Merelaniite Named Mineral of the Year
The shiny, gray, cigar-shaped whiskers of merelaniite have a new description: Mineral of the Year.
The International Mineralogical Association (IMA) selects one mineral a year for being outstanding and particularly unique among the dozens recognized each year as new minerals. Merelaniite, a mineral from Tanzania discovered by a team led by physics professor John Jaszczak, earned the IMA's Mineral of the Year for 2016. Read the full story.