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Archive for November, 2008

Hydrozincite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Hydrozincite is indicate by Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6 or Zinc Carbonate Hydroxide. Hydrozincite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Hydrozincite mineral species was named after its composition, containing water of hydration and zinc. The name was given to the mineral in 1853. The first specimen of this mineral was discovered in Austria. Hydrozincite is […]

Hydroboracite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Hydroboracite is indicated CaMgB6O11 – 6H2O or Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Borate. Hydroboracite is actually a Carbonate mineral. This mineral species was actually named in allusion to its composition being a Hydrated Borate. Hydroboracite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the monoclinic system […]

Hydephane

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Hydephane is indicated by Pb3Ca2(AsO4)3Cl or Lead Calcium Arsenate Chloride. Hydephane is actually a Phosphate mineral. Hydephane is also a known member of the Apatite group of minerals. Hydephane was named after the Greek word hedy, which means beautifully bright. This is actually an allusion to the high luster exhibited […]

Hausmannite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Hausmannite is indicated by (Mn+2)(Mn+3)2O4 or Manganese Oxide. Hausmannite is a complex oxide of manganese that contains both divalent and trivalent manganese. Hausmannite is actually an Oxide mineral. Hausmannite was named after J. F. L. Hausmann (1782 to 1859), a Professor of Mineralogy, University of Gottingen in Germany. The first […]

Greenockite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Greenockite is indicated by CdS or Cadmium Sulfide. Greenockite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Greenockite was actually first recognized in Bishop, Scotland in year 1840. It was discovered during the cutting of a tunnel for the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway. Mineral Greenockite was named after the land owner. Greenockite […]

Goosecreekite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Goosecreekite is indicated by CaAl2Si6O16 – 5H2O or Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Goosecreekite is actually a Silicate mineral. Goosecreekite also belongs to the Zeolites group of minerals. Goosecreekite was named after the quarry from where it was first describes, at Luck Goose Creek Quarry in Loudon Co., Virginia. This mineral […]

Dumortierite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Dumortierite is indicated by Al6.5-7(BO3)(SiO4)3(O,OH)3 or Aluminum Boro-silicate Hydroxide. Dumortierite is actually a Silicate mineral. Dumortierite is actually a boro-silicate mineral, which is popularly used as an ornamental stone. Dumortierite was named after the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier. It was first described in 1881 by M.F. Gonard. It was first […]

Diaboleite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Diaboleite is indicated by CuPb2Cl2(OH)4 or Hydrated Copper Lead Chloride Hydroxide. Diaboleite is actually a Halide mineral. Mineral Diaboleite derived its name from the Greek word dia, which means apart or distinct from and from the mineral name boleite. Mineral Diaboleite was actually first discovered from the Higher Pitts Mine […]

Labradorite

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Labradorite is indicated by Ca(50 – 30%)(Al, Si)AlSi2O8 or Calcium Sodium Aluminum Silicate. Labradorite is actually a Silicate mineral class. Labradorite is also a member of the Feldspars Group of minerals. Labradorite is known to crystallize in the triclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, this triclinic crystal […]

Gyrolite

Friday, November 14th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Gyrolite is indicated by Ca2Si3O7(OH)2 – H2O or Hydrated Calcium Silicate Hydroxide. Gyrolite is actually a Silicate mineral. The name Gyrolite was derived from the Greek word guros, which means circle. This is actually an allusion to the round form of the crystalline groupings. This mineral species was first […]

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