Take a look at this video on CNN, which shows a whopping 25 Lb faceted Emerald:
The Emerald, which is from Brazil, is definitely large, and it has the emerald-green color. However, it lacks transparency and is not gem-quality, so it is not quite as outstanding as the video makes it out to be. Still in all, it's mammoth size is unprecedented, and the Emerald crystal from which it was faceted must have been quite a piece.
We finally finished editing and adding new pictures to glossary entries starting with "P". "P" is one of the longest ones, with the third largest amount of glossary terms starting with "P". You can view here.
We just added the following three new phosphate minerals into the system, which includes all new content and photos:
We have just blasted our next edition of the Minerals.net online newsletter, January 2012.
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The Mineral Trivia Contest is now live! Just answer 5 of 6 random mineral trivia questions correctly to be entered to win! There's no catch and no fee to enter.
There are three specimens we are giving away, and each are of popular minerals and valued at about $200. They are:
- PREHNITE SNAKEHEAD
Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, NJ
- THICK COPPER DENDRITE
Houghton Mine, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
- HUGE APATITE IN MATRIX
Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada
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