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Researchers Discover the ‘Diamond of Carbonate’ 14 September 2017 Feature

Sergey Lobanov (Stony Brook University, USA, formerly at the Carnegie Institution of Washington,…

Big Data Points Humanity to New Minerals, New Deposits 1 August 2017 Feature

//--> /*-->*/ Predicted before they were found: New-to-science carbon-…

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Stable Iron Carbonates Survive Journey to Earth’s Interior 19 July 2017 Feature

In a new paper in the journal Nature Communications [1], Valerio Cerantola (European Synchrotron…

Complex Analysis Yields Simple Estimate of Carbon Dioxide Trapped in the Lithospheric Mantle 25 May 2017 Feature

A new study combines existing analytic techniques to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide stored…

Nitrogen Exposed as a ‘Chameleon’ Element 25 May 2017 Feature

A trio of DCO members, Sami Mikhail (University of St. Andrews, UK), Peter Barry (University of…

New Exhibit Opens in Vienna, Showcases Mineral Evolution on Earth 13 April 2017 Feature

“There’s a growing awareness of the dramatic changes in Earth’s mineralogy over the past 4.5…

First-Ever Catalog of 208 Human-Caused Minerals Bolsters Argument to Declare ‘Anthropocene Epoch’ 1 March 2017 Feature

Officially recognized minerals, formed by nature: more than 5,000Formed due to human activity: 208…

New mineral named in honor of DCO co-Executive Director Hemley 17 February 2017 Feature

Hemley’s colleagues, Luca Bindi, Ming Chen, and Xiande Xie, reported the discovery of the first…

The Private Lives of Minerals: Insights from Big-Data Mineralogy 4 February 2017 Feature

Robert Hazen (Carnegie Institution for Science) discusses mineral evolution, mineral ecology, and…

Carbon Mineral Challenge Update: Eight New Minerals Found Since Launch 1 December 2016 Feature

In December 2015, the Deep Carbon Observatory launched the Carbon Mineral Challenge to encourage…

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