Category Archives: Biomineral & organominerals

Leaving geology for a black willow

I’m not that active here as you might have noticed. The reason is mainly that Ive decided to quit studying geology this winter without being finished with my MSc… Yes I’m a quitter… While becoming a father last year my … Continue reading

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The union of conspiracy theorists and sceptics

When something cool is announced, there will always be the ones who automatically does their best to put down the discovery. So when the new very cool arsenic bacteria got announced yesterday it didnt take long before they started to … Continue reading

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The direct or indirect resistance to biomineralization theories

Fig. Iron sulfide mineral encrustation has preserved the structure of a sulfate bacteria. (Frankel & Bazylinski 2003) When learning about biomineralization, my imagination started to wander and Im not sure Im back on my feet again – or even if … Continue reading

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Biomineralization

Fig. A strain of magnetite crystals formed by BCM within a bacteria of species Magnetospirillum gryphyswaldense (from Pósfai & Dunin-Borkowski 2009). One topic that drew my attention when taking the advanced course in paleontology this spring was biomineralization. I quickly … Continue reading

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Rebirth

Hi and welcome to my new blog on geology and paleontology. You might recognize me from before when I operated the blog Antimonite, and then also Terra Incognita which partly was written in English. Nowdays Im a graduate student (masters … Continue reading

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