Giant Dinosaur ‘Fossil Wall’ Discovered in China
Giant Dinosaur ‘Fossil Wall’ Discovered in China

A researcher cleans a dinosaur bone at the ‘fossil wall’ in Puan Township. Photo: Xinhua Scientists have unearthed a large dinosaur...

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Deep Color Veszelyite Crystals from Montana
Deep Color Veszelyite Crystals from Montana

Veszelyite Formula: Cu 2+ 3 PO 4 (OH) 3 ·2H 2 O System: Monoclinic Colour: Green, blue, greenish ... Hardness: 3½ - 4 From: Black Pine ...

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Origins of Cu-Pb-Zn-bearing and W-bearing Granites
Origins of Cu-Pb-Zn-bearing and W-bearing Granites

Minerals in Granite The Nanling Range of South China is world famous for its widely developed multiple-aged granitic magmatism and re...

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Pleochroism in Tanzanite
Pleochroism in Tanzanite

Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism, appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation...

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Wonderfull Group of Orange Crystals of Astrophyllite
Wonderfull Group of Orange Crystals of Astrophyllite

Astrophyllite Formula: K 2 NaFe 2+ 7 Ti 2 Si 8 O 28 (OH) 4 F Colour: Bronze-yellow, golden yellow, brown to reddish brown. Lus...

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The World's Largest Aquamarine Gem
The World's Largest Aquamarine Gem

The Dom Pedro aquamarine obelisk by gem sculptor Bernd Munsteiner The Dom Pedro aquamarine is the world's largest cut aquamarine ...

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Flirtatious 100-Million-Year-Old Damselflies Found Frozen in Amber
Flirtatious 100-Million-Year-Old Damselflies Found Frozen in Amber

The poor damsel fly was trapped while getting his groove on over 100m years ago CREDIT: DARAN ZHENG It was all going so well. 100-mill...

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De Beers: A New Ship to Explore for Seafloor Diamonds
De Beers: A New Ship to Explore for Seafloor Diamonds

The mv SS Nujoma The diamond hunter sets sail: World's largest gem finding vessel  De Beers has officially launched the mv SS N...

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Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Volcanic Eruptions Triggered Dawn of the Dinosaurs

The argon-argon dating method can provide more precise absolute dates for many geologic events, ranging from volcanic eruptions and earth...

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Splendid Olivenite Crystals from Greece
Splendid Olivenite Crystals from Greece

Olivenite is one of the most common minerals in the earth, and is a major rock forming mineral. Despite this, good specimens and larg...

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Fabulous Azurite with Malachite From France
Fabulous Azurite with Malachite From France

Azurite often occurs with green Malachite, which may form green stains or specks on Azurite crystals or aggregates. The two minerals so...

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Gorgeous Rhodochrosite Crystals From South Africa
Gorgeous Rhodochrosite Crystals From South Africa

Rhodochrosite | ‪#‎Geology Formula: MnCO 3 System: Trigonal Colour: Pink, rose, red, ... Lustre: Vitreous, Pearly Hardness: 3½ - ...

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The Largest Meteorite Ever Found in the United States
The Largest Meteorite Ever Found in the United States

The Willamette Meteorite on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Willamette Meteorite weighs 15.5 ...

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How Is Aura Rainbow Quartz Made?
How Is Aura Rainbow Quartz Made?

Credit : Nathan Almeyda Aura quartz is quartz that has been enhanced with a combination of titanium and niobium. Metal-coated crys...

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Ancient Magma Crystals Could Help Us Predict Eruptions
Ancient Magma Crystals Could Help Us Predict Eruptions

 Zirkon Kristalle in Matrix. Credit: crystal-treasure Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what’s going on inside a shal...

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Rare Huge Green-blue Opal Found in Nevada
Rare Huge Green-blue Opal Found in Nevada

Image credit: Chip Clark The Roebling Opal is an extraordinary 2,585-carat piece of opal rough and is also the largest unpolished blac...

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Radioactive Elements in New Mexican Rock Reveal Longest Earthquake Record
Radioactive Elements in New Mexican Rock Reveal Longest Earthquake Record

White calcite deposits in rocks from a fault line in New Mexico helped scientists create a record-long earthquake record. Photo by Laurel...

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