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Interesting Mineral Facts
"Here is a fun and interesting quiz on the strange facts of minerals, compiled from data source: "Peterson's Field Guide for Rocks & Minerals," Pough (1988). Answer the questions, have fun."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The mineral phenakite is named after a Greek word that translates to what phrase in English?
What causes the red color in the mineral corundum?
The metal cobalt is named from the German word "Kobalt" or "Kobold" meaning what in English?
aliens or extraterrestrials
imps or gremlins
fire or temperature
earth or land
What mineral are bones and teeth composed of?
About what percent of the mined world diamonds are suitable for gem use?
What mineral has an index of refraction so close to water that when placed in water it becomes invisible?
All argentite specimens are actually what pseudomorph (alteration of original mineral)?
What mineral is derived from an ancient name for brass?
What mineral paved the way for the invention of fiber optics?
What was the mineral smithsonite named after?
its locality or place it was discovered
its hexagonal crystal structure
original research on zinc ores
founder of the Smithsonian Institution
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Compiled Jun 28 12