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Literally nothing about the debate tonight could possibly change how I vote, and I don’t want to deal with either rage or despair from hearing his horrid voice and cruel ideals.

So I’m focusing elsewhere.

On geologic glitter, specifically.
Today’s #MinCup2020 battle is a showdown between glitter vs magnetics.

I am forever & always #TeamShiny.
Which is losing.
#Magnetite is a pretty cool mineral. It’s key to a lot of geophysics, I like collecting it with a fridge magnet on beaches, and it makes for a cool high-impact low-effort geo demo.

But then there’s #Muscovite, a subset of mica & the essence of #TeamSparkle. It’s SO SHINY.
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I rolled the dice to randomize the #MinCup2020 bracket.

I’m pretty sure my dice hate me. These are both SUCH GOOD MINERALS, and I’m still working on a deadline so can’t thread yet.
We’ve played a few games with #gold.

I played out the consequences of some seriously creepy fiction:

& you thoroughly investigated gold during #YouFindARock:
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I usually campaign for #Biotite as a sad substitute for #Muscovite, furiously accusing #Apatite as living up to its name as the Great Deceiver.

But mica is still in the cup & Apatite is absolutely #TeamShiny.
#Biotite is also #TeamShiny and I very much appreciate the easy ID, but with moscovite still in the running I’m cool with it staying in Round 1.

Pro-mica thread from last year:
Apatite is in your TEETH, which alone is creepy-cool enough to earn your vote.

Mini-thread on apatite x biomineralization:
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