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Have a rockin' new year!

Have a rockin’ new year!

Nerd gifts and changing times

By | Posted January 4, 2012

Mineral Monday: Rutile

Mineral Monday: Rutile

A star (ruby) is born

By | Posted November 14, 2011

Mineral Monday: Afghanite

Mineral Monday: Afghanite

Mondays making you blue? Here’s a mineral for you.

By | Posted November 7, 2011

Mineral Monday: Salt

Mineral Monday: Salt

Warding off evil spirits and bacteria for millennia

By | Posted October 31, 2011

Mineral Monday: Kyanite

Mineral Monday: Kyanite

So what do minerals teach us anyway?

By | Posted October 24, 2011

Mineral Monday: Olivine

Mineral Monday: Olivine

Mineral names, elements switching places, and olivine!

By | Posted October 17, 2011

Mineral Wednesday: Fluorite

Mineral Wednesday: Fluorite

The mineral behind fluorescence takes center stage

By | Posted October 12, 2011

Yo ho ho and a bottle of centuries-old rum

Yo ho ho and a bottle of centuries-old rum

Since Talk Like a Pirate Day fell on a Monday this week, it got supplanted by Mineral Monday, but pirates can’t be ignored for long…

By | Posted September 23, 2011

Mineral Monday: Cinnabar

Mineral Monday: Cinnabar

Fall is here, and that means Mineral Mondays are back! This Monday features the exquisitely named cinnabar.

By | Posted September 19, 2011

'Cause baby you're a firework*

‘Cause baby you’re a firework*

There’s a lot going on up in the sky

By | Posted July 4, 2011

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