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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by kjhsscioly » June 1st, 2011, 7:11 pm

How are the tests usually set up? I haven't seen this event since div. b, and I am likely to get it, since I did fossils.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by pjgscioisamazing » June 1st, 2011, 7:14 pm

kjhsscioly wrote:How are the tests usually set up? I haven't seen this event since div. b, and I am likely to get it, since I did fossils.
The norm is stations for Rocks and Minerals
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by quizbowl » June 4th, 2011, 6:44 pm

I assume that usually specimens will be given (well, besides diamond and a few of the more valuable ones :P)
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by pjgscioisamazing » June 4th, 2011, 6:47 pm

quizbowl wrote:I assume that usually specimens will be given (well, besides diamond and a few of the more valuable ones :P)
Yeah I've seen specimens at all the events I've done. And I have seen gold at one of them!
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by quizbowl » June 4th, 2011, 6:53 pm

pjgscioisamazing wrote:
quizbowl wrote:I assume that usually specimens will be given (well, besides diamond and a few of the more valuable ones :P)
Yeah I've seen specimens at all the events I've done. And I have seen gold at one of them!
Do they usually provide streak plates at every station?
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by mingtian » June 4th, 2011, 7:11 pm

quizbowl wrote:
pjgscioisamazing wrote:
quizbowl wrote:I assume that usually specimens will be given (well, besides diamond and a few of the more valuable ones :P)
Yeah I've seen specimens at all the events I've done. And I have seen gold at one of them!
Do they usually provide streak plates at every station?
I guess they would.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by pjgscioisamazing » June 4th, 2011, 7:15 pm

quizbowl wrote:
pjgscioisamazing wrote:
quizbowl wrote:I assume that usually specimens will be given (well, besides diamond and a few of the more valuable ones :P)
Yeah I've seen specimens at all the events I've done. And I have seen gold at one of them!
Do they usually provide streak plates at every station?
Yes, I'm pretty sure that if a streak plate or some sort of hardness indicator (penny, glass plate) is necessary at a station, the event supervisor will provide them. I don't think they were on the list of allowed resources the last time Rocks was an event.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by Cheesy Pie » June 5th, 2011, 3:51 pm

Do they provide indicator minerals from the mohs scale?
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by gneissisnice » June 5th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:Do they provide indicator minerals from the mohs scale?
Depends. Event writers can choose to make a station where you have to determine the hardness, but instead of a scratch plate, you only get Mohs' Scale specimens. They won't provide the minerals AND a glass though, that's redundant.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by RespectTheBlade » June 6th, 2011, 1:16 pm

salcedam wrote:
RespectTheBlade wrote:
I have no idea, but my general guess would be no, as the lists change a bit.

EDIT: As far as guidebooks, I have a nice DK one that is sorted bhy color for minerals and rock type for rocka (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary.) also has a key for identifying rocks, and info on specific gravity, luster, chemical formulas for minerals, and Moh's scale.
What's the name of the guidebook that you have?
I t just says ROCKS & MINERALS on the top. I guess that's the title.
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