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What Is Sea Glass?

What Is Sea Glass? Sea glass and beach glass are similar but come from two different types of water. "Sea glass" is physically and chemically...

What is the Difference Between a Mineral and a Mineraloid?

What is Mineral? A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound, usually of crystalline form and abiogenic in origin (not produced by life processes). A...

Large Yellow Rough Diamond unearthed

ALROSA’s affiliate Almazy Anabara has extracted a large 34.17-carat yellow diamond. It is the largest fancy-colored rough diamond extracted by the Company this year. The...

Researchers document transformation of graphite into hexagonal diamond

A new study by Washington State University researchers answers longstanding questions about the formation of a rare type of diamond during major meteorite strikes. Hexagonal...

Newly discovered Minerals in Volcanic Rock that May Offer new insights...

The first 1.5 billion years of Earth's evolution is subject to considerable uncertainty due to the lack of any significant rock record prior to...

Marine species threatened by deep-sea mining

Less than half of our planet's surface is covered by land. The rest is water, and this environment is home to an enormous range...

Diamonds deliver insights into the chemistry of the deep Earth’s interior

Nitrogen is one of the most enigmatic elements within system Earth. No matter where in the world scientists take measurements, in the atmosphere or...

Zircon as Earth’s timekeeper: Are we reading the clock right?

Zircon crystals in igneous rocks must be carefully examined and not relied upon solely to predict future volcanic eruptions and other tectonic events, QUT...

Davidsmithite a new Ca-bearing nepheline-group mineral

Davidsmithite, a newly approved feldspathoid mineral (IMA 2016-070), occurs as a rock-forming mineral in the Liset eclogite pod (Norwegian Caledonides). The approved electron-microprobe analysis gave...

Research sheds new light on early turquoise mining in Southwest

Turquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little is known about the...

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