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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...

Rose-like Calcite With Rose Color

A flower like spray of late calcite blades are nestled above a pale blue fluorite . The specimen comes from China Photo Copyright © James Elliott/Fine...

Very Fine American Contra Luz Opal

Locality: Opal Butte, Oregon Suitable for mounting as a stunning and unique pendant: the clear, transparent crystal body having a fine, firey play-of-color that is...

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...

World’s Rarest Minerals Cataloged

Scientists have categorised the Earth's rarest minerals. None of 2,500 species described is known from more than five locations, and for a few of them...

Long-term impacts of deep-sea mineral mining

A new international study has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deep-sea life. This study, led by scientists at the...

Three new uranium minerals from Utah

Three new minerals discovered by a Michigan Tech alumnus are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. The...

Historical copper trapped in ice

South America's mining industry supplies half the world with copper. The world's largest mines are located in the Andes. Yet just when copper production...

Pure iron grains are rare in the universe

Pure iron grains in interstellar space are far rarer than previously thought, shedding new light on the evolution history of matters in the universe. Scientists...

World’s finest piece of opal Worth $900,000

The finest uncut opal in existence, the Fire of Australia, has joined the South Australian Museum’s collection through the vision of a private donor...

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