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Rocks and Minerals

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Rocks and Minerals

 


 

Reasearch Websites

  • Click on any of the links and look for your rock or mineral.
  • If you don't find your rock or mineral listed, click on the next website.  
  • All rocks have at least 1 good website from which to take notes.
  • If a site doesn't work in Internet Explorer, try FireFox. 
  • Need to know how to interpret your Mohrs Hardness for your rock/mineral, check out the section below. 
  • Want to see if your rock/mineral is used commonly around the house, check out the last section below. 

 

Websites for Rocks and Minerals

 

Sites with More than One Rock/Mineral Listed

Super Geologoy Lab - Foss: http://www.fossweb.com/CA/modules3-6/SolidEarth/activities/geologylab.html

Foss: http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/EarthMaterials/activities/rockdatabase/index.html

http://geology.com/rocks/

http://geology.com/minerals/

http://geology.about.com/od/mineral_ident/a/rockformminkey.htm 

http://www.desertusa.com/Thingstodo/geo/geology.html 

http://www.earthscienceeducation.com/virtual_rock_kit/index.htm 

http://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/geogallery/browse.php 

http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/ifrockscouldtalk/?TB_iframe=true&height=550&width=770

http://www.historyforkids.org/scienceforkids/geology/rocks/igneous/index.htm - has more than igneous, click on rock type once you get there. 

http://www.mii.org/commonminerals.html

http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/collectors_corner/id/rock_key.htm  

http://www.sdnhm.org/fieldguide/minerals/ 

http://www.theimage.com/mineral/index.htm

http://nevada-outback-gems.com/mineral_information/Mineral_photo_gallery.htm

 

Sites for Some Hard To Find Rocks/Minerals

Hemetite: http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/hematite.htm 

Milky Quartz: http://www.galleries.com/minerals/silicate/milky_qu/milky_qu.htm

Horneblende: http://www.mineralszone.com/minerals/hornblende.html

 

Mohrs Hardness Scale Explanations

http://www.juniorgeo.co.uk/index.php?category=4&sub_category=12 

http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/properties/hardness.html

 

Common Users

http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/uses/uses.html

 

Fun Websites

http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/EarthMaterials/activities/mohsdrill.html

http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomysteries/index2.html 

http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/minerals/games/index.html 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/snacks.html 

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/act.html

 

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