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Archive for January, 2010

Bytownite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bytownite is indicated by CaNa(Al,Si)AlSi2O8 or Calcium Sodium Aluminum Silicate. Bytownite is actually a Silicate mineral. Bytownite derived its name from its famous locality, the Bytown, which is now called Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The name was actually given by T. Thomson in the year 1835. Afterwards, the name Bytownite was […]

Buttgenbachite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Buttgenbachite is indicated by Cu19(NO3)2Cl4(OH)32-2H2O or Hydrated Copper Nitrate Chloride Hydroxide. Buttgenbachite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Buttgenbachite was first discovered in the year 1925 at Likasi, Shaba that is now of the Congo. This locality is the only known place of discovery until its existence was proven through the […]

Burbankite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Burbankite is indicated by (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5 or Sodium Calcium Strontium Barium Cerium Carbonate. Burbankite is actually a Carbonate mineral. The chemical composition of Burbankite mineral is commonly considered unusual. This is because it is enriched in rare elements such as strontium, cerium and barium. Cerium is actually one of the most […]

Buergerite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Buergerite is indicated by NaFe3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3O3F or Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Oxide Fluoride. Buergerite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral species Buergerite was named in honor of Martin J. Buerger (1903-1986), a Professor of Mineralogy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also a pioneer of crystal structure analysis. Buerger is […]

Brochantite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Brochantite is indicated by Cu4SO4(OH)6 or Copper Sulfate Hydroxide. Brochantite is actually a Sulfate mineral. The mineral species Brochantite was first discovered in the year 1824 at the Ural Mountains in Russia. Mineral species Brochantite was named after A. J. M. Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840), a French geologist and mineralogist. […]

Brazilianite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Brazilianite is indicated by NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 or Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Brazilianite actually belongs to the Phosphates mineral class. Brazilianite mineral species was actually first discovered in the Conselheiro Pena in the Minas Gerais, Brazil in the year 1945. It was actually named after its locality of discovery. Later that time, […]

Bournonite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bournonite is indicated by CuPbSbS3 or Copper Lead Antimony Sulfide. Bournonite actually belongs to the Sulfides mineral class. Bournonite was first discovered in the year 1805 at the Wheal Boys in the parish of Endellion in Cornwall, England. But before this, Philip Rashleigh first mentioned Bournonite as an ore of […]

Boulangerite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Boulangerite is indicated by Pb5Sb4S11 or Lead Antimony Sulfide. Boulangerite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Boulangerite mineral is considered as one of the few sulfide minerals. This mineral species Boulangerite was first discovered in the year 1837 in France. Boulangerite mineral was actually named after Charles L. Boulanger (1810-1849), a […]

Borax

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Borax is indicated by Na2B4O7-10H2O or Hydrated Sodium Borate. Borax is actually a Carbonate mineral. The name of the mineral species Borax is traceable to the Medieval Latin word borax, which comes from the Arabic word buraq that also comes from either the Middle Persian burak or the Persian burah. […]

Boltwoodite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Boltwoodite is indicated by the formula K2(UO2)2(SiO3)2(OH)2-3H2O or Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Silicate Hydroxide. Boltwoodite is actually a Silicate mineral. Boltwoodite mineral was first discovered in the year 1956 at the Pick’s Delta Mine in Utah, United States. Boltwoodite mineral is known as a locally common mineral. But in general, Boltwoodite […]

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