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Archive for January, 2009

Clausthalite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Clausthalite is indicated by PbSe or Lead Selenide. Clausthalite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Clausthalite was actually named after its locality, the St Lorenz Mine in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz Mountains in Germany. Clausthalite was first discovered in the said locality in the year 1832. Clausthalite is known to crystallize in the […]

Chrysocolla

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chrysocolla is indicated by CuSiO3 – nH2O or Hydrated Copper Silicate. Chrysocolla is actually a Silicate mineral. The name Chrysocolla was derived from a Greek word chrysos, which means gold and kola, which means glue. This is relative to the name of the materials that are used to solder gold. […]

Chrysoberyl

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chrysoberyl is indicated by BeAl2O4 or Beryllium Aluminum Oxide. Chrysoberyl actually belongs to Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Chrysoberyl was first discovered in Brazil in the year 1789. Abraham Gottlob Werner then named it in the year 1790. The name of the mineral species Chrysoberyl was derived from the Greek […]

Chondrodite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chondrodite is indicated by ((Mg, Fe)2SiO4)2 – Mg(F, OH)2 or Magnesium Iron Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide. Chondrodite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Chondrodite was actually first discovered in the year 1817 at the Monte Somma, Italy. The name Chondrodite was actually derived from the Greek word chondros, which means grain. […]

Chalcosiderite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chalcosiderite is indicated by CuFe6(PO4)4(OH)8-4H2O or Hydrated Copper Iron Phosphate Hydroxide. Chalcosiderite is actually a Phosphate mineral. The name Chalcosiderite was actually derived from the Greek words chalkos, which means copper and sideros, which means iron. This is an allusion to the chemical composition of the mineral Chalcosiderite. This mineral […]

Chalcanthite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chalcanthite is indicated by CuSO4-5H2O or Hydrated Copper Sulfate. Chalcanthite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Chalcanthite mineral was actually first discovered in the year 1853 at the Chuquicamata Mine in Chile. The name of the mineral species Chalcanthite was actually derived from a Greek word chalkos and anthos, which means […]

Chabazite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chabazite is indicated by CaAl2Si4O12-6H2O or Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Chabazite is actually a Silicate mineral. Chabazite was actually named Chabasie by Bosc d Antic in the year 1792 and changed to the current spelling later. Some said that Chabazite derived its name from a Greek word chabazios, a tune […]

Catapleiite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Catapleiite is indicated by Na2ZrSi3O9–2H2O or Hydrated Sodium Zirconium Silicate. Catapleiite is actually a Silicate mineral. Catapleiite is actually a rare zirconium mineral. Catapleiite was actually first discovered in the year 1850 at Laven, Langesundfjord in Norway. The name of the mineral Catapleiite was actually derived from a Greek word […]

Axinite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Axinite is indicated by Ca2(Mn,Fe,Mg)Al2(BO3OH)(SiO3)4 or Calcium Manganese Iron Magnesium Aluminum Borosilicate Hydroxide. Axinite is actually a Silicate mineral. J. C. Delametherie found a violet colored mineral species in the year 1792, and he called it Yanolite, which means a violet stone. This is relative to the violet tinge of […]

Annabergite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Annabergite is indicated by Ni3(AsO4)2-8(H2O) or Hydrated Nickel Arsenate. Annabergite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Sometimes it is called Nickel Bloom by some miners. Annabergite specimen was already known long enough since year 1758 under the name nickel ochre. It was named Annabergite in 1852 as proposed H.J. Brooke and […]

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