Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

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

Postby GoofyFoofer » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:29 pm

Fairy stones! :P
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby asthedeer » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:10 pm

@GoofyFooter, you need to post a ??? :D

Is talc harder or softer than graphite?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby darkdeserthighway » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:04 pm

GoofyFoofer wrote:Fairy stones! :P

asthedeer wrote:@GoofyFooter, you need to post a ??? :D

Is talc harder or softer than graphite?


GoofyFoofer is correct. There shouldn't be two questions running at once though.

answer:
talc is softer
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby GoofyFoofer » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:58 pm

asthedeer wrote:@GoofyFooter, you need to post a ??? :D

Well yeah, but I have to wait and see if my answer was correct before I ask a question.
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Postby darkdeserthighway » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:37 pm

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

Postby GoofyFoofer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:30 am

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

Postby GoofyFoofer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:34 am

What are the 8 types of quartz? :P
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby John Richardsim » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:59 am

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[Agate/Onyx], [Amethyst], [Chalcedony], [Citrine], [Crystal], [Jasper], [Milky], [Rose]


Rank lignite, anthracite, and bituminous coal from highest to lowest carbon content.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby darkdeserthighway » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:13 pm

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anthracite, bituminous, lignite
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Postby GoofyFoofer » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:50 pm

your turn!
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby darkdeserthighway » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:55 pm

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

Postby John Richardsim » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:46 am

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Bauxite, Right?


I hope you don't mind if I be a bit of a rebel and ask a (simple) fossils question. In what type of rock are fossils usually found?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby GoofyFoofer » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:31 am

answer!
sedimentary rock!
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby GoofyFoofer » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:34 am

What are all the minerals listed on the moh's hardness scale and what are their hardnesses? (is hardnesses a word? :P )
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Postby John Richardsim » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:10 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?
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