IdentifyMineral

Our minerals are:

1. magnetite
2. mica
3. amethyst
4. sulfur
5. kyanite
6. pyrite
7. talc
8. gypsum
9. olivine
10. garnet
11. calcite
12. halite
13. quartz
14. feldspar
15. fluorite

Questions:

Q1.Is your mineral Magnetic?

If Q1 is yes
Your mineral is Magnetite.
end

else if Q1 is no, Display Q2
Q2. Does your mineral easily peel or break into flat sheets?
if Q2 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is mica.
end

else if Q2 is no, display Q3
Q3. Is your mineral bright yellow?
If Q3 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is sulfur.
end

else if Q3 is no, display Q4
Q4. Is your mineral blue with white streaks?
if Q4 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is sodalite.
end

else if Q4 is no, display Q5
Q5.Is your mineral metallic and shiny (looks like gold)?
if Q5 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is iron pyrite (fool’s gold).
end

else if Q5 is no, display Q6
Q6.Is your mineral purple?
if Q6 is yes, display Q7
Q7.Can you scratch it with a nail?
if Q7 is yes, Display answer:
(hardness = 4), Your mineral is fluorite.
end

else if Q7 is no, Display answer:
Your mineral is amethyst.
end

else if Q6 is no, display Q8
Q8.Can you scratch your mineral with a fingernail?
if Q8 is yes, display Q9
Q9. Does the mineral feel slippery or greasy?
if Q9 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is talc.
end

else if Q8 or Q9 are no, Display answer;
Your mineral is gypsum.
end

else if Q10 is [dark in color]
Q10.Is your mineral light/clear in color or dark in color?
//This would need to have a dark in color/light in color option instead of the yes/no option
Display message: “Test the streak on the black streak plate” AND display Q11

Q11.Is the streak white?
if Q11 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is olivine.
end

else if Q11 is no, display Q12
Q12.Is the streak colorless?
if Q12 is yes, Display answer:
your mineral is garnet
end

else if Q12 is no, display Q13
Q13.Is your mineral clear?
if Q13 is yes, display Q14
Q14.Is your mineral rhombohedral (a lopsided-rectangle)?
if Q14 is yes, Display Q15
Q15.Put your mineral over a page of writing, do you see double?
If Q14 or Q15 are yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is calcite.
end

else if Q13, Q14, or Q15 are no – Display Q16
Q16.Is your mineral hexagonal (6-sided)?
If Q16 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is quartz.

else if Q16 is no, display Q17
Q17.Is your mineral a cube or an irregular shape with some smooth, straight surfaces?
if Q17 is yes, display Q18
Q18.Does your mineral taste salty?
If Q18 is yes, display answer:
Your mineral is halite.
end
else if Q10 is no,
Display message: could not identifiy your mineral.

If Q10 is [light/clear in color], display Q19

Q19.Is your mineral diamond shaped?
If Q19 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is fluorite.
end

else if Q19 is no, display Q20
Q20.Does your mineral look like a greenish, yellowish or brownish rock with a sandy texture?
If Q20 is yes, display answer:
Your mineral is olivine.

else if Q20 is no, display Q21
Q21.Is your mineral glassy, pink or white, with one or more straight edges?
If Q21 is yes, Display answer:
Your mineral is feldspar.

else if Q21 is no, display answer:
Your mineral is fluorite.
end

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