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242-Kyanite, massive $8.00
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

MYSTERY SAMPLE:
-- Kyanite in quartzite from the Ordovician age Arvonia formation that underlies Willis Mountain near Farmville, Virginia

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
-- To introduce the origin of a large deposit of kyanite, an important industrial mineral
-- To provide an opportunity for students to use the Geologic Time Scale
-- To introduce and encourage discussion of the Taconic orogenic period of continental collision along what is now the eastern border of the North American continent
-- To introduce the chemical formula for kyanite
-- To introduce the important geological processes of erosion, denudation and isostacy
-- To open a discussion about the use of kyanite for industrial ceramics, particularly for spark plugs in gasoline engines


GRADES 6-12
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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

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