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Long-time period impacts of deep-sea mineral Mining

Copper ore sits B,600 metres beneath the ocean . Copyright: FlickrGrand Canyon NPS A new worldwide research has demonstrated that deep-sea nodule mining will trigger lengthy-lasting injury to deep-sea life. This research, led by scientists on the National Oceanography Centre … Continue reading

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mineraliety: @twiggyabbi made a cool mineral collage! Looks like…

mineraliety: @twiggyabbi made a cool mineral collage! Looks like a planet with acceptance and love ❤️ 🌏 🌈///// instagram.com/twiggyabbi mineraliety.com mineralia

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mineraliety: Ever see a mineral so pretty you just want to eat…

mineraliety: Ever see a mineral so pretty you just want to eat it? Amethyst dished up by @bethhoeckel /////// instagram.com/bethhoeckel/ mineraliety.com mineralia

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Moissanite: The Second Hardest Mineral in Nature after Diamond

 The colors seen in moissanite from the Mount Carmel area of northern Israel range from dark blue to light green. Formula: SiCSystem: HexagonalColour: Green, black, Blue, Colorless, Green yellow, YellowLustre: VitreousHardness: 9½ Moissanite is the name given to naturally occurring … Continue reading

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Extremely Rare Mineral found for only the Second time on Earth

The corundum stones contain a variety of rare minerals, including Moissanite and tistarite. A report was prepared by professor of geology William Griffin of Australia’s Macquarie University following his examination of the mineral samples of corundum stones sent to him … Continue reading

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Types of Mineral Inclusions with Photos

Rainbow Lattice Sunstone from Mud Tank, Northern Territory, Australia. Photo © Kathy Kirk An inclusion is any material that is trapped inside a mineral during its formation. In gemology, an inclusion is a characteristic enclosed within a gemstone, or reaching … Continue reading

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This strange mineral grows on dead bodies and turns them blue

A close up of the mineral vivianite on a piece of bone. TERRY O’CONNOR/CC BY 3.0 A mineral of death. Just mix together a dead person, some iron, and lots of water. If you were to get up close and … Continue reading

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gorgeousgeology: Unusual Mineral Week:  Hutchinsonite/Thallium…

gorgeousgeology: Unusual Mineral Week:  Hutchinsonite/Thallium Thallium is the dark twin of lead. This thick, greasy metal is similar in atomic mass but even more deadly. Thallium is a rare metal that appears in highly toxic compounds consisting of rather strange … Continue reading

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earthstory: Tour a mineral collection. From the creator of the…

earthstory: Tour a mineral collection. From the creator of the video, here are the groups featured in order: The minerals are divided into some compositional classes:00:08 Native elements;00:30 Sulfides;02:46 Halides;03:17 Oxides;06:09 Carbonates;07:40 Borates;07:45 Sulfates; 09:05 Chromates, molybdates and tungstates;09:29 Phosphates, … Continue reading

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Purple Fluorite Crystal Cluster – Cave in Rock, Illinois (Collectable Mineral)

Purple Fluorite Crystal Cluster – Cave in Rock, Illinois (Collectable Mineral): nmmrockshop: Beautiful Purple Fluorite Crystal Cluster From Cave in Rock, Illinois! A Remarkable Standalone Display Specimen with Gorgeous Purple Crystals that Glow Orange when Kissed by The Sun! Total … Continue reading

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