That’s what platinum looks like under an ion microscope. Each of those bright spots is an atom. Now, how’s this for a science fiction premise:
This Sherlock Holmes tale is an ideal Christmas story – Victorian London, a brisk walk on a snowy night, jewels, suspense, and the surprise twist:
OK, so chocolate and sugar aren’t technically minerals…they’ve still powered a lot of geologists on field trips. In nature, you don’t know what’s in a
This beautiful GIA video captures the mystery, passion, and love of nature that draws opal hunters to Australia.
This post (with a couple of updates at the end) is from 2018. Mantle gems include diamonds and peridots. These form under intense heat and
Watch as red zircons are dug out of the soil in Ratanakiri, Cambodia, and turned into sky-blue gemstones by heat treatment in somebody’s back-yard mini-furnace.