Wednesday, April 25, 2007


It's real.

Found in a Serbian mine, the mineral matches the unique chemistry of Kryptonite - sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide - as described in the movie Superman Returns. Unlike the movie, it is white - not green - and will be named Jadarite later this year.

According to Dr Chris Stanley (a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum) "it will react to ultraviolet light by fluorescing a pinkish-orange." Doesn't sound very threatening, does it?!


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