Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rock ID?

Not sure of location of this rock. Mymom gave it to me and she lives in Vermont. It seems heavy for it’s size and is extremely attracted to magnets. I was thinking volcanic but I don’t know enough about volcanic … Continue reading

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ELIODORO – HELIODOR

Categoria: Pietre PrezioseSottoCategoria: Pietre SemiprezioseCommento: durezza, abito, località di rinvenimento e colore ci consentono di classificare un eliodoro; i campioni di eliodoro su matrice sono rari e molto belli ed hanno quindi prezzi decisamente elevati (però ne consigliamo l’acquisto quando … Continue reading

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Researchers ID pigment from fossils, revealing color of extinct animals

Scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Bristol have revealed how pigment can be detected in mammal fossils, a discovery that may end the guesswork in determining the colors of extinct species. read more (e) Science News – Paleontology … Continue reading

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mineraliety: This photo with this crystal mushroom illustration…

mineraliety: This photo with this crystal mushroom illustration by @nordiccowgirl looks set in a magical cabin in the woods /////// www.instagram.com/nordiccowgirl www.mineraliety.com mineralia

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DOLOMITE

Categoria: MineraliSottoCategoria: CarbonatiCommento: il problema é distinguere la dolomite dai suoi simili, cominciando dalla sua cugina calcite : la calcite é più effervescente all’attacco degli acidi, i cristalli non presentano la curvatura, possono avere abito scalenoedrico (mai la dolomite) e … Continue reading

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Re: Terra Mineralia (Freiberg, Saxony, Germany)

That’s it, guys, these are my last four photos. I think the last one is a good ending for this wonderful journey around the world, but actually only to Saxony. And so the very last photo shows a wonderful pyromorphite … Continue reading

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Tilted rock layers

Tilted rock layers: The sedimentary layers in this large roadcut near Denver, Colorado, USA can be clearly recognized by the variation in colour. These layers can be recognised as having been deformed because they have been tilted so they are … Continue reading

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Ancestry of mammalian ‘warm-bloodedness’ revealed

‘Warm-bloodedness’, a characteristic of mammals, is a trait encompassing a suite of physiological processes that helps to maintain a relatively high, constant body temperature. A new study shows that this character may have shown up in the ancestors of modern … Continue reading

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mineraliety: The featured shop this week on Mineraliety is…

mineraliety: The featured shop this week on Mineraliety is CaitLizLee who is inspired by druzys, crystals, and precious stones. Loving this green Turquoise ring set in 14k gold /////// www.mineraliety.com/shops/caitlizlee mineralia

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DIOPTASIO – DIOPTASE

Categoria: Pietre PrezioseSottoCategoria: Pietre SemiprezioseCommento: é l’unico minerale che ha un colore paragonabile a quello dello smeraldo, é facilmente distinguibile grazie ad abito e durezza (é molto più tenero) ; é molto difficile riuscire a prendere delle belle foto di … Continue reading

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