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New theories about nature of Earth’s iron

New research challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth's iron was the result of how its core was formed billions of...

World’s Rarest Minerals Cataloged

Scientists have categorised the Earth's rarest minerals. None of 2,500 species described is known from more than five locations, and for a few of them...

‘Super-deep’ diamonds may hold new information about Earth’s interior

Researchers at Tohoku University believe that it is possible for natural diamonds to form at the base of the Earth's mantle (Fig.1). The formation...

Catalog of 208 human-caused minerals bolsters argument to declare ‘Anthropocene Epoch’

Human industry and ingenuity has done more to diversify and distribute minerals on Earth than any development since the rise of oxygen over 2.2...

Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle

A study of tiny mineral ‘inclusions’ within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond...

Experiments call origin of Earth’s iron into question

New research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that the Earth's unique iron composition isn't linked to the formation of the planet's...

Why are there different ‘flavors’ of iron around the Solar System?

New work from Carnegie's Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to...

Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining

A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study, led by scientists at the...

Three new uranium minerals from Utah

Three new minerals discovered by a Michigan Tech alumnus are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. The...

Historical copper trapped in ice

South America's mining industry supplies half the world with copper. The world's largest mines are located in the Andes. Yet just when copper production...

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