Identifying Rocks

LOTS of links to informative articles about rocks, in case anyone needs to know 😀

Science 6 at FMS

ROCK IDENTIFICATION KEYS

Mineral Identification Links that we used to identify minerals: http://fitz6.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/properties-of-minerals/

  1. ROCK ID– Follow the arrows and answer YES or NO- http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0610/es0610page02.cfm
  2. Rock Identification Tables: look at the descriptions and characteristics. Scroll down the page to find igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. http://geology.about.com/od/rocks/a/Rock-Tables.htm
  3. GeoMan’s Rock Identificationhttp://jersey.uoregon.edu/~mstrick/MinRockID/RockID/RockIDChart.html

ROCK IMAGES AND INFORMATION

  1. Rock Gallery IDhttp://geologyonline.museum.state.il.us/geogallery/browse.php?table=rocks
  2. Rock Pictures– scroll down for some clear examples- http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/geology/core332/geofield.htm
  3. Gallery of Common Rockshttp://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/igneous_metamorphic_sedimentary_rock.html

IGNEOUS ROCK CLASSIFICATION

  1. Igneous Rock Classification, click on rocks to see more details for each rock. http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/IgnRx/IgnRx.html
  2. Igneous Rock Textureshttp://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es0603/es0603page02.cfm
  3. Alphabetical List of Igneous Rockshttp://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/IgnRx/IgAlphabetical.html
  4. Igneous Rock Identificationhttp://facweb.bhc.edu/academics/science/harwoodr/geol101/labs/igneous/
  5. Igneous Rock Color Texture Keyhttp://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/IgnRx/igkey.html
  6. Color ID Keyhttp://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/IgnRx/keyc-t.html

SEDIMENTARY ROCK CLASSIFICATION

  1. Alphabetical List of Sedimentary Rockshttp://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/fichter/SedRx/Sedalphab.html

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7 thoughts on “Identifying Rocks

  1. This rocks! I had a cousin who was a “rock doctor”, as he had his Ph.D. in Geology. Gordie was one of the coolest people to chat with about rocks. He wrote college textbooks, lead industry conferences and worked for several of the major American oil companies. ❤

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