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Archive for August, 2009

Uraninite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Uraninite is indicated by UO2 or Uranium Oxide. Uraninite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Uraninite is also considered as a major ore of uranium and radium. It is also a source of helium and it is also used as mineral specimen and is often found showing […]

Ullmannite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Ullmannite is indicated by NiSbS or Nickel Antimony Sulfide. It is actually a Sulfide mineral. Ullmannite is considered as a minor ore of nickel and it is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often fund showing nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic […]

Tantalite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tantalite is indicated by (Fe, Mn)(Ta, Nb)2O6 or Iron Manganese Tantalum Niobium Oxide. Tantalite actually belongs to the Oxide and Hydroxide mineral class. Tantalite is also considered as an ore or tantalum and niobium. It is also used as mineral specimen and it is often found showing nice and interesting […]

Smoky Quartz

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of the Smoky Quartz mineral is indicated by SiO2 or Silicon Dioxide. Smoky Quartz is actually the black or brown variety of Quartz. It is actually a Silicate mineral. Smoky Quartz is most commonly used for gemstone purposes and also as ornamental stone. Smoky Quartz actually exhibits very interesting microscope images under […]

Smithsonite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Smithsonite is indicated by ZnCO3 or Zinc Carbonate. Smithsonite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is also considered as a minor ore of zinc and it is also usually used as a mineral specimen. Smithsonite is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of […]

Serpentine

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Serpentine is indicated by (Mg, Fe)3Si2O5(OH)4 or Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide. Serpentine belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Serpentine has many industrial applications. It is used in brake linings and fireproof fabrics. It is also usually used as ornamental stone. Serpentine can be also found showing nice and interesting microscope […]

Scapolite Series of Minerals

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of Scapolite is indicated by Na4(Al, Si)12O24Cl to Ca4(Si, Al)12O24(CO3, SO4) or Calcium Sodium Aluminum Silicate Carbonate Chloride Sulfate. Scapolite minerals are actually Silicates minerals. They are most commonly used as mineral specimen and they are also used for gemstone purposes. Scapolite is actually a name of a series between the sodium […]

Sanidine

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of Sanidine is indicated by KAlSi3O8 or Potassium Aluminum Silicate. Sanidine is actually a Silicate mineral. Sanidine is usually used as mineral specimen and it is also used in the porcelain industry. Sanidine is actually a polymorph of other minerals that share the same chemistry but have different crystal structures. Sanidine is […]

Tin

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tin is usually indicated by the chemical symbol Sn. It is actually classified under Native Elements and it has many applications for metallic tin. The symbol Sn of Native Tin is from the Latin word stannum, for tin. Native Tin mineral is so rare that it is in no way […]

Thorogummite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thorogummite is indicated by (Th, U)2(SiO4)(2-x)(OH)4x or Thorium Uranium Silicate Hydroxide. Thorogummite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is also considered as a very minor ore or thorium and uranium. Thorogummite is also used as a mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and interesting images when viewed […]

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