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The case of the missing diamonds

It all began innocently enough. Tyrone Daulton, a physicist with the Institute for Materials Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was...

Biggest and best diamonds formed in deep mantle metallic liquid

New research from a team including Carnegie's Steven Shirey and Jianhua Wang explains how the world's biggest and most-valuable diamonds formed—from metallic liquid deep...

“Argyle Pink Jubilee” Largest Pink Diamond in Australia

An Australian mining company says it has found a 12.76-carat pink diamond, the largest rough diamond found in the country. The rare diamond was found...

“Bahia Emerald” World’s Largest Emerald

Weight: 341 kg Carats: Containing more than 180,000 carats Location: Mine in Bahia, Brazil Date: 2001 The 341 kg Bahia Emerald is one of the largest pieces of...

“Teodora” World’s Largest Emerald is Fake !!

The world's largest cut emerald is set to go up for auction - and is expected to fetch $1.15million. The 57,500-carat stone, which is the...

Blue Diamond ‘Worth 10 Millions’ Discovered

A massive diamond with a possible price tag of more than £36m has been discovered at a mine in South Africa. The 29.6 carat blue...

Diamond collection brings deep Earth to the surface

Researchers at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and University of British Columbia recently analyzed diamonds from the Museum's collection and learned how...

Virgin Rainbow “The most beautiful opal in the world”

How the excavation of a disused mineshaft lead to the discovery of the million-dollar Virgin Rainbow, the "most spectacular piece of opal ever unearthed". John...

A new mineral discovered in Tanzania

In the age of fast-paced global communication, it's no wonder that teasing apart the anatomy of the new mineral merelaniite took a team from...

World’s biggest Fluorite “Pearl” found in China

Weighing six tons and standing 5ft tall, this luminous pearl may be hard to shift physically speaking – but even with a mammoth £88million...

Largest black opal in the world

The largest black opal weighs 11,340.95 carats (2,268.19 grams; 80 oz) and measures 2,450 x 1,460 x 527 mm (96.45 x 57.48 x 20.74...

How to Make Borax Crystals

Borax crystals 1- 2 C. borax ~1 L. water bamboo skewer thread white pipe cleaners food coloring Weave 3, pipe cleaners into a loose coil. Suspend the coil from a length...

Fake Minerals

The fake minerals are minerals (or gems, that is to say outstanding minerals) not natural, man-made. This can be a natural mineral transformed by...

Thunder Egg

A Thunder Egg "Thunderegg" is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled geode, that is formed within rhyolitic volcanic ash layers. Thundereggs are rough...

Tiny zircon crystals clue to volcanic super-eruptions

Australia could have been home to some of Earth's largest ever volcanic eruptions more than 100 million years ago. A Curtin University team looking at...

Giant jade stone uncovered in Myanmar

Miners in Burma have unearthed one of the world's most valuable pieces of jade -it worth £140million. It was found in a mine in the...

Geologists explore minerals below Earth’s surface

A Florida State University geology researcher is going deep below the Earth's surface to understand how some of the most abundant minerals that comprise...

Top 10 Toxic Minerals

Coloradoite Coloradoite, also known as mercury telluride (HgTe), is a rare telluride ore associated with metallic deposit (especially gold and silver). Gold usually occurs within...

Diamonds help generate new record for static pressures for study

Extraordinary things happen to ordinary materials when they are subjected to very high pressure and temperature. Sodium, a conductive metal in normal conditions, becomes...

Researchers Uncover Formation Mechanism of Giant Aktogai Cu Deposit

Porphyry Cu deposits are one of the world’s most valuable ore deposits providing around 75%, 50% and 20% of the world’s supply of copper,...

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