Minerals_to_know - Minerals to know You should know this...

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Minerals to know You should know this complete list of minerals for the final exam and subsets of the minerals for the in-class exams. I will divide the minerals into approximately thirds and provide you with these lists before the in-class exams. Knowing the minerals means that you should be able to tell me which group they belong to. In addition, for those minerals with an asterisk (*), you should know the complete chemical formula, including their stoichiometry. For those without an asterisk, you should know what cation(s) it contains other than Al and Si (the group will tell you the anions). For example: For Forsterite, you should know that it is an olivine mineral with the formula Mg 2 SiO 4 For Pyrope you should know that it is a garnet and contains Mg (you do not need to know that its formula is Mg 3 Al 2 (SiO 4 ) 3 , although if you want to memorize this all the better. Silicates Nesosilicates Olivine Group : Forsterite*, Fayalite*, Monticelite, Kirschteinite Garnet Group : Pyrope, Almandine, Spessartine, Grossular, Andradite,
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course GLY 5245 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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Minerals_to_know - Minerals to know You should know this...

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