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Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: June 16th, 2016, 10:00 pm
by bernard

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 7th, 2016, 3:22 pm
by embokim
This is a bit outdated but for some newcomers this site helped me with both entomology and rocks and minerals at regionals and states.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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 7th, 2016, 9:27 pm
by bhavjain
How does one distinguish between calcite and dolomite apart from an acid test?

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 8th, 2016, 8:17 am
by embokim
You can't but usually on a test they will provide the pertinent information to tell the difference

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 9th, 2016, 10:46 am
by rockster
This is a bit outdated but for some newcomers this site helped me with both entomology and rocks and minerals at regionals and states.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.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 9th, 2016, 11:40 am
by Unome
This is a bit outdated but for some newcomers this site helped me with both entomology and rocks and minerals at regionals and states.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.
^so great.

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 10th, 2016, 12:23 pm
by Lis_ara
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

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 10th, 2016, 12:40 pm
by John Richardsim
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).

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 10th, 2016, 7:27 pm
by bhavjain
If tests have a mineral from the tourmaline group, will they want the specific mineral? (e.g. Liddicoatite?)

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Posted: September 11th, 2016, 5:07 am
by Magikarpmaster629
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.