Fifty minerals meme
Dang, this particular meme is a strong one … nearly everybody else in geoblogosphere is doin’ it! So many that I’m not even going to link to them all (I’m lazy). Lounge of the Lab Lemming started it all (here). Additionally, Geology News has a word cloud summarizing the most popular from the various bloggers out there.
Here’s the deal: use bold to indicate minerals you’ve seen in the wild. Italics is for those seen in laboratories, museums, stores, or other non field locations. To be quite honest, after doing this little meme I’ve realized that I need to get out and look at more igneous and metamorphic rocks! I might have seen some of these in sedimentary rocks and don’t even know it … typical sedimentary geologist.
Omphacite (is that real?)
It’s quite possible I screwed something up in this list … I did it rather fast.