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Thread on #Magnesium and why it is fundamental for our #health. #micronutrients
..many people debate the various ratios of #macronutrients like #protein, #fat, and #carbohydrates in their diet to find their optimal health. Which is great as we are #bioindividuals but most miss out on #micronutrients like #vitamins and #minerals.
The way our bodies are able to use the #macronutrients is fully dependent on how our #enzymatic pathways are influenced by various #micronutrients. One of the most important amongst is #magnesium.
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Owned by #kings, dukes & sultans, worn by Marie Antoinette, used to pay off a royal debt – and said to carry an ancient curse. It would have to be a #diamond. But not just any diamond. It’s the Hope Diamond, and it's from Guntur in #AndhraPradesh. 1/12 Image
The Hope Diamond is the world’s largest and most legendary blue gemstone. And equally remarkable is its tale, which begins in the famed Golconda Mines in Guntur. But it began life under a different name. 2/12
#gems #minerals
The diamond was discovered by an extraordinary #French adventurer and gems merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, who visited #India in the mid-17th century. It was 112 carats, the size of a grown man’s fist, and it was called Tavernier’s Blue. 3/12 Image
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#DidYouKnow that the Nassak #Diamond, one of the 20 greatest diamonds in the world, is named after the city of Nashik in Maharashtra? Emerging from the famed Golconda mines, it adorned the crown of Lord Shiva in the Trimbakeshwar #Temple near Nashik. 1/4
#jewellery #minerals
As with most of the world’s most valuable #gems, the Nassak too has a dramatic story. It was originally with the #Mughals, who acquired it during their conquest of Golconda in the 17th century. Then they surrendered it as war booty to the #Marathas. 2/4
The Nassak was probably donated to the Trimbakeshwar temple by the Peshwas. In 1817, it was removed by Peshwa Bajirao II, who kept it in his personal treasure. Bajirao II surrendered it to the #British, who seized it when they defeated the Marathas a year later. 3/4
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/14/dai…
This mineral shouldn’t exist on Earth’s surface. But researchers found it inside a diamond.

usatoday.com/story/news/nat…

#diamonds #minerals #discovery #botswana #davemaoite
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/24/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/06/24/dai…
Changes in farming practices could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2036

phys.org/news/2021-06-f…

#FarmingPractices #greenhouse #GasEmissions #reduction
Mindat: The Wikipedia for Minerologists, Miners, and “Rock Hounds” (Except Not)

nakedcapitalism.com/2021/06/mindat…

#minerals #database
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On May 26th @StateBank_Pak released #Pakistan's disaggregated #trade statistics for April '21. We now have 10 months of the FY21. Some analysis in #thread below. 👇👇👇
#Pakistan #exports of #goods & #services grew by 6.2%., surpassing the US$25 billion mark. (2/n) Pakistan exports of goods and services, first 10 months of F
By #destination: substantial increases of shipments to #China and the #USA. Stability with #Afghanistan, and contractions in shipments to #UAE.

[#export growth to China and USA is confirmed by mirror data analysis] (3/n) Pakistan exports by destination, in million USD. (source SBP
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Yesterday, @IEA gave a presentation to explain what we already know - we need a LOT of #metals & #minerals to "come clean" and regardless of timing as we are hooked on #oil & #gas for our modern lifestyle. In this thread, I'll share their slides & add some of mine...
2/ According to the @IEA, an EV requires 6x minerals and metals input of a conventional "Otto engine" car.
@Herbert_Diess #Tesla @elonmusk #oott
3/ That means, to meet climate goals, we will need a LOT of #metals & #minerals such as #lithium (not a big deal), #graphite (hmmm), #cobalt (that will be fun), #nickel (hard, easy one in Russia!), #rareearth (really hard) or #copper (too hard to mention below?)...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/28/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/28/dai…
Responsible minerals sourcing for renewable energy

earthworks.org/publications/r…

#RenewableEnergy #minerals #ResponsibleSourcing
Critical minerals are vital for renewable energy. We must learn to mine them responsibly

theconversation.com/critical-miner…

#RenewableEnergy #minerals #ResponsibleSourcing
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#YangGangFitness Week 2: Day 1 - Do you even hip thrust? ImageImage
Hey @YangGangFitness, Are hip thrusts to silly for a challenge?
Week 2: Day 2 - Shoulders and Quads, mostly. #YangGangFitness 💪🔥 ImageImage
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Thread: Potential spices, #vitamins and #minerals during #COVID19. Facts sheets covering origin, benefits, dosage, deficiency. Keep these handy and share.
1. Selenium:
2. Vitamin K:
3. Vitamin D:
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#AatmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan
Based on 👇

