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Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby bernard » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:20 pm

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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby shaistings » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:18 pm

I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

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Postby Unome » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:22 pm

shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

The 2014 list was arranged in alphabetical order within each category (minerals, metamorphic rocks, igenous rocks, and sedimentary rocks). The 2017 list preserves the numbers from the 2014 list despite the different order.
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Postby shaistings » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:26 pm

Unome wrote:
shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

The 2014 list was arranged in alphabetical order within each category (minerals, metamorphic rocks, igenous rocks, and sedimentary rocks). The 2017 list preserves the numbers from the 2014 list despite the different order.


Thats pretty cool. Thanks! I knew I was missing something small. They last time I did this event was high school in freshman year so its been about 4 years.

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Postby ScottMaurer19 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:09 pm

shaistings wrote:
Unome wrote:
shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

The 2014 list was arranged in alphabetical order within each category (minerals, metamorphic rocks, igenous rocks, and sedimentary rocks). The 2017 list preserves the numbers from the 2014 list despite the different order.


Thats pretty cool. Thanks! I knew I was missing something small. They last time I did this event was high school in freshman year so its been about 4 years.

I still use the old list because i find it easier to find things when they are alphabetized but that just me.
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Postby gneissisnice » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 am

I personally liked them better alphabetically too, I feel like it was easier to find things. The new list also removes a level of complexity by just telling you the groups instead of making sure you know them.
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Postby whythelongface » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 pm

I hope I have the old list somewhere, I think I am still more accustomed to that list than I am to the new one. It took me a few moments to scan through the list to make sure no new minerals or rocks were added or removed.
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Postby Unome » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:18 pm

whythelongface wrote:I hope I have the old list somewhere, I think I am still more accustomed to that list than I am to the new one. It took me a few moments to scan through the list to make sure no new minerals or rocks were added or removed.

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Postby Tailsfan101 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:23 pm

Isn't this a Lab Event?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby whythelongface » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:37 pm

Unome wrote:
whythelongface wrote:I hope I have the old list somewhere, I think I am still more accustomed to that list than I am to the new one. It took me a few moments to scan through the list to make sure no new minerals or rocks were added or removed.

2014 list


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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:19 am

Tailsfan101 wrote:Isn't this a Lab Event?


There is no part of Rocks & Minerals that features a Lab Event. All that happens is that you get a rock/mineral and you have to answer questions.
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Postby whythelongface » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:03 pm

I think Tailsfan meant that it's a station event. In that case, yes.
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Postby KimmHersh » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:29 pm

shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.


The 2018 list says that the 'specimen numbers' are the same as in their Rock and Mineral Kit (to be sold at Wards science). We haven't used an official kit, so going by the footnote only.

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Postby dxu46 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:56 pm

KimmHersh wrote:
shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.


The 2018 list says that the 'specimen numbers' are the same as in their Rock and Mineral Kit (to be sold at Wards science). We haven't used an official kit, so going by the footnote only.

The numbers are specimen numbers and the numbering of the minerals in alphabetical order (with orthoclase being "f" for feldspar and the quartz being after pyrite).
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Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby queenofspades13 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:57 am

What specific categories do you need to add in your binder under each type of rocks and minerals? Would it be categories like common uses, chemical composition, type of group etc.?


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