Diamond Imposter

CC Image from Flicker

CC Image from Flicker

By: Adeline B.

A new mineral has been unearthed. This mineral, called Qingsongite, is structurally similar to that of a diamond, not to mention having nearly the strength. Scientists created this cubic boron nitride in their labs in 1957; however, more recently, geologists found it occurring naturally in certain Tibetan rocks in 2009. (Read more…)

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