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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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eartharchives: Owing to its unusual heaviness, scheelite had…

eartharchives: Owing to its unusual heaviness, scheelite had been given the name tungsten by the Swedes, meaning “heavy stone.” #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #scheelite #tungsten http://ift.tt/1nApYdl Geology Nerd

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Mysterious Menominee crack is unusual geological pop-up feature

A photo taken in 2010 of the Menominee Crack, a ‘pop-up’ geological feature. Seismologists studying a massive crack in the ground that appeared north of Menominee, Michigan in 2010 now think they know what the unusual feature might be. But … Continue reading

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