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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » January 21st, 2018, 2:33 pm

ScottMaurer19 wrote:Image
1. Identify
2. Crystal system
3. Does this specimen react with HCl?
4. Which mineral is at the other end of a solid solution series with this specimen?

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1. Calcite?
2. Hexagonal
3. Yes
4. Dolomite?

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » January 21st, 2018, 2:40 pm

dxu46 wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:Image
1. Identify
2. Crystal system
3. Does this specimen react with HCl?
4. Which mineral is at the other end of a solid solution series with this specimen?

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1. Calcite?
2. Hexagonal
3. Yes
4. Dolomite?

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » January 24th, 2018, 6:31 pm

A few days late...
General knowledge questions
1. What is the difference between continuous and discontinuous when it comes to the Bowen's Reaction Series?
2. Define isometric.
3. What is the hardness of your fingernail?
4. What are elements commonly found in Mafic Igneous rocks? Felsic?
5. Why are properties like streak and density unorthodox ways to identify rocks?

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby kate! » January 29th, 2018, 7:57 am

dxu46 wrote:
A few days late...
General knowledge questions
1. What is the difference between continuous and discontinuous when it comes to the Bowen's Reaction Series?
2. Define isometric.
3. What is the hardness of your fingernail?
4. What are elements commonly found in Mafic Igneous rocks? Felsic?
5. Why are properties like streak and density unorthodox ways to identify rocks?


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1. Continuous means the evolution of plagioclase feldspar from being calcium-rich to sodium-rich. Discontinuous means the formation of mafic minerals like olivine, pyroxene, biotite mica, and amphibole
2. Isometric is the cubic crystal system.
3. 2.5
4. Mafic= iron (Fe) and magnesium (Mg) Felsic= aluminum (Al) and silicon (Si)
5. Properties like streak and density aren't usually used to classify rocks because of how common they are between each kind of rock. Instead, we use texture to classify them because each rock has a different texture.
Last year I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Now I know stuff about amphibians, reptiles, water, and more experiments, yay again!
I'm planning to learn stuff about oceanography, fossils, water, and birds, yay for the third time!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » January 29th, 2018, 5:18 pm

kate! wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
A few days late...
General knowledge questions
1. What is the difference between continuous and discontinuous when it comes to the Bowen's Reaction Series?
2. Define isometric.
3. What is the hardness of your fingernail?
4. What are elements commonly found in Mafic Igneous rocks? Felsic?
5. Why are properties like streak and density unorthodox ways to identify rocks?


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1. Continuous means the evolution of plagioclase feldspar from being calcium-rich to sodium-rich. Discontinuous means the formation of mafic minerals like olivine, pyroxene, biotite mica, and amphibole
2. Isometric is the cubic crystal system.
3. 2.5
4. Mafic= iron (Fe) and magnesium (Mg) Felsic= aluminum (Al) and silicon (Si)
5. Properties like streak and density aren't usually used to classify rocks because of how common they are between each kind of rock. Instead, we use texture to classify them because each rock has a different texture.

#1 is almost directly copied from this, but correct, your turn.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby kate! » January 30th, 2018, 9:40 am

dxu46 wrote:
kate! wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
A few days late...
General knowledge questions
1. What is the difference between continuous and discontinuous when it comes to the Bowen's Reaction Series?
2. Define isometric.
3. What is the hardness of your fingernail?
4. What are elements commonly found in Mafic Igneous rocks? Felsic?
5. Why are properties like streak and density unorthodox ways to identify rocks?


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1. Continuous means the evolution of plagioclase feldspar from being calcium-rich to sodium-rich. Discontinuous means the formation of mafic minerals like olivine, pyroxene, biotite mica, and amphibole
2. Isometric is the cubic crystal system.
3. 2.5
4. Mafic= iron (Fe) and magnesium (Mg) Felsic= aluminum (Al) and silicon (Si)
5. Properties like streak and density aren't usually used to classify rocks because of how common they are between each kind of rock. Instead, we use texture to classify them because each rock has a different texture.

#1 is almost directly copied from this, but correct, your turn.


I didn't really understand so I looked it up and I couldn't figure out how to word it differently from the website because the answer was right. I guess that is cheating, sorry.

