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Study Shows Most Of The Sand In Alberta's Oilsands Came From Eastern North America
2014-03-13 15:24:24

University of Calgary-led research is first of its kind, uncovering the origin of oilsands sediment

Australian Rock Determined To Be Oldest Material Formed On Earth
2014-02-24 13:04:03

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.

2014-02-13 23:22:07

Global Mineral Sand Industry: Trends and Opportunities (2013-2018) research report profiling Iluka Resources Ltd., Rio Tinto plc and Tronox Limited. (PRWEB)

Diamonds In Earth's Oldest Zircons Are Fragments Of Polishing Compound
2013-12-19 07:44:15

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.


Latest Zircon Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 10:17:59

Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates. Its chemical formula is ZrSiO4. Hafnium is almost always present ranging from 1 to 4%. The crystal structure of zircon is tetragonal crystal class. The natural color of zircon varies between colorless, yellow-golden, red, brown or green. Specimens that show gem quality are a popular substitute for diamond (but note that cubic zirconia is a completely different synthetic mineral with a different chemical composition). Zircon is a...

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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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