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10 Beautiful Minerals You Won't Believe are Found on Earth
Written by Eric Limer of Gizmodo: "We've all seen our fair share of rocks, and most of them aren't that pretty. The ones that are though, can be totally mind-blowing. Ryoji Tanaka, a Japanese photographer and chemist, likes to capture some of the most striking elements, minerals, and compounds in close-up (like the Uranium-containing cuprosklodowskite you see above) and the results are crazy awesome. " 1. Plain Old Gold 2. Adamantane (by sublimation) 3. Bismuth 4. Titanium crystals (by electrolysis) 5. Andersonite 6. Vanadinite crystals on white barite 7. Muonionalusta meteorite 8. Karpatite 9. Uvarovite 10. Bonus Non-mineral: Thenoic acid
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