Rocks And Minerals Blog

Welcome to The www.rocksandminerals4u.com Site Blog. Here you will find the newest additions to www.rocksandminerals4u.com, including lesson plans and student activities on rocks, minerals, and earth science.

There are distinct advantages to blogging.

  • First, by subscribing the blog is delivered to you. No need to search the web or your bookmarks. If you have an rss reader installed on your computer that's where you will find your updates. No rss reader? No problem, Yahoo and MSN both offer free RSS services.
  • Subscribing requires no personal information. Not even an email address. No spam!.
  • To subscribe to the rocksandminerals4u.com Site Blog find the orange rss button under the navigation bar on the left and right click on it. If you need more information click on the text that says, "What's an RSS feed?
  • Each blog entry has a headline with 1 or 2 lines of text and a link to the full text. This makes it very easy to scan for the topics that interest you the most. Welcome to Blogging!

Jun 12, 2019

Rocks from Central India

Specimen 1- Hardness >6, No streak, non-magnetic, no acid reaction, specific gravity- 2.6 Specimen 2- , No streak, non-magnetic, no acid reaction, specific

Continue reading "Rocks from Central India"

Jun 12, 2019

Can someone identify this ?

Found in creek in Boyce Louisiana it has Yellow, pink,white,red,and brown colors with polished look

Continue reading "Can someone identify this ?"

May 27, 2019

Olivine Magnesium Rich Silicate

Magnesium rich olivine is a mineral formed deep within the mantle.

Continue reading "Olivine Magnesium Rich Silicate"

May 24, 2019

Shell type pattern

I found it on the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario

Continue reading "Shell type pattern"

May 24, 2019

What is this metal?

I found what I thought was a rock but my metal detector beeped on it lol, I'm sorry I know nothing about metal, a magnet will not stick to it.any information

Continue reading "What is this metal?"

May 24, 2019

Fire Opal

This is an Opal. I've been told that the red part is also Opal, there is Fire Opal mixed in.

Continue reading "Fire Opal"

May 24, 2019

Green Tourmaline or Emerald??

I've had this specimen for many year. I've been told it is either Green Tourmaline or Emerald. It is about the size of a lemon.

Continue reading "Green Tourmaline or Emerald?? "

Mar 10, 2019

Jasper

Jasper is a very unique and revered stone.

Continue reading "Jasper"

Feb 21, 2019

50th Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Fredericksburg Rockhounds

January 19-20 2019. Fredericksburg Texas, Ladybird Johnson Park - Pioneer Pavillion. Free Admission, Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4 For more information www.FredericksburgRockhounds.or

Continue reading "50th Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Fredericksburg Rockhounds"

Feb 21, 2019

What is this rock?

I found this rock in the White Mountains in NH and I picked it up for it's interesting shape. It's approximately as hard as a quartz sample I have. In

Continue reading "What is this rock?"