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Traces of life in the Earth’s deep mantle

The rapid development of fauna 540 million years ago has permanently changed the Earth -- deep into its lower mantle. A team led by...

Mineral dating reveals new clues about important tectonic process

Ancient rocks on the coast of Oman that were once driven deep down toward Earth’s mantle may reveal new insights into subduction, an important...

Can diamonds originate methane?

Turning one of the world's finest gems—diamonds—into one of the worst greenhouse gasses—methane—does not seem a great idea. Yet this happened through the work...

New tools to unearth rare metals

A new understanding of how volcanic processes form deposits of rare earth metals, vital to everyday modern technology, is revealed in a new study...

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

While analyzing some of the world's oldest coloured gemstones, researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased...

‘Fool’s gold’ not so foolish after all

Curtin University research has found tiny amounts of gold can be trapped inside pyrite, commonly known as 'fool's gold', which would make it much...

Earth’s oldest minerals date onset of plate tectonics to 3.6 billion...

Scientists led by Michael Ackerson, a research geologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, provide new evidence that modern plate tectonics, a...

Clues from soured milk reveal how gold veins form

For decades scientists have been puzzled by the formation of rare hyper-enriched gold deposits in places like Ballarat in Australia, Serra Palada in Brazil,...

Rare earth unlocks copper, gold and silver secrets

A study by Monash scientists has found that a rare earth affects the fate of a key reaction with copper, gold, silver, and uranium...

Scientists and philosopher team up, propose a new way to categorize...

A diamond lasts forever, but that doesn't mean all diamonds have a common history. Some diamonds were formed billions of years ago in space as...

Geoscientists use zircon to trace origin of Earth’s continents

Geoscientists have long known that some parts of the continents formed in the Earth's deep past, but the speed in which land rose above...

Donwilhelmsite : New mineral from the moon could explain what happens...

A team of European researchers discovered a new high-pressure mineral in a lunar meteorite which is helping to explain what happens to materials within...

Chrysoberyl : One of the world’s most expensive Gemstone

The mineral or gemstone chrysoberyl is a beryllium aluminate with the formula BeAl2O4. The name chrysoberyl is derived from the Greekwords χρυσός chrysos and...

Natural nanodiamonds in oceanic rocks

Natural diamonds can form through low pressure and temperature geological processes on Earth, as stated in an article published in the journal Geochemical Perspectives...

Volcanic eruptions may explain Denmark’s giant mystery crystals

Researchers have long been stumped for an explanation of how tens of millions of years-old giant crystals known as glendonites came to be on...

Earth grows fine gems in minutes

Rome wasn't built in a day, but some of Earth's finest gemstones were, according to new research from Rice University. Aquamarine, emerald, garnet, zircon and...

Diamonds found with gold in Canada’s Far North offer clues to...

The presence of diamonds in an outcrop atop an unrealized gold deposit in Canada's Far North mirrors the association found above the world's richest...

Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth...

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...

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