Rocks and Minerals B/C

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by pb5754 » March 6th, 2017, 3:41 am

chick-fil-a for life wrote:
pb5754[] wrote:the mineral list includes crystal (quartz variety), i searched online and found nothing and i checked a field guide and found nothing again. can someone plz help. i do not understand what they mean by crystal.

plz help i have states in two days... :?
Crystal quartz is essentially the normal clear form with no impurities.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by nicksalanitri » March 6th, 2017, 2:38 pm

I was just wondering how people in the rest of the country are doing with rocks? What are some of scores you all have been getting? I got a 123.5/127 on the regional and I want to know how that compares.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by nicksalanitri » March 6th, 2017, 6:57 pm

-Groundhog- wrote:First time doing this event. About how much of the information should you be able to know off the top of your head?
How to identify everything on the list and a little about them. Also understand basic earth science level concepts about rocks and minerals. The rest you can have in your binder or continue to memorize. Good luck!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by driedmango » March 6th, 2017, 7:14 pm

nicksalanitri wrote:I was just wondering how people in the rest of the country are doing with rocks? What are some of scores you all have been getting? I got a 123.5/127 on the regional and I want to know how that compares.
What region are you from? That score is insanely good. I hardly ever get over 60 or 70% on tests at invitationals.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by AlbatrossTree » March 7th, 2017, 7:16 am

Scores like that seem to be relatively common at Ohio invites

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by nicksalanitri » March 7th, 2017, 7:24 pm

driedmango wrote:
nicksalanitri wrote:I was just wondering how people in the rest of the country are doing with rocks? What are some of scores you all have been getting? I got a 123.5/127 on the regional and I want to know how that compares.
What region are you from? That score is insanely good. I hardly ever get over 60 or 70% on tests at invitationals.

Eastern Long Island, school is Gelinas, would you want some help?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by nicksalanitri » March 7th, 2017, 7:26 pm

AlbatrossTree wrote:Scores like that seem to be relatively common at Ohio invites
Lol, Solon, Memorial and Magsig are pretty good at everything, those ohio tournaments are close to national level competition I heard.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by AlbatrossTree » March 8th, 2017, 9:49 am

nicksalanitri wrote:
AlbatrossTree wrote:Scores like that seem to be relatively common at Ohio invites
Lol, Solon, Memorial and Magsig are pretty good at everything, those ohio tournaments are close to national level competition I heard.

As far as I could tell by looking at the WLS invitational raw scores it is mostly Mentor and Solon.

1st. Mentor 136 points
2nd. Solon 132 points
3rd. Centerville 108.5 points

That is a very large gap between the 2nd and 3rd. I do not know the total points on the test although I would believe it to be around 140-150 points.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by AlbatrossTree » March 8th, 2017, 9:51 am

CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:
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Thanks, but what are the minerals that make up Bauxite?
The sources I've used say that there are a couple (pretty sure it's 3) minerals that are too hard to distinguish unless you know the chemical composition. They are collectively known as Bauxite. I don't know the names of them off the top of my head, though, sorry.
Thanks though
This is a common test question. Bauxite is a mineral group composed of Gibbsite, Boehmite, and Diaspore.

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Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Post by nicksalanitri » March 8th, 2017, 3:49 pm

AlbatrossTree wrote:
nicksalanitri wrote:
AlbatrossTree wrote:Scores like that seem to be relatively common at Ohio invites
Lol, Solon, Memorial and Magsig are pretty good at everything, those ohio tournaments are close to national level competition I heard.

As far as I could tell by looking at the WLS invitational raw scores it is mostly Mentor and Solon.

1st. Mentor 136 points
2nd. Solon 132 points
3rd. Centerville 108.5 points

That is a very large gap between the 2nd and 3rd. I do not know the total points on the test although I would believe it to be around 140-150 points.

Do you have a link to the test so I could possibly take it?
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