iMineral Hunt (reduced)
- Below is a listing of the elements required for cell phones and personal electronic entertainment devices.
- Your project is to compile information on the prevalent mineral source for four elements needed to build such a device.
- If the element is obtained from an ore composed of several minerals, use the most important mineral. If one mineral is difficult to find information on choose a different mineral. Remember you are looking for the mineral not the element.
- The mineral information will include the chemical formula with the physical properties we have used to identify minerals.
- You should be able to explain the meaning of any terms used in the mineral information.
- This information will be presented on an annotated world map. The map will show an important mining location for a particular ore.
- Sources for information on each element must be cited!
- Mineral Name
- Location of important mines (on map)
- Chemical formula
- Specific gravity
- Source citations
Example Mineral Information
- Element: Magnesium
- Mineral Name: dolomite
- Location of important mines (on map): China
- Chemical formula: CaMg(CO3)2
- Luster: vitreous to pearly
- Color: white, gray to pink
- Streak: white
- Hardness: 3.5 to 4
- Source citations: "Dolomite." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 14 Sep 2008, 22 Sep 2008 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dolomite.
|Attribute||Above Standard (5 pts)||Meets Standard (3 pts)||Below Standard (1 pt)||Subtotal|
|No. of Minerals:||More than the requested number||All accounted for||Missing one or more|
|Mineral properties:||Accurate, complete, extensive.||Accurate and complete.||Inaccurate, incomplete or inappropriate. Sources not cited = 0|
|Map:||Well-rendered, enhances product, aids understanding.||Pleasing, aids understanding.||Missing, irrelevant, distracting, inappropriate. Sources not cited = 0.|
|Neatness:||Exemplary, neat, well planned, enhances display.||Neat, aids display.||Messy, cluttered, detracts from display.|