Also here are new questions

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Image
1. What rock is this?
2. Describe its texture.
3. Why does this texture occur?
4. What rock is this rock most similar to?
Last year I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Now I know stuff about amphibians, reptiles, water, and more experiments, yay again!
I'm planning to learn stuff about oceanography, fossils, water, and birds, yay for the third time!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 2nd, 2018, 3:55 pm

kate! wrote:
Questions
Image
1. What rock is this?
2. Describe its texture.
3. Why does this texture occur?
4. What rock is this rock most similar to?


Answers
1. Andesite
2. Porphyritic/Medium Grained
3. Magma cools slowly then rapidly, forming crystals of different sizes.
4. In composition? Diorite -- it is the plutonic version of Andesite.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby kate! » February 3rd, 2018, 2:59 pm

dxu46 wrote:
kate! wrote:
Questions
Image
1. What rock is this?
2. Describe its texture.
3. Why does this texture occur?
4. What rock is this rock most similar to?


Answers
1. Andesite
2. Porphyritic/Medium Grained
3. Magma cools slowly then rapidly, forming crystals of different sizes.
4. In composition? Diorite -- it is the plutonic version of Andesite.


Good job. Your turn!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 3rd, 2018, 4:58 pm

Question
Image
1. What mineral is this?
2. What is it's cleavage angle?
3. This mineral occurs in what type(s) of rock? Be as specific as you can.
4. How did this mineral get it's name?
5. What would an iron-rich variety of this mineral be called? What about magnesium?

Credit to https://random.org for helping me decide on a mineral to write a question on!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby kate! » February 8th, 2018, 4:15 pm

dxu46 wrote:
Question
Image
1. What mineral is this?
2. What is it's cleavage angle?
3. This mineral occurs in what type(s) of rock? Be as specific as you can.
4. How did this mineral get it's name?
5. What would an iron-rich variety of this mineral be called? What about magnesium?

Credit to https://random.org for helping me decide on a mineral to write a question on!


Answers
1. Hornblende
2. 124 and 56 degrees
3. metamorphic and igneous
4. German word horn for its color and blenden, which means deceiver
5. Ferrohornblende and magnesiohornblende
Last year I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Now I know stuff about amphibians, reptiles, water, and more experiments, yay again!
I'm planning to learn stuff about oceanography, fossils, water, and birds, yay for the third time!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 8th, 2018, 4:40 pm

kate! wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
Question
Image
1. What mineral is this?
2. What is it's cleavage angle?
3. This mineral occurs in what type(s) of rock? Be as specific as you can.
4. How did this mineral get it's name?
5. What would an iron-rich variety of this mineral be called? What about magnesium?

Credit to https://random.org for helping me decide on a mineral to write a question on!


Answers
1. Hornblende
2. 124 and 56 degrees
3. metamorphic and igneous
4. German word horn for its color and blenden, which means deceiver
5. Ferrohornblende and magnesiohornblende

For #3, I was looking for type of igneous rock, but otherwise that's right. Your turn.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby kate! » February 9th, 2018, 12:32 pm

New Questions!
Image
1. What mineral is this?
2. What color(s) does it tarnish to?
3. What type of acid is it soluble in?
4. What element is it a major ore of?
Last year I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Now I know stuff about amphibians, reptiles, water, and more experiments, yay again!
I'm planning to learn stuff about oceanography, fossils, water, and birds, yay for the third time!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 9th, 2018, 2:15 pm

kate! wrote:
New Questions!
Image
1. What mineral is this?
2. What color(s) does it tarnish to?
3. What type of acid is it soluble in?
4. What element is it a major ore of?

Answers
1. Chalcopyrite
2. A lot, including, but are not limited to, blue and purple
3. HNO3
4. Cu

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Postby kate! » February 9th, 2018, 4:41 pm

dxu46 wrote:
kate! wrote:
New Questions!
Image
1. What mineral is this?
2. What color(s) does it tarnish to?
3. What type of acid is it soluble in?
4. What element is it a major ore of?

Answers
1. Chalcopyrite
2. A lot, including, but are not limited to, blue and purple
3. HNO3
4. Cu


Correct! You can also say nitric acid and copper, but the chemical answers are good.
Your turn!
Last year I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Now I know stuff about amphibians, reptiles, water, and more experiments, yay again!
I'm planning to learn stuff about oceanography, fossils, water, and birds, yay for the third time!


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