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Archive for September, 2009

Tanzanite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Tanzanite is a gem variety of mineral Zoisite. The chemical formula of mineral Tanzanite is indicated by Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH) or Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Tanzanite is used for gemstone purposes. It is most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes. It is most commonly found […]

Vermiculite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Vermiculite is indicated by (Mg, Fe, Al)3(Al, Si)4O10(OH)2 – 4H2O or Hydrated Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Vermiculite is actually a Silicate mineral. Vermiculite is most commonly used as a toxic spill cleaner, also a fire resistant material and soil additive including many other industrial uses. Vermicular is also a […]

Volborthite

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Volborthite is indicated by Cu3V2O7(OH)2 – 2H2O or Hydrated Copper Vanadate Hydroxide. Volborthite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen. Volborthite is actually a rare copper vanadate mineral. Volborthite was named after the Russian paleontologist named Aleksandr Fedorovich van Volborth. It was actually first […]

Vivianite

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Vivianite is indicated by Fe3(PO4)2 – (H2O)8 or Hydrated Iron Phosphate. Vivianite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is usually found showing nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in the field of […]

Variscite

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Variscite is indicated by AlPO4 – 2H2O or Hydrated Aluminum Phosphate. Variscite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Variscite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is actually most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing light microscope used in optical […]

Uvarovite

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Uvarovite is indicated by Ca3Cr2(Si)4)3 or Calcium Chromium Silicate. Uvarovite is actually a Silicate mineral. This mineral species is most commonly used for gemstones purposes. It can be found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes or gemological microscopes. Uvarovite, just like other […]

Samarskite – (Y)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Samarskite – (Y) is indicated by (Y, Ce, U, Fe)3(Nb, Ta, Ti)5O16 or Yttrium Cerium Uranium Iron Niobium Tantalum Titanium Oxide. This mineral Samarskite – (Y) is classified under the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Samarskite – (Y) is also considered as a minor ore of rare earth elements and […]

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