Friday, April 22, 2011

GeoJeopardy! Fridays #43

Time for GeoJeopardy! Fridays, because it's Earth Day!!

- Rocks & Minerals -

Green serpentine, seen here, is made into a gemstone that's a common substitute for this one


Kernite, a major source of borax, is named for Kern County in this California desert where it is mined


The chief ore of iron, this mineral, is named for the fact that its powder, or the streak that it leaves, is blood red


Carrara, Italy is famous for its quarries of this rock


Obsidian is described as having this type of luster, from the Latin for "glassy"


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