Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby Kokonilly » July 17th, 2011, 12:24 pm

mingtian wrote:
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:then why would the people allow us to have field guides?
i mean, a binder is already enough.....

Cuz some people make very bad binders.

You need to have a good binder to do well at competition anyway; you simply can't succeed with just a field guide. It's good to have a backup, though, just in case.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby mingtian » July 17th, 2011, 1:10 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
mingtian wrote:
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:then why would the people allow us to have field guides?
i mean, a binder is already enough.....

Cuz some people make very bad binders.

You need to have a good binder to do well at competition anyway; you simply can't succeed with just a field guide. It's good to have a backup, though, just in case.

Well, not everybody succeeds. That's my point.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby harrybeatsvoldemort » July 21st, 2011, 7:39 am

Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » July 21st, 2011, 7:52 am

mingtian wrote:Well, not everybody succeeds. That's my point.

don't be mean....
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby anatomy » July 21st, 2011, 9:54 am

harrybeatsvoldemort wrote:Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?


I have not done this event, but I have done fossils, and I am pretty sure, it is going to be a lot like fossils.
With speed being very important, because a lot of the competitions consist of stations.
Two main components are ID, and general knowledge.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » July 21st, 2011, 10:30 am

oh, sounds a bit like ornithology :D
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby Kokonilly » July 21st, 2011, 10:50 am

harrybeatsvoldemort wrote:Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?

I now refer you to this.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby mingtian » July 21st, 2011, 11:10 am

Kokonilly wrote:
harrybeatsvoldemort wrote:Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?

I now refer you to this.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby gneissisnice » July 21st, 2011, 1:48 pm

harrybeatsvoldemort wrote:Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?


Hate to sound mean, but the previous 16 pages worth of posts are there for a reason.

Try reading the full thread to see if it answers your questions before you post anything.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby mingtian » July 21st, 2011, 3:54 pm

harrybeatsvoldemort wrote:Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?

The wiki's a great introductory guide go check it out.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby Kokonilly » July 21st, 2011, 5:50 pm

Kokonilly wrote:I now refer you to this.

mingtian wrote:The wiki's a great introductory guide go check it out.

Mingtian:
gneissisnice wrote:Try reading the full thread to see if it answers your questions before you post anything.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby mingtian » July 21st, 2011, 7:17 pm

Sorry, I don't think the user realized that what you wrote was a hyperlink.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby Cheesy Pie » July 22nd, 2011, 6:37 am

Will they be asking you about organic rocks/mineraloids?
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby gneissisnice » July 22nd, 2011, 12:11 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:Will they be asking you about organic rocks/mineraloids?


Only mineraloid I remember on the list was opal.

As for organic, you need to know calcite/aragonite and the various limestones, as well as coquina. Those are the most organic you get.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Postby kjhsscioly » July 22nd, 2011, 5:50 pm

do calcite and aragonite occur outside of recrystallized mollusk shells, and other fossils?


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