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Archive for December, 2008

Cordierite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Cordierite is indicated by Mg2Al4Si5O18 or Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Cordierite is actually a Silicate mineral. Cordierite was first discovered in the year 1813 in Bavaria, Germany. This mineral species was named after the Pierre L A Cordier (1777 to 1861), a French geologist. The name of the gem variety of […]

Copiapite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Copiapite is indicated by (Fe, Mg)Fe4(SO4)6(OH)2 – 20H2O or Hydrated Iron Magnesium Sulfate Hydroxide. Copiapite is actually a Sulfate mineral. The name Copiapite was actually derived from the famous mineral locality called Copiapo, Chile. This mineral species was actually first discovered in this famous locality in the year 1833. Copiapite […]

Coesite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Coesite is indicated by SiO2 or Silicon Dioxide. Coesite is actually a Silicate mineral. The first Coesite mineral crystal was discovered at the Meteor Crater in Arizona. But before the discovery of this mineral species in the said meteor impact site, Coesite was first synthesized in the year 1953. It […]

Chrysotile

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Chrysotile is indicated by (Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4 or Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide. Chrysotile is actually a Silicate mineral. Chrysotile is actually used as a group name in the year 1956 for its mineral varieties like clinochrysotile and orthochrysotile. The name of the mineral Chrysotile was actually derived fro a Greek words […]

Chalcocite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Chalcocite is indicated by Cu2S or Copper Sulfide. Chalcocite is actually a Sulfide mineral. The name of the mineral species Chalcocite was actually derived from the Greek word chalkos, which means copper. Chalcocite mineral is also sometimes called as vitreous copper, redruthite and also as copper glance. At temperature below […]

Celestite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Celestite is indicated by SrSO4 or Strontium Sulfate. Celestite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Celestite was actually first discovered in the year 1791 near Frankstown in Pennsylvania. A G Werner, a German mineralogist, discovered the first specimen of Celestite. The name of the mineral species Celestite was actually derived from […]

Carnotite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Carnotite is indicated by K2(UO2)2(VO4)2-1 – 3H2O or Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Vanadate. Carnotite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Carnotite is also commonly used as a mineral specimen, which is usually found exhibiting an interesting and splendid microscope image in transmitted light of petrographic polarizing light microscope. Carnotite was first discovered […]

Cancrinite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Cancrinite is indicated by Na6Ca2Al6Si6O24(CO3)2 or Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Carbonate. Cancrinite is actually a Silicate mineral. Cancrinite was originally found at the Ural Mountains in Russia in the year 1839. It was actually named after Count Egor Frantsevich Kankrin or Georg von Cancrin (1774-1845), a Russian minister of finance. […]

Calaverite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Calaverite is indicated by AuTe2 or Gold Telluride. Calaverite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Calaverite was actually first discovered in the year 1861 at the Stanislaus Mine in Calaveras County, California. It was actually named Calaverite after its famous locality, the Calaveras County, California in the United States. Calaverite minerals […]

Beryllonite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Beryllonite is indicated by NaBePO4 or Sodium Beryllium Phosphate. Beryllonite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Professor James Dwight Dana first discovered Beryllonite. It was named Beryllonite for its high beryllium content. Mineral species Beryllonite was first discovered in the year 1888 at Stoneham, Oxford Co., Maine in the United States. […]

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