For this month’s article we are going to take a look at a commonly occurring mineral having a long history of association with humankind. Fool’s Gold is a common name used to describe a number of different minerals including weathered biotite mica, though most frequently the name [...]
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Amber is not strictly a rock, although it is referred to generally as resinite and may contain the preserved remains of insects and other invertebrates. It is formed through the fossilisation of resin from ancient trees.
Ant trapped in amber. Picture by Mila Zinkova.
The Ancient Greeks named amber electrum, from to its ability to attract [...]