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Mineral diversity clue to early Earth chemistry

Mineral evolution is a new way to look at our planet’s history. It’s the study of the increasing diversity and characteristics of Earth’s near-surface minerals, from the dozen that arrived on interstellar dust particles when the Solar System was formed to the more than 4,700 types existing today. New research on a mineral called molybdenite provides important new insights about the changing chemistry of our planet as a result of geological and biological processes.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/ci-…

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