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Archive for November, 2008

Murmanite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Murmanite is indicated by Na2(Ti,Nb)2Si2O9 – n(H2O) or Hydrated Sodium Titanium Niobium Silicate. Murmanite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Murmanite is only one of those rare species that can be found on the Kola Peninsula, Russia. This locality is considered classic and is very well known around the world […]

Massicot

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Massicot is indicated by PbO, a Lead Oxide. Massicot actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. The name of the mineral Massicot was actually derived from the Early Arabic, through Spanish mazacote and the French name for oxide of Lead. The mineral was first described in 1841 in […]

Macphersonite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Macphersonite is indicated by Pb4SO4(CO3)2(OH)2 or Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide. Macphersonite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Mineral Macphersonite was named after Harry Gordon Macpherson, a mineralogists at the Royal Scottish Museum. The mineral was actually named as recently as year 1984. The mineral species was discovered at Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, […]

Lorenzenite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Lorenzenite is indicated by Na2Ti2Si2O9 or Sodium Titanium Silicate. Lorenzenite is actually a Silicate mineral. Lorenzenite was first described in 1897 at Narsarsuk, Greenland. The rock sample was also discovered to be the same as mineral Ramsayite in 1947. Ramaysite was actually discovered in 1920s at the Kola Peninsula of […]

Lollingite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Lollingite is indicated by FeAs2 or Iron Arsenide. Lollingite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Lollingite is also a member of the Marcasite and Lollingite mineral groups. The chemical formula of mineral Lollingite is never exactly FeAs2.  This is because it usually contains significant percentage of cobalt and nickel and also […]

Liroconite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Liroconite is indicated by Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4 – 4H2O or Hydrated Copper Aluminum Arsenate Hydroxide. Liroconite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Mineral Liroconite was first discovered in 1825 at the Wheal Gorland Mine of Cornwall, England. The name of the mineral was derived from the Greek words liros, which means pale and […]

Linnaeite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Linnaeite is indicated by Co3S4 or Cobalt Sulfide. Linnaeite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Linnaeite was named after C. Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist. The first specimen of Linnaeite was found in 1845 at Vastmanland, Sweden. Linnaeite is commonly known to crystallize in the isometric system, which can […]

Linarite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Linarite is indicated by PbCuSO4(OH)2 or Lead Copper Sulfate Hydroxide. Linarite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Linarite was first discovered at Linares, Jaen in Andalusia, Spain. The mineral was first described in 1822 from this locality. The name Linarite was given to the species in 1839. The mineral was actually […]

Legrandite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Legrandite is indicated by Zn2AsO4(OH) – H2O or Hydrated Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide. Legrandite is actually a Phosphate mineral. The first specimen of mineral Legrandite was discovered at Flor de Pena Mine in Mexico. The mineral was first described in 1932. Legrandite is a rare arsenate mineral that was named after […]

Laueite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Laueite is indicated by MnFe2(PO4)2(OH)2 – 8H2O or Hydrated Manganese Iron Phosphate Hydroxide. Laueite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Laueite is also a member of the Paravauxite Group of minerals. Laueite mineral was named after Max Felix Theodor von Laue (1879 – 1960), a professor of physics at the Kaiser-Wilhelm […]

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