Wednesday, September 10, 2008

50+ minerals meme


I've used the adaptations
to this meme suggested by Kim

Use bold to indicate minerals you’ve seen in the wild. Italics is for those seen in laboratories, museums, stores, or other non field locations. And Underline for those you’ve analysed with a microprobe.


50+ minerals everyone should see:

Andalusite

Apatite

Barite

Beryl

Biotite

Calcite

Chromite

Chrysotile

Copper (native)

Cordierite

Corundum

Diamond

Dolomite

Florencite

Galena

Garnet

Glaucophane

Gold (native)

Graphite

Gypsum

Halite

Hematite

Hornblende

Illite

Illmenite

Kaolinite

Kyanite

Lepidolite

Limonite

Magnetite

Molybdenite

Monazite

Muscovite

Nepheline

Olivine

Omphacite

Opal

Perovskite

Plagioclase

Pyrite

Quartz (oops, that wasn’t what I meant to probe!)

Rhodochrosite

Rutile

Sanidine

Sillimanite

Silver (native)

Sphalerite

Staurolite

Sulphur (native)

Talc

Tourmaline

Tremolite

Turquoise

Vermiculite

Willemite

Zeolite

Zircon

(by my count that is five without a formatting change, and then only because I didn't look them up to see if I should have recognized the name...)

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