Minerals have a broad range so much so that they have their own discipline of study called mineralogy. These essential elements often have complex processes that lead to their formation.


How are crystals made?

How are crystals made?

Crystals can be made in a countertop pie tin, a high-tech lab or a fissure deep in the Earth. Learn more about how crystals are made at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

The Ultimate Asbestos Quiz

The Ultimate Asbestos Quiz

Asbestos is a natural substance once popularly used in construction, but now found to be deadly. Take this quiz and learn more about asbestos. See more »

Name the Price: Gemstone Quiz

Name the Price: Gemstone Quiz

This gemstones quiz will test your knowledge of some of the world's most expensive stones. Test yourself with this gemstones quiz. See more »

Everyday Science: Diamond Quiz

Everyday Science: Diamond Quiz

This diamond quiz will test your knowledge about the world's most valuable mineral. Know your jewels? Prove it by taking the diamond quiz. See more »

Diamond Pictures

Diamond Pictures

Diamond pictures shows you some of the different types of diamonds. Check out our collection of diamond pictures See more »

What are the "four Cs" that people talk about when buying a diamond?

What are the "four Cs" that people talk about when buying a diamond?

Whenever I hear people talking about buying diamonds, they keep mentioning the four seas. What does that have to do with diamonds? See more »

How Diamonds Work

How Diamonds Work

Diamonds are some of the hardest and most valuable materials found on the Earth. Learn about diamonds and find out how diamonds are formed. See more »

How Moissanite Jewels Work

How Moissanite Jewels Work

Moissanite is explained in this article. Learn about moissanite. See more »