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‘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...

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...

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