Parisite

Introducing

New carbon mineral #8

Parisite-(La), with chemistry predicted by the research behind the Carbon Mineral Challenge, is the newest member of the growing carbon mineral family.

 

Read the details about this latest carbon mineral discovery.

(Right) Photo of parisite-(la) from RRUFF.

 
 

The Carbon Mineral Challenge

A worldwide hunt for new carbon minerals

The Carbon Mineral Challenge sets the stage for both professional and amateur mineral collectors to make their mark by discovering never-before described minerals. Researchers predict at least 145 of Earth’s carbon-bearing minerals remain undiscovered. How many can collectors find by 2019?

Announcements

Find Us at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Josh and Dan at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Josh and Dan at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

The Carbon Mineral Challenge will be at the 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center. Stop by booth 104G in the Galleria to say hello and to learn more about this unique, worldwide mineral hunt. The main show runs from 9 February through 12 February.

Carbon Mineral Challenge Featured in Science News
15 October 2016 cover of Science News

15 October 2016 cover of Science News

Science News interviewed project investigator Daniel Hummer (Southern Illinois University, USA) and physicist Jordi Ibáñez-Insa (Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera, Spain) for their cover story in the 15 October 2016 issue. Read the article here.