Of the 5,477 known minerals, more than 1,000 were discovered in just the past 10 years.

https://www.wired.com/story/geologists-discover-specks-new-minerals-earths-extremes/

Like a set of roiling cauldrons, Kamchatka’s volcanoes mix unusual combinations of atomic elements to forge minerals that are unlike anything anywhere else in the world. And in the past few years, researchers have discovered several new minerals on Kamchatka. “They pop up by accident,” says Joël Brugger, a geologist at Monash University in Australia, who helped discover a new mineral on the peninsula called nataliyamalikite in 2017.

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6 hours ago, Guillaume Albasini said:

https://www.wired.com/story/geologists-discover-specks-new-minerals-earths-extremes/

Like a set of roiling cauldrons, Kamchatka’s volcanoes mix unusual combinations of atomic elements to forge minerals that are unlike anything anywhere else in the world. And in the past few years, researchers have discovered several new minerals on Kamchatka. “They pop up by accident,” says Joël Brugger, a geologist at Monash University in Australia, who helped discover a new mineral on the peninsula called nataliyamalikite in 2017.

That's interesting, but can anyone speak to the practical/economic/geopolitical/other implications of these discoveries? 

 

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