Amazonite: Green Mineral Named After The Amazon River
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Amazonite: Green Mineral Named After The Amazon River

The Amazonite stone is a green mineral that is named after the Amazon River in South America. This green mineral is known by two names: Amazonite or Amazon stone. Technically, this stone is a green tectosilicate mineral composed of microcline. The formula for this mineral is K(AISi3o8). This mineral belongs to the triclinic crystal system. Why Is Amazonite Named After The Amazon River? The name of this mineral is somewhat misleading. The reason that this mineral is named after the...

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Aventurine Stone: A Sparking Green Quartz

The Aventurine stone is a sparkling green quartz. This quartz gets its name for a glistening or shimmering effect this mineral has and that is known as aventurescence. What distinguishes this green quartz from other similar stones such as Jade or Amazonite is its translucency. Also, its shimmering effect that it is caused by the presence of inclusions of platy minerals. But Aventurine is not always green, as some people seem to believe. Although green is the most common color...

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Diatomic Elements

There are 7 Diatomic elements. They are Hydrogen (H2), Nitrogen (N2), Fluorine (F2), Oxygen (O2), Iodine (I2), Chlorine (Cl2), and Bromine (Br2). In this article, we will discuss not only diatomic elements but also their monatomic counterparts. If you want to learn more about both diatomic and monatomic elements, you have come to the right place. Diatomic Elements Vs Monatomic Elements Diatomic elements are those elements that possess diatomic molecules. Diatomic molecules are those that are made up of two...

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Periodic Table With Charges

The elements of the Periodic Table have different ionic charges. The Period Table With Charges is an essential tool for science students. The best way to find out what the ionic charge for a specific element is is by checking the Periodic table. There is also a very clear way of knowing whether an element has a positive or a negative ionic charge. All the metallic elements located on the left part of the Periodic Table have a positive ionic...

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How To Write A Cursive Capital t

How to write a cursive t? Writing cursive letters is not as difficult as it may seem. Although mastering this kind of writing takes a lot of practice, it is something that you can teach yourself. If you want to learn how to write a cursive t you have come to the right place. In this article, we will not only teach you how to master that letter both in its lowercase and its uppercase formats, but we will also...

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IQ Scale: IQ Charts By Age

One of the main factors to take into account when looking at an IQ score is the age of the person that has taken the test. IQ scale: IQ charts by age. Different scores mean different things depending on age. Even though there are many IQ tests available, they all use the same scale. Originally, the whole notion of IQ was arrived by the American psychologist and author Lewis Terman. Terman did not only devised the original IQ tests but...

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Unakite: Characteristics And Properties

Unakite is a granite that is generally altered with green epidote, pink orthoclase feldspar, and sometimes colorless quartz. If you would like to know the characteristics and properties of unakite, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will talk about the properties of this granite composite. What Is Unakite? Image source: Wikipedia You may come across cobbles and pebbles that are in actual fact unakite. You would be most likely to find...

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How Tall Was Napoleon Bonaparte?

How tall was Napoleon? Napoleon Bonaparte was between 5’4’’ and 5’5” tall. Even in the early 19th century, that was considered a short height for a man and he was considerably shorter than his fellow army officers. There can be no doubt that Napoléon Bonaparte is one of the key figures to have shaped modern Europe. Whether celebrated or despised, Napoleon is remembered for his extraordinary military and political career in France and the rest of Europe. If you would...

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How To Write A Capital i In Cursive

How to write a capital “i” in cursive? Writing letters in cursive is not as hard as it may appear. If you learn how to do even just one specific letter in cursive, you will be a lot closer to mastering the rest of the alphabet. And that is certainly the case with a capital i. The Importance of Cursive Writing? There was a time when cursive writing was considered such an important skill that it was taught in many...

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How To Write A Cursive h

How to write a cursive “h”? Cursive penmanship is an art form and, as such, it requires a lot of practice. Mastering a single letter or the whole alphabet will not happen overnight but there are a few steps that you can take in order to make your practice all the more efficient. In this article, we will show you how you can make a cursive h (both lowercase and capital case) and, more generally, how to improve your cursive...

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