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Diamonds show Earth still capable of ‘superhot’ surprises

Diamonds may be 'forever' but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions...

Tectonic plates ‘weaker than previously thought,’ say scientists

Experiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought. The finding explains an ambiguity in lab work...

What is Nephrite Jade? And Where are their Sources?

Nephrite is a variety of the calcium, magnesium, and iron-rich amphibole minerals tremolite or actinolite (aggregates of which also make up one form of...

The World’s First Recorded Opalised Pearls Discovered

The world's first recorded opalised pearls, relics of creatures in an ancient inland sea dating back 65 million years, have been unearthed by two...

Rare metals in the Himalayas

Two sub-parallel belts of Cenozoic aged Himalayan leucogranite on the Tibetan Plateau extend east to west over more than 1000 km, and are regarded...

Why is Australian Opal Unique?

Australia currently produces about 95 per cent of the world’s precious opal from widely scattered fields throughout central Australia. No other country on Earth...

Big data points humanity to new minerals, New Deposits

Applying big data analysis to mineralogy offers a way to predict minerals missing from those known to science, where to find them, and where...

Rusting fool’s gold in glaciers a sign of increased carbon

Some say the world will end in fire, some in ice. One more reason to hold with those who favor fire: USC scientists have...

Canadian sapphires fit for a queen now unearthed

New research from UBC mineralogists could make it easier to find high-quality Canadian sapphires, the same sparkling blue gems that adorn Queen Elizabeth II's...

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...

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