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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Clematis » January 24th, 2017, 10:15 am

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1) Identify
2) This mineral structure is commonly called:
3) Name the other mineral that this structure could form from.
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1. Barite 2. Desert Rose 3. Selenite Gypsum
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Entomology » January 25th, 2017, 8:36 am

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1) Identify
2) This mineral structure is commonly called:
3) Name the other mineral that this structure could form from.
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1. Barite 2. Desert Rose 3. Selenite Gypsum
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Clematis » January 29th, 2017, 8:19 am

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1. Identify the two minerals in this sample.
2. What is the nickname for this variety?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Mekzz » January 30th, 2017, 4:05 pm

1) Gold and Quartz
2) The gold or the quartz? Quartz is milky? Gold idk
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Clematis » February 1st, 2017, 8:33 pm

1. Correct
2. The correct answer is actually picture rock Go ahead. Your turn.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Mekzz » February 13th, 2017, 3:31 pm

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What rock makes up these terraces and around what are these structures formed?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Clematis » February 19th, 2017, 7:58 am

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What rock makes up these terraces and around what are these structures formed?
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Travertine limestone terraces formed around hot springs.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby NeilMehta » February 23rd, 2017, 11:55 am

Welp, no ones posting a question so I guess I'll try:
What is the scientific term for a rock full of caveties?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 24th, 2017, 10:10 am

Welp, no ones posting a question so I guess I'll try:
What is the scientific term for a rock full of caveties?
Not entirely sure what you're looking for, but I think it's vesicular
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby NeilMehta » February 24th, 2017, 2:32 pm

Welp, no ones posting a question so I guess I'll try:
What is the scientific term for a rock full of caveties?
Not entirely sure what you're looking for, but I think it's vesicular
Yup you got it
(Sorry if the language wasn't the best, I dont have much experience with R/M)
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 24th, 2017, 3:40 pm

An uncommon form of a common mineral:

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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby driedmango » February 24th, 2017, 10:12 pm

An uncommon form of a common mineral:

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Identify
is it pyrite? (i'm bad at ID haha)
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 25th, 2017, 6:46 am

is it pyrite? (i'm bad at ID haha)
Correct! Also make sure to hide your answer using ["spoiler"]["/spoiler"] with text in between the spoilers and without the quotes.
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby driedmango » February 26th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Also make sure to hide your answer using ["spoiler"]["/spoiler"] with text in between the spoilers and without the quotes.
whoops my bad :/
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ID & this mineral is the primary ore of what?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 27th, 2017, 6:11 am

Also make sure to hide your answer using ["spoiler"]["/spoiler"] with text in between the spoilers and without the quotes.
whoops my bad :/
ID & this mineral is the primary ore of what?
Ooh tricky Sphalerite...with associated dolomite? Zinc ore.
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