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I used HF eliptical 24x13 cm,74 KHZ

 

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You mind if I snag these charts for use elsewhere Steve?  I've not seen a break down like this and I feel it'd be of some use in another forum where I'm active in rocks and minerals.

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Well I just found them Googling so that’s up to you. If you Google images for “mineral identification chart” “rock identification chart” and “mohs hardness scale” you will see them.

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On 11/15/2019 at 10:55 AM, Steve Herschbach said:

Basic rock id 

Thanks a million for the information I was going to look these up this weekend and you  once again saved me some time.

Love the way you did this Steve, so I had to download these charts.

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Like I said the charts are not mine. I was mainly trying to help the OP wanting to identify several minerals and then his pictures disappeared. I figured the best thing is for people to learn how to id things themselves so found these since they lay out the methodology I was taught. It’s not a matter of looking at stuff and knowing what it is. It is actually a flowchart of simple tests one performs to get a good identification. I’m pretty good at identifying clean mineral by eye, but when you get into mixed minerals and especially the grey/silver metallic to sub-metallic ore minerals you almost always need to do a few tests to get a good identification. A streak plate (white unglazed tile), some simple hardness tools, a magnet, and a little bottle of hydrochloride acid makes up a basic test kit.

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