Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”—Marcel Proust.

A rock is a book from nature. When we read it closely down to micrometers and nanoscales, we often discover something new and exciting. Nanomineralogy is the study of Earth and planetary materials at nanoscales, focused on characterizing nanofeatures (such as inclusions, exsolution, zonation, coatings, pores) in minerals and rocks and revealing nanominerals and nanoparticles (Ma 2008). Nanomineralogy is a concept and also an approach that is applicable to all fields of geosciences dealing with solid materials. With advanced electron-beam and synchrotron...

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