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Archive for July, 2008

Jadeite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the Jadeite is indicated by Na(Al, Fe)SiO6 or Sodium Aluminum Iron Silicate. Jadeite is a Silicate mineral. It is also a member of the Pyroxene Group of minerals. Mineral Jadeite derived its name from the Spanish word piedra de ijada or stone of the side. This is because it was once […]

Hilairite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Hilairite is indicated by Na2Zr(SiO3)3 – 3H2O or Hydrated Sodium Zirconium Silicate. Hilairite is actually a Silicate mineral. The first mineral specimen of Hilairite was discovered from the Poudrette Quarry in Mont Saint-Hilaire in Quebec, Canada in 1974. Mineral Hilairite is known to crystallize in the trigonal system. Most […]

Grossular

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Grossular is indicated by Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 or Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Grossular is actually a Silicate mineral. Grossular is also known as Grossularite. This mineral species was actually first discovered at the Akhtaragda River Mouth in Eastern Siberian Region, Russia. The name of this mineral species Grossular is derived from the […]

Edenite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical composition of the mineral Edenite is indicated by the formula NaCa2(Mg, Fe)5AlSi7O22(OH)2 or Sodium Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Edenite actually is Silicate mineral. Mineral Edenite was first discovered in 1839, while Ferro-Edenite was during 1940s. The first Edenite mineral specimen was actually discovered from the rocks of Franklin Marble. This rock […]

Dioptase

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Dioptase is indicated by CuSiO3 – H2O, a Hydrated Copper Silicate. Dioptase is actually a Silicate mineral. The mineral was first discovered in Kazakhstan in the year 1797. The name of the mineral is derived from the Greek words dia, which means through and optima, which means vision. This […]

Cavansite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Cavansite is indicated by Ca(VO)Si4O10(H2O)4 or Hydrated Calcium Vanadium Silicate. Cavansite is actually a Silicate mineral. Cavansite mineral was actually first discovered in the year 1967 at the Malheur County, Oregon in the United States. Cavansite mineral species derived its name from its chemical composition that is actually composed […]

Brass

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Brass is indicated by Cu3Zn2 or Copper Zinc. Brass is actually a Native Element. It is actually not yet an officially recognized mineral, but has been proposed as a mineral. Brass was first used in the Near East and then with an extensive use in China and soon after […]

Anglesite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Anglesite is indicated by PbSO4 or Lead Sulfate. Mineral Anglesite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Anglesite minerals are commonly found crystallizing in an orthorhombic crystal system. In optical mineralogy, this crystal system comprises crystals having three mutually perpendicular axes, of which all are of different lengths. In the year […]

Jade

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the Jade mineral is indicated by Na(Al, Fe)Si2O6 or Sodium Aluminum Iron Silicate. Jade is actually a Silicate mineral. It is a known member of the Pyroxene Group of minerals. The name Jade was derived from the Spanish term piedra de ijada or loin stone. This is actually from its reputed […]

Hessite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Hessite is indicated by Ag2Te or Silver Telluride. Mineral Hessite is actually a Sulfide. Hessite is generally found having gray colored crystals, which are most commonly found splendidly exhibited under petrographic polarizing light microscope. These gray colored crystals are usually pseudo-cubic in form despite the fact that mineral Hessite […]

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