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Are Minerals a Renewable Resource?

With the continued industrialization of countries around the world, we’re consuming more mineral resources with every passing year. As we become increasingly reliant on these minerals it’s worth knowing whether or not these resources are renewable, so I did some research on the topic. Minerals are not a renewable resource. There are only finite amounts …

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Bringing Rocks & Minerals on a Plane – What to Know

So, you’ve found some amazing rocks or mineral samples while on vacation! But there’s just one problem – you have to get them home. You might be wondering if it’s legal (or wise) to bring them with you on the plane ride home so you can add them to your collection. According to the TSA, …

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Rock Hammers and You – How to Use Them (Safely!)

A good rock hammer is every field geologist’s best friend. I’ve used mine on just about every trip to the field that I’ve ever made, and when you really need one there is just no substitute. To use a rock hammer, first make sure to wear proper protective equipment! If possible, only break portions of …

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