Minerals/Metals/Precious/Quiz

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Native silver is on calcite from Kongsberg, Norway. Credit: Aram Dulyan.

Precious metal minerals is a lecture and an article from the school of geology. It is about solid, crystalline substances containing precious metal 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, Platinum can also occur as nuggets.

Yes
No

2

Gold (Au) is the most prestigious metal known, but it's not the most

.

3

Yes or No, Gold is the only metal that has a deep, rich, metallic yellow color.

Yes
No

4

Where gold has been concentrated, it occurs as wires, dendritic crystals, twisted sheets, octahedral crystals, and variably-shaped

.

5

True or False, Platinum is a body-centered cubic metal above room temperature.

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 body-centered cubic 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, Ruthenium is a hexagonal close-packed metal from room temperature to melting.

Yes
No

10

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

11

Yes or No, Rhenium is a body-centered cubic metal at room temperature.

Yes
No

12

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

.

13

Yes or No, Rhodium is a face-centered cubic metal at room temperature.

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, Potarite is a platinum-mercury mineral.

TRUE
FALSE

16

True or False, Palladium is a face-centered cubic metal at room temperature.

TRUE
FALSE

17

Uranophane is a rare calcium uranium

hydrate mineral.

18

True or False, Silver is a fcc metal at higher temperatures up to melting.

TRUE
FALSE

19

Yes or No, Platinum is an fcc metal at room temperature.

Yes
No

20

Yes or No, Gold is a face-centered cubic metal at room temperature up to melting.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Precious metals are usually the most chemically inert metals.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}