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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

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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.

2014-11-24 23:11:30

Launching today, GetCerma.com is an ecommerce website offering Cerma with STM-3®, a unique automotive product that can help reduce harmful emissions and increase fuel efficiency in gasoline

2014-10-27 04:21:07

PARIS, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain has just finalized the acquisition of Turkey-based Atlas Zimpara, a long-standing partner of Saint-Gobain Abrasives.

2014-10-16 08:33:50

Dremel builds on functionality of rotary tools and Multi-Max with introduction of four new accessories MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Oct.

2014-10-14 08:24:09

Synthetic Diamond Market Leader Expands Portfolio to Offer Customers More Diamond Thermal Management Options SAN DIEGO, Oct.


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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
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.