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Archive for September, 2008

Mottramite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Mottramite is indicated by PbCu(VO4)(OH), a Lead Copper Vanadinate Hydroxide. Mottramite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Mineral species Mottramite was named after the locality at Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire, England where ore was stockpiled. The first specimen of the mineral was discovered in 1876 at this type of locality. Mineral […]

Galena

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Galena is indicated by PbS or Lead Sulfide. Galena is actually a Sulfide mineral. The name of the mineral originated from Pliny, the Roman naturalist, who used the name galena to describe lead ore. Galena is known to crystallize in the isometric system. In optical mineralogy, this isometric system […]

Emmonsite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Emmonsite is indicated by Fe2(TeO3)3 – 2H2O or Hydrated Iron Tellurite. Emmonsite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Emmonsite was first discovered in the year 1885 at its type of locality at Tombstone, Arizona, USA. The mineral species Emmonsite was named after Samuel F. Emmons, an economist geologist for the United […]

Cinnabar

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Cinnabar is indicated by HgS or Mercury Sulfide. Cinnabar is actually a Sulfide mineral. The name Cinnabar is derived from the Middle English word cinnabar, also from a Latin word cinnabars, and from the Greek word cinnabar. It can be noticed that Cinnabar has of uncertain original meaning. Cinnabar […]

Boltwoodite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Boltwoodite is indicated by K2(UO2)2(SiO3)2(OH)2-3H2O or Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Silicate Hydroxide. Boltwoodite is actually a Silicate mineral. Boltwoodite was named after Bertram Borden Boltwood (1870-1927), a radiochemist of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. It was Boltwood who devised the Uranium and Lead method of measuring geologic […]

Antlerite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Antlerite is indicated by Cu3SO4(OH)4 or Copper Sulfate Hydroxide. Antlerite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Antlerite was first discovered as the chief ore at the Chuquicamata Copper Mines in Chile. After the reported first discovery, Antlerite is found in large deposits at several copper mining areas around the world. The […]

Morganite Gem

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Morganite is actually the pink variety of Beryl. The chemical formula of the mineral Morganite is indicated by Be3Al2Si6O18 or Beryllium Aluminum Silicate. Morganite is actually a Silicate mineral. Morganite was first discovered together with other gemstone minerals, such as Tourmaline and Kunzite, in California in the early twentieth century at Pala. Morganite was named […]

Franklinite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Franklinite is indicated by (Zn, Fe, Mn)(Fe, Mn)2O4 or Zinc Iron Manganese. Franklinite belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. The mineral was first discovered in the year 1819 at the Franklin Mine in Franklin, New Jersey. Mineral Franklinite was named after Benjamin Franklin, the American statesman and […]

Edingtonite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Edingtonite is indicated by BaAl2Si3O10 – 4H2O or Hydrated Barium Aluminum Silicate. Edingtonite is actually a Silicate mineral. Edingtonite was named after the Scottish mineral collector James Edington (1787 – 1844). The first mineral specimen of Edingtonite mineral was found at Kilpatrick Hills in Scotland. Mineral Edingtonite is known to […]

Carnallite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Carnallite is indicated by KMgCl3-6H2O or Hydrated Potassium Magnesium Chloride. Carnallite is actually a Halide mineral. Mineral Carnallite was actually first discovered in the year 1856 at the Strassfurt Deposit in the Saxony, Germany. Carnallite mineral species was actually named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804-1874), a Prussian mining engineer. Carnallite […]

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