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Nov 14, 2014 02:12 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Geoengineering advocates say it's time to look at the carbon-absorbing ability of the mineral olivine. But critics say it might do more harm than good. Continue reading →
Nov 5, 2014 06:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The mineral, hematite, is formed when another mineral, magnetite, is exposed to Mars’ atmosphere and water. Continue reading →
Sep 5, 2014 09:20 AM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
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.
Jun 17, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor
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.
Jun 12, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Joseph Castro, LiveScience.com Contributor
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite.
Dec 17, 2013 04:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new images of Vesta, an unusual, yet beautiful, look at the massive asteroid's mineral history has been made possible.
May 26, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
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.
Apr 26, 2013 11:00 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
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.