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Scientists discover a new mineral “Nataliyamalikite”

In the harshest of environments in far-east Russia, Monash scientists have played a leading role in the discovery of a new mineral, which could...

Top Radioactive Minerals

What Are Radioactive Minerals? Radioactivity in minerals are caused by the inclusion of naturally-occurring radioactive elements in the mineral’s composition. The degree of radioactivity is...

Lake Superior Agate

The Lake Superior agate is a type of agate stained by iron and found on the shores of Lake Superior. Its wide distribution and...

Types of Mineral Inclusions

An inclusion is any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation. In gemology, an inclusion is a characteristic enclosed within a...

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...

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