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Phosphate for life

Published on September 9, 2014

From the website Nutrients for Life: Phosphate is the “P” in N-P-K; one of three macronutrients that plants need to thrive. Complete with sweeping shots of reclamation land, up-close footage of a dragline in action, and colorful animation of ancient sea

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Silver and 3-D Printing

Published on September 2, 2014

Silver is one of the most important minerals mined in Idaho. This post from the Silver Institute explains how modern innovation is allowing the precious metal to be used. — 3-D printing — a process of making a three-dimensional object

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Blue goblin of Idaho geology

Published on December 2, 2013

Back in the 18th century, experimentation by a Swedish chemist led to the “discovery” of a trace element used as far back as the Pharaohs of Egypt. This mineral has a blue hue, and has been used over the centuries for

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