New mineral, putnisite, discovered in Australia has strange properties (VIDEO).

Mineral Unearthed in Australia Looks Like It Was Forged by a Mad Scientist (Video)

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May 6 2014 4:32 PM

The Things You Find When You Mine in Australia

The curious chemical composition of putnisite, our newest mineral.

We discover many new minerals each year, but rarely are they anything like putnisite, which contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen.

Joel Fernando is an underground filmmaker and experimental audio/visual communicator based in New York City. Email him at Hello@JoelFernando.com or follow him on Instagram.

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