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Archive for October, 2008

Milarite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Milarite is indicated by K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 – H2O or Hydrated Potassium Calcium Aluminum Beryllium Silicate. Milarite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is also a known member of the Milarite-Osumilite Group of minerals. Milarite mineral was first discovered at Val Giuf or Val Milar, Tavetsch, Grischum, Switzerland. The mineral was first […]

Ludlamite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Ludlamite is indicated by (Fe, Mg, Mn)3(PO4)2 – 4H2O or Hydrated Iron Magnesium Manganese Phosphate. Ludlamite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Ludlamite is most famous from the classic Wheal Jane Mine of Cornwall, England. The first mineral specimen of Ludlamite was actually first discovered from that locality at around 1876 […]

Lepidolite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Lepidolite is indicated by KLi2Al(Al,Si)3O10(F,OH)2 or Potassium Lithium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride. Lepidolite is actually a Silicate mineral. Lepidolite is also a member of the Micas Group of minerals. The name Lepidolite was derived from the Greek words lepidion, which means scale and lithos, which means stone. Lepidolite is known […]

Lazurite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Lazurite is indicated by (Na, Ca)8Al6Si6O24(S, SO4) or Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Sulfur Sulfate. Lazurite is actually a Silicate mineral. Lazurite is also a member of both Sodalite and Feldspathoid Group of minerals. Lazurite is known to crystallize in the isometric system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, this isometric […]

Laurionite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Laurionite is indicated by PbClOH or Lead Chloride Hydroxide. Laurionite is actually a Halide mineral. Mineral Laurionite was first discovered in 1887 at Lavrion District slag localities in Greece. The mineral species was actually named after its type of locality at Laurion, Greece. Laurionite is known to crystallize in the […]

Kottigite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formuls of mineral Kottigite is indicated by Zn3(AsO4)2 – 8(H2O) or Hydrated Zinc Arsenate. Kottigite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Kottigite is also a member of the Vivianite Group of minerals. This mineral species was named after Otto Kottig, a German chemist of Scheneeberg, Saxony. The mineral was first described in 1849 at […]

Kaemmererite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Kaemmererite is indicated by (Fe,Mg)3Fe3AlSi3O10(OH)8 or Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Kaemmererite is actually a Silicate mineral. Kaemmererite is actually a chromium rich variety of the mineral clinochlore. It is also sometimes spelled kammererite. Kaemmererite has small traces of chromium in its chemical composition and it is chromium that […]

Howlite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Howlite is indicated by Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5 or Calcium Boro-silicate Hydroxide. Howlite is classified as a Silicate mineral as well as a Carbonate mineral. This is so because Howlite is actually very confusing to distinguish and classify. When based on its chemical formula, it is best classified as a Silicate mineral. But […]

Hinsdalite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Hinsdalite is indicated by the formula (Pb, Sr)Al3PO4SO4(OH)6 or Lead Strontium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide. Hinsdalite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Hinsdalite is also a member of the Beudantite mineral group. Mineral Hinsdalite was named after the type of locality at the Golden Fleece Mine, Lake City, Hinsdale County in […]

Gmelinite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Gmelinite is indicated by (Na2, Ca)Al2Si4)12 – 6H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Gmelinite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is also a known member of the Zeolites Group of minerals. Mineral species Gmelinite was named after Christian Gottlob Glemin (1792-1860), a German chemist and mineralogist. Gmelinite is most […]

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