Minerals questions This is a list of recently added questions about minerals. Play minerals quiz and see all the questions. What mineral is a heliodor gemstone a variety of?Beryl. Heliodor is a yellow transparent variety of beryllium (emerald and aquamarine are also varieties of beryllium). The name derives from the Greek word helios = sun (sun-god) and doron = gift ("gift of the Sun").Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 47% TopazTopaz2521RubyRuby1127BerylBeryl4333TalcTalc1056gemstones riddles » Which of the following is not an allotropic variety of coal?Anthracite. An allotropy is a phenomenon of appearing, in the same state of aggregation, of all sorts varieties of the same chemical element, differing in physical properties and chemical. Coal is appearing mainly in the form of diamond, graphite, fullerene and graphene. Anthracite is simply a variety of the hard bituminous coal.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 40% diamonddiamond625graphitegraphite627fullerenefullerene2066anthraciteanthracite2225chemistry riddles » What colour is sapphire colour a shade of?Blue. The name of the colour comes from sapphire, a blue variety of the corundum.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 60% redred716greengreen1276blueblue4236purplepurple740colors riddles » What colour is emerald colour a shade of?Green. The name derives from the Greek smaragdos (as well as Lat. smaragdus - green). It refers to the characteristic colour of emerald stones.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 65% redred631greengreen4479blueblue1459purplepurple299colors riddles » What rock is this?Granite is a type of felsic intrusive igneous rock. It is granular and phaneritic in texture. The rock mainly consist of quartz, feldspar, mica, and amphibole minerals.Created by: KYRTAPSvery easy 80% gneissgneiss1062granitegranite11913halitehalite634basaltbasalt1221geology riddles » Where are such formations usually found?In deserts. Desert rose is the colloquial name given to rosette formations of crystal clusters of gypsum or baryte which contain abundant included sand grains. Desert roses occur when the crystals form in arid sandy conditions, such as the evaporation of a shallow salt basin.Created by: Carlos Saltoeasy 73% in cavesin caves1994in coal minesin coal mines842in desertsin deserts19194in extinct volcanoesin extinct volcanoes3977deserts of North Africa riddles » Where do you have the best chance to find a natural diamond?Near the volcano. It is sometimes mistakenly believed that diamonds are made from coals. High pressure and heat is required for the formation of diamonds from carbons but these carbons are not the ones that form coal. Diamonds are formed deep under the surface and are brought up during outbreaks of volcanoes.Created by: Monica Stillerhard 55% near the volcanonear the volcano5525in the coal minein the coal mine3242in the silver minein the silver mine706at the beachat the beach532nature riddles » What was graphite believed to be a form of?Lead. When large deposit of graphite was found in the 16th century in England, it was thought to be a form of lead. In many languages, the word for pencil literally means lead pen. (German Bleistift, Polish ołówek, Arabic قلم رصاص) Created by: Kasiaaverage 64% leadlead15028mercurymercury1746ironiron2648chalkchalk4040writing riddles » Which type of a coal is the youngest?Lignite (brown coal). Coal forms when the dead plant matter is converted into peat, which in turn is converted into lignite, then sub-bituminous coal, then bituminous coal, and lastly anthracite.Created by: Kasiahard 57% lignite (brown coal)lignite (brown coal)5385graphitegraphite1398bituminous coalbituminous coal1137anthraciteanthracite1490natural resources riddles » Which country is the global leader in aluminium production?China. People's Republic of China is the top producer of aluminium with almost a one-fifth world share. It heavily outranks other countries, producing five times as much as the second place holder - Russia.Created by: Kasiahard 51% ChinaChina9717CanadaCanada3297United StatesUnited States2307RussiaRussia3484country records riddles » Play geology quiz and see all the questions.