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Evidence for a new kind of water molecule, trapped inside an...

The interactions of water with the surrounding rock ore deposits create geothermal energy and mineral deposits. The properties of water and other fluids change...

Star Sapphire Gemstone

A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism; red stones are known as "star rubies". Star...

Cat’s Eye Gemstones

Translucent yellowish chatoyant chrysoberyl is called cymophane or cat's eye. Cymophane has its derivation also from the Greek words meaning 'wave' and 'appearance', in...

What is Asterism?

Asterism or star stone, is a name applied to the phenomenon of gemstones exhibiting a luminous star-like shape when cut en cabochon (shaped and...

Biggest and best diamonds formed in deep mantle metallic liquid

New research from a team including Carnegie's Steven Shirey and Jianhua Wang explains how the world's biggest and most-valuable diamonds formed—from metallic liquid deep...

“Argyle Pink Jubilee” Largest Pink Diamond in Australia

An Australian mining company says it has found a 12.76-carat pink diamond, the largest rough diamond found in the country. The rare diamond was found...

“Bahia Emerald” World’s Largest Emerald

Weight: 341 kg Carats: Containing more than 180,000 carats Location: Mine in Bahia, Brazil Date: 2001 The 341 kg Bahia Emerald is one of the largest pieces of...

“Teodora” World’s Largest Emerald is Fake !!

The world's largest cut emerald is set to go up for auction - and is expected to fetch $1.15million. The 57,500-carat stone, which is the...

Blue Diamond ‘Worth 10 Millions’ Discovered

A massive diamond with a possible price tag of more than £36m has been discovered at a mine in South Africa. The 29.6 carat blue...

Virgin Rainbow “The most beautiful opal in the world”

How the excavation of a disused mineshaft lead to the discovery of the million-dollar Virgin Rainbow, the "most spectacular piece of opal ever unearthed". John...

A new mineral discovered in Tanzania

In the age of fast-paced global communication, it's no wonder that teasing apart the anatomy of the new mineral merelaniite took a team from...

World’s biggest Fluorite “Pearl” found in China

Weighing six tons and standing 5ft tall, this luminous pearl may be hard to shift physically speaking – but even with a mammoth £88million...

Largest black opal in the world

The largest black opal weighs 11,340.95 carats (2,268.19 grams; 80 oz) and measures 2,450 x 1,460 x 527 mm (96.45 x 57.48 x 20.74...

How to Make Borax Crystals

Borax crystals 1- 2 C. borax ~1 L. water bamboo skewer thread white pipe cleaners food coloring Weave 3, pipe cleaners into a loose coil. Suspend the coil from a length...

Fake Minerals

The fake minerals are minerals (or gems, that is to say outstanding minerals) not natural, man-made. This can be a natural mineral transformed by...

Thunder Egg

A Thunder Egg "Thunderegg" is a nodule-like rock, similar to a filled geode, that is formed within rhyolitic volcanic ash layers. Thundereggs are rough...

Top 10 Toxic Minerals

Coloradoite Coloradoite, also known as mercury telluride (HgTe), is a rare telluride ore associated with metallic deposit (especially gold and silver). Gold usually occurs within...

Diamonds help generate new record for static pressures for study

Extraordinary things happen to ordinary materials when they are subjected to very high pressure and temperature. Sodium, a conductive metal in normal conditions, becomes...

Researchers Uncover Formation Mechanism of Giant Aktogai Cu Deposit

Porphyry Cu deposits are one of the world’s most valuable ore deposits providing around 75%, 50% and 20% of the world’s supply of copper,...

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...

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