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On the evolution of minerals

The variety of mineral species has increased since the birth of the Solar System and the development of terrestrial planets. A refreshing view likens the steady rise in mineral diversity to biological evolution.

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Rosing, M. On the evolution of minerals. Nature 456, 456–458 (2008).

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