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The Bornite Identity

Movie puns are obviously the best way to start the week. Well, second best. The best way to kick off this week is Mineral Monday. Bornite is commonly known as Peacock ore, for obvious reasons. The bright iridescence of Bornite (Cu5FeS4) is actually a tarnish on the surface of the mineral. If you cut into […]

Momentous Discoveries: Impacts and Gene Shoemaker

Accretionary Wedge #60 is all about Momentous Discoveries in Earth Science Even before the Apollo missions. Eugene Merle Shoemaker wanted to go to the moon. A geologist by training, he figured that it was only logical-if we were going to go explore the surface of another world, shouldn’t you send someone who understood how this […]

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Egypt’s artifacts amidst the tumult

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been reading the news of Egypt and Tunisa’s uprisings with utter amazement. Who knew that this was going to happen? I love that there are some things in this world that we cannot fully predict; earthquakes, landslides, and political uprisings from people that the rest of the world had long […]

Wood Knows Things Too…

A recent study in Science led to newspapers and media outlets around the world today putting headlines like “Roman rise and fall ‘recorded in tree rings“. Ooo… Exciting headlines! But sadly, I am picky, and those headlines are misleading.