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Archive for July, 2009

Scolecite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Scolecite is indicated by CaAl2Si3O10 – 3H2O or Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Scolecite is actually a Silicate mineral. Scolecite is usually used as mineral specimen and it is often found showing nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing microscopes. It is also used as chemical […]

Schorl

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Schorl is indicated by NaFe3(Al, Fe)6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4 or Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Hydroxide. Schorl is actually a Silicate mineral. Schorl is usually used as mineral collection specimen and it is most commonly found exhibiting nice and splendid appearance when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes used in the […]

Scholzite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Scholzite is indicated by CaZn2(PO4)2 – 2H2O or Hydrated Calcium Zinc Phosphate. Scholzite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in […]

Schmitterite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Schmitterite is indicated by (UO2)TeO3 or Uranyl Tellurite. Schmitterite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is only used a mineral specimen and it is often found showing interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope. Schmitterite is also considered as a very rare tellurium mineral. […]

Sartorite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sartorite is indicated by the formula Pb3As4S9 or Lead Arsenic Sulfide. Sartorite is a Sulfide mineral. Sartorite is only used as a mineral specimen. Sartorite is only one of the rare sulfide minerals from the famous quarry at Lengenbach, Switzerland. It has been found that most minerals found in this […]

Sanbornite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sanbornite is indicated by BaSi2O5 or Barium Silicate. Sanbornite is actually a Silicate mineral. Sanbornite is only most commonly used as mineral specimen. Sanbornite is only one of the few barium minerals. Sanbornite is most commonly found pale green in color that can be more splendidly exhibited when viewed under […]

Sal Ammoniac

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sal Ammoniac is indicated by NH4Cl or Ammonium Chloride. Sal Ammoniac is actually a Halide mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen. Sal Ammoniac is said to be an oddball mineral. Having ammonium in its chemical composition is said to be odd enough property of Sal Ammoniac. Sa […]

Sainfeldite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sainfeldite is indicated by Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3{OH})2 – 4H2O or Hydrated Calcium Arsenate Hydroxide. Sainfeldite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly and only used as a mineral specimen. When viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope, Sainfeldite is most commonly found showing nice and interesting microscope appearance […]

Safflorite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Safflorite is indicated by the formula (Co, Fe)As2 or Cobalt Iron Arsenide. This Safflorite is actually a Sulfide mineral. It is considered as a very minor ore of cobalt and arsenic and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. When evaluated with the aid of petrographic polarizing light […]

Native Selenium

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of element Selenium is indicated by Se or Elemental Selenium. Selenium is classified under the Native Elements Class. Native Selenium is only used as mineral specimens. Selenium is considered as a very rare mineral. It is too scarce wherever it is found and it is not found too often. Selenium is most […]

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