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29 April 2018

What Is the Acid Test in Geology?

What Is the Acid Test in Geology? Calcite in Hydrochloric Acid Every serious field geologist carries a small bottle of 10 percent hydrochloric acid to perform […]
5 April 2018


Calcite (Calcium carbonate) Calcite, calcium carbonate or calcium is very common, which is formed as a rock quarry. Most of the carbon in calcite is stored […]
13 March 2018


Dolomite Carbonate Minerals Dolomite, CaMg (CO3)2, is common enough to be considered a rock-forming mineral. It is formed underground by alteration of calcite. Many deposits of […]
8 March 2018

Understanding Metamorphic Facies

As metamorphic rocks change under heat and pressure, their ingredients recombine into new minerals that are suited to the conditions. The concept of metamorphic facies is […]
28 February 2018

Original Style Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic Tiles for all senses of style – this comprehensive collection includes a huge range of materials and options for all types of spaces. Mosaic tiles have […]
14 February 2018

Mineral Trading in canada

Mineral Trading in canada Information Bulletin, 2016 (published in August 2017) Mineral Exports to Emerging Economies Grow; United States Remains Canada’s Largest Mineral Trading Partner Mineral […]
3 February 2018

Talc for Ceramics

Talc Combined Ceramics is often used in automotive exhaust catalytic converters. These contain honeycomb cordierite ceramic bodies. The active catalyst, usually a platinum compound, uses the […]
25 December 2017

Consider This Before Collecting Minerals

Digging for Information: 10 things to consider before collecting fine minerals By Bryan Swoboda The fine mineral collecting world is full of passionate collectors, dealers, and investors, […]
12 December 2017

Barite The nonmetallic mineral with an incredible specific gravity

What is Barite? Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate (BaSO4). It receives its name from the Greek word “barys” which means “heavy.” This name […]