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104-Bauxite $6.00
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

SAMPLE:
A piece of bauxite ore from Arkansas that clearly shows rounded pisolites that are enriched in aluminum-bearing minerals (esp. gibbsite and boehmite)
(For more information contact the Arkansas Geological Commission, Little Rock, AR 72204, 501-296-1877)

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
To introduce bauxite, a rock name for the ore that contains aluminum
To show that the state rock of Arkansas is a metal ore
To dramatically contrast metal obtained from recycling and from raw ore
To raise awareness of the need to recycle

GRADES 5-8
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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

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