The Carbon Mineral Challenge

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In December 2015, researchers predicted that roughly 145 carbon minerals remained undiscovered. The Carbon Mineral Challenge was launched as a result of that prediction. How many new carbon minerals can collectors find by 2019?

Here’s what they’ve found since then! Check em out over on the Carbon Mineral Challenge website.

What’s going on with Tinnunculite!

Named after the European Falcon (Falco tinnunculus), the mineral is formed as a product of hot gases burning carbon reacting with excrement fromĀ Falco tinnunculus.

That’s some crazy shit.