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Every cuprite crystal big enough to be a faceted gemstones comes from Onganja Namibia. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #cuprite

Uraninite is a radioactive uranium-rich mineral and ore with a chemical composition that is largely

Nabalamprophyllite gets its name from its composition (Naba meaning sodium Na and barium Ba) and relation to other lamprophyllite-group minerals. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #nabalamprophyllite #sodium #barium

Nabalamprophyllite gets its name from its composition (Naba meaning sodium Na and barium Ba) and relation to other lamprophyllite-group minerals.

Owing to its unusual heaviness scheelite had been given the name tungsten by the Swedes meaning heavy stone.

Djerfisherite was first found in the Kota-Kota meteorite (Marimba meteorite) Malawi - first described in 1966 and named after professor Daniel Jerome Fisher University of Chicago. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #djerfisherite #fisher

Djerfisherite was first found in the Kota-Kota meteorite (Marimba meteorite), Malawi - first described in 1966 and named after professor Daniel Jerome Fisher, University of Chicago.

Tantalite-(Fe) (ferrotantalite) is opaque but Tantalite-(Mn) (manganotantalite) is translucent. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #tantalite

Tantalite-(Fe) (ferrotantalite) is opaque but Tantalite-(Mn) (manganotantalite) is translucent.

Umangite is named after the locality of Sierra de Umango, La Rioja province in Argentina. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #tvstone #umangite

Umangite is named after the locality of Sierra de Umango, La Rioja province in Argentina.

Purpurite was named in 1905 by Louis C. Graton and Waldemar T. Schaller from the Latin 'purpura' in allusion to its color. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #purpurite

Purpurite was named in 1905 by Louis C. Graton and Waldemar T. Schaller from the Latin 'purpura' in allusion to its color.

Znucalite was named in 1990 by Petr Ondruš František Veselovský and R. Rybka for its constituent elements. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #znucalite

Studenitsite is an extremely rare mineral that has only been found in the Piskaya deposit Yarondolskii Basin on the Ibar River 280 km south of Belgrade Serbia. named after the Studenica cloister near the discovery location.

Lopezite was first described in 1937 for an occurrence in Iquique Province, Chile & named for Chilean mining engineer Emiliano López Saa.

Lopezite was first described in 1937 for an occurrence in Iquique Province, Chile & named for Chilean mining engineer Emiliano López Saa.

Uchucchacuaite was first described in 1984 for an occurrence in the Uchucchacua Mine Oyon Province Lima Department Peru and named for the mine. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #uchucchacuaite

Uchucchacuaite was first described in 1984 for an occurrence in the Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru and named for the mine.

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Kamacite is an alloy of iron and nickel which is found on Earth only in meteorites and gets its name from the Greek root καμακ (kamak) or κάμαξ (kamaks) meaning vine-pole.

Mercury only occurs as very small blobs on top of mercury ores such as cinnabar.

Mercury only occurs as very small blobs on top of mercury ores such as cinnabar.

Bowenite was named by James D. Dana in 1850 after George T. Bowen who analyzed it in 1822. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #bowenite #owen

Dyscrasite was first described for an occurrence in 1797 in the Wenzel Mine Black Forest Germany. The name dyscrasite comes from the Greek word δυσκράσις meaning 'a bad alloy.

Roselite was first described for an occurrence in the Rappold mines of Schneeberg Saxony Germany & named after German mineralogist Gustav Rose.

Roselite was first described for an occurrence in the Rappold mines of Schneeberg Saxony Germany & named after German mineralogist Gustav Rose.

Pyrochlore was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in Stavern Larvik Vestfold Norway & gets its name from the Greek πῦρ (fire) & χλωρός (green) because it typically turns green on ignition.

Pyrochlore was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in Stavern Larvik Vestfold Norway & gets its name from the Greek πῦρ (fire) & χλωρός (green) because it typically turns green on ignition.

Xanthoconite gets its name form the  Greek words 'xanthos' meaning yellow, and 'konis' meaning powder.

Xanthoconite gets its name form the Greek words 'xanthos' meaning yellow, and 'konis' meaning powder.

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