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The growth of high topography on the Tibetan Plateau in Sichuan, China, began much earlier than previously thought, according to an international team of geologists who looked at mountain ranges along the eastern edge of the plateau.
TZ Minerals International (TZMI) is pleased to announce the release of the inaugural edition of the Zircon Annual Review. (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 TZ Minerals
New research has revealed that some events in Earth's history happened more recently than previously thought.
An Australian paleontologist has discovered a mineral, long thought to be found only on the moon, in a billion-year-old rock formation in Western Australia.
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...
- A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.