Our minerals are: 1. magnetite 2. mica 3. amethyst 4. sulfur 5. kyanite 6. pyrite 7. talc 8. gypsum 9. olivine 10. garnet 11. calcite 12. halite 13. quartz 14. feldspar 15. fluorite Questions: Q1.Is your mineral Magnetic?
If Q1 is yes Your mineral is Magnetite. end else if Q1 is no, Display Q2 Q2. Does your mineral easily peel or break into flat sheets? if Q2 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is mica. end else if Q2 is no, display Q3 Q3. Is your mineral bright yellow? If Q3 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is sulfur. end else if Q3 is no, display Q4 Q4. Is your mineral blue with white streaks? if Q4 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is sodalite. end else if Q4 is no, display Q5 Q5.Is your mineral metallic and shiny (looks like gold)? if Q5 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is iron pyrite (fool’s gold). end else if Q5 is no, display Q6 Q6.Is your mineral purple? if Q6 is yes, display Q7 Q7.Can you scratch it with a nail? if Q7 is yes, Display answer: (hardness = 4), Your mineral is fluorite. end else if Q7 is no, Display answer: Your mineral is amethyst. end else if Q6 is no, display Q8 Q8.Can you scratch your mineral with a fingernail? if Q8 is yes, display Q9 Q9. Does the mineral feel slippery or greasy? if Q9 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is talc. end else if Q8 or Q9 are no, Display answer; Your mineral is gypsum. end else if Q10 is [dark in color] Q10.Is your mineral light/clear in color or dark in color? //This would need to have a dark in color/light in color option instead of the yes/no option Display message: “Test the streak on the black streak plate” AND display Q11
Q11.Is the streak white? if Q11 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is olivine. end else if Q11 is no, display Q12 Q12.Is the streak colorless? if Q12 is yes, Display answer: your mineral is garnet end else if Q12 is no, display Q13 Q13.Is your mineral clear? if Q13 is yes, display Q14 Q14.Is your mineral rhombohedral (a lopsided-rectangle)? if Q14 is yes, Display Q15 Q15.Put your mineral over a page of writing, do you see double? If Q14 or Q15 are yes, Display answer: Your mineral is calcite. end else if Q13, Q14, or Q15 are no â€“ Display Q16 Q16.Is your mineral hexagonal (6-sided)? If Q16 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is quartz. else if Q16 is no, display Q17 Q17.Is your mineral a cube or an irregular shape with some smooth, straight surfaces? if Q17 is yes, display Q18 Q18.Does your mineral taste salty? If Q18 is yes, display answer: Your mineral is halite. end else if Q10 is no, Display message: could not identifiy your mineral. If Q10 is [light/clear in color], display Q19 Q19.Is your mineral diamond shaped? If Q19 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is fluorite. end else if Q19 is no, display Q20 Q20.Does your mineral look like a greenish, yellowish or brownish rock with a sandy texture? If Q20 is yes, display answer: Your mineral is olivine. else if Q20 is no, display Q21 Q21.Is your mineral glassy, pink or white, with one or more straight edges? If Q21 is yes, Display answer: Your mineral is feldspar. else if Q21 is no, display answer: Your mineral is fluorite. end