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    Gypsum Mine Observation

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    On Saturday, November the 21st, I visited the Gypsum mine with my lab group: Luke Petro, Liz Morehead, and Kylie Hoef, along with several other groups. After procuring the necessary tools from the geology lab like a meter stick, rock hammer, flashlight, bottle of acid, and helmet, we set off to the mine. Located roughly 100 feet below the surface near Grand Rapids, the mine is now a storage facility owned by Michigan Natural Storage. In the mine, we measured the various rock columns to find how large the different sections of gypsum, shale and dolomite were. In addition to measuring the rock types, we took samples using the hammer. After the trip in lab the next week, we looked at the different rock types under the microscope and discovered…

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    Earth is composed of many different components such as minerals, and rocks. These components have several different properties and characteristics which are unique to each. In this paper, I will discuss some of the different properties, characteristics, and uses of three different factors, those being gypsum, coal, and nickel. Gypsum Gypsum is derived from the Greek word gypsos which means plaster (Gypsum Meanings, Powers, and History). Gypsum is composed of oxygen, calcium, sulfur, and water…

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    penetrated in the course of drilling. Were they salt domes such as are common along the United States Gulf Coast, and if so, why should there have been so much solid crystalline salt beneath the floor of the Mediterranean? With question such as these clearly before them, the scientists aboard the Glomar Challenger processed to the Mediterranean to search for the answers. On August 23, 1970, they recovered a sample. The sample consisted of pebbles of hardened sediment that had once been soft,…

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    Mexican Pyramids

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    Shahagun states, “the Delgado brothers, like their fellow miners, were accustomed to finding cavities of 1-16 feet, filled with crystals that would later become the prize of collectors and museums worldwide. After enlarging the opening, Eloy, with some difficulty, climbed through the small entrance and soon realized that this cave was larger than usual. He was standing in a 24-foot room completely filled with white crystalline gypsum specimens of enormous size” (Shahagun). Cystalinks states that…

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    got to get for evidence was that this rock has schist and it’s weak and that it also cools slowly and by the time crystals get to be bigger and bigger. Then Upper and Lower Adair Formation comes with being younger. The younger of this two is the Lower Adair Formation with 30 million years old. Its color is red with sediments of Sandstones abd also with Sedimentary Breccia. The largest size of this rock is from about 4-6 inches. The minerals of the Lower Adair are Quartz, Feldspar, Gypsum, and…

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    Senwosret III

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    ¥ Puts a curse on unwanted enemies that want to harm the palaces. ¥ Four meters high and four meters wide and one meter in depth. ¥ Symbols that represent man, bull, and bird. ¥ Both sculptures have concepts of protection and guidance. ¥ They both are focused on an authoritative figure. ¥ They are both designed to fit exactly what is being represented, meaning they have the precise lines, shapes, and a certain look. ¥ Both have wings, beards, legs, head dresses, head and faces with all…

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    Abbylyn Sessions Professor Livingston Geology 1100 28 August 2016 Fantasy Field Trip Just outside of Custer, South Dakota is a hidden geological treasure: Jewel Cave. Jewel Cave has over 181.89 miles in mapped passageways making it the third longest cave in the world (United States. National Park Service). The formation is lined with calcite crystals creating a beautiful view inside. Jewel cave is a geologic wonder that would make a great field trip. A field trip to Jewel cave would allow the…

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    Have you ever been in the hottest and humid caves in the world? On September 12, 2007 my team and i traveled to the Crystal Caves hoping to uncover mysteries. We explored for 5 days and we were all astonished. I have never seen anything like it and probably never will. This unreliable cave still has many unanswered questions, so I believe that we should keep researching the vast cave system. As an explorer for the Crystal Caves I had many setbacks and lots of pressure set on me. My team…

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    What Is Soft Rock Phos?

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    Soft Rock Phos Is a dry spreadable phosphate product that is pelletized using molasses. It contains 16% phosphate and 20% calcium and many other minerals in their colloidal form. Soft Rock Phosphate is one of the only forms of organic phosphate available and this one is OMRI listed. The average application is 200-500 pounds per acre per year. Knowing that mineral phosphates are slow to release this will contribute to building your soil phosphate levels over time. Gypsum Garden…

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    brick, concrete, and wood. “Romans advanced arch technology by using strong concrete with the mixture of volcanic sand and lime. This strategy made Roman arches durable for long period” (Houghton Mifflin Company, n.d.). To this day, we can still see Roman arches that were built 2000 years ago standing proudly. Concrete Roman Concrete or Opus Caementicium (Latin Name) was an artificial building material used in Roman construction. Roman first learned how to use and make concrete more than 2000…

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