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Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by ESBoi123 » June 26th, 2019, 8:06 pm

Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
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Re: Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by Things2do » June 26th, 2019, 8:22 pm

ESBoi123 wrote:Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
I'd start by reading a field guide, studying the pictures as you read about the rock/mineral.

That's what I'd do. I have no clue what you should do. That depends on how effectively you learn from reading, and how your brain does at retrieving related bits of information, among other things...
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Re: Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by dxu46 » June 26th, 2019, 9:05 pm

ESBoi123 wrote:Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
I wouldn't use streak at all, tbh. I'd recommend looking at and feeling a lot of rocks and minerals, because after a while (and I'm not sure if this is just me but it works) you can kind of feel the density by shaking your hand up and down and feeling the pressure of the specimen. That really helps, often times eliminating less dense possibilities. Also, a lot of specimens feel different, and by interacting with them a lot you kinda develop a sense of touch.

Finally, even though people say you shouldn't rely on them, generic pictures on the internet are usually what specimens at low-level competitions will resemble.

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Re: Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by ESBoi123 » June 27th, 2019, 7:50 am

dxu46 wrote:
ESBoi123 wrote:Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
I wouldn't use streak at all, tbh. I'd recommend looking at and feeling a lot of rocks and minerals, because after a while (and I'm not sure if this is just me but it works) you can kind of feel the density by shaking your hand up and down and feeling the pressure of the specimen. That really helps, often times eliminating less dense possibilities. Also, a lot of specimens feel different, and by interacting with them a lot you kinda develop a sense of touch.

Finally, even though people say you shouldn't rely on them, generic pictures on the internet are usually what specimens at low-level competitions will resemble.

Use my Quizlet!
danke this is a very good and very useful. Time to cram it all in one day (cause thats all the time I've got)
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Re: Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by ScottMaurer19 » June 28th, 2019, 12:29 pm

ESBoi123 wrote:Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
Just link your mind with mine and you'll be good ;)
I wrote the test you will be taking you have more than 15 sec
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Re: Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by ESBoi123 » June 28th, 2019, 2:00 pm

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
ESBoi123 wrote:Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
Just link your mind with mine and you'll be good ;)
I wrote the test you will be taking you have more than 15 sec
Lmao well that's helpful. Lemme just quickly build a telepathy device and I shld be good to go
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Re: Rocks & Minerals (kind of)

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 29th, 2019, 7:59 pm

ESBoi123 wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
ESBoi123 wrote:Okay so I need to study and be able to identify random rocks and minerals that are placed in front of me. I get 15 seconds to examine each rock and mineral, and all I get is a streak plate.
How do you recommend I best study for this?
Just link your mind with mine and you'll be good ;)
I wrote the test you will be taking you have more than 15 sec
Lmao well that's helpful. Lemme just quickly build a telepathy device and I shld be good to go
I recommend a Vulcan mind meld for best results

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