Land,Labour,Liquidity&Laws that are not isolationist but inclusive

Ease of Doing Business

DBT,JanDhan,Aadhar, Micro Insurance,Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, PM Awaas Yojana,PM FasalBima Yojana,Krishi Sinchai,Swachh Bharat--Key Landmarks
GST,IBC&PSU Bank Recapitalisation in last 6 yrs,have been big reforms

52606Cr given via #DBT to 41Cr #JanDhan holders

Free wheat&rice to 69Cr ration card holders

18000Cr tax refunds given

Free cylinders to 8Cr #Ujjwala holders

#20lakhcrores #COVIDー19
#atmanirbharbharat
Project DevelopmentCells,working for Promotion of Champion Sectors,in States

#MakeInIndia&Upgradation of Industrial Infra,a success&more will be done to #Decongest economy

3376 SEZs&IndustrialParks with 5 lakhhectares,to be ranked& mapped,in terms of readiness for competition
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The World Bank says production of minerals and metals could increase 500% by 2050 to meet demand for #greentech and #cleanenergy.
The following thread is a quote from pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/96171158887…

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #mining #minerals Image
"Under a 2-degree scenario, production of graphite, lithium, and cobalt will need to be significantly ramped up by more than 450 percent by 2050—from 2018 levels—to meet demand from energy storage technologies."
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"Though demand for some base minerals, like aluminum and copper, appears to be smaller in percentage terms, their absolute production figures are significant, at 103 million tons and 29 million tons by 2050, respectively."
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were asked about historical #gold mining in #Brookfield, #QueensCounty. Check out this thread!

#nspoli #novascotia #nshistory #cbpoli #capebreton
@GordonWilsonLNS @BernJordanMP @RegionofQueens @LHNOWnews ImageImage
While there were several mines in the #Brookfield #Gold District, almost all the gold produced came from the Brookfield mine operated by Wilbur L. Libbey, which was discovered in 1885.
#nspoli #novascotia #nshistory #cbpoli #capebreton Image
In July 1886, it was acquired by John McGuire and some American associates known as the #Brookfield Milling Company. Under McGuire's management a considerable amount of ore was mined and hauled to #PleasantRiver, #Lunenburg County, for milling.
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were asked about mining in Gays River:

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #nshistory @SeanFraserMP @LarryHarrisonPC #gold ImageImage
#Gold was discovered in Gays River, Colchester County, by George Gay and Berry Corbett on their adjoining farms in June 1862. Unfortunately, the pair initially charged exorbitant prices for accessing their properties which delayed prospecting and mining.
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In 1866, a small crusher was built but was not kept very busy. In 1869, a handful of tunnels and shafts were dug.
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were asked about #gemstones in #NovaScotia. Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #cbpoli #capebreton Image
Gemstones that are usually considered “precious stones” are diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. All other gemstones are considered “semi-precious” (i.e. agate, amber, amethyst, jade, pearl, etc.)
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These definitions date from the 1800s and they are subjective, not scientific. There is not universal agreement with them, but we mention them to point out that there is usually a distinction made between precious and semi-precious stones.
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Loonies weren't going to be loonies?!
The #loonie was introduced in 1987 but #Canada has had $1 coins since 1935. They were usually minted in small numbers and were mostly collector's items, not in wide circulation.

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #CB #NS @CanadianMint Image
The loonie was going to show a Voyager and indigenous person in a canoe as most $1 coins had since 1935 but the engraving device was lost on its way from Manitoba to Ottawa in 1986. The loonie image was designed to prevent anyone making fake coins with the missing device.
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$1 coins were 80% silver in 1935 and were often called silver dollars. In 1987 the loonie was 91.5% nickel but today it's multi-ply brass plated steel. No more silver dollars!

