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Topaz

hector enero 23, 2023 MinEmeralds Library Topaz Etymology The origins of the term topaz are inaccurate, as it derives from the Sanskrit word tapas (fire) or the Greek topazios (search). Via Old French: topace and Latin: topazus. Pliny the Elder (naturalist, scientist, philosopher, and roman military) said that topazos is a legendary island in the […]

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Pyrite

hector enero 23, 2023 MinEmeralds Library Pyrite Etymology Pyrite has the property of generating sparks if hit with a metal object, and its name comes from this characteristic, the Greek root “pyr” meaning fire due to mineral trade in different cultures and phonetic changes, it derived to the word pyrite as we know it today.

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Parisite

hector enero 23, 2023 MinEmeralds Library Parisite Parisite History and Etymology After the process of independence in Colombia and the Battle of Boyaca on August 7, 1819, the formation of a new government was initiated, and a few years later the Emerald mines of Muzo were reopened, as they were closed by order of the

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Native Platinum

hector enero 23, 2023 MinEmeralds Library Native Platinum Platinum Etymology Platinum, named for its resemblance to silver, metal that was initially confused and named as “Platina”. Colombian history Platinum It is believed that platinum was used hundreds of years ago by the Embera, Kuna, Waunana, and Katíos Indians who populated much of western Colombia. At

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Native Silver

hector enero 23, 2023 MinEmeralds Library Native Silver Etymology The term comes from argentum, derived from the Greek ὰργὀς (literally “shiny” or “white”), and ultimately from a Proto-Indo-European language root reconstructed as *h₂erǵ-, “grey” or “shining”. However, in the Italian language (argento), Romanian (argint), French (argent), Irish (argant). The term comes from the Latin word

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