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Minerals

Diamond

What is Diamond? -- A mineral composed of crystalline carbon -- Lab-grown varieties are made by people -- The world's most popular gemstone -- A "super material" with many uses -- Superior refractive index, dispersion, luster -- Exceptional hardness, thermal conductivity Diamond: The Mineral Diamond is a gem of exceptional beauty and a mineral with many industrial uses!
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Maps

New Jersey County Map with County Seat Cities

County Maps for Neighboring States: Delaware New York Pennsylvania New Jersey on a USA Wall Map New Jersey Delorme Atlas New Jersey on Google Earth The map above is a Landsat satellite image of New Jersey with County boundaries superimposed. We have a more detailed satellite image of New Jersey without County boundaries.
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Astronomy, Satellite, Space

Satellite Image of Washington

Washington Satellite Image - View Cities, Rivers, Lakes & Environment Satellite Images for Neighboring States: Idaho Oregon This is a Landsat GeoCover 2000 satellite image map of Washington. Cities, rivers, lakes, mountains and other features shown in this image include: Washington Cities: Arlington, WA Bellevue, WA Bellingham, WA Everett, WA Kennewick, WA Longview, WA Olympia, WA Port Angeles, WA Seattle, WA Sedro-Wolley, WA Spokane, WA Tacoma, WA Vancouver, WA Wenatchee, WA Yakima, WA Washington Rivers, Lakes, Water Features: Baker Lake Banks Lake Columbia River Hood Canal Lake Chelan Lake Crescent Lake Franklin D.
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Roadside Geology of New York

By Bradford B. Van Diver Learn about the Geology of New York with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 411 pages that are packed with detailed information about New York Geology. See table of contents below. Roadside Geology of New York Table of Contents Before We Begin 1 A Word About Rocks 1 Looking at the Landscape 6 I.
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Gold

Gold Prospecting in the United States

Republished from "Prospecting for Gold in the United States," a general interest publication of the US Geological Survey by Harold Kirkemo. Lode gold: Gold ore from the Olinghouse epithermal deposit. When gold is found in the rocks where it crystallized, it is known as a "lode deposit." USGS image. The Many Rewards of Finding Gold Anyone who pans for gold hopes to be rewarded by the glitter of colors in the fine material collected in the bottom of the pan.
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Minerals

Staurolite

The metamorphic mineral that has become famous for its twinned crystals Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG Staurolite: Staurolite crystals forming the typical 60-degree penetration twin from Rubelita, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The specimen is about 1.5 inches tall. Specimen and photo by Arkenstone / www.
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