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #CB #NS #minerals #coins @CanadianMint ImageImage
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were recently asked about #MicaHill in Cape Breton. Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #NS #CB #victoriacounty ImageImage
#MicaHill is likely #NovaScotia’s best deposit of mica. Test pits were sunk there in summer 1882 by the Scotian Mining Company which confirmed the presence of a large supply of good quality #mica.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #NS #CB ImageImage
There are few records about the extraction took place on #MicaHill. This is not unusual. Many historical #NovaScotia mines/quarries have extensive documentation – and @NS_Energy_Mines plays an important role preserving them.
#nspoli #cbpoli #capebreton #NS #CB ImageImage
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were recently asked about historical mining in #PortHood, #Inverness County. Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #cbpoli #NovaScotia #CapeBreton #NS #CB ImageImage
In the 1740s-1750s, a quarry on #PortHood Island was the main supply of finished/dressed sandstone for #FortressLouisbourg’s window and door casements. About 60 men worked there in summer and the stone was sent by barge through the #StraitofCanso to #Louisbourg.
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Many historical #NovaScotia buildings, including the more important buildings at #Louisbourg, were made of stone that was considered somewhat unattractive (i.e. fieldstone or ironstone), so it was often fancied up with granite or sandstone trim.
#nspoli #cbpoli #CapeBreton #NS Image
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were asked about the red soil and sand at #CabotsLanding Provincial Park in #CapeBreton. Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #cbpoli #NovaScotia #CapeBretonHighlands #CB #NS ImageImage
Sand and soil are eroded rock. Red sand and soil, like at #CabotsLanding, eroded from rock with significant iron content. Iron oxidizes/rusts when exposed to air, so the red is rusted iron.

#nspoli #cbpoli #NovaScotia #Capebreton #CB #NS ImageImage
The sand, soil and clay at #CabotsLanding are glacial outwash - sediments deposited by glaciers as they melted at the end of the last ice age 10,000 years ago. Much of the sediment is eroded from the #CapeBreton Highlands, which used to be much bigger.
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! We were asked about the historical #Torbrook iron mines in #AnnapolisCounty. Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #NovaScotia #NS
@GlavineLeo @KeithIrvingNS
@JohnLohrMLA @mmillershubie @scottbrison @AVRCE_NS @StephenMcNeil Image
Also in 1825, the #Annapolis Iron Mining Co. built a blast furnace at #MooseRiver (#Clementsport) to smelt the magnetic ore recovered from three seams in #Clementsvale (the Miller, Potter and Milbury), as well as to accommodate production from the #Nictaux deposits.
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology! In response to our post yesterday about how #NovaScotia’s #gold deposits formed, we were asked about “barrel quartz.” Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #NS #CB #capebreton #Waverley @waverleyns @SteveStreatch @Bill_Horne ImageImage
Barrel quartz is a term used to describe the #gold deposit on #LaidlawHill in #Waverley in the 1800s. It isn’t a technical/geological term. The miners used it to describe what they saw: folded, gold-bearing quartz veins whose outcrops are corrugated and resemble barrels.
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The quartz veins that host the #gold are hard and surrounded by soft shale. When the rocks were compressed by forces resulting from tectonic plate collision, the quartz vein buckled to form barrel shapes but the surrounding shale reacted like toothpaste and absorbed the pressure. Image
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We love getting questions about #mining, #minerals and #geology!
We were recently asked about historical #coal mining in #Thorburn, #NovaScotia. Here’s our answer:

#nspoli #NS #Pictou #PictouCounty @ns_moi @NS_Museum ImageImage
@ns_moi @NS_Museum The #Pictou coalfield is roughly 18x6 km and comprises 15 major coal seams in the #Westville, #Stellarton, and #Thorburn-Greenwood areas. Although small, the coalfield has produced about 55 million tonnes in the last two centuries.
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@ns_moi @NS_Museum #Coal was discovered in the #Pictou coalfield around 1790 by Scottish settlers. The first substantive #mining operation was Collier John MacKay’s mine, sunk in 1809 on the west side of #EastRiver.
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