Resources: Ch. 2 of the text, Virtual Mineral Lab, and Appendixes B & C Conduct the minerals lab by clicking on the following link: Use the mineral worksheet found in Appendix B to record your observations and results in identifying different minerals. Write a summary answering the following: What are the four requirements for a material to be classified as a mineral? How do you differentiate between minerals? Briefly summarize the six methods to tell minerals apart. Summarize the major differences between minerals and rocks. Post your Mineral Identification Worksheets and summary as an attachment in the individual forum. Due day 7. Review Appendix A and choose a region or state that you plan to research for your final project. Submit your chosen region or state to your instructor in the individual forum for approval.

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