Mining and Quarry Extraction of Earth’s Elements

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As a rock hound I am fascinated with the history of mining and quarrying, the extraction of earth’s elements, the rocks, minerals, metals and petroleum, natural gas and even water, though water is not mined in the common sense of the word. We benefit from mining in thousands of ways. You wouldn’t have your television, your computer, you IPod or your cell phone without it. We wouldn’t have fuel to keep us warm or run our vehicles; we wouldn’t have xray or the medical technology we have today or the weapons we have to protect us without it and you wouldn’t be giving the love of your life that diamond engagement ring without mining, just for starters and list list goes on and on. Read more…


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Quantum Entanglement Found Between Diamonds

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This article describes an experiment in which two small diamonds where shown to be quantum entangled art room temperature.


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Film Review Moonraker

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Why this is one of the worst James Bond films.


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The Science of Diamonds

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Humans are carbon based life forms and live in a largely carbon-based world. In fact, carbon is the most abundant element in the universe. It can be difficult to comprehend how the diversity of matter found on Earth can come from the same building block.


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Planet with Diamond Core

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Not all that glitters is gold. In fact, it could be much more valuable. The Constellation Serpens (the snake) contains nine major stars. All nine of those stars are orbited by a planet. One planet, however, is truly the crown jewel of the constellation, literally.


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Diamonds are Not Forever

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A new study showed that diamonds are indeed, not forever.


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What is Oxalic?

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This explains what Oxalic is and how it is used.


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The Sky with Diamonds

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At the turn of 20 and 21 centuries of American scientists first tried to reproduce in the laboratory the physical conditions obviously exist in the interiors of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.


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25 More Facts About Rocks and Minerals

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Another 25 facts about rocks and minerals.


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Allotropes of Carbon

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Here is an outline of the most common allotropes of carbon.


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