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Dolomite - Complete Mineral Overview

Dolomite - Complete Mineral Overview

Dolomite is calcium magnesium carbonate, which can form outstanding crystals with wide variety of colors, often associated with other minerals. Less aesthetic dolomite rocks can build a whole mountain ranges.

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Anatase - Detailed Mineral Overview

Anatase - Detailed Mineral Overview

Anatase is rare and highly aesthetic form of titanium oxide, which occurs almost exclusively in Alpine environment. It's great combinations with adularia and quartz are very popular among collectors. But it also has some unique physical properties, which are used in hi-tech applications.

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Report from Munich Show 2018

Report from Munich Show 2018

It is that time of year again – autumn is here and also the Munich show. For those unfamiliar, this is the biggest mineral show in Europe and probably the second most important show after Tucson.

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Wavellite - The Colorful Spheres

Wavellite - The Colorful Spheres

Wavellite normally occurs as a secondary product in the near-surface environment in phosphate-bearing rock. Specimens can be spectacularly beautiful as radiating starburst or spherical clusters. Wavellite spheres - and especially the colored varieties - are very popular among mineral collectors.

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Fossheim Steinsenter Museum - Lom, Norway

Fossheim Steinsenter Museum - Lom, Norway

The small town of Lom is located in southern part of Norway, just next to the famous Jotunheimen National Park. A very interesting mineral museum Fossheim Steinsenter is located at the western end of the town.

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Anhydrite - the Dry Gypsum

Anhydrite - the Dry Gypsum

Anhydrite is a common mineral, widely found in desert environments. It is also found on the tops of salt domes piercing the younger sediments in oil-rich compressional mountain belts and in evaporite deposits.

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The History of Australian Gold Rush

The History of Australian Gold Rush

The story of the settlement of Australia is the story of a remote penal colony unexpectedly turning into a cauldron of repeated mass migrations driven by the discovery of rich gold deposits. The gold discoveries were simply unbelievable, including the biggest nugget ever found!

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