A sensational new discovery has piqued the interest of geologists all over the world. A mining firm operating in the Zevulun Valley made the find. The Zevulun Valley is situated near Mount Carmel in northern Israel.
This mining firm was very fortunate to find a mineral that had never been found before on Earth. This latest mineral has been added to the International Mineralogical Association’s annual list of new minerals pending official recognition.
It was once thought that this kind of mineral could only be present on e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ material. This mineral looks a lot like allendeite, which was found in 1969 when the Allende meteorite hit the ground.
This discovery by the mining firm Shefa Yamim is significant because it is the first time in history that this mineral has been found spontaneously forming in rock on Earth.
The ore will be named Carmelite, according to Shefa Yamin, the CEO of the mining firm. Carmelite is the name of the region where it was found.
After extensive testing, it was determined that, despite having a chemical structure similar to ruby and diamond, carmeltazite is much harder than diamond.
As a result, Carmeltazite has a very high price. According to Forbes, carameltazite is formed naturally about 18 miles under the earth’s crust.
Another curious fact is that Carmeltazite has only been found in the Zevulun Valley, making it one of the most unusual minerals on the planet. And the price would be one to be reckoned with.