Despite being one of the poorest nations in the world, Afghanistan may be sitting on one of the richest troves of minerals in the world.
Scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of an elusive mineral, inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite, and have named it bridgmanite.
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite.
In new images of Vesta, an unusual, yet beautiful, look at the massive asteroid's mineral history has been made possible.
A new look a relatively slow impacts on the moon opens the possibility that many minerals found there are not from the moon at all.
A stunning blue diamond broke a world record today, fetching a price of 6.2 million British pounds, or about $1.8 million per carat.