Category Archives: Minerals

Earliest Minerals Krotite Formed in Solar System Discovered

 In the May-June issue of the journal American Mineralogist, a team of scientists announced the discovery of the new mineral krotite, one of the earliest minerals formed in our solar system. It is the main component of an unusual inclusion embedded … Continue reading

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India to Step Up Mapping of Rare-Earth Minerals

India plans to step up mapping of rare-earth-mineral reserves over the next two years to boost domestic sources as China is reportedly planning to clamp down on supplies, according to a top official in the Ministry of Mines, India. The … Continue reading

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Limestone is an organic, sedimentary rock.It was formed from the remains of tiny shells and micro-skeletons deposited on the sea bed. They were compressed to form solid rock. Limestone is made up of calcium carbonate and reacts with diluted hydrochloric … Continue reading

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Afghanistan is a Treasurehouse of Lithium

Afghanistan has nearly $1 trillion in mineral deposits, according to a study, but there are doubts the war-torn and graft-prone country can manage the windfall offered by the untapped riches.President Hamid Karzai said in January that the deposits could help … Continue reading

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