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016-Halite $7.00
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.

- A piece of halite rock mined for example, in the United States (New Mexico, Utah, New York), or from elsewhere, for example Israel (Mt. Sedom)
(Scrape off a small quantity of the sample into a pile for students to taste.)

Teaching Objectives:
- To show students that salt occurs as a rock.
- To introduce the concept that salt rock is from evaporation of
sea water
- To teach them that mountains of salt called diapirs can form very quickly.
- Quick in geological terms means 10,000 yrs.
- To introduce the concept that halite is mined in the United States and elsewhere

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Ruth Deike
Rock Detective Geoscience Education
395 Deer Run Drive
Nellysford , VA 96080

Phone: 434-263-3737



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