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Moon Mineral Discovered In Western Australia
2012-01-09 09:40:57

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.

2012-01-08 08:00:00

In the two years since TZMI published the last edition, the zircon sector has certainly experienced some major changes during that time, the most notable being price increases and a dramatically

2011-06-26 00:02:04

In the 2011 edition of Mineral Sands Annual Review, TZMI defines the standard for industry-wide analysis, providing comprehensive data and concise, independent commentary including information on titanium sponge, metal and high purity pig iron.

2011-06-24 06:30:00

COOS BAY, Ore., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Minerals Corporation Limited (OTCQX: ILMCY) (ASX: IDM), a minerals processing company focused on developing the Southern Oregon Mineral Sands Project, announced today that its primary chromite product, called SpheriChrome(TM), will be officially launched at "The Bright World of Metals," the 12th International Foundry Trade Fair (GIFA) at Dusseldorf, Germany June 28-July 2, 2011. Industrial Minerals branded its chromite product...

2011-06-16 13:18:00

LONDON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE Roskill Information Services

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2011-03-29 06:19:08

Canadians have always seen themselves as separate and distinct from their American neighbors to the south, and now they have geological proof.


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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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  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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