By: David Cowley
The Facts About Blue Diamonds. Diamonds are composed of carbon atoms that have been subject to extreme pressure and heat. If the diamond contains no impurities then the color will be crystal clear. Nature rarely creates anything that does not have any impurities in it...
Discovery and definition of sedimentary exhalative mineralization enhances lead-zinc-silver resources in the Benue Trough,Nigeria
By: Kenneth Nwabufo-Ene
Discovery and definition of sedimentary exhalative mineralization enhances lead-zinc-silver resources in the Benue Trough, NigeriaIntroductionOccurrences of lead, zinc, silver and barites have been recorded in parts of the Benue Trough [Abakaliki, Ishiagu, Arufu/Akwana areas]. Useful contributions include McConnel 1957, Pargeter 1959, Olade 1976. Mining of...
By: Ngozi Uduezue
Will gold glitter in Nigeria?IntroductionRecords of gold occurrences are numerous in literature. Woakes (1988) noted over thirty occurrences (earlier described by other authors) in alluvial terrain, quartz veins, sheared silicifed conglomerate.Chukwu (1988) discussed the distribution of gold mineralization in the Basement Complex of...
By: Ngozi Uduezue
Bumper profit from investment on industrial minerals and construction materials in the Sokoto Basin, NigeriaIntroductionThe Sokoto Basin, especially Sokoto State has the potential for a profitable investment in the development of the industrial minerals and construction materials sub-sector of the minerals industry. Most of the...
By: Karey Grant
Backyard geology using everyday logicWhat is awaiting discovery outside your back door? We all dream of discovering that hidden treasure just waiting for us to find it. When we were young anything could have been that treasure- so why allow ourselves to outgrow it? I...
By: David Cowley
Facts About Pink Diamonds. The Argyle Diamond Mine is located in a remote corner of North West Australia and it produces over 90 percent of the world supply of pink diamonds and yet less that 1/10 of 1 percent is classified as Pink in color...
By: David Cowley
Yellow diamonds were once thought to be inferior. Paler yellows, such as canary yellow, are more common but are not as desirable as their darker counterparts. Intense fancy yellow diamonds are the most rare and valuable of the yellow diamonds. A tiny .25-carat yellow diamond...
By: Ngozi Uduezue
Is Alternative Fuel the Answer to Economic Development in Answer?IntroductionThe possibility of alternative fuel replacing in part or wholly, fossil fuels as source of automobile fuel and diesel is being considered globally.The major issues are related to: Economics the continuously rising price of...
By: Yizsteph
Natural gas is one of the world's major supply of energy. It exists underground as a combustible mixture of hydrocarbons gases. Its main constituent is methane and also includes ethane, propane and other heavier hydrocarbons; and other gases such as nitrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, hydrogen...
By: David Cowley
A natural diamond coming into contact with a radioactive source at some point during its lifetime causes some diamonds to develop a green coloration. The time required may be as much as a million years or longer. Green diamonds of this nature are very unique...

 

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