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How To Make Bismuth Crystals At Home

Bismuth is non-toxic and has a number of very interesting properties. For best results I recommend using at least 4 or 5 pounds of...

Landscape Agate

Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found...

Amazing Agate Photos

Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found...

Physicists develop new method of crystal production

Be it in phyics, mettalurgy, gemology or engineering, the applications of crystals are very broad. A research team including Christos Likos and Lorenzo Rovigatti...

New study challenges assumption of asbestos’ ability to move in soil

A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that...

Make Invisible Gold Visible

Scientists are using the new Geoscience Atom Probe Facility at Curtin University to study mineral deposits containing locked resources of gold in refractory ores. Curtin...

Super Pit relic revealed as new mineral

Kalgoorlie-Boulder's famous Golden Mile and Super Pit has not only produced more than 50 million ounces of gold but it has now produced one...

Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona

Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon...

Rock salt holds the key to a paradigm shift

A team of international scientists from China, France, Scotland, United States and led by Canadian Professors Nigel Blamey and Uwe Brand of Brock University...

World’s Largest Blue Star Sapphire

News broke in Sri Lanka on New Year's Day, of the discovery of the world's largest known Blue Star Sapphire valued at a stunning...

Where Do Rubies Come From?

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by...

Natural Diamond Colors

Diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a...

A clean way to extract rare earth metals

Rare earth metals — those 17 chemically similar elements at the bottom of the periodic table — are in almost every piece of technology...

Types of Opal

Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica; its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6...

Cave of Crystals “Giant Crystal Cave”

Cave of the Crystals or Giant Crystal Cave is a cave connected to the Naica Mine 300 metres (980 ft) below the surface in...

Constraining the composition of Earth’s interior with mineral elasticity

The composition and temperature of the Earth's interior are fundamental for understanding the Earth's interior and dynamics. Because it's impossible to directly access most...

Types of Gemstone

A gemstone or gem is a piece of mineral crystal, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments....

The Largest Known Crystal Cluster In The World

Discovered : At Farm Otjua, Karibb district Date: August 1985 Size: 3m wide, 3m high Weight: 14100kg Comments: Excavation lasted 5 yearsPrism and pyramid faces are well developed...

Iron Fertilization Won’t Work in Equatorial Pacific, Study Suggests

Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents....

The granite of Sierra de Guadarrama requests designation of origin

The Puerta de Alcalá, the Prado Museum and the monastery of El Escorial are some of the monuments built with berroqueña stone, the traditional...

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