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"Crystals are living beings at the beginning of creation." - Nicola Tesla
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FEATURED MINERAL – STAUROLITE Taos Rockers featured mineral is Staurolite. The word staurolite is derived from the Greek stauros - cross, and lithos - stone: referring to its cruciform twinning. ... Read More
... The deposit of Shungite in Karelia was formed about 2 billion years ago and extends over 9,000 sq km ( 3,475 sq miles). The deposit has been estimated to contain more than 250 gigatonnes of carbon reserves. The deposit is found within a sequence of Palaeoproterozoic metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks - the main accumulations are concentrated in 9 layers, ranging in thickness from 5 meters (16 ft) to 120 meters (400 ft) . The sequence is dated by a gabbro intrusion, which gives a date of 1980±27 Ma, and the underlying dolomites, which give an age of 2090±70 Ma 9 and demonstrates a significant difference between shungite & petroleum/coal (200-250 Ma). ...
This description includes all the crystal’s visible characteristics, general shape, and its crystallographic forms, as well as how developed each form is. In mineralogy, shape, and size give rise... Read More
All minerals are crystalline. If a mineral is allowed to grow unhindered it will develop a characteristic three-dimensional shape, a crystal. A crystalline material is a solid in which the... Read More
According to the maximum symmetry of their faces; the systems are cubic (isometric), hexagonal/trigonal (regarded as a single system), tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic. Each system is defined by relative... Read More