Asbestos

Published February 17, 2019

Asbestos

It is hard to believe that mittens and twines are weaved from this mineral! Asbestos gives fine fiber that can be spun according to all the rules of this art. Moreover, this stone fiber has one miraculous property: it does not burn in the fire (but it sinks very quickly in water)...

The history of the magnetic poles of the Earth

Published April 21, 2019

The history of the magnetic poles of the Earth

Let's touch another mystery of our planet. This is the secret of the geological past of the Earth, which left its traces; you just need to find and decipher them. And one of the ways to penetrate the long past times is to study the history of terrestrial magnetism. For example, the history of the magnetic poles of the Earth can shed bright light not only on the magnetic...

Stones of the caves

Published July 09, 2019

Stones of the caves

What could be more wonderful and interesting caves? Narrow winding passages, unexpectedly expanding into entire halls, then descend steeply down, then fall off precipices, then turn into narrow cracks. The bizarre form of the caves is mixed with the rustle of bats, and the quiet measured noise of falling drops... But what is especially remarkable in the caves are the stones of the caves...

How to search for minerals?

Published December 08, 2019

How to search for minerals?

We already know how a young mineralogist should collect minerals, but we did not say anything how to search for minerals. Meanwhile, it is the search and discovery of minerals that is the main goal of mineralogical work. But to search and find minerals is not so easy, and one must be very careful and thoughtful mineralogist to be useful in this matter...

Living organisms and the life of minerals

Published February 09, 2020

Living organisms and the life of minerals

Now we know that living organisms and the life of minerals form a very close relationship. The activity of living organisms on earth is associated primarily with a very thin film, which we call the biosphere. Its influence is unlikely to be particularly high in the atmosphere, although some scientists have found living germ microbes in the air at an altitude of two kilometers...

Stones and plants

Published June 06, 2020

Stones and plants

Look at the photograph on this page: what is it - petrified plants, stones, or moss grown on a stone plate? One photograph shows a branched snow-white mass of delicate plexuses of thin stems that twist and intertwine into a fragile building. This formation grew on dark iron ore in the Ore Mountains of the Czech Republic...

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