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Lazurite is a deep blue tectosilicate. Credit: Didier Descouens.

Blue minerals is a lecture and an article from the school of geology and the radiation astronomy department of the school of physics and astronomy.

It is about blue, solid, crystalline substances that occur in and compose astronomical objects including the Earth. It focuses on materials containing large amounts of blue reflecting minerals that may occur on the surface of or associated with some astronomical objects.

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Quiz[edit | edit source]


1 Yes or No, Linarite is a dark azure blue mineral.


2 Tanzanite is a variety of zoisite that is purple-blue member of the


3 True or False, Lavendulan is an intense blue arsenate.


4 Light blue spertiniite comes from the Dzhezkazgan Mine in


5 True or False, Hibonite may be blue in meteorite occurrence.


6 Complete the text:

Glaucophane is a blue

that owes its color to its characteristic


7 Yes or No, Sodalite is a blue mineral.


8 Corundum is a mineral that is associated with which of the following blue minerals

predicting the end of the Earth
determine the accuracy of local computers
predicting when currently dormant volcanoes will erupt

9 Yes or No, Halite can never be blue because it is an ionic crystal.


10 A blue terrestrial planet may be composed primarily of blue

11 True or False, Hauynite is a member of the soda group.


Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. Blue minerals are a generic for formation conditions.

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External links[edit | edit source]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}