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Name that Rock or Mineral

Name That Rock or Mineral!

 

 

What are rocks and minerals?

Minerals are naturally occuring inorganic compounds ("non-living material").

Rocks are extensive mineral bodies composed of one or more minerals in different amounts, which form part of the earth's crust.

 

Activity:

Use the picture and clues to find your answer. Record your findings on the hidden message sheet.

Hint: Use your Earth Science Reference tables.

Rock Images Clues Answers
1
  • Igneous Rock
  • Intrusive
  • Crystal size (1 mm to 10 mm)
  • Coarse
  • Only made of olivine

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2
  • Sedimentary rock
  • Chemically/organically formed
  • Crystalline
  • Made from Halite

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3
  • Sedimentary rock
  • Inorganic
  • It is fine to coarse
  • Grain size 0.006 to 0.2 cm
  • Clastic/ fragmental

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4
  • Igneous rock
  • Low density
  • Felsic
  • Usually black
  • Volcanic
  • Glassy

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5
  • Igneous rock
  • Intrusive
  • Medium color, density, composition
  • It is coarse
  • Has only a small amount of Quartz

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6
  • Mineral
  • Luster is nonmetallic
  • Hardness is 6.5
  • Color is green or gray brown
  • Is used in furnace bricks and jewelry

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7
  • Mineral
  • Luster is metallic
  • Hardness is 6.5
  • It is brassy yellow
  • It has a green-black streak
  • It is also called fool's gold

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8
  • Sedimentary rock
  • Fragmental
  • May split
  • Grain size less than 0.0004 cm

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9
  • Igneous rock
  • Low density
  • Light
  • Very coarse
  • Felsic
  • Made with quartz and potassium feldspar

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10
  • Mineral
  • Luster is nonmetallic
  • Hardness is 6.5 - 7.5
  • Color is dark red to green
  • Often seen as red glassy grains

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