Friday, September 12, 2008

Mineral Meme

That mineral meme seems to still be working the rounds through the geoblogosphere. Here's my results.

Instructions: 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.

Andalusite
Apatite
Barite
Beryl

Biotite
Chromite
Chrysotile
Cordierite
Corundum
Diamond
Dolomite

Florencite
Galena
Garnet
Graphite
Gypsum
Halite

Hematite
Hornblende
Illite
Illmenite
Kaolinite
Kyanite
Lepidolite

Limonite
Magnetite
Molybdenite
Monazite
Nepheline
Olivine
Omphacite
Opal
Perovskite
Plagioclase
Pyrite
Quartz
Rutile
Sanidine
Sillimanite
Silver (native)
Sphalerite
Staurolite

Sulphur (native)
Talc
Tourmaline

Tremolite
Turquoise

Vermiculite
Willemite
Zeolite
Zircon

I guess that's not bad for a newbie, is it?

2 comments:

Silver Fox said...

Not bad, you gotta start somewhere!

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