🔎 UNIDENTIFIED How Life Helps Make Minerals - A little science

DizzyDigger

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Found this article really interesting...and wondering how we can use the
new form of cataloging minerals to help locate deposits.

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"Take, for example, pyrite crystals (commonly known as fool’s gold). “Pyrite forms in 21 fundamentally different ways,” Hazen said. Some pyrite crystals form when chloride-rich iron deposits heat up deep underground over millions of years. Others form in cold ocean sediments as a byproduct of bacteria that break down organic matter on the seafloor. Still others are associated with volcanic activity, groundwater seepage or coal mines."

 

tamrock

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Found this article really interesting...and wondering how we can use the
new form of cataloging minerals to help locate deposits.

Short excerpt:
"Take, for example, pyrite crystals (commonly known as fool’s gold). “Pyrite forms in 21 fundamentally different ways,” Hazen said. Some pyrite crystals form when chloride-rich iron deposits heat up deep underground over millions of years. Others form in cold ocean sediments as a byproduct of bacteria that break down organic matter on the seafloor. Still others are associated with volcanic activity, groundwater seepage or coal mines."

There's a company near by that recieved funding to develop storage batteries using iron pyrite.
 
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