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. For the State Tournament, the last day to submit clarification requests is March 28 and VASO will post all outstanding clarification responses, with the exception of any specific room dimensions required by the rules, by midnight, March 31. Room dimensions will be posted as they become available, usually two weeks before the tournament.

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.