Bernard Palissy - a search, a lifetime

Published May 18, 2018

Bernard Palissy - a search, a lifetime

For the present generation of young people, scientific search in most cases is the lot of cranks and people not of this world. The life of the Frenchman Bernard Palissy (1510-1589) fully corresponds to these ideas. Yes, Bernard Palissy is an eccentric even for his contemporaries, yes, Bernard Palissy is a search, long in life, but at the same time Bernard Palissy is also a way...

The radium

Published May 18, 2018

The radium

There is almost no piece of land where there would not be any trace of the radium. In any breed it is about 0,000000001 percent, that is ten thousand times less than gold or silver. But no matter how insignificant this content is, in a land up to ten kilometers deep there are about a million tons of radium...

The color of a stone

Published May 18, 2018

The color of a stone

If you look at the jewelry store window in a jewelry store, you can be amazed at the brightness and variety of the color of the precious stone. The color of a stone fascinates... What pure and sparkling blood red rubies, azure blue lazuli, bright yellow topaz and green emeralds! The color of the stone is sometimes so...

Diamond "Shah"

Published May 18, 2018

Diamond Shah

The world of geology is not only distant exploratory expeditions, not only hard trials for researchers, but also a world of beautiful works of art obtained as a result of refinement of finds. First of all, this refers to diamonds, which, as a result of skillful work masters turn into wonderful diamonds. Many of them have their own history. Let us consider one of them. And her hero will be diamond "Shah"...

Boulders - traces of deposits

Published May 18, 2018

Boulders - traces of deposits

The thing is, what geologists do during all this. Sometimes they are engaged in a business that from the outside may seem mass eccentricity - diverge in different directions and so, alone, spend hours wandering around. It turns out that in this way they are looking for... boulders. All because boulders - traces of deposits!..

Stones of lakes, marshes and seas

Published May 18, 2018

Stones of lakes, marshes and seas

Stones can be found not only in the mountains, quarries and mines. At the bottom of the lakes, marshes and seas, you can also find a variety of stones. But, what in this case is called a mineral? If only a hard and dense stone is called a mineral, from which rocks and mountains consist...

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