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It's 2020, the year where anything can happen.

The #MinCup2020 bracket is sticking to the rules with all official minerals. Voting starts September 1st.

Who will join legends #Olivine (2017), #Garnet (2018), & #IceMin (2019) to be this year's #champion? Bracket reading in order: B...
#MinCup2020 is kicking off quasi-alphabetically in a battle of peacock ore #Bornite vs poisonous red #Cinnabar

Pick your champion, make your arguments, and VOTE!
ROUND 1 MATCH 1 goes to #Cinnabar with a 8% lead over rainbow #Bornite! The same bracket, but with ...
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I promised I’d be nice to #Quartz this #MinCup, although SOME people think it’s mean to point out you can access quartz’s electrical properties by hitting, squishing, or sawing it.

So, fine. Strategy tip. Why not tap existing Steven Universe fans to recruit voters?
The .gif opportunities are amazing considering Amethyst (the purple gem of #Quartz) is a major character.

Here she is getting a helping hand from #MinCup2018’s champion #Garnet:
One of the reoccurring #MinCup2019 arguments is that #Quartz is more stable than #IceMin at surface temperatures.

You’ve got a .gif for that. NO ONE USED IT THE ENTIRE CUP. Come on, it’s in the first handful of “Amethyst Steven Universe” .gifs pre-loaded into the Twitter app!
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Ok Moose, are you ready to showcase the #MinCup2019Final contestants for our pocket friends? Plush moose with a notebook with fancy ink lettering spelling out “Mineral Cup 2019”
It’s still only autumn in the Pacific Northwest, but are you looking forward to first snowfall, Moose?

Those delicate #IceMin crystals show up so well on your chocolate brown! Plush moose in a snowbank, dappled in snowflakes
Ahh! Yeah, I know, Moose, you’ve had rather painful experiences with #Quartz.

But try to find a comfy spot so we can grab a pic? Just, uh... maybe pretend it’s a Bed of Nails demo? Plush moose painfully sprawled on an extremely pointy quartz crystal
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It’s the #MinCup2019 final match. After a month of arguing about minerals, come vote one more time?

For ice, the most lickable of minerals.
Previously in #MinCup2019, we got into technical definitions, fun physical properties, & how #IceMin can survive in the heart of diamonds:
We also got into how curling is an applied physics exam about using fundamental forces to manipulate the geophysical properties of #IceMin:
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Curling is a hilarious & fantastic sport where you modify physical properties of minerals to manipulate momentum.

You need ice, brooms, and a stone. The brooms & stone can be improvised. #IceMin cannot.
Curling started with granite stones on frozen loch, earning its name from the rumbling growl of rock over rough wild ice.

Makes sense to incorporate massive rocks if you’re going to frolic on frozen lakes that house beloved monsters.
Canadians take great delight in claiming curling as ours, dumping phenomenal R&D into developing pub teams into Olympic contenders.

We spend even more time fucking around with not-even-pub-teams with improvised brooms & stones any time we find a big enough patch of #IceMin.
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We’re in the semi-finals of #MinCup2019 & I Have Opinions.

This is the year of #ClimateChange, the year we hit the tipping point of enough people caring to finally get to the large-scale hard work.

Our winner has to be ice or #calcite (tomorrow’s semi-finalist). #IceMin
#Olivine is a good mineral, a former 2017 #MinCup champion & one I campaigned for in past years.

It has so many cool quirks, including making green sand (!!). But it already won before.
Every year, people are startled to learn #IceMin is a mineral!

It’s naturally occurring, solid, has definite composition, & a repeating crystalline structure. As long as you find it in the wild, it checks every box.

Want it solid at room temperature? Ice VII trapped in diamond.
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