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Scientists discover possible mantle mineral

Scientists long believed that Earth's lower mantle was composed of Bridgmanite (Mg,Fe)SiO3 and magnesiowüstite (Mg,Fe)O, in which Fe2+ dwells. This view changed when experiments...

Earth’s cobalt deposits formed much later than previously believed

Cobalt deposits in one of Earth's largest cobalt-mining regions are 150 million years younger than previously thought, according to a new study by University...

Life cycle of sulphur predicts location of valuable minerals

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and two Canadian universities has applied a first-of-its-kind technique that measures the long-term life...

Mineral discoveries in the Galapagos Islands pose a puzzle as to...

The Galapagos archipelago is one of the most famous groups of islands in the world. Many of the animal and plant species are unique...

What are the most precious stones?

Diamond Diamond is a solid form of carbon with a diamond cubic crystal structure. At room temperature and pressure it is metastable and graphite is...

What is Watermelon Tourmaline? How it Formed?

What are watermelon tourmalines? All gems in the tourmaline family are mixed crystals of aluminium boron silicate that also contain elements such as iron, manganese,...

Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth

Nearly 1,800 miles below the earth's surface, there are large odd structures lurking at the base of the mantle, sitting just above the core....

From crystals to climate: ‘Gold standard’ timeline links flood basalts to...

Imagine an enormous volcano erupting in the Pacific Northwest, pouring lava across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Imagine the lava flooding out until river valleys...

Faster way to make mineral to remove carbon dioxide from atmosphere

Scientists have found a rapid way of producing magnesite, a mineral which stores carbon dioxide. If this can be developed to an industrial scale,...

Platinum is key in ancient volcanic related climate change

Supervolcanoes are one of Mother Nature's deadliest phenomena, and when they erupt, they can change the climate of the entire planet. To get a glimpse...

What makes diamonds blue?

Blue diamonds -- like the world-famous Hope Diamond at the National Museum of Natural History -- formed up to four times deeper in the...

Yosemite granite ‘tells a different story’ story about Earth’s geologic history

A team of scientists including Carnegie's Michael Ackerson and Bjorn Mysen revealed that granites from Yosemite National Park contain minerals that crystallized at much...

True origin of ancient turquoise

New research published today in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by ancient...

Researchers Find Reserves of Rare Earth Elements in Deep-sea Mud

Japanese researchers have mapped vast reserves of rare earth elements in deep-sea mud, enough to feed global demand on a "semi-infinite basis," according to...

Lavas in the lab could lead miners to new iron ore...

Geologists have discovered that some magmas split into two separate liquids, one of which is very rich in iron. Their findings can help to...

Diamonds from the deep: Study suggests water may exist in Earth’s...

Water on Earth runs deep - very deep. The oceans have been measured to a maximum depth of 7 miles, though water is known...

The secrets of garnet reveal source of water to fuel powerful...

Among geologists who study powerful earthquakes and volcanoes, there is a mystery: as one of Earth's tectonic plates slides beneath another in a subduction...

Unique diamond impurities indicate water deep in Earth’s mantle

A UNLV scientist has discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s...

Diamond discovery under pressure

For the first time, scientists have found Earth's fourth most abundant mineral—calcium silicate perovskite—at Earth's surface. "Nobody has ever managed to keep this mineral stable...

How Do Minerals & Rocks Get Their Names?

What’s in a Mineral Name? Before 1960 mineralogists would introduce new mineral names in In 1960, to reduce this chaos the International Mineralogical Society established In...

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