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Discovery optimises uranium extraction process

EXTRACTIVE metallurgists from Murdoch University have discovered the dissolution mechanism for a mineral previously considered to be unrecoverable and discarded as waste. Brannerite (UTi2O6) is...

Rare earth element

What are Rare earth elements? A rare earth element (REE) or rare earth metal (REM), as defined by IUPAC, is one of a set of...

Geologist collaborates on study to determine mechanism associated with fault weakening

A University of Oklahoma structural geologist and collaborators are studying earthquake instability and the mechanisms associated with fault weakening during slip. The mechanism of...

A climate signal in the global distribution of copper deposits

Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new...

Frontiers in mineral exploration

An international group of specialists in the field of planetary sciences has found strong evidence that lava flows on Mars may also host base...

Rare Mineral found in a Wisconsin Crater

Scientists have discovered one of the rarest minerals on Earth in a Wisconsin impact crater. Aaron Cavosie of the University of Puerto Rico, and member...

‘Gold rush’ threatens tropical forests in South America

A global "gold rush" has led to a significant increase of deforestation in the tropical forests of South America. This is according to new research...

What makes pink diamonds pink?

They're one of the world's rarest jewels - but nobody knows for certain why pink diamonds are pink. That hasn't stopped investors from snapping them...

Putnisite: New Mineral Discovered in Australia

The new mineral is named putnisite after Drs Christine and Andrew Putnis from the University of Münster, Germany, for their outstanding contributions to mineralogy. Putnisite...

How life could have produced most minerals on Earth

While astronomers are trying to figure out which planets they find are habitable, there are a range of things to consider. How close are...

Ancient Minerals: Which Gave Rise to Life?

Life originated as a result of natural processes that exploited early Earth's raw materials. Scientific models of life's origins almost always look to minerals...

Precious Western Australia mineral geologically ‘young’

Scientists at Curtin University have chronicled the genesis of a particular type of iron deposit in the state's north, finding that the valuable mineral...

International Research Discovers New Mineral “Qingsongite”

Geologists at the University of California, Riverside have discovered a new mineral, cubic boron nitride, which they have named “qingsongite.” The discovery, made in 2009,...

Evidence That Elemental Fluorine Occurs in Nature

Fluorine is the most reactive chemical element. That is why it is not found in nature in its elemental form, but only in compounds,...

Scientists find new primitive mineral in meteorite

In 1969, an exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua. More than...

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