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Priscillagrewite : New mineral named in honor of renowned Nebraska geologist

The greatest Christmas present Priscilla Grew received last year was an email. Priscilla and husband Ed were vacationing in Hawaii, escaping the respective winter climes...

Uncovering new understanding of Earth’s carbon cycle

In a new study led by a University of Alberta Ph.D. student, researchers used diamonds as breadcrumbs to provide insight into some of Earth's...

Japan’s geologic history in question after discovery of metamorphic rock microdiamonds

A collaboration of researchers based in Kumamoto University, Japan have discovered microdiamonds in the Nishisonogi metamorphic rock formation in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Microdiamonds in...

Meteorite strikes may create unexpected form of silica

When a meteorite hurtles through the atmosphere and crashes to Earth, how does its violent impact alter the minerals found at the landing site?...

Top 15 Most Expensive Gemstones In The World

1. Blue Diamond - $3.93 million per carat Blue diamond is a type of diamond which exhibits all of the mineral 's inherent properties except...

Trapiche Emerald : What is a Trapiche Emerald? How Does a...

Trapiche Emerald Trapiche emerald is a rare variety of gemstone emeralds, distinguished by a six-point radial pattern of ray-like spokes of dark impurity. It is...

Pink Star Diamond : The largest known Pink Diamond

Pink Star Diamond The Pink Star is the largest internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America. It’s more...

How do the Geodes get Colorful?

What is Geode? Geodes are secondary geological formations that form within sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Geodes are hollow, vaguely circular rocks, in which masses of...

Zultanite : What is Zultanite Mineral? Where to find Zultanite?

What is Zultanite Mineral? Zultanite is a gem variety of the mineral diaspore, mined in the İlbir Mountains of southwest Turkey at an elevation of...

Purple Amethyst : What causes the purple color of amethyst?

Amethyst is a purple quartz type (SiO2) and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities and, in some cases, other transition metals, and...

Roebling Opal : Amazing Rare blue and green Opal Found in...

Roebling Opal The Roebling Opal, discovered in Humboldt County’s Virgin Valley, was donated to the Smithsonian in 1917. The 1.5 pound black fire opal is...

Study shows diamonds aren’t forever

Diamonds, those precious, sparkling jewels, are known as the hardest materials on Earth. They are a high-pressure form of carbon and found deep in...

New model shows how diamond-carrying rocks formed in Northern Alberta

A new study by University of Alberta geologists is proposing a new model for explaining the eruption of diamond-bearing kimberlites in Northern Alberta. The research...

Scientists find evidence of how platinum metals form under 60 million-year-old...

Research carried out by scientists at Keele University, the University of Manchester and University College Dublin has shed new light on how precious metals...

What is The Largest Peridot in the World?

Peridot Stone the world's largest cut ever found is 311.78 carats (62.35 grams)! It was found on Zagbargad Island, Egypt, and is now located...

Peridot : What is Peridot? Where is Peridot found?

What is Peridot? Peridot is a gem-quality olivine and a (Mg, Fe)2SiO4 type silicate mineral. The formulation approaches Mg2SiO4 because it is a magnesium-rich olivine...

Rare Gems & Minerals in Texas

Texas is a huge state with incredibly diverse geographical features, from sandy beaches and lush hill country to dry, scrubby desert. In all of...

Mines in Texas & New Mexico : Mines Where You Can...

Texas and New Mexico each have a good range of mineral specimens to be found from fluorite, quartz, opals, barite, agates, chalcedony and more....

The Mawenzi : The Largest Tanzanite rough in the World

The Largest Tanzanite rough in the World The world's largest piece of rough tanzanite has been found at a mine in northern Tanzania in 2005,...

Blue Quartz : What is Blue Quartz? How does Blue Quartz...

What is Quartz? Quartz is a crystalline, strong mineral made up of silicon and oxygen atoms. The atoms are linked in a continuous SiO4 Silicon–oxygen...

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