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Archive for April, 2010

Agardite – (Nd)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of Agardite – (Nd) is indicated by (Pb, Nd, Y, La, Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6-3(H2O). Agardite – (Nd) is usually found in its type of locality at Wittichen, Black Forest, Germany. This mineral was named by composition and for Jules Agard, Geologists, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, Orleans, France. Agardite – (Nd) is known […]

Alum-(K)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Alum-(K) is indicated by KAl(SO4)2•12(H2O). This mineral can be derived from the oxidation of sulfide minerals and potassium-bearing minerals. Alum-(K) is usually found at Vesuvius, Italy as well as at Alum Cave, Tennessee, USA. Mineral Alum-(K) was named for the element K and from the Latin word alumen. Alum-(K) is […]

Althausite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Althausite is indicated by the formula Mg2(PO4)(OH,F,O). Althausite is usually found in serpentine-magnesite deposits found in Norway. It is most commonly found from the Tingelstadtjern and Overntjern quarries, Modum, Norway and also in the Panasqueira deposit in Portugal. The mineral was named in honr of Professor Egon Althaus at Karlsruhe […]

Almbosite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Almbosite is indicated by Fe2+5Fe3+4V5+4Si3O27. It is most commonly found Permian sandstones adjacent to the granodiorite-tonalite of the Adanello pluton. It is usually found at Almhiitte Bos, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Almbosite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, this orthorhombic crystal system comprises […]

Alloriite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Alloriite is indicated by Na5K1.5Ca(Si6Al6O24)(SO4)(OH)0.5*H2O. Alloriite is usually found at Sabatino volcanic complex. It is a known member of the Cancrinite Group on minerals. It is most commonly found at Monte Cavalluccio, Cammpagnano municipality, Roma province, Latium region, Italy. Alloriite was named after Roberto Allori, an Italian amateur mineralogists and […]

Allendeite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Allendeite is indicated by Sc4Zr3O12. This mineral usually occurs in partially altered refractory inclusions. This is considered as a probable presolar refractory mineral. Allendeite is found at Allende meteorite at Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico. Allendeite was named for its locality. Allendeite is known to crystallize in the trigonal system […]

Akdalaite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Akdalaite is indicated by 5(Al2O3)-(H2O). Akdalaite is usually found in a skarn. It is usually found in its type of locality at Solvech fluorite deposit at Karaganda region, Kazakhstan. This mineral was named after the Kazakh name for the locality. This mineral is known to crystallize in the hexagonal system […]

Ahlfeldite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Ahlfeldite is indicated by (Ni, Co)SeO3-2(H2O). Mineral Ahlfeldite is usually formed as an alteration product of penroseeite and othe selenides. It is commonly found at its type of locality at Colquechaca, Potosi, Bolivia. The mineral was named after Federico Ahlfeld, German Bolivian geologist and mineralogist who studied Bolivian minerals. Mineral […]

Agardite – (La)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of Agardite – (La) is indicated by (La, Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6-3(H2O). Agardite – (La) is usually found in its type of locality at Lincoln Co, Red Cloud, USA. This mineral was named for the composition and for Jules Agard, Geologist, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, Orleans, France. Agardite – (La) is known to […]

Aluminite

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Aluminite is indicated by Al2(SO4)(OH)4•7(H2O). It is commonly found formed in recent or Tertiary clays, marls, and lignites by the action of sulfate solutions derived from the alteration of pyrite or marcasite on aluminous silicates. It is most commonly found at Halle, Saxony, Germany. Aluminite was named after its chemical […]

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