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It’s time to dig deep into the science of the gemstone aquamarine and its mineral family today. This post will definitely be more science-y than my last post about birthstones which was about the amethyst, which can be considered a fairly “simple” gemstone. 1,207 more words
One of more interesting projects that was required in this course was the creation of a Thin Section from a unidentified Igneous Rock. In this case, we have an example of some local Granite (K-Feldspar) that I was able to Thin Section. 401 more words
One of the first classes that I began in my Upper division coursework is one all Geologists must take, or be familiarized with. Mineralogy is a fascinating study of the properties of the Crystals, Minerals, Gems, and every scientific facet associated with it. 296 more words