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Rock & Mineral Identification?

Posted by Ashton Sherman  
Rock & Mineral Identification?
April 13, 2012 12:16AM
Hi,
I am just starting to take rocks and minerals seriously and I'm not the best at classification I was just wondering if anyone could share any websites or tips on ID'inf rocks and minerals?
Thanks
avatar Re: Rock & Mineral Identification?
April 13, 2012 01:27AM
First off; welcome to Mindat, Ashton!!

As far as tips, one of the first things you can do is purchase a good rock/mineral book. Some good ones include Simon & Schusters "Rocks and Minerals" or Schumann's "Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones". Another good idea is to join a local mineral club where members can share their experiences and trials of mineral collecting and ID with you. One last suggestion; if you're interested in more of the science behind the rocks and how they form, many community colleges offer courses in earth science that might interest you.

As far as websites go, you've picked the best one on the internet in Mindat!!! grinning smiley
Re: Rock & Mineral Identification?
April 13, 2012 02:21AM
Paul Brandes Wrote:
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> First off; welcome to Mindat, Ashton!!
>
> As far as tips, one of the first things you can do
> is purchase a good rock/mineral book. Some good
> ones include Simon & Schusters "Rocks and
> Minerals" or Schumann's "Rocks, Minerals, and
> Gemstones". Another good idea is to join a local
> mineral club where members can share their
> experiences and trials of mineral collecting and
> ID with you. One last suggestion; if you're
> interested in more of the science behind the rocks
> and how they form, many community colleges offer
> courses in earth science that might interest you.
>
> As far as websites go, you've picked the best one
> on the internet in Mindat!!! grinning smiley


Thanks for you're help! :)
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