5 Natures of Mineral

5 Natures of Mineral

Minerals are encountered every day in daily life, from the quartz of watch you wear to gemstones on your jewelry. Minerals are also used in many industries and have been mined out since long time ago. There are many minerals have been discovered, some of them are famous of their unique, size, price, etc. One of the famous minerals is Cullinan Diamond, the largest uncut diamond (hardest mineral) ever discovered and crafted into The Royal Sceptre and Imperial State Crown of Great Britain.

Here are 5 natures of mineral that you may not realize before:

Occurring naturally
As you know, minerals are not […]

Top 10 Bizarre Gold Things

Top 10 Bizarre Gold Things

Gold has been the most sought mining material around the world since old times. Gold is common known to be used as jewelry, coins and false teeth. But, do you ever hear a cigar made of gold? Or a food that contains gold?There are many bizarre things that contain gold and the prices are getting higher because of the gold. Here are the lists.

Gold Pills

Produced in 2005 by designer-Ken Courtney and artist-Tobias Wong. The 24K-swallowble gold pills sized 20 mm and are currently being sold for $425 each.

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Booze

The gold is incorporated into drinks and each bottle has miniscule fragments of gold foil […]

Facts of Uranium

Facts of Uranium

Uranium is one of the most expensive mining product in the world. Uranium, with symbol U and atomic number 92 in periodic table, is a radioactive element which has unstable isotopes. It occurs naturally in low concentrations of a few parts per million in soil, rock and water. Without delaying any further, here are 10 facts of Uranium.

Has quite high melting point : 2,075o F (1,135o C) and high boiling point : 7,468 o F (4,131 o C).
Was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, a German chemist in 1789.
However, it has been known since at least AD 79 (uranium oxide was used as […]

Unique Facts of Mining (1)

Unique Facts of Mining (1)

Gold and copper were the 1st metals to be discovered during Primitive Period around 5,000 BC

Archeologists have found copper drain pipes from 3,500 BC that are still in good condition
Au is chemical symbol of gold, comes from Latin “aurum” which means shining dawn

Petroleum is used to make over 6,000 items : ink, golf bags, deodorant , DVDs, crayons, etc.
“The Luck of The Irish” is an old expression which came out of the gold and silver rush in 19th century
Approximately, 63% gold is used in jewelry, 20% as coins, 15% in industrial uses, and 1% in dental
Zinc is 100% recyclable

The Cullinan […]