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Archive for August, 2008

Jarosite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Jarosite is indicated by KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6 or Potassium Iron Sulfate Hydroxide. Jarosite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Jarosite is also a member of the Alunite Group of minerals. Mineral Jarosite was actually first described by August Breithaupt in 1852 from its type of locality at the Barranco del Jaroso in […]

Dravite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Dravite is indicated by NaMg3(Al, Fe)6Si6O18(BO3)(OH)4 or complex Sodium Magnesium Iron Boro-Aluminum Silicate. Dravite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Dravite was first discovered from the Drava River in District of Drave in Austria. The name of the mineral Dravite was actually derived from this type of locality. Mineral […]

Cuproadamite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Cuproadamite is indicated by (Cu, Zn)2(AsO4)(OH) or Copper Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide. Cuproadamite is actually a Phosphate mineral. The name of the mineral species Cuproadamite is derived from the Latin word cuprum, which means copper and from the name of its close cousin Adamite. This is actually relative to its high […]

Cornetite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Cornetite is indicated by Cu3PO4(OH)3 or Copper Phosphate Hydroxide. Cornetite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Mineral Cornetite was named after Jules Cornet, Belgian geologists. Cornetite was discovered in the year 1916 at Shaba, Congo. Mineral Cornetite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic system. In optical mineralogy, this crystal […]

Cliffordite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Cliffordite is indicated by UTe3O9 or Uranium Tellurite. Cliffordite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Cliffordite mineral species was first discovered in the year 1969 at the San Miguel Mine in Sonora, Mexico. Cliffordite was actually named after Clifford Frondel (1907-2002), a mineralogist who has also given his name to […]

Carbocernaite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Carbocernaite is indicated by (Ca, Na)(Sr, Ce, Ba)(CO3)2 or Calcium Sodium Strontium Cerium Barium Carbonate. Carbocernaite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Mineral Carbocernaite was actually firs discovered in the year 1961 at Kola Peninsula in Russia. This mineral species was named Carbocernaite reflecting the carbonate (carbo), cerium (cer) and […]

Burbankite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Burbankite is indicated by (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5 or Sodium Calcium Strontium Barium Cerium Carbonate. Burbankite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Mineral specimen Burbankite was actually named after W.S. Burbank, an American geologist. It was actually first discovered in the year 1953 at Bearpaw Mountains at Hill Co., Montana in the United States. […]

Boracite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Boracite is indicated by Mg3B7O13Cl or Magnesium Borate Chloride. Boracite is actually a Carbonate mineral. This mineral species was named Boracite in allusion to the chemical composition of the mineral, which contains boron. Boracite minerals are commonly associated with gypsum, anhydrite, halite and some other evaporite minerals. Boracite was […]

Berlinite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Berlinite is indicated by AlPO4 or Aluminum Phosphate. Berlinte is a rhombic crystal made of sodium phosphate and aluminum salt. Mineral Berlinite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is however considered a rare phosphate mineral. Mineral Berlinite was named in honor of Professor Nils Johan Berlin (1812-1819), a pharmacologist […]

Adamite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Adamite is indicated by Zn2AsO4OH or Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide. Adamite is actually a Phosphates mineral. The name of the mineral originated from the name of a Frenchman. It was named Adamite in honor to a French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881). Adamite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic […]

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