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Scientists discover a new mineral “Nataliyamalikite”

In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could...

Top Radioactive Minerals

What Are Radioactive Minerals? Radioactivity in minerals are caused by the inclusion of naturally-occurring radioactive elements in the mineral’s composition. The degree of radioactivity is...

Lake Superior Agate

The Lake Superior agate is a type of agate stained by iron and found on the shores of Lake Superior. Its wide distribution and...

Types of Mineral Inclusions

An inclusion is any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation. In gemology, an inclusion is a characteristic enclosed within a...

What is Aura? How it Formed?

Metal-coated crystals "Aura" are natural crystals, such as quartz, whose surface has been coated with metal to give them an iridescent metallic sheen. Crystals...

Giant Gold Nugget Found in California

One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer. The new owner of...

Comets contributed to Earth’s atmosphere, says study of 3 billion-year-old minerals

Scientists have revealed that some of Earth's atmosphere may have been brought to the planet by comets billions of years ago. The mystery of how...

Rare Earth element mineral potential in the southeastern US coastal plain

Rare earth elements have become increasingly important for advanced technologies, from cell phones to renewable energy to defense systems. Mineral resources hosted in heavy...

Classification Of Minerals

The Berzelian mineral classification system was named in honor of the Swedish chemist and mineralogist Jons Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848). The Berzelian system categorizes mineral...

Battered Earth revived by mineral weathering after mass extinction

Bedrock of Earth got severely beaten up by hothouse climate conditions during one of planet’s mass extinctions some 200 million years ago. But the...

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