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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...

What Are the Different Colors of Amber?

Yellow Amber Yellow and brownish amber pieces are found around the world.  They make up more than two-thirds of the amber found in the world. ...

For first time: Researchers measure forces that align crystals and help...

Like two magnets being pulled toward each other, tiny crystals twist, align and slam into each other, but due to an altogether different force....

Bacteria with Midas touch for efficient gold processing

Special 'nugget-producing' bacteria may hold the key to more efficient processing of gold ore, mine tailings and recycled electronics, as well as aid in...

Mineral resource exhaustion is just a myth

Recent articles have declared that deposits of raw mineral materials (copper, zinc, etc.) will be exhausted within a few decades. An international team including...

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