I Demand A Necklace: New Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

April 30, 2014


Meet putnisite, a new mineral discovered in Western Australia that is unlike any previously known minerals. It contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. When reached for comment, Superman had this to say, "Whaaaa, get it away from me! I can't take any chances."

While dozens of new minerals are discovered each year, it is rare to find one that is unrelated to already-known substances. "Most minerals belong to a family or small group of related minerals, or if they aren't related to other minerals they often are to a synthetic compound--but putnisite is completely unique and unrelated to anything," said Peter Elliott, co-author of a study describing the new substance and a researcher at the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, in a statement. "Nature seems to be far cleverer at dreaming up new chemicals than any researcher in a laboratory."

It's crazy we're still discovering all new things on earth. Like, maybe this planet isn't so beat after all. I mean, you probably wouldn't be able to tell that from the way we treat it, but sometimes you're hard on the things you love. "Can I have an ice cream?" CAN YOU SHUT THE F*** UP, BECKY? God, when is mom coming to get you? You're seriously impossible to be around.

Thanks to PYY, who wants a necklace made out of putnisite. Aww, that's cute. I want a necklace made out of the finger bones of my enemies.

  • GreyMatter

    "The mineral is named after husband and wife mineralogists Andrew and Christine Putnis"...just for someone who is curious about the name!

  • Looks like a "Dave"

    What a nifty shade of purple. It reminds me of my big toe after the dumbbell incident. :/ lol

  • MustacheHam

    Is it grape flavored?

  • OCD Gamer

    so not australium?

  • Scott Andrew David

    That'd be quite a mann-ly name.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    yay! Australian references!

  • Beat me to it.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    And like all things from Australia, I bet this mineral can kill you.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    If they find a big enough and drop it from a high place...

  • Putinsite? They missed a perfect opportunity to call it unobtainium.

  • Guest


    whats the name meaning here?

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