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Archive for February, 2009

Kupletskite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kupletskite is indicated by (K,Na)3(Mn,Fe)7(Ti,Nb)2(SiO3)8(O,OH)7 or Potassium Sodium Manganese Iron Titanium Niobium Silicate Hydroxide. Kupletskite is actually a Silicate mineral. Kupletskite was first described in 1956 at Kola Peninsula in Russia. The mineral was named after Boris Mikhailovich Kupletski (1984-1964) and Elsa Maximilianove Bohnshtedt Kupletskaya (1897-1974), Russian geologists. Mineral Kupletskite […]

Kulanite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kulanite is indicated by Ba(Fe, Mn, Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 or Barium Iron Manganese Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Kulanite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Kulanite was actually named after Alan Kulan (1921-1977), a prospector who found the first specimen. The mineral species was first discovered in 1976 at its type of locality at […]

Ktenasite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Ktenasite is indicated by (Cu,Zn)5(SO4)2(OH)6 – 6H2O or Hydrated Copper Zinc Sulfate Hydroxide. Ktenasite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Ktenasite was actually first described in 1950 at the Kamaresa Mine, Laurium, Attiki, Greece. The mineral species was named Ktenasite in honor of Constantine A. Ktenas, a Greek mineralogist. Ktenasite is […]

Kornerupine

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kornerupine is indicated by Mg4(Al,Fe)6(Si,Al,B)5O21(OH) or Magnesium Aluminum Iron Boro-silicate Hydroxide. Kornerupine is actually a Silicate mineral. Kornerupine was actually first described in 1884 at Nuuk area of Greenland. The mineral species was named in honor of Andreas Nikolaus Kornerup (1857 – 1883), a Danish geologist. Mineral Kornerupine is known […]

Kolwezite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kolwezite is indicated by (Cu,Co)2CO3(OH)2 or Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide. Kolwezite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is also a member of the Rosasite Group of minerals. Kolwezite was only identified and first described as a mineral in 1980. And this makes it a rather young mineral in the mineral […]

Knaufite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Knaufite is indicated by Cu3V2O7(OH)2 – 2H2O or Hydrated Copper Vanadate Hydroxide. This is actually a mineral Volborthite. Knaufite is the old name of mineral Volborthite and it is now considered as synonym of this volborthite mineral species. Knaufite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Volborthite, a rare copper vanadate mineral, […]

Kieserite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kieserite is indicated by the formula MgSO4 – H2O or Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate. Kieserite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is also a member of the Kieserite Group of minerals. Mineral Kieserite was named after Dietrich Georg von Kieserr, the former President of the Jena Academy. The mineral species was […]

Kidwellite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kidwellite is indicated by NaFe9(PO4)6(OH)10 – 5H2O or Hydrated Sodium Iron Phosphate Hydroxide. Kidwellite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Kidwellite was named after Albert Lewis Kidwell of Houston, Texas. The mineral was first discovered at Fodderstack Mountain, Arkansas, USA. Mineral Kidwellite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of […]

Kernite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kernite is indicated by Na2B4O6(OH)2 – 3H2O or Hydrated Sodium Borate Hydroxide. Kernite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Kernite is also a member of the Borates Group of minerals. Kernite was named after its type of locality at Kern County, California, USA. It was first discovered from this locality in […]

Kermesite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kermesite is indicated by Sb2OS2 or Antimony Oxysulfide. Kermesite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Kermesite derived its name from the Persian word qurmizq, which later became crimson and was given to the mineral’s color that usually ranges from cherry red to deep red bordering on black. Kermesite mineral species was […]

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