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217-Serpentinite (Grossular Garnet + Diopside)
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.
— Serpentinite from Vermont, clearly showing the three minerals, garnet, diopside and talc
— To introduce the rock type serpentinite
— To encourage use of maps and to show where certain rock types occur (i.e. serpentinite in Vermont)
— To show the three minerals, garnet, talc and diopside
— To introduce the idea of one mineral (talc), 'growing' at the expense of another (diopside)
-- which is the concept of serpentinization.
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