2 Never seen before minerals have been discovered by Canadian scientists!
Newsum | Author : Akanksha Choudhary
Published Nov 25 2022
Canadian researchers have discovered two new minerals that have never been found in nature before.
These minerals were carried by a 4.5 billion years old meteorite that entered our planet .
While examining a fragment of "El Ali," a large 16.5-ton meteorite in Somalia, scientists discovered two new minerals.
The new minerals have been given the names "elaliite" and "elkinstantonite" by researchers.
A third new mineral has already begun to show up in the researchers' sample.
The scientists also believe that they can find more if they examine the rest of the massive meteorite.
More than 5,000 minerals have been found on Earth to date, including calcite, diamond, and quartz.
The geology of the universe will be better understood as a result of these new discoveries.
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