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Archive for February, 2009

Cyanotrichite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of the mineral Cyanotrichite is indicated by Cu4Al2SO4(OH)12 – 2H2O or Hydrated Copper Aluminum Sulfate Hydroxide. Cyanotrichite is actually a Sulfate mineral. The name Cyanotrichite was actually derived from the Greek words kyaneos, which means blue and triches or hair. This is relative to its common impressive color and interesting crystal habit […]

Conichalcite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Conichalcite is indicated by CaCuAsO4(OH) or Calcium Copper Arsenate Hydroxide. Conichalcite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Conichalcite was actually first discovered in the year 1849 at Andalusia, Spain. The name of the mineral Conichalcite was derived from the Greek words konis, which means powder and chalx, which means lime. Conichalcite […]

Chlorargyrite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chlorargyrite is indicated by AgCl or Silver Chloride. Chlorargyrite is actually a Halide mineral. The name Chlorargyrite was actually derived from the Greek words chloros, which means pale green and the argyros, which means silver. The word chloros actually refers to the chlorine content of the mineral while argyros refers […]

Chengdeite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of Chengdeite is indicated by Ir3Fe or Iridium Iron. Chengdeite actually belongs to the Native Elements mineral class. The name Chengdeite was actually derived from its locality, the Chengde County in China. Chengdeite mineral was first discovered in this placer deposits in the early year 1990s. Mineral Chengdeite is commonly used as […]

Calciovolborthite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Calciovolborthite is indicated by CaCuVO4(OH) or Calcium Copper Vanadate Hydroxide. Calciovolborthite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Calciovolborthite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, this orthorhombic crystal system comprises crystals having three mutually perpendicular axes, of which all are of different lengths. Calciovolborthite […]

Autunite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Autunite is indicated by Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2-10H2O or Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Phosphate. Autunite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Autunite was first discovered in the year 1852 near Autun, France. Autunite was named after the locality Autun, Saone-et-Loire, France. Autunite has alternate names like Lime Uranite and Calcium Autunite. Autunite mineral has high […]

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