Minerals/Metals/Alkalis/Quiz

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Cream-colored lithiophosphate accompanies tan-brown lithiomarsturite in a matrix. Credit: Chris Wright / Wrights Rock Shop.

Alkali minerals is a lecture from the school of geology. It is about solid, crystalline substances containing the alkaline earth elements of the periodic table that occur in and compose astronomical objects. It focuses on materials that may occur on the surface of or associated with some astronomical objects.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Radium is an alkaline earth element.

Yes
No

2

Carnotite is a potassium uranium

radioactive mineral.

3

Yes or No, Potassium is an alkaline earth element.

Yes
No

4

Autunite occurs as an oxidizing product of uranium minerals in granite pegmatites and hydrothermal

.

5

True or False, Magnesium is an alkali earth element.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Complete the text:

Elements usually emit a

during nuclear

or

.

7

True or False, Alkali minerals, or alkali metal minerals, are those with unusually high concentrations, atomic per cents, or weight per cents, of the alkali elements.

TRUE
FALSE

8

Carnotite is a mineral that may be associated with which phenomena?

varying water content
small amounts of calcium, barium, magnesium, iron, and sodium
a bright to greenish yellow mineral
demonstrating that Venus was once a comet
amounts as low as one percent will color sandstone a bright yellow.
an important uranium ore
usually found in sedimentary rocks in arid climates

9

Yes or No, Francium is an alkali metal.

Yes
No

10

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

11

Yes or No, Caesium is an alkali element.

Yes
No

12

The primary source of the world's thorium is the rare-earth, and thorium, phosphate mineral

.

13

Yes or No, Rubidium is an alkaline earth element.

Yes
No

14

Complete the text:

The extremely rare element technetium can be found in

in very small quantities (about 0.2 ng/kg), produced by the

fission of uranium-238.

15

True or False, Lithium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

16

Which geochemical phenomena are associated with magnesium?

forsterite
lightning
dolomite
whitlockite
gypsum
water worn, small, heavy, black, cubic crystals

17

True or False, Potassium is an alkali metal.

TRUE
FALSE

18

Uranophane is a rare calcium uranium

hydrate mineral.

19

True or False, Beryllium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

20

Yes or No, Calcium is an alkali metal.

Yes
No

21

Yes or No, Natrium is an alkaline earth metal.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Alkali metals are often found in all rocks.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}