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Archive for March, 2009

Molybdenite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Molybdenite is indicated by MoS2 or Molybdenum Sulfide. Molybdenite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Molybdenite is considered as a major ore of Molybdenum. Molybdenum is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and splendid images when viewed with the aid of polarized light […]

Arfvedsonite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Arfvedsonite is indicated by the formula Na3(Fe,Mg)4FeSi8O22(OH)2 or Sodium Iron Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide. Arfvedsonite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Arfvedsonite was named after Johan August Arfvedson (1792-1841), a Swedish chemist. It was first discovered in the year 1923 at Greenland province. Arfvedsonite is known to crystallize in monoclinic system […]

Lithiophilite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Lithiophilite is indicated by Li(Mn,Fe)PO4 or Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate. Lithiophilite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Mineral Lithiophilite is actually considered as a source of lithium and phosphorus. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it can be seen exhibiting more interesting images when viewed with the […]

Laumontite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Laumontite is indicated by CaAl2Si4O12-4H2O or Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Laumontite is actually a Silicate mineral. Laumontite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In the field of optical mineralogy, this monoclinic system of crystal formation comprises crystals having three axes of unequal lengths. Two of […]

Aluminum

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of Aluminum is indicated by the formula Al or Elemental Aluminum. Aluminum is classified under the Elemental mineral class. Aluminum derived its name from a Latin word alumen for alum. The dyeing mordants used by the ancient Greeks and by ancient Romans are in form of Aluminum salts. They also used it […]

Native Antimony

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of Native Antimony is indicated by Sb or Element Antimony. Native Antimony is classified under the Elemental mineral class. The name Antimony originated from a Greek words “anti” and “monos”, which means a metal not found alone. Antimony was recognized in compounds by the ancients and was known as a metal at […]

Moctezumite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Moctezumite is indicated by Pb(UO2)(TeO3)2 or Lead Uranyl Tellurite. Moctezumite is actually a Sulfate mineral. This Moctezumite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is usually found exhibiting wonderful images when viewed closely under petrographic polarizing microscope used in the field of optical mineralogy. Moctezumite is a very […]

Alexandrite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Alexandrite is indicated by BeAl2O4 or Beryllium Aluminum Oxide. Alexandrite is actually an Oxide mineral. Alexandrite 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. Alexandrite emerged […]

Libethenite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Libethenite is indicated by Cu2PO4(OH) or Copper Phosphate Hydroxide. Libethenite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Libethenite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in the field of optical […]

Native Arsenic

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula for Native Arsenic is indicated by As or Elemental Arsenic. Arsenic is actually classified under the Elemental mineral class in the field of optical mineralogy. Arsenic is a chemical element with symbol As and an atomic number 33 in the periodic table of elements. In the year 1250, Element Arsenic was believed […]

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