What is buergerite
By: Julie Helms
Buergerite is a rare mineral from the ferric tourmaline group (class is silicates, sub-class is cyclosilicates) that was officially recorded in 1966. The tourmaline group includes the better known schorl, uvite and elbaite. Buergerite is found primarily near Mexquitic, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in caves...
Volcanoes, what they do and how they're formed
By: Nick Yip
Natural disasters are one of the world's wonders - we are still continually studying these to see how we can improve evacuation plans and be able to predict every single natural disaster. Natural disasters are very annoying to some people, but that doesn't stop...
By: Janet Grischy
Rocks are made of minerals. Granite, for example, is a rock made of the minerals quartz and feldspar, sometimes with shiny flakes of mica or bits of a few other minerals added. Hornblende may add dark green or black grains to granite; some magnetite can...
How rocks are formed
By: Janet Grischy
Rocks form in three main ways. These processes result in three kinds of rocks, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Igneous rocks are born in fire, or at least in great heat. Sedimentary rocks are built up from sediment. Metamorphic rocks have been drastically changed by geologic...
Why the earth will one day stop rotating
By: Paul Scanlon - 544446
We all learnt at school, that the Earth rotates on its axis, giving us night and day. We may think the length of a day has not changed, but it is getting longer by a scientifically measurable amount. However, the ultimate reason for the Earth...
By: Colleen Mart
Many people eat minerals, but not many people would eat a rock. Would you eat a rock? If you eat salt or take iron tablets, you are consuming a part of a rock. Although there is a relationship between rocks and minerals, they are different...
Titanium
By: Alison Bowler
The element titanium is a silver colored metal found in group 4 and period 4 of the periodic table. The atomic number of titanium is 22 and it has an atomic mass of 47.867. It is the ninth most common element on earth but...
By: Paul Scanlon - 544446
Shooting a gun on the moon is no different than shooting one here on earth, with the exception that the bullet will travel much further, and maintaining balance a lot more difficult. If you look at a bullet, it appears as an enclosed capsule with...
About geothermic energy
By: Paul Scanlon - 544446
Geothermal energy is a term used to describe the extraction of thermal energy from the ground by heating water. This heat energy can then be used for a number of applications, usually either heating a building or generating electricity. However, the source of the...
By: Janet Grischy
The Mountain Pass Mine, in the Mohave Desert, was discovered by accident. Two prospectors were looking for uranium when their borrowed Geiger counter reacted at an outcrop. They sent a sample to be assayed by The United States Geological Survey, but it was worthless. Instead...

 

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