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Archive for August, 2009

Thorite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thorite is indicated by (Th, U)SiO4 or Thorium Uranium Silicate. Thorite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of thorium and uranium. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with […]

Thomsonite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thomsonite is indicated by NaCa2Al5Si5O20 – 6H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate. Thomsonite is actually a Silicate mineral. Thomsonite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and chemical filter. When evaluated with the aid of polarizing microscopes used in the field of optical mineralogy, Thomsonite is most commonly found […]

Thenardite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thenardite is indicated by Na2SO4 or Sodium Sulfate. Thenardite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is commonly considered as a source of sodium to produce soda. It has various uses in the glass and paper industries. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found showing […]

Thaumasite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thaumasite is indicated by the formula Ca3Si(CO3)(SO4)(OH)6 – 12H2O or Hydrated Calcium Silicon Carbonate Sulfate Hydroxide. Thaumasite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes […]

Tetrahedrite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tetrahedrite is indicated by Cu12Sb4S13 or Copper Antimony Sulfide. Tetrahedrite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Tetrahedrite is also considered as an ore of copper and as a minor ore of silver. It is usually found exhibiting nice and interesting images when viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes for mineralogists. […]

Tephroite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tephroite is indicated by the formula Mn2SiO4 or Manganese Silicate. Tephroite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is considered as a very minor ore of manganese. It is also usually used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of […]

Tennantite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tennantite is indicated by Cu12As4S13 or Copper Arsenic Sulfide. Tennantite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Tennantite is considered as an ore of copper and also a minor ore of silver and arsenic. Mineral Tennantite is usually found showing splendid microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing microscopes used […]

Tellurium

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tellurium is indicated by the chemical symbol Te or Elemental Tellurium. Tellurium is classified under the Elemental mineral class. Native Tellurium is considered as a minor ore of tellurium and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Native Tellurium is a rare mineral. It is most often found […]

Tarbuttite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tarbuttite is indicated by the Zn2(PO4)(OH) or Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide. This Tarbuttite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Tarbuttite 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 polarized microscopes used in the field of […]

Talc

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Talc is indicated by Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 or Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide. Talc is actually a Silicate mineral. It is used for ornamental purposes. It has many industrial purposes too. Talc is actually the primary ingredient in talcum powder. Talc is resistant to heat, electricity and acids and this make it an ideal […]

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