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2015-03-05 16:24:57

LONDON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand to rise 3.8% annually through 2019Demand for abrasives in the US is forecast to rise 3.8 percent per year through 2019 to $6.9

2015-02-11 12:29:41

DUBLIN, Feb .11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets

2015-02-05 23:10:22

Diamond Lighthouse has announced a contest to win a free diamond necklace.

2015-01-30 23:08:15

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Alumina Zirconia Oxide Abrasives.

2015-01-28 08:24:30

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Britannia Mining, Inc.

2015-01-27 12:24:28

LONDON, Jan.

2015-01-15 08:23:43

January 5th, Diamonds Delivered to US North East; Evidence of Britannia's Precious Stones Buy/Sell Capabilities NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Britannia Mining, Inc.

2014-12-10 08:22:50

LONDON, Dec.

2014-12-04 12:29:15

Rethink Robotics' Baxter Robot Helps Klingspor ship more than 1.5 million sanding disks per week BOSTON, Dec.

Diamond grains from the Canyon Diablo meteorite
2014-11-25 04:49:07

Approximately 50 years ago, a large meteorite, named Canyon Diablo after the crater formed by the meteorite's impact in northern Arizona, was found to contain a new form of diamond with a hexagonal structure.


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.