Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Post by darkdeserthighway » July 27th, 2014, 5:55 am

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1. Talc 2. Gypsum 3. Calcite 4. Flourite 5. Apatite 6. Orthoclase 7. Quartz 8. Topaz 9.Corundum 10. Diamond
What is drusy crystal habit?
Crystals forming in a vug/ gap in surface of rock
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Post by John Richardsim » July 28th, 2014, 10:45 am

Alright, I'm just going to go all out rebel and ask another fossils question.

How and when were banded iron formations (BIFs) formed? (Hint: the answer can be found on this page if you scroll down a little bit: http://petrifiedwoodmuseum.org/Precambrian.htm)
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Post by GoofyFoofer » August 8th, 2014, 10:26 am

Banded iron formations, known as BIF's, are ancient sedimentary deposits consisting of alternating layers of iron rich and silica rich layers. BIF's started out as sediments deposited on ancient ocean floors.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Post by GoofyFoofer » August 14th, 2014, 11:43 am

Fossils Question!!! :P
What is the most recognizable feature of genus Phacops?
[Hint: it is a trilobite...]
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