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I promised I’d be nice to #quartz this year.

It’s a perfectly adequate collection of silicate tetrahedrals. Whoo. Go quartz.

Don’t mind that #serpentine is a pettable green delight named for serpents. Quartz is fine.
My personal preference is that if I’m going to learn about a mineral, I want to be able to identify it when I stumble on it in the wild.

I want the joy of knowing what I have & to be absolutely confident I didn’t get confused. #Serpentine makes ID easy.

But that’s just me.
Like any good danger noodle, #serpentine requires an ounce of common sense to work with it safely.

Namely, don’t huff or lick chrysotile, but if you do, expect to die ~20 years later if something else doesn’t kill you first.

#Quartz doesn’t require common sense. Yay quartz.
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It’s the last match of Round 1.

#Halite is salt, the deliciously lickable mineral.

#Serpentine is an entire group (including asbestos) sneaking in to a single-mineral competition.

You know how to vote.
I went off about #halite recently. But surely Hot Tubs of Despair is enough by itself to earn your vote:
To be fair, I totally love #Serpentine. It’s a highly-pettable green snake of a rock that makes wine tasty.

Just don’t lick it.
Or breathe it.
And it’s still a cheater of being a whole group.
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