Provided by Tona Kunz, DOE/Argonne National Laboratory An ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth....
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TZ Minerals International (TZMI) is pleased to announce the release of its latest data publication on the zircon sector: Zircon Trade Matrix (PRWEB) August 13,
While all of Earth’s oceans may seem like more than enough water for one planet, a new study published in the journal Science has revealed an ocean’s worth of water may be sitting in the mantle.
University of Calgary-led research is first of its kind, uncovering the origin of oilsands sediment
The first terrestrial sample of a water-rich gem that reveals new evidence about the existence of large volumes of water has been discovered by an international team of scientists which was led by University of Alberta's diamond scientist, Graham Pearson.
Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience, say a rock in Australia is helping to paint a picture of how our planet became habitable 4.4 billion years ago.
As is well known, the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old. No rocks exist, however, that are older than about 3.8 billion years.
Scientists broke new ground in the study of deep earthquakes, a poorly understood phenomenon that occurs where the oceanic lithosphere, driven by tectonics, plunges under continental plates – examples are off the coasts of the western United States, Russia and Japan.
Water in the Earth's crust and upper mantle may not play such an important role as a lubricant of plate tectonics as previously assumed.
TZ Minerals International (TZMI) has released its latest data report on zircon, Issue 19 of Zircon Quarter to Quarter. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 TZ
The mineral kyanite is an aluminium silicate of the sillimanite group (along with andalusite and sillimanite), also called alumino-silicate. It has the formula Al2O3Â·SiO2 (Al2SiO5). Its hardness varies widely depending on its crystallographic direction, from 5 to 7.5, and it has a specific gravity of 3.56-3.67. It is translucent, usually blue, but possibly white, gray, green, or black. It is usually found in long-bladed crystals or columnar to fibrous structures. Kyanite is used in...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.