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

SAMPLE:
- A piece of DIABASE that is obviously heavy

TEACHING OBJECTIVES:
- To introduce the rock type, diabase
- To show that heavy rocks are often made of minerals packed densely together
- To show that a major mineral in diabase is the pyroxene, called augite which is heavy (three and one half times heavier than water) and contains the element, iron, Fe
- To reinforce the concept that rocks are made of minerals
- To introduce augite, a common mineral in the pyroxene mineral group

GRADES 4-10
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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

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