Carbon Mineral Challenge

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One of Two New Carbon Minerals is First of Its Kind
One of Two New Carbon Minerals is First of Its Kind 25 May 2018 Feature

Three years and 15 new minerals later, the Carbon Mineral Challenge continues to produce surprises…

Marchettiite joins the New Carbon Mineral Roster as #13 22 February 2018 Feature

The mineral is a “natural anhydrous ammonium hydrogen urate,” explained Fabrizio Nestola, professor…

Big Data Points Humanity to New Minerals, New Deposits 1 August 2017 Feature

//--> /*-->*/ Predicted before they were found: New-to-science carbon-…

First-Ever Catalog of 208 Human-Caused Minerals Bolsters Argument to Declare ‘Anthropocene Epoch’ 1 March 2017 Feature

Officially recognized minerals, formed by nature: more than 5,000Formed due to human activity: 208…

Carbon Mineral Challenge Update: Eight New Minerals Found Since Launch 1 December 2016 Feature

In December 2015, the Deep Carbon Observatory launched the Carbon Mineral Challenge to encourage…

The Carbon Mineral Challenge at the 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 25 February 2016 Feature

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show main event, 11-14 February 2016 To maintain the momentum of the…

Carbon Mineral Challenge infographic
Announcing the Carbon Mineral Challenge: A Worldwide Hunt for New Carbon Minerals 16 December 2015 Feature

New research predicts at least 145 of Earth’s carbon-bearing minerals remain undiscovered. How many…

The Carbon Mineral Challenge 16 December 2015 Feature

Scientists have predicted that there are 145 carbon minerals on Earth that have yet to be…

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