Is there an app for identifying rocks?
The KamenCheck and the RockCheck apps are available for free on the Google play store and are adapted for use on Android devices (soon also planned for iOS).
How can I identify a rock at home?
How to Identify Backyard Rocks
- Look Closely. Look at each with your magnifying glass to identify its characteristics.
- Scratch the Surface. Try to scratch each rock with your fingernail, which can help you identify it by its hardness.
- Test for Magnetization.
- Compare What You Already Know.
What is the best rock identification app?
Here is the list of the best rock and mineral identification apps that will help you identify the most common rocks on earth.
- Geology Toolkit.
- Rock Identifier Stone Finder.
- Minerals guide: Rocks, Crystals & Gemstones.
- Geology Rocks – Handbook of Rocks.
What is the three types of rock?
There are three kinds of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Igneous rocks form when molten rock (magma or lava) cools and solidifies.
Who can identify my rock?
Can you identify my rock or mineral?
- Your state geological survey.
- A natural science museum.
- A college or university with a geology department.
- A rockshop.
- Members of a local Gem & Mineral club or Rockhunting club (many hobbyists are experts at identification)
- Vendors at a Gem & Mineral show.
How can you tell if a rock is worth money?
The harder a mineral is, the more likely it is to be valuable. If you can scratch the mineral with your fingernail, it has a hardness of 2.5 Mohs, which is very soft. If you can scratch it with a penny, its hardness is 3 Mohs, and if it takes a piece of glass to scratch it, the hardness is 5.5 Mohs.
What is the oldest type of rock?
Oldest terrestrial material The oldest material of terrestrial origin that has been dated is a zircon mineral of 4.404 ±0.008 Ga enclosed in a metamorphosed sandstone conglomerate in the Jack Hills of the Narryer Gneiss Terrane of Western Australia.