.
technomario wrote:Oh and the stranges sample I have every seen was a bag of Tremolite just sitting there! Good thing nobody opened it! :lol:
Wow, what was the question asked there?
They basically asked what disease it would cause if it was opened and hardness.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by Mike_NCH » February 28th, 2014, 3:56 pm

So I am not quite sure where to go here, but can someone post the kind of study sheet they use? I have a bit of trouble identifying, and I was told I was doing this event a week before states. Can someone help? :)

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by darkdeserthighway » March 1st, 2014, 5:33 am

technomario wrote: They basically asked what disease it would cause if it was opened and hardness.
Interesting.
Mike_NCH wrote:So I am not quite sure where to go here, but can someone post the kind of study sheet they use? I have a bit of trouble identifying, and I was told I was doing this event a week before states. Can someone help? :)
Identification is one of the most important parts of this event. I would say just focus on the rocks and minerals you have the most difficulty with and try to find defining characteristics.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by sciencegeek100 » March 2nd, 2014, 12:15 am

hexagonaria wrote:So have any of you ever actually seen something rare/expensive like diamond or silver or gold in a competition? What's the most unexpected specimen you've encountered?
I have seen gold an diamond as pictures
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by Flavorflav » March 2nd, 2014, 3:25 am

Not all Tremolite is asbestiform, and even if it were you don't get asbestosis from brief exposure. It's not plutonium.

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