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Archive for August, 2008

Jamesonite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Jamesonite is indicated Pb4FeSb6S14 or Lead Iron Antimony Sulfide. Jamesonite is actually a Sulfide mineral specifically a Sulfosalt as classified in the optical mineralogy field of specialization. Jamesonite has been also called as gray antimony and feather ore. This Jamesonite mineral species was named after Robert Jameson (1774 – […]

Demantoid Gem

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of Demantoid gem mineral is indicated by Ca3Fe2Si3O12 or Calcium Iron Silicate. Demantoid gem is actually a Silicate mineral. Gem mineral Demantoid was actually not discovered until 1853 in the Central Ural Mountains of Russia. Demantoid was originally found as pebbles in the gold washings in the Ural Mountains. The name Demantoid […]

Crocoite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Crocoite is indicated by PbCrO4 or Lead Chromate. Crocoite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Mineral Crocoite was actually first found in Russia and later in other European localities. Crocoite was actually first discovered in the year 1832 at the Ural Regions in Russia. The name of the mineral species […]

Collinsite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Collinsite is indicated by Ca2(Mg, Fe)(PO4)2 – 2H2O or Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Iron Phosphate. Collinsite is actually a Phosphate mineral. The mineral species Collinsite was actually named after William Henry Collins, a Canadian geologist. Mineral Collinsite was first discovered in the year 1927 at Francois Lake in British Columbia, […]

Chkalovite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Chkalovite is indicated by Na2BeSi2O6 or Sodium Beryllium Silicate. Chkalovite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Chkalovite was actually first discovered in the year 1936 at its type of locality in the eastern slope of Malyi Punkaruaiv Mountain in the Lovozero Massif of the Kola Peninsula in Russia. Chkalovite mineral […]

Buttgenbachite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Buttgenbachite is indicated by Cu19(NO3)2Cl4(OH)32-2H2O or Hydrated Copper Nitrate Chloride Hydroxide. Buttgenbachite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Mineral Buttgenbachite was first discovered in the year 1925 at Likasi, Shaba that is now of the Congo. This locality is the only known place of discovery until its existence was proven through […]

Buergerite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Buergerite is indicated by NaFe3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3O3F or Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Oxide Fluoride. Buergerite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral species Buergerite was named in honor of Martin J. Buerger (1903-1986), a Professor of Mineralogy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also a pioneer of crystal structure analysis. Buerger is […]

Blodite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Blodite is indicated by Na2Mg(SO4)2-4H2O or Hydrated Sodium Magnesium Sulfate. Blodite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Blodite crystals are known to crystallize in the monoclinic system, which can be seen clearly visible under a polarizing light microscope for geologists. The monoclinic system of crystal formation comprises crystals having three axes […]

Ajoite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Ajoite is indicated by (K,Na)Cu7Al(Si3O8)3(OH)6 – 3H2O or Hydrated Potassium Sodium Copper Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Ajoite is actually a Silicate mineral. It was first discovered in the year 1958 at New Cornelia mine in Ajo, Pomona county, Arizona by the Papago Indian tribe. The name Ajoite was derived from […]

Acanthite

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Acanthite is indicated by (Ag)2S or Silver Sulfide. Acanthite is actually a Sulfide mineral. The origin of name Acanthite has close relation to that of the mineral Argentite. The mineral name Argentite was derived from a Latin word Argentum that means silver. It is also the origin of the symbol […]

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