Minerals/Metals/Transitions/Quiz

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A large, sculptural specimen of penny-bright copper is from Arizona. Credit: Robert Lavinsky.

Transition metal minerals is a lecture from the school of geology and the radiation astronomy department. It is about solid, crystalline substances that occur in and compose astronomical objects including the Earth. It focuses on materials containing large amounts of metals that may occur on the surface of or associated with some astronomical objects.

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1

Yes or No, Aluminum is an aluminide element.

Yes
No

2

Bayerite is a polymorph of gibbsite and has the same chemical

3

True or False, Aluminium is an aluminide element.

TRUE
FALSE

4

The type locality for native aluminum is the Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka,

5

True or False, Boron is an alkali element.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Complete the text:

The designation for

aluminum is Al0. It has been found as a flake protruding from the

matrix of a rock specimen collected from a

pegmatite vein.

7

Yes or No, Gallium is an aluminide element.

Yes
No

8

Corundum is a mineral that is associated with which of the following

predicting the end of the Earth
determine the accuracy of local computers
sapphire
emery
predicting when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt
ruby

9

Yes or No, Silicon is a metalloid element.

Yes
No

10

True or False, Indium is a transition-metal element.

TRUE
FALSE

11

Yes or No, Radium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

12

Carnotite is a potassium uranium

radioactive mineral.

13

Yes or No, Lead is an actinide element.

Yes
No

14

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

.

15

True or False, Actinium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

16

Complete the text:

Elements usually emit a

during nuclear

or

.

17

True or False, Actinide minerals, or actinides, are those with unusually high concentrations, atomic per cents, or weight per cents, of the actinide elements.

TRUE
FALSE

18

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

19

Yes or No, Thorium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

20

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

21

Yes or No, Protactinium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

22

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

.

23

Yes or No, Uranium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

24

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.

25

True or False, Neptunium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

26

Which geochemical phenomena are associated with thorianite?

thorium oxide
lightning
common in the alluvial gem-gravels of Sri Lanka
the mineral is slightly less radioactive than pitchblende
liquid methane oceans
water worn, small, heavy, black, cubic crystals

27

True or False, There are blue or blue mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

28

True or False, Plutonium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

29

Phenomena associated with torbernites?

have a gaseous surface
radioactive
hydrated green copper uranyl phosphate mineral
isostructural with the related uranium mineral, autunite
the number of water hydration molecules can vary between 12 and 8
gives rise to a variety of metatorbernite when torbernite spontaneously dehydrates

30

True or False, Americium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

31

The rarest naturally occurring element on Earth is named

32

True or False, Curium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

33

Uranophane is a rare calcium uranium

hydrate mineral.

34

True or False, Berkelium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

35

Red ochre is a natural pigment composed of what likely source of red?

36

True or False, Californium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

37

Match up the crystal with the mineral

uraninite - A
monazite - B
pitchblende - C
thorianite - D
Thorianite-54888.jpg

.
Uraninite-usa32abg.jpg

.
Monazite - Rostadheia, Iveland, Norvegia 01.jpg

.
Uraninite crystal cluster.jpg

.

38

Yes or No, Einsteinium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

39

A gamma-ray spectrum for autunite is likely to show peaks for Ra-226,

and Bi-214.

40

True or False, Fermium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

41

Fullerite appears to be a tentative name for the mineral occurrence of

.

42

True or False, Fermium isotopes have been found in precambrian carbonate rocks from Sao Paulo State.

TRUE
FALSE

43

Chaoites are another hexagonal form of native

44

Yes or No, Mendelevium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

45

Complete the text:

The mineral Lonsdaleite is a translucent,

and is made from the atoms of

but the arrangement of these atoms is different from the

of carbon atoms in a

.

46

Yes or No, Nobelium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

47

Elpidite has the formula Na2ZrSi6O15·3H2O. As a chalcogen mineral it is also a

.

48

Yes or No, Lawrencium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

49

Complete the text:

At volcanic locations, native

sulfur can be seen flowing and it is

.

50

Yes or No, Silicon is an aluminide element.

Yes
No

51

Elyite has the chemical formula Pb4Cu(SO4)(OH)8. Which chalcogens are contained in the mineral?

lead
copper
sulfur
oxygen
hydrogen
plumbum

52

True or False, Indium is an aluminide element.

TRUE
FALSE

53

Yes or No, Aluminum is an carbonide element.

Yes
No

54

Which of the following are diamond cubic metals or metalloids?

manganese
silicon
osmium
germanium
platinum
copper
α-tin

55

True or False, Diamond is an carbonide element.

TRUE
FALSE

56

Which of the following are hexagonal close-packed metals?

manganese
ε-iron
cobalt below 450°C
rhodium
platinum
copper
rhenium

57

True or False, Boron occurs naturally in chaoites.

TRUE
FALSE

58

Which of the following are precious metals?

boron
technetium
osmium
rhodium
platinum
copper
silver

59

Yes or No, The weight of a diamond is measured in carrots.

Yes
No

60

Which of the following are face-centered cubic metals at approximately room temperature?

γ-cerium
gallium
aluminum
germanium
silicon
lead
aluminum

61

Yes or No, A carbonate (CO3) usually occurs with an anion.

Yes
No

62

Which of the following are metalloids?

cerium
gallium
aluminum
germanium
silicon
lead
boron

63

True or False, Carpathite is an carbonide element.

TRUE
FALSE

64

Which of the following are lanthanide metals?

cerium
yttrium
aluminum
protactinium
lutetium
lead
neodymium

65

Yes or No, Abelsonites contain more carbon than hartites.

Yes
No

66

Which of the following are heavy metals?

vanadium
mercury
aluminum
thallium
barium
lead
bismuth

67

Yes or No, Carbonate minerals are chalcogen minerals.

Yes
No

68

Which of the following are body-centered cubic metals?

vanadium
molybdenum
aluminum
silver
barium
francium
radium

69

True or False, Emplectite has the chemical formula CuBiS2. It contains the chalcogen bismuth.

TRUE
FALSE

70

Which of the following are body-centered cubic metals?

vanadium
molybdenum
aluminum
silver
barium
francium
radium

71

True or False, Emmonsite, or durdenite, has the formula Fe2(TeO3)3·2H2O. It is a tellurate mineral.

TRUE
FALSE

72

Which of the following are alkaline earth metals?

calcium
beryllium
aluminum
tungsten
rubidium
francium
technetium

73

Yes or No, Enargite (Cu3AsS4) is an arsenate.

Yes
No

74

Which of the following are siliconide metals?

silicon
beryllium
aluminum
carbon
rubidium
copper
technetium

75

True or False, Carpathite is a chalcogen mineral.

TRUE
FALSE

76

Which of the following are alkali metals?

lithium
magnesium
yttrium
scandium
rubidium
copper
technetium

77

Yes or No, Silicon carbide contains one chalcogen.

Yes
No

78

Which of the following are transition metals?

lithium
magnesium
yttrium
scandium
iron
copper
technetium

79

Yes or No, Phosphate minerals are also chalcogen minerals.

Yes
No

80

Which of the following are actinide metals?

lead
copper
actinium
neptunium
roentgenium
uranium
thorium


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Metal-based minerals make up most of the surface compositions of rocky-objects.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}