Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Skill Level:  2
Category: Nature
Original Honor:  1937

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Originating Institution:  General Conference


1. What is the difference between rocks and minerals?
2. Have a collection of at least 15 specimens correctly labeled with collectorís name, date, and the locality in which it was found.
3. Define and name two examples each (from specimens or pictures) of:

a. Igneous
b. Sedimentary
c. Metamorphic

4. What is meant by Mohs' scale of hardness? Name the minerals in order in Mohs' scale.
5. Define the following:

a. Cleavage
b. Specific gravity
c. Luster
d. Color
e. Streak
f. Texture
g. Crystal

6. Name four uses for rocks and four uses for minerals.
7. Locate four Bible incidents in which a rock was significant.
8. What are the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem?