Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by Cheesy Pie » July 25th, 2011, 2:56 pm

Yeah then it would be rigged towards those who visit the station early.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by fossilgirl13 » August 13th, 2011, 8:02 pm

So, is Rocks and Minerals going to be like fossils-- in the sense that there will be a binder, field guide, and identification? In that case, does anyone know any good field guides? I have the audobon one, but I'm not sure it's the best one out there... :|
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by Kokonilly » August 14th, 2011, 5:21 am

fossilgirl13 wrote:So, is Rocks and Minerals going to be like fossils-- in the sense that there will be a binder, field guide, and identification? In that case, does anyone know any good field guides? I have the audobon one, but I'm not sure it's the best one out there... :|
There are 17 pages of discussion and a wiki page to answer your question. Please read them!

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Post by fossilgirl13 » August 14th, 2011, 6:58 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
fossilgirl13 wrote:So, is Rocks and Minerals going to be like fossils-- in the sense that there will be a binder, field guide, and identification? In that case, does anyone know any good field guides? I have the audobon one, but I'm not sure it's the best one out there... :|
There are 17 pages of discussion and a wiki page to answer your question. Please read them!
Thank you kindly for that information, I had no idea that these resources existed.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by abator » August 14th, 2011, 9:24 pm

Wow Those pages on the wiki have a lot of info. I can't believe I never looked at them before! :D

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Post by IdahoSciGuy » August 20th, 2011, 1:28 pm

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by XXGeneration » August 21st, 2011, 12:25 pm

Does anyone know any websites for the rocks half of the list? I've been using minerals.net for the minerals section, but it doesn't include pages about rocks.

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Post by quizbowl » August 21st, 2011, 1:58 pm

XXGeneration wrote:Does anyone know any websites for the rocks half of the list? I've been using minerals.net for the minerals section, but it doesn't include pages about rocks.
Honestly, the field guides are much better for information, but it's true - there aren't many strong rock-oriented websites. Wikipedia is a start for many, but often doesn't go in depth.
Try just searching the rock name on google - example: I searched peridotite and found a website with great information on it, but there was nothing else for other rocks.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by PacificGoldenPlover » August 22nd, 2011, 2:19 pm

XXGeneration wrote:Does anyone know any websites for the rocks half of the list? I've been using minerals.net for the minerals section, but it doesn't include pages about rocks.
The best one I could find was one for igneous rocks, but I agree with Quizbowl that field guides will have more info. I highly recommend Simon and Schuster's.
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/Vo ... rocks.html
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by XXGeneration » August 22nd, 2011, 3:34 pm

PacificGoldenPlover wrote:
XXGeneration wrote:Does anyone know any websites for the rocks half of the list? I've been using minerals.net for the minerals section, but it doesn't include pages about rocks.
The best one I could find was one for igneous rocks, but I agree with Quizbowl that field guides will have more info. I highly recommend Simon and Schuster's.
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/Vo ... rocks.html
Thank you; after I posted this I went and asked my brother who did rocks and minerals way in the past, and he gave me his old audubon field guide.

I can say that there is plenty of information in there about all rocks.

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