Pick a Postcard - Rocks, Minerals and Fossils


These three crystals of the mineral quartz show how the same type of mineral can have different colors!
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Amethyst crystals from Brazil
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A fossil brachiopod!
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This photograph shows several crystals of the mineral, calcite. The crystals in this example are shaped like pyramids. Therefore, the crystals are known as "dogtooth".
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Orthoclase feldspar
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Gypsum
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This is a photograph of the mineral, hematite. Hematite contains lots of iron. The chemical formula for hematite is Fe2O3.
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Crystals of the mineral Pyrite from Peru
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These two examples show the shape of individual quartz crystals.
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