Top Five Best Rocks

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#1  Edited By Balls

Number 5: Syenite

Syenite is Outta Sight!
Syenite is Outta Sight!

This rock is named after Syene, Egypt where many of the buildings are composed of the material. This rock is particularly hard and would be fatal if you fell on them from a high enough height. 

Fun Fact: Did you know that early man used Syenite as their primary source of food? So next time you get hungry on the camping trip try taking a bite out of a prehistoric meal!


Number 4: Pegmatite
Pegmatite, you wouldn't wanna bite.
Pegmatite, you wouldn't wanna bite.

Pegmatite is unique in that it has large interlocking crystals of feldspar and quarts making up its matrix. It's because of this that falling onto this type of rock would be less fatal than normal.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Pegmatite is the first rock to have been discovered by astrologists? As one of the few specimens that wasn't discovered by geologists, Pegmatite stands as the only rock to be lucky in love and good fortunes in February. 


Number 3: Pumice
Feel the Power of the Pumice you Glowering Yellow Lummox!
Feel the Power of the Pumice you Glowering Yellow Lummox!

One of the more popular rocks on the list, Pumice is made from eruption debris which is the reason for it's soft, porous texture. This rock is ideal for falling onto.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Pumice was first going to be called Gretice? This didn't come to pass though since the residents of Gretice, Turkey (where the stone was discovered) had such an aversion to science. This left the name Pumice who was the wife of the geologist who discovered it.



Number 2: Lapilli Tuff
Lapilli Tough. Ain't so Rough.
Lapilli Tough. Ain't so Rough.

This "rock" is actually composed of little pellets of volcanic ash. When compressed together this rock would be fatal to fall onto but in it's pebble for would be less fatal unless you were really high.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Lapilli Tuff is the only rock in the world that is lighter than water? The early Bretons used Lapilli Tuff as the main component of their boats! They began to use wood when they realized that rocks were more difficult to nail together than wood.

Number 1: Granite
Granite. I can't stand it!
Granite. I can't stand it!

Granite is formed from an extremely slow cooling time and is made up of feldspar and quartz components that are harder than steel. This rock has the lowest HtM ratio (Height to Mortality). Be careful around it! 

Fun Fact: Did you know that was the first rock to be showcased at the annual Geologist Romp N' Stomp in Thagmut, Illinois? It drew the largest conference attendance that still stands today. 23.
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#3  Edited By Soap

This is a joke right?

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#4  Edited By Balls

I just like rocks and sharing them.

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#5  Edited By Soap
Balls said:
"I just like rocks and sharing them."
No, you just like making pretty shitty top 5 threads every couple of minutes
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#6  Edited By Balls

Huh?

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#7  Edited By crunchUK

ahaha is the rock eating really true???i now know a bit more about rocks :P

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#8  Edited By RetroIce4

THREAD OF THE DAY! Rocks FTW!

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#9  Edited By Balls

Thanks! I just like to find topics that are interesting to me and share them. :)

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#10  Edited By Metamorphic

Granite its pretty kool.

Granite FTW indeed.

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#11  Edited By Hewkii

Pumice is also lighter than water...

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#12  Edited By Balls
Hewkii said:
"Pumice is also lighter than water..."
But that's more because of it's porous composition. Lapilli Tuff is solid and stiff floats on water. That's like saying steel is lighter than water since boats made out of it float on water.
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#13  Edited By Wijeeba

Number 1: Rock Candy. Best rock ever.

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#14  Edited By Belf

I can't get over how much I love the line "Granite, I can't stand it!" I think I need to find a way to work that into to normal conversation...

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#15  Edited By Shawn

This thread rocks.

c wut i did thar?

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#16  Edited By Black_Rose

The floor of my house is made of granite and it looks damn good

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#17  Edited By crunchUK

um har har har? but OMG is syenite really edible?!?!?!!? 0_o

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#18  Edited By DualReaver
crunchUK said:
"um har har har? but OMG is syenite really edible?!?!?!!? 0_o"
No it's cyanide that's edible, because they rhyme people make that common mistake.
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#19  Edited By crunchUK
DualReaver said:
"crunchUK said:
"um har har har? but OMG is syenite really edible?!?!?!!? 0_o"
No it's cyanide that's edible, because they rhyme people make that common mistake."
um...
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#20  Edited By Clean

Granite is dope lookin

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#21  Edited By DualReaver
crunchUK said:
"DualReaver said:
"crunchUK said:
"um har har har? but OMG is syenite really edible?!?!?!!? 0_o"
No it's cyanide that's edible, because they rhyme people make that common mistake."
um..."
You should try some.

Do it I seem legit.
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#22  Edited By Rowr

hematite will always have a special place in my heart.

Im dissapointed it didnt make the list.

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#23  Edited By Discorsi

sorry Crack is no. 1 rock lol.  Just look at the sales.

PS granite sucks

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#24  Edited By Termite
crunchUK said:
"ahaha is the rock eating really true???i now know a bit more about rocks :P"
Lots of birds eat rocks to help beat and digest food in their gullet, but I don't think the humans eating rocks thing is true...

But I could be wrong
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#25  Edited By Hannibal

1. Obsidian
2. Granite
3. Limestone
4. Pyrite
5. Pumice

NO DOUBT

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#26  Edited By DualReaver
Termite said:
"crunchUK said:
"ahaha is the rock eating really true???i now know a bit more about rocks :P"
Lots of birds eat rocks to help beat and digest food in their gullet, but I don't think the humans eating rocks thing is true...

But I could be wrong"
Does salt count?
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#27  Edited By Hannibal
DualReaver said:
"Termite said:
"crunchUK said:
"ahaha is the rock eating really true???i now know a bit more about rocks :P"
Lots of birds eat rocks to help beat and digest food in their gullet, but I don't think the humans eating rocks thing is true...

But I could be wrong"
Does salt count?"
Only rock salt.
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#28  Edited By albaker

Lol your name is balls...........

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#29  Edited By OmegaPirate

This thread made waking up worthwhile

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#30  Edited By Black_Raven

What makes a rock better than another?

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#31  Edited By Balls

I used a few different categories. The HtM is pretty big, then the texture, feldspar:quartz ratio, how they look, and just my general opinion on how cool they are.

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#32  Edited By Balls

But mainly it's just to share them, I suppose. People should be more careful around these things!

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#33  Edited By OGCartman

Lol, i didnt expect a thread on rocks

You Win

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#34  Edited By Balls

I just wish more people would bring their input into the list. :(

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#35  Edited By ryanwho

This rock thread fails for not mentioning obsidian, the most hardcore of igneous rocks.

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#37  Edited By Balls
ryanwho said:
"This rock thread fails for not mentioning obsidian, the most hardcore of igneous rocks."
Obsidian is definitely not hardcore. That's like saying Christina Aguilera is hardcore soul music.