Information on mineral collecting

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Information and tips on mineral and fossil collecting with educational contents and articles like the rock cycle, fossil formation and Mohs hardness scale

Information on mineral collecting

Educational contents
The rock cycle

The rock cycle

How rocks and minerals are formed

Crystals, Soil, Erosion, Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic, Gemstones

Fossil formation

Fossil formation
A long term project

Fossilization, sedimentation, permineralization, uplift, erosion

People would sulfur without minerals

People would sulfur without minerals

Minerals in the world

Mineral nutrients compose the world around us in the form of chemical elements

Mineral Identification

Mohs scale of mineral hardness

Mohs scale of mineral hardness

Some minerals hardness

Diamond, corundum, topaz, quartz, feldspar, apatite, fluorite, calcite, gypsum and talc

Mars is 'covered in table salt'
Kryptonite discovered in mine
Science news

Mineral collecting

The first collection

The first collection

Classification

Native elements, sulfides, halides, oxides and hydroxides, nitrates, carbonates and borates, sulphates, molybdates and chromates, phosphates, arsenates, and vanadates, silicates and organic minerals

The equipment

The equipment

Tools for rockhounding

Notepad, pencils, magnifiers and microscopes, geolgist hammer, rock chissel, protective goggles, gloves, bag, helmet, lantern and helmet ligh

Some useful tips

Some useful tips

knowledge on mineral deposits, read books, speak with other collectors, identification, mines and quarries, safety, appropiate conservation

Notes on mineral collecting

Notes on mineral collecting

Starting a mineral collection, classify your minerals, plastic and cardboard boxes, support for mineral eggs and spheres, a great gift


Cleaning minerals

Cleaning minerals
The solubility of minerals

Mineral list and acids that they are soluble. You must to avoid the contact of the mineral with these acids unless our objective is to eliminate the mineral