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Rock and Mineral Identification

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A study guide made for the students of Fleming College in Lindsay Ontario Canada and anybody else who might find it useful. If you like this video check out my channel for a full feature video of a limestone rock quarry, how it operates, and how it is being rehabilitated.
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Sam Link (4 days ago)
Rocks are neat
Dave R. Summers (15 days ago)
So effective with this helpfull Field Guide. many thanks
kunal kumbhar (17 days ago)
Rajkumar Goyal (19 days ago)
How to identify basal cleavage in these rocks ?
Ruggero Campi (22 days ago)
Guarda il mio cazzo
Munir Ahmed (26 days ago)
Such stones are common in our area.
صقر الجزيره (27 days ago)
خل واحد يجيلني
nuoipter termer (1 month ago)
I always read feldspar was part of granite.
Wilhelm Grassman (1 month ago)
'ge-neese' ..lol
Berry Girl (1 month ago)
Very helpful. I had been reading about gneiss and schist and remembered that gneiss had the lines in it with light and darker minerals. Schist I was having problems with....so thank you...this clears it up for me now and I understand.
Thank you, very awesome and helpful. So excited to finally recognize stones.
shermdeazy (1 month ago)
Have you ever had any of your rocks tested for human dna? You should
Kimberley Mc Millan (1 month ago)
Hooray I have one; An ‘Appetite!’
B. R. Atkins (1 month ago)
These rocks are a good show.but the only things you need to prospect are a miners hammer.to break rocks open. A screw driver to scratch the broken rock and a 2 inch wide eyepiece 10 power scope. Scratch the rock.then look at the rock in bright sunlight. Adjust the eyepiece power scope.you may have tilt the rock in sunlight. See all minerals in the rock.if any. I have found several mineral deposits in texas.i am 90 years old. Started prospecting at age 22.
İbrahim KARATAŞ (1 month ago)
Biraz bana bak kardeş
IDK miner (1 month ago)
Awesome! You're very Thorough .
Cory Szeman (1 month ago)
Is it just me or did they almost all look like a scull of some sort?
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Alfonso Mcpatel (1 month ago)
Vinnie jonesitite, hardness rating 11.
Mubeen Paloji (2 months ago)
Sir i have avelable large contity quartz u are intrsted contac im
Berry Girl (1 month ago)
*Spitz out mi cawfee!*
Kevin Luo (2 months ago)
Rock #28 does not look like Rhyolite. More likely Quartzite.
Kevin Luo (1 month ago)
+hayden brayton Rocks don't need to look like gems to be rocks. And they aren't high quality either when you're out there trying to identify them.
hayden brayton (1 month ago)
Kevin Luo They all look like crap haha. They are just cheap university specimens
Daniil Gerasimov (2 months ago)
I hate these god damn rocks, if minerals at least they got certain properties it got to follow, with rocks its more like fine grained and feels smooth, or when you drop it it makes slightly different sound compare to other ones, and im not kidding thats literaly how professor told us to differentiate them...
Josh J (2 months ago)
Jews ROCK!
Josh J (2 months ago)
Chill -BlueX (2 months ago)
Me and my friends got confused with the types of rocks. Also is it normal that crystal is in rocks because I keep on getting this, can you do a video about it??? When I'm looking for rocks I call it "Rock hunting"😃
Scott Cuilty (1 month ago)
There are TONS of rocks with crystals and other minerals buried inside. The rock or piece in which the crystal sits is referred to as a “matrix”. Many rocks will have cool stuff inside without it really even being visible on the outside. There are some other really great rock and mineral channels with lots of information like meMiner and Quest for Details. Hope this helps you with your rockhounding🙂
red w0lf (2 months ago)
This is a GREAT video.
Man Of Mesopotamia (2 months ago)
the only missing thing is chemical formula for each mineral, would be great if it is mentioned
NASRI AL-XARIIRI (2 months ago)
I have minerals and uranium
Deez Nutellas (2 months ago)
Stopped watching after you pronounced Gneiss as GUH-NEECE. I bet you say MUR-LOT for merlot, CAB-ER-NET for cabernet. At least learn the words man.
