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It's 2020, the year where anything can happen.

The #MinCup2020 bracket is sticking to the rules with all official minerals. Voting starts September 1st.

Who will join legends #Olivine (2017), #Garnet (2018), & #IceMin (2019) to be this year's #champion? Bracket reading in order: B...
#MinCup2020 is kicking off quasi-alphabetically in a battle of peacock ore #Bornite vs poisonous red #Cinnabar

Pick your champion, make your arguments, and VOTE!
ROUND 1 MATCH 1 goes to #Cinnabar with a 8% lead over rainbow #Bornite! The same bracket, but with ...
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Early #medieval cloisonné jewellery sparkled because craftsmen placed small, thin pieces of patterned #gold foil behind #garnets & other precious stones to catch the light from different directions - like the gorgeous Ixworth Cross poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/ite… Image
The technique may have been a specialism of an East Anglian workshop active c600-650 which also produced the stunning Wilton Cross and the fabulous collection found at Sutton Hoo research.britishmuseum.org/research/colle… ImageImage
Here’s how it was done : a layer of paste in each #gold cell provided a base, covered by a thin gold sheet patterned in herringbone to reflect the light, with the #garnet set above. (Figure by Francois Farges via minsocam.org/msa/collectors…; & example from staffordshirehoard.org.uk/conservation-j…). ImageImage
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I promised I’d be nice to #Quartz this #MinCup, although SOME people think it’s mean to point out you can access quartz’s electrical properties by hitting, squishing, or sawing it.

So, fine. Strategy tip. Why not tap existing Steven Universe fans to recruit voters?
The .gif opportunities are amazing considering Amethyst (the purple gem of #Quartz) is a major character.

Here she is getting a helping hand from #MinCup2018’s champion #Garnet:
One of the reoccurring #MinCup2019 arguments is that #Quartz is more stable than #IceMin at surface temperatures.

You’ve got a .gif for that. NO ONE USED IT THE ENTIRE CUP. Come on, it’s in the first handful of “Amethyst Steven Universe” .gifs pre-loaded into the Twitter app!
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