iMineral (single)

  1. To the right is a listing of the elements required for cell phones and personal electronic entertainment devices. You will sign up for one of these elements.
  2. Your task is to compile information on the prevalent mineral source for that element needed to build such a device.
  3. 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.
  4. The mineral information will include the chemical formula with the physical properties we have used to identify minerals.
  5. You should be able to explain the meaning of any terms used in the mineral information. Crystal form information can be very complex. Ask your instructor if unsure of crystal terminology.
  6. Each student will create an 8" x 11" sheet of paper with the pertinant information. The sheet will be evaluated by the visual rubric.
  7. The class will create an annotated world map. The map will show an important mining location for a particular ore.
  8. Sources for information on each element must be cited!
  1. aluminum*
  2. antinomy
  3. arsenic
  4. beryllium
  5. bismuth #
  6. chromium
  7. cobalt
  8. copper
  9. gallium
  10. gold*
  11. indium
  12. iron
  13. lead
  14. mica #
  15. neodymium*
  16. nickel
  17. palladium #
  18. phosphorus*
  19. platinum #*
  20. silicon
  21. silver
  22. tantalum
  23. tin
  24. titanium
  25. tungsten #
  26. vanadium #
  27. zinc

Mineral Information

Example Mineral Information