The Rare Kutnohorite: Fun With Minerals

The Rare Kutnohorite: Fun With Minerals

Kutnohorite is a rare mineral that is named after its location of origin, Kutna Hora.  A fun science fact for those of you who concern yourselves with science, like me, would be that this mineral's main components are calcium and manganese.  Much to everyone's dismay, there is a metal named manganese and a metal named magnesium, and they're easily confused with each other.  Also, mongooses.  Mongeese?  (Mongeese shows up with a red underline, but I refuse to remove it from the post.)

Long live moose and meese.

If you're looking for a super beautiful text chart of Kutnohorite's contents, which is actually just a regular, un-beautiful text chart, then visit that here!

The Kutnohorite mineral is a member of the dolomite family, which is just a category that minerals with a certain trigonal structure are thrown into.  So, in reality, no one cares if you know that this is a dolomite as long as you understand its structure.  But, in actuality, different from reality, no one cares if you know either of these things.  They are both, however, wonderful ways to pick up women at the local Chicago pubs!

Hey, pretty lady.  I almost mistook you for a heap of Kutnohorite in that pink pencil skirt.

Note: never take my advice.  Ever.

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