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The Moon's New Clothes Mantle

By Thomas

The 12 people who walked on the Moon are the only humans who ever set foot on another world1. Though this world is on average more than 380.000 km away from ours, the rocks brought back by the astronauts revealed an interesting fact: While the astronauts… 1,300 more words

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The revelation of good mineral exhibits

George was an emeritus professor of English when I met him at the local folk music society. He had just finished a rant of his own about judging a city poetry contest. 928 more words


Soil color never lies

Often, soil color is described using general terms such as “brown”, “red”, “dark”, etc. When I talk about this issue for the first time with my students of Soil Science, I use to ask them how to describe the color of a soil sample. 2,496 more words

The Soil Under Our Boots

II: What do you see?

What do you see? (Referring to the window)

I see irregular veins texture exemplifying a type of exsolution, where the plagioclase tried to intrude into the alkali feldspar, leaving Sodium-rich veins, when cooling. 11 more words


Job Opportunity: Curator – Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Job Description: Curator
Reports to: Executive Director

The Curator will manage, maintain and promote the Rice Northwest Museum’s collection of rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, crystals and meteorites. 622 more words


Testing the Smartphone Digital Microscope

The Digital Smartphone Microscope seemed like a really good idea. The video circulated last year. It looked like fun, which is of course the reason to do anything sciencey. 897 more words