Origin of gem minerals, artwork

Origin of gem minerals, artwork

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Caption: Origin of gem minerals. Cutaway artworks showing ways in which gem minerals can form. Shown here are two cross-sections through the Earth's continental crust to a depth of 40 kilometres. Gemstones form within the crust at different levels and at different temperatures. At right is molten magma (orange) rising from the depths, while at left is a mass of cooled intrusive rock (pink) and hydrothermal water (blue).

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Keywords: artwork, block cutaway, cross-section, crust, depth, earth, earth science, formation, forming, gem, gems, gemstone, geochemistry, geological, geology, hot, hydrothermal, illustration, magma, metamorphosing, mineral, mineralogy, process, rock, temperatures, underground, volcanic

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