Event Title

Pet Mineral Project

Presenter Information

Brendan Six, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

The goal of this project was to find the identity and research an unknown mineral throughout the semester. The mineral which I received was Amazonite, which is a variation of microcline feldspar. The mineral was originally thought to be identified along the coast of the Amazon River, however it was misidentified and the name stuck. Amazonite is a very distinct type of alkali feldspar because of its bright green color. The mineral can be found in Pike's Peak Colorado and Amelia, Virginia in the United States.

Faculty Sponsor

Herb Wilson

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Geology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1806

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Pet Mineral Project

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

The goal of this project was to find the identity and research an unknown mineral throughout the semester. The mineral which I received was Amazonite, which is a variation of microcline feldspar. The mineral was originally thought to be identified along the coast of the Amazon River, however it was misidentified and the name stuck. Amazonite is a very distinct type of alkali feldspar because of its bright green color. The mineral can be found in Pike's Peak Colorado and Amelia, Virginia in the United States.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/169