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Mineral Spotlight: Calcite

Calcite is a common but spectacular mineral. Its formula is CaCO3, and it is a trigonal-rhombohedral mineral. This cryst...

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Mineral Spotlight: Beryl

Emerald, a favorite among precious gems, is actually a variety of beryl. The pronunciation of beryl is the same as if yo...

A dedication service and ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, Nov. 10 beginning in the Calvin chapel at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  Photo by Jared Stratz
Geology department to open new mineral collection

Leaves won’t be the only colors changing on Calvin’s campus this autumn, as October brings a world-class mineral col...