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Archive for July, 2009

Skutterudite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Skutterudite is indicated by CoAs3 or Cobalt Arsenide. Skutterudite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Skutterudite is also considered as a minor ore of Cobalt and Nickel. Skutterudite is usually found forming pyrite-like crystals that is in contrast with its silver color giving it a unique look that is a must […]

Sklodowskite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sklodowskite is indicated by Mg(UO2)2Si2O7 – 6H2O or Hydrated Magnesium Uranyl Silicate. Sklodowskite is considered as a very minor ore of uranium. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images under polarizing light microscopes used in the field of […]

Sinhalite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sinhalite is indicated by MgAlBO4 or Magnesium Aluminum Borate. Sinhalite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Sinhalite is most commonly used as mineral specimen. It is also used for gemstone purposes. Sinhalite is most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light […]

Shattuckite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Shattuckite is indicated by Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2 or Copper Silicate Hydroxide. Shattuckite is actually a Silicate mineral. Shattuckite is considered as a very minor ore of copper and it is also used as an ornamental stone. Shattuckite specimens can be more interesting when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes […]

Serandite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Serandite is indicated by Na(Mn, Ca)2Si3O8(OH) or Sodium Manganese Calcium Silicate Hydroxide. Serandite is actually a Silicate mineral. Serandite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing light microscopes. Serandite is usually found […]

Senarmontite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Senarmontite is indicated by Sb2O3 or Antimony Oxide. Senarmontite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Senarmontite is considered as a minor ore of antimony. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. When evaluated with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in the field […]

Semseyite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Semseyite is indicated by Pb9Sb8S21 or Lead Antimony Sulfide. Mineral Semseyite is actually a Sulfide mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is more often found showing interesting microscope images when evaluated with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in optical mineralogy. Semseyite is also […]

Selenite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Selenite is indicated by CaSO4 – 2(H2O) or Hydrated Calcium Sulfate. Selenite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Selenite is actually the colorless and transparent variety of mineral gypsum. Selenite is most commonly found showing a pearl-like luster when viewed in reflected light of petrographic polarizing microscope used in the field […]

Scorzalite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Scorzalite is indicated by (Fe, Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2 or Iron Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Mineral Scorzalite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Scorzalite is most commonly used as ornamental stone and as mineral specimen. It is also most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting images when viewed under polarizing light microscopes. Scorzalite is […]

Scorodite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Scorodite is indicated by FeAsO4 – 2H2O or Hydrated Iron Arsenate. Scorodite is actually Phosphate mineral. Scorodite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed under petrographic polarizing light microscopes. Scorodite is actually an attractive and colorful mineral […]

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