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How to collect rock and mineral specimens?
Before we start collecting rock and mineral specimens, it is very important to first think about what type of collection we want, because there are many kinds of rocks and minerals on the earth, and in order to collect these rocks And minerals require special tools, which we can't do, when we can divide the collection into two parts, one is the rocks and minerals that are common in the geological structure collected in the area we live in (if you live in even the soil). Don't worry about the areas you can't see, you can still collect cement), the second is to determine the types of minerals to be collected in other areas, so that we can go to the predetermined location to collect, and if we can't collect it, we can also buy it.
Very helpful for us to plan the collection of rock and mineral specimens is to visit the museum, where all the minerals have been organized and ordered according to scientific standards. By looking at that group of stones, we can better determine our goal. There must be something special that appeals to us.
If you don't know how to collect rock and mineral specimens, we can also go to the store that sells the minerals, which will give us a good start. The next thing we have to do is get a geological map of our area and a larger geological map, maybe even a world map. This allows us to know the major rock and mineral species in an area. Geology books are just as important, they will tell us more about what we are looking for: how each mineral is produced by the geological process.