Do Microbes Control the Formation of Giant Copper Deposits?
Do Microbes Control the Formation of Giant Copper Deposits?

This type of ore can frequently be found in porphyry copper deposits. One of the major issues when studying ore deposits formed in ...

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Earth's Oldest Known Rock Was Found on the Moon
Earth's Oldest Known Rock Was Found on the Moon

This lunar sample brought back from the Apollo 14 mission has more of a story to tell than you might think. (Photo: NASA) A lot o...

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A Gemstone That Looks Like Deconstructed Chocolate Bars
A Gemstone That Looks Like Deconstructed Chocolate Bars

Photo credit: Rob Lavinsky/iRocks.com Chocolate calcite Resembling an artful edible decoration from some top Swiss chocolate,  Inc...

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New Study Quantifies Deep Reaction Behind 'Superdeep' Diamonds
New Study Quantifies Deep Reaction Behind 'Superdeep' Diamonds

Photo: Petra Diamonds Whether they are found in an engagement ring or an antique necklace, diamonds usually generate quick react...

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More Plants Survived the World’s Greatest Mass Extinction Than Thought
More Plants Survived the World’s Greatest Mass Extinction Than Thought

A mummified seed-fern frond flaking off a piece of mudrock after being exposed to the light of day for the first time in some 255 million...

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Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering and Geologists Don’t Know Why
Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering and Geologists Don’t Know Why

The planet’s magnetic field is up to mischief again and geologists are pretty dumbfounded. Earth’s magnetic poles can wander sever...

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 New ‘Outer Space’ Mineral Found Inside Gemstones
New ‘Outer Space’ Mineral Found Inside Gemstones

A mineral new to science has been found inside bits of volcanic rock in a valley below Mount Carmel, northern Israel, a group of...

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We Still Don’t Know When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Began
We Still Don’t Know When The Earth’s Magnetic Field Began

Blue Zircon Crystal. Photo: Sumarie Slabber A combined team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Cal...

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