Josh J (2 months ago)
Good grief.
Ramapati Tiwari (3 months ago)
Lu Pedras (3 months ago)
Minha gems
Todd Goodwin (3 months ago)
your example of Rhyolite is incorrect.
Josh J (2 months ago)
Being new to geology any misinformation would really throw me off, ya know?
Josh J (2 months ago)
+Todd Goodwin alright, thanks, I'll look into that.
Todd Goodwin (2 months ago)
+Josh J the Rhyolite is either Chert, Chalcedony or maybe even Quartzite.
Josh J (2 months ago)
What's wrong? I haven't watched the video yet.
E. D. Law (3 months ago)
I am a rookie. Why do I not find plagioclase in my Smithsonian rock and mineral book which I thought was very complete?
metallic rock (3 months ago)
بلدي العراق (3 months ago)
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Ivan Ruiz (3 months ago)
Is that what that is shoot I thought it was German chocolate cake when I first saw the picture.
Joanne Mich (4 months ago)
All you people who are complaining, you ungrateful jerks, most likely this person giving of his time, is a undergraduate working for the teacher.
IRANN FERNANDES (4 months ago)
Like.Mais um inscrito!
Red Coyote Jam Garden (4 months ago)
Moon Rocks = Petrified Wood.
What is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
Adam Thor (4 months ago)
An element is a pure substance. A mineral is a solid pure compound that is naturally occuring. A rock is a natural conglomeration of minerals.
real CarnelianFAN (4 months ago)
A rock is grey , black , every boring colour , a mineral is colourfull , rarer , and more beautiful
Ilyes Belala (4 months ago)
شكرا. .thank you .merci .
luis bito (4 months ago)
wao awesome collection you has
John Calvin (4 months ago)
Why are different rocks with same composition not called the same thing? Shouldn't rocks be characterized by composition and not formation so as to be useful for the general community, ie. construction and rock and mineral sales?
Dan -n- Duke (4 months ago)
The more i see these rocks, the more i feel Roger from MFU Is onto something
Mame McKee (4 months ago)
Thanks for sharing this. I've marked it to come back in late spring and use it to identify the rocks & minerals in my brook. I appreciated your direct approach with information and camera sets.
Antonio LoMedico (5 months ago)
for us blind on the sobject,that's an eyes opening.thanks 10000
August K (5 months ago)
"As hard as a knife" or "Can be cut by a knife blade" or "Harder than a knife blade" is completely meaningless when I hear it. Knives have an extremely wide range of hardnesses. I hope that "metric" won't be used on the test or whatever.
ben flamini (5 months ago)
Chimp Chowder (5 months ago)
Geez I never went to school for this stuff but, its less informative then A 101 class. Way basic! Nothing burger but may be good for a 4 or fifth grader
pierre april (5 months ago)
Cool thanks for the tips !
Nubby Tope (5 months ago)
My high school geology teacher had a great cleavage.
Darlene Worthy (5 months ago)
GREAT DAY ENJOY MORE posts... looks like the rocks outside
Sayani Sengupta (5 months ago)
Daruun 😍😍
raad kamel AL ABRAHIM (6 months ago)
Cracker Jax (6 months ago)
That first rock sounded a lot like my ex-girlfriend...
Timothy Ortiz (6 months ago)
Dying of boredom from the lecture. To see them in their natural settings out in nature would make it more exciting to me. Whacking a big chunk off with a chisel and hammer. Hearing you say aaaaggghhh that chunk hit me it the mutha fukin eye ball! Or oh my gawd damn fingers been whacked! Ha Ha now that's to remember!
Srijita Das (6 months ago)
What's the visible difference of granite and hornblende?
Rick Picone (6 months ago)
I don't know, I've got a few rocks I didn't see in your collection.
Peter Houle (6 months ago)
Orthoclase 1:40 can be found in the salmon aisle at your local supermarket
Angela Anderson (6 months ago)
Thank you..very to the point and will be very helpful:)
DUKEOFSOUNDS (6 months ago)
I didn't understand a word he said Just the colours
That rock identifies as a seven layer chocolate cake.
peekeyeseek (6 months ago)
What does cleavage mean?
sbarnett37tiger Barnes (6 months ago)
Nice work. Reminds me of my university days going on Geology field trips. Loved every minute of it.
