Rocks and Minerals B/C

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Rocks and Minerals B/C

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby embokim » September 7th, 2016, 3:22 pm

This is a bit outdated but for some newcomers this site helped me with both entomology and rocks and minerals at regionals and states.
http://scioly.org/users/balsa/public/Sc ... index.html
You have to capitalize the first letter of every answer and a couple are misspelled but you can find a pattern after a couple minutes of playing around with this.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 7th, 2016, 9:27 pm

How does one distinguish between calcite and dolomite apart from an acid test?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby embokim » September 8th, 2016, 8:17 am

You can't but usually on a test they will provide the pertinent information to tell the difference
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby rockster » September 9th, 2016, 10:46 am

This is a bit outdated but for some newcomers this site helped me with both entomology and rocks and minerals at regionals and states.
http://scioly.org/users/balsa/public/Sc ... index.html
You have to capitalize the first letter of every answer and a couple are misspelled but you can find a pattern after a couple minutes of playing around with this.
OMG thank you. I used this my first year but I couldn't remember the website.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Unome » September 9th, 2016, 11:40 am

This is a bit outdated but for some newcomers this site helped me with both entomology and rocks and minerals at regionals and states.
http://scioly.org/users/balsa/public/Sc ... index.html
You have to capitalize the first letter of every answer and a couple are misspelled but you can find a pattern after a couple minutes of playing around with this.
OMG thank you. I used this my first year but I couldn't remember the website.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Lis_ara » September 10th, 2016, 12:23 pm

Hey guys!
Does anyone have an old copy of the Rocks and Minerals rules manual lying around (like from 2013 & 2014 season perhaps)? If so, can you post a link here? I'd like to get a general idea of what the event includes without having to buy the entire 2017 Division C event rules manual... and I'm sure many others feel the same :) Thank you!!! :D

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby John Richardsim » September 10th, 2016, 12:40 pm

Hey guys!
Does anyone have an old copy of the Rocks and Minerals rules manual lying around (like from 2013 & 2014 season perhaps)? If so, can you post a link here? I'd like to get a general idea of what the event includes without having to buy the entire 2017 Division C event rules manual... and I'm sure many others feel the same :) Thank you!!! :D
They are copyrighted, and as such cannot be posted here. You can get a copy of this year's rules from your coach, who should have (or will) receive a copy of the rules with registration. You may also check the Rocks and Minerals wiki page for helpful information (it actually has quite a bit, so you should definitely take a look through it).
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 10th, 2016, 7:27 pm

If tests have a mineral from the tourmaline group, will they want the specific mineral? (e.g. Liddicoatite?)
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » September 11th, 2016, 5:07 am

If tests have a mineral from the tourmaline group, will they want the specific mineral? (e.g. Liddicoatite?)
From my experience, they'll only ask for the specimen on the list, but giving the variation can get you tiebreaker points.
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