Tiny tunnels in gemstones found to be caused by microbes

Washington DC (SPX) Aug 09, 2018 Complex systems of microscopic tunnels found inside garnet crystals from Thailand are most likely the result of microorganisms making their homes inside these minerals, according to a study published August 8, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Magnus Ivarsson of the University of Southern Denmark and colleagues. Endolithic organisms are those that live inside a substrate, be it m

Tiny tunnels in gemstones found to be caused by microbes

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Tiny tunnels inside garnets appear to be the result of boring microorganisms

Complex systems of microscopic tunnels found inside garnet crystals from Thailand are most likely the result of microorganisms making their homes inside these minerals, according to a study ...

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