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International research team discovers new mineral
August 2, 2013
University of California, Riverside, geologists have discovered a new mineral, cubic boron nitride, which they have named "qingsongite." The discovery, made in 2009, was approved by the International Mineralogical Association. The geologists were joined by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Maine and from institutions in China and Germany in making the discovery.
University of California, Riverside
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