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Geo-pic of the week: Titanite

(FOV approx. 2 mm, photo courtesy of Stephen Stuart)

The wedge-shaped crystal in the photo above is the mineral titanite. This calcium titanium silicate (formula CaTiSiO5) is commonly found as an accessory mineral in igneous intrusions similar to those present at 3M and Granite Mountain quarries near Sweet Home. 96 more words

GeoPic Of The Week

At this time Morgagni was looked upon by all the medical world as probably the greatest of living medical scientists. Visitors who came to Italy who were at all interested in science, always considered that their journey had not been quite complete unless they had had an opportunity of meeting Morgagni.

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Mineral Cube Project

Sample of slides of information for Wavelite by Isabella:

This activity has become a yearly tradition and I leave the mineral cubes hanging in my classroom from May of one year to the following May, then return it them in 7th grade. 185 more words

Earth Science


06-14. Calcite #4.

From a resource by Markgraf and Reeder. Calcite & magnesium heated at 400º C.

Applied Sciences


06-10. Spinel #7.

Last spinel of the series. I really enjoyed the calm, inspiring symmetry of its geometry.

From a resource by Peterson, Lager, and Hitterman

Applied Sciences

Sir David Attenborough unveils our latest acquisition | Curator of Petrology

A rare and intriguing example of sandstone known as a Gogotte, was generously donated to the Museum recently by Daniel Eskenazi and family in honour of Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday. 643 more words

Curators And Researchers


06-03. Scapolite #7.

From a resource by Sokolova and Hawthorne. Unit cell of a mineral from

Applied Sciences