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Archive for February, 2010

Admontite

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Admontite is indicated by Mg(B6O10).7(H2O). Admontite is usually found in a gypsum deposit. Its type of locality includes Schidmaur, Austria, near Admont. It is named after Admont, Austria near its locality. Admontite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic prismatic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the monoclinic system […]

Phillipsite-Ca

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Phillipsite-Ca is indicated by CaK0.6Na0.4Si5.2Al2.8O16.6(H2O). Phillipsite-Ca is a common zeolite in volcanic rocks, ore veins, diagenetically altered rhyolitic tuffs, saline lake deposits, and ocean floor sediments. It usually shows solid solution toward harmotome. Phillipsite-Ca was named after William Phillips 91775-1829), an English mineralogists and a known founder of the Geological […]

Aguilarite

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Aguilarite is indicated by Ag4SeS. It is usually found crystallizing as low temperature silver mineral in deposit rich in selenium. Its type of locality usually include San Carlos Mine, Guanajuato, Mexico. It is named after Ponciano Aguilar (1853-1935), superintendent of the San Carlos Mine, Guanajuato, where the mineral was found. […]

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