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Archive for June, 2009

Pseudomalachite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pseudomalachite is indicated by Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4 or Copper Phosphate Hydroxide. Pseudomalachite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is also considered as a very minor ore of copper. Pseudomalachite is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and splendid microscope images when viewed under […]

Prehnite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Prehnite is indicated by Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2 or Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Prehnite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and could be found exhibiting splendid images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in the field of optical mineralogy. Prehnite has […]

Polyhalite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Polyhalite is indicated by K2Ca2Mg(So4)4 – 2H2O or Hydrated Potassium Calcium Magnesium Sulfate. Polyhalite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is considered as a minor source of potassium. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen for it can be found showing nice and interesting microscope image when viewed […]

Plancheite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Plancheite is indicated by Cu8Si8O22(OH)4 – H2O or Hydrated Copper Silicate Hydroxide. Plancheite is actually a Silicate mineral. Plancheite is a very minor ore of copper. It is also commonly used as mineral specimen for it exhibits nice and fascinating images when viewed under polarizing microscopes used in optical mineralogy. […]

Pentlandite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pentlandite is indicated by (Fe, Ni)9S8 or Iron Nickel Sulfide. Pentlandite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Pentlandite is considered as the principal ore of nickel. It is also considered as a minor ore of iron. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice […]

Parisite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Parisite is indicated by Ca(Ce, La, Nd)2(CO3)3F2 or Calcium Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Carbonate Fluoride. Parisite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of cerium and other rare earth metals. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and […]

Osumilite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Osumilite is indicated by the formula (K, Na)(Fe, Mg)2(Al, Fe)3(Si, Al)12O30 – H2O or Hydrate Potassium Sodium Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Osumilite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is usually found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid […]

Oligoclase

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Oligoclase is indicated by Na(90-70%) Ca(10-30%) (Al, Si)AlSi2O8 or Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Oligoclase is actually a Silicate mineral. It is also used as ornamental and semi-precious stone. Oligoclase is also used as mineral specimen and it is most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed under […]

Niter

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Niter is indicated by KNO3 or Potassium Nitrate. Niter is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is a known source of nitrate. Niter is actually one of the few nitrate minerals available on the mineral market. Nitrate is actually not commonly found because of its general ease to dissolve in water. […]

Native Platinum

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of Native Platinum is indicated by Pt or Elemental Platinum. Platinum is actually classified as Element. It is considered as an important ore of platinum and other rare metals. Platinum metal is used for jewelry, chemical and other industrial uses as well as a currency stabilizer. Native Platinum is actually an exotic […]

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