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Archive for June, 2009

Psilomelane

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Mineral Psilomelane has no fixed formula but sometimes it is defined as Ba(Mn+2)(Mn+4)8O16(OH)4 or Barium Manganese Oxide Hydroxide. Psilomelane actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. It is most commonly used as an ore of manganese. Mineral Psilomelane is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it can be seen showing splendid […]

Pseudoboleite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pseudoboleite is indicated by Pb5Cu4Cl10(OH)8 – 2H2O or Hydrated Lead Copper Chloride Hydroxide. This Pseudoboleite is actually a Halide mineral. It is considered as a very minor ore of copper and lead. Pseudoboleite is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and […]

Prasiolite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of Prasiolite is indicated by SiO2 or Silicon Oxide. Prasiolite is actually the green variety of Quartz mineral. Prasiolite is the name applied to any quartz crystals or cluster that is green showing green color that commonly exhibits nice and interesting microscope images under polarizing microscope used in optical mineralogy. It is […]

Polybasite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Polybasite is indicated by (Ag, Cu)16Sb2S11 or Silver Copper Antimony Sulfide. Polybasite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Mineral Polybasite is also considered as an ore of silver. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found showing nice and interesting microscope image when viewed […]

Picromerite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Picromerite is indicated by K2Mg(SO4)2 – 6H2O or Hydrated Potassium Magnesium Sulfate. Picromerite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is also considered as a minor source of magnesium. Picromerite is most commonly used as mineral specimen. It is also known as schoenite. Specimens of mineral Picromerite dehydrates in dry air […]

Pectolite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pectoolte is indicated by NaCa2Si3O8(OH) or Sodium Calcium Silicate Hydroxide. Pectolite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and semi-precious stone. When viewed under polarized microscope, Pectolite is no doubt to display splendid images and interesting mineral features. Pectolite however, can be confused with […]

Paravauxite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Paravauxite is indicated by FeAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 – 8H2O or Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Paravauxite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is most often found exhibiting nice and splendid images when viewed under petrographic polarizing microscope used in optical mineralogy. Paravauxite is also […]

Orthoclase

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Orthoclase is indicated by KAlSi3O8 or Potassium Aluminum Silicate. Orthoclase is actually a Silicate mineral. It is used in the porcelain industry and also as mineral specimen. Orthoclase is usually found showing fascinating microscope images under polarizing microscope used in optical mineralogy. Orthoclase is found to be a polymorph of […]

Nitratine

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Nitratine is indicated by NaNO3 or Sodium Nitrate. Nitratine is also called Soda Niter. Nitratine is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is a known source of nitrate for fertilizer and it is most commonly used a mineral specimen for it exhibit interesting images when viewed under polarized microscopes. Nitratine or […]

Valentinite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Valentinite is indicated by Sb2O3 or Antimony Oxide. This Valenitinte actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Valentinite is considered as a minor ore of antimony and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. When it is evaluated under petrographic polarizing microscope, Valentinite is most often […]

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