PURPOSE OF THE INVESTIGATIONS: You have been hired by the Know-Whin-Big Investment Corporation ( a Japanese company) to determine the value of a mineral deposits located on parcels of land they are considering buying. The Corporation has supplied you with mineral samples their agents have collected from the land. Each bag contains multiple samples. Your task is to identify the minerals in your samples and then report to the company what value they hold.








1.)    Using known tests and guide books, complete the given chart.

2.)    Use information gained to determine minerals in your sample.

3.)    Once you know the minerals, use given information and outside research to determine relative value of mineral deposits for the investment corporation you are employed by.

4.)    Determine whether or not the corporation would benefit from buying the land based on your findings and write a proposal (either for or against) based on information

5.)    Attach proposal and table for your employer



Mineral Info Sites:

Mineral Information Institute

Mineralogy Data Base

National Mining Association

Rocks and Mineral Uses

Mineral Info Index


Mineral Data Table