2018 Rocks and Minerals

Event At a Glance

DivisionB and C
VA ModificationsNone
Eye ProtectionNone
Natl Rocks & Minerals (B) pg
Natl Rocks & Minerals (C) pg


Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals

Event Rules

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National 2018 Rocks & Minerals List



During our tournaments, VASO will enforce only those clarifications issued by VASO; National clarifications and FAQs will not be valid in Virginia tournaments.

Clarification requests are closed for regional tournaments. All outstanding clarifications, with the exception of regional-specific room dimensions required by the rules, will be posted by midnight, January 13. Clarification requests will open again for States after the last regional.

VASO Clarifications

Dec 27, 2017
Rule 2 - Because the permissible 3-ring binder may contain any resources, this can also include a field guide. To ensure that teams do not need to ruin books to include them in binders, VASO will allow both a binder and one field guide to be brought into the event. The field guide is not required to be hole-punched and included in the binder, but all other reference materials must be in the binder, hole-punched and attached using the available rings. For teams participating in out-of-state tournaments, note that this clarification will not apply.