1.6 - Rock Identification Exercise
Your parents are cleaning out the attic and find your ancestor’s rock collection. All you know about him is that he came over from Germany in 1812, starting the family farm soon thereafter. It seems that he was quite the naturalist, carefully studying the rocks and soils on and around his property. Too bad that all his notes are in German, and you can’t read any of it (should have taken German in high school.) So, at the request of your parents, you put your college education to good use, pick up the tray of rocks, and head off to the geology department to do some rock identifications. Here is his rock collection. Use your new knowledge of rocks to identify the specimens.
View your old class notes to help you determine the mineral content.