Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby Wadhk » April 18th, 2012, 8:11 pm

Yup!
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Postby solakmagic » April 23rd, 2012, 7:35 pm

States is in 4 days! REVIVE!!

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » April 24th, 2012, 5:12 pm

Yup!
[img]http://i.imgur.com/IFkje.jpg[/img]
1. In which environments does this form?
2. Name an industrial use for it.
3. Melting point of a pure sample of this substance?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby solakmagic » April 24th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Yup!
[img]http://i.imgur.com/IFkje.jpg[/img]
1. In which environments does this form?
2. Name an industrial use for it.
3. Melting point of a pure sample of this substance?
Topaz
1) Igneous; granite pegmatites and rhyolite.  Also found in sed. alluvial deposits
2) Abrasive
3) 1000 Celsius...?
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » April 25th, 2012, 4:20 am

Incorrect.
2010: 5th in NYS
2011: 4th in NYS
2012: 3rd in NYS
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby LoopQuantumGravity » April 26th, 2012, 4:33 pm

Quartz (citrine)
1. Magma, Saturated silica solutions
2. Semiprecious gemstone
3. 1427 C

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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » April 26th, 2012, 7:58 pm

Quartz (citrine)
1. Magma, Saturated silica solutions
2. Semiprecious gemstone
3. 1427 C
Nope!
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby Kazen » April 27th, 2012, 3:13 pm

Hello!

Fluorite:
1. Hydrothermal
2. Smelting and Steel Production
3. 1360 degrees celsius
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby quizbowl » April 27th, 2012, 4:36 pm

Hello!

Fluorite:
1. Hydrothermal
2. Smelting and Steel Production
3. 1360 degrees celsius
Indeed it is! Also you could answer #2 with flux.
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Re: Rocks and Minerals Question Marathon

Postby Kazen » April 27th, 2012, 8:01 pm

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ID this mineral and its chemical formula. (:

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