محمد العماد (6 months ago)
ايش هاذا النوع عندناء منهوالكثير
GG Estoista (7 months ago)
I have red stone with a white line that glitters my mother found it at our backyard. I want to know if the stone have worth?
fortheearth (7 months ago)
Loved this wonderful video! Youve answered so many questions. You have a great narrative voice!
Racing Prospector (7 months ago)
Holy schist ! My kinda stuff
Stone Dwi Sdr (7 months ago)
Keith Stroupe (7 months ago)
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Mudfossil University (7 months ago)
Do you understand Mudfossils yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6jIaUwC3Mo&t=148s
Tina Wyatt (7 months ago)
Is a basalt a meteorite i have one that came through our roof about five years ago i always wondered if it hit and bounced off we had it fixed but always wondered if was a space rock.
Roberta Hubert (7 months ago)
So glad I found your channel since I have a fascination with rocks and been collecting them for years but I never knew what I have. Now I do with the exception of 1. Still looking to identify this unusual rock. If anyone can help me I would be most appreciative. Thanks I have subscribed and look forward to watching more
mexicanmanjohn (7 months ago)
I love me some good cleavage
Todd Mccabe (8 months ago)
Thanks for not Museum quality specimens. The rocks you show are in the condition that I find. There are no museum quality rocks in south-central Wisconsin because of the Glaciers. Best Vid on Rock identification I have see YouTube.
Fabiano Mendes (8 months ago)
Bom dia muito bom
Mohanad Mohamad (8 months ago)
Think you.
Consis Grim (8 months ago)
12:30 Andesite they had to drill through this to save the chilean miners
Michael Retz (8 months ago)
I think I'll be taking my minerals and trying to crush them flat as a solid metal
Michael Retz (8 months ago)
To cool got some of my own I was thinking real gold in thinking of right never work again at 36 sad but funny thank you for the intell peace
Stu Pedaso (8 months ago)
I thought the thumbnail was a chocolate cake...thats why I'm here...
heru333 (7 months ago)
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Steve Inczedi (9 months ago)
Cleavage and appetite are my favourites 😎
KristaL Mac LeoD (9 months ago)
I have a Unique stone that consists of 3 minerals its mostly orange 1 inch long half inch wide what help's make's it Unique is that also inbedded within thestone is a gold OR fibre's that resemble's the color of gold any it is incased in a SMOOTH BLACK MINERAL THIS IS WHERE IT GET'S Ultra Ultra Unique in that it PREDATE'S BY PERHAP'S million's of yrs theBasic design of a RocKet -missile or a torpedo also NO 1 as of yet has Ever seen Another like this Stone- wanna have a look and VOICE your Valuable opinion ? ThanK You
Sandip Halder (9 months ago)
C.u syllabus wishes rocks and minerals send me
Nandlal Dangi (9 months ago)
Very best jejment i very
Laura Arismendi (9 months ago)
Me gusta su pagina pero seria bueno que pusiera traduccion de los minerales ya que no tenemos el mismo idioma gracias
selly jelly (9 months ago)
dis sucks and is boaring
Mukeem Ansari (9 months ago)
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Mukeem Ansari (9 months ago)
Hornblende price
KatynMermaid 187 (9 months ago)
0:20 is there an official name for that list?
Vostana Boja (9 months ago)
What is hyelorofan mineral I have one big stone from Busovaca creek Bosnia
Asa Hight ore (9 months ago)
I have a ore antimony metal
a m (9 months ago)
Great job
DELSA KELLY (9 months ago)
Awesome video. I am mesmerized by the unusual beauty of every stone and rocks. I collect pebbles and stones.
rahul vakapalli (10 months ago)
Gud please give me u r mail I'm geologist
Andre Browne (10 months ago)
Rosfalem (10 months ago)
SSFCstudybuddy how much Galena
Kaishu Chiisiina (10 months ago)
Ernie Lara (10 months ago)
You talk about cleavage and hardness lustre.

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