Ore is any concentration of minerals in the earth that can be mined
at a profit. Minerals recovered from ores by mining operations are
all around you every day -they are in your toothpaste, television,
talcum powder, paint, automobile, cd's and even the ink and paper
used to convey these words. Have you observed their presence?
Each team will be given a tray with eight ore specimens. Identify
each specimen by placing it in its correct labelled box. Do this
by using your knowledge of common objects and basic science. For
example, the green mineral in the small box is the gemstone peridot
- you might recognize it by its color and transparency.