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What are the most precious stones?

Diamond Diamond is a solid form of carbon with a diamond cubic crystal structure. At room temperature and pressure it is metastable and graphite is...

What is Watermelon Tourmaline? How it Formed?

What are watermelon tourmalines? All gems in the tourmaline family are mixed crystals of aluminium boron silicate that also contain elements such as iron, manganese,...

Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth

Nearly 1,800 miles below the earth's surface, there are large odd structures lurking at the base of the mantle, sitting just above the core....

From crystals to climate: ‘Gold standard’ timeline links flood basalts to...

Imagine an enormous volcano erupting in the Pacific Northwest, pouring lava across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Imagine the lava flooding out until river valleys...

Faster way to make mineral to remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale,...

Platinum is key in ancient volcanic related climate change

Supervolcanoes are one of Mother Nature's deadliest phenomena, and when they erupt, they can change the climate of the entire planet. To get a glimpse...

What makes diamonds blue?

Blue diamonds -- like the world-famous Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History -- formed up to four times deeper in the...

Yosemite granite ‘tells a different story’ story about Earth’s geologic history

A team of scientists including Carnegie's Michael Ackerson and Bjorn Mysen revealed that granites from Yosemite National Park contain minerals that crystallized at much...

True origin of ancient turquoise

New research published today in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by ancient...

Researchers Find Reserves of Rare Earth Elements in Deep-sea Mud

Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a "semi-infinite basis," according to...

Lavas in the lab could lead miners to new iron ore...

Geologists have discovered that some magmas split into two separate liquids, one of which is very rich in iron. Their findings can help to...

Diamonds from the deep: Study suggests water may exist in Earth’s...

Water on Earth runs deep - very deep. The oceans have been measured to a maximum depth of 7 miles, though water is known...

The secrets of garnet reveal source of water to fuel powerful...

Among geologists who study powerful earthquakes and volcanoes, there is a mystery: as one of Earth's tectonic plates slides beneath another in a subduction...

Unique diamond impurities indicate water deep in Earth’s mantle

A UNLV scientist has discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s...

Diamond discovery under pressure

For the first time, scientists have found Earth's fourth most abundant mineral—calcium silicate perovskite—at Earth's surface. "Nobody has ever managed to keep this mineral stable...

How Do Minerals & Rocks Get Their Names?

What’s in a Mineral Name? Before 1960 mineralogists would introduce new mineral names in In 1960, to reduce this chaos the International Mineralogical Society established In...

10 Crystals With Weird Properties That Look Like Magic

Fluorite Forget rubies, garnets and sapphires. Fluorite may be the world's most colourful mineral, because of the enormous range of brilliant and even iridescent colours...

Why Minerals Are Colored?

One of the most important physical properties of minerals, reflecting the nature of the interaction of the electromagnetic radiation of the visible region with...

Why does fluorite have different colors?

Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, CaF2. It belongs to the halide minerals. It crystallizes in isometric cubic habit,...

Oxidized iron deep within Earth’s interior

Scientists digging deep into the Earth's mantle recently made an unexpected discovery. Five hundred and fifty kilometres below the Earth's surface, they found highly oxidized...

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