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Archive for August, 2010

Cadwaladerite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Cadwaladerite is indicated by Al(OH)2Cl•4(H2O). This mineral is usually found in sulfate deposit, commonly embedded in halite. Mineral Cadwaladerite is most commonly found at its type of locality at the mine dumps at Cerro Pintados, 80 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile. Mineral Cadwaladerite was named for Charles Meigs Biddle […]

Cabalzarite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Cabalzarite is indicated by the formula Ca(Mg,Al,Fe++)2(AsO4)2(H2O,OH)2. This mineral is usually found in manganese ore in radiolarites. Cabalzarite is a known member of the tusmcorite group. Mineral Cabalzarite is usually found at its type of locality at the abandoned manganese mine near Falotta, Graubunden, Switzerland. Mineral Cabalzarite was named, For […]

Bahianite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bahianite is indicated by Al5Sb+++++3O14(OH)2. This mineral is usually found in potholes as stream-worn pebbles and as residual concentrates above weathered volcanic rock. Mineral Bahianite is most commonly found at its type of locality about eight km southeast of the village of Paramirim das Crioulas, and elsewhere in the region […]

Calciopetersite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Calciopetersite is inidcated by CaCu6[(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6]•3(H2O). This mineral is usually found occuring in cavities in quartz veins at an abandoned quarry. Calciopetersite is also most commonly found at its type of locality at Domasov nad Bystrici, northern Moravia, Czech Republic. The name of this mineral was derived from its composition and […]

Calciocatapleiite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Calciocatapleiite is indicated by the formula (Ca,[ ])ZrSi3O9•2(H2O). Calciocatapleiite is most commonly found at its type of locality at Burpala massif, northern Baikal area, Siberia, Russia. This mineral was named for the composition and from the Greek for “wholly’ and “full”, because it is always accompanied by a number of […]

Calcioandyrobertsite-2O

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Calcioandyrobertsite-2O is indicated by the formula KCaCu5(AsO4)4[As(OH)2O2]•2(H2O). This mineral is commonly found occuring in a specimen of quartz gangue. Calcioandyrobertsite-2O is a polymorph of calcioandyrobertsite structure. Mineral Calcioandyrobertsite-2O is most commonly found at its type of locality at Tsumeb mine, Namibia. This mineral was named as the -2O polytype of […]

Cahnite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Cahnite is indicated by Ca2B(AsO4)(OH)4. This mineral is most commonly found at a late-stage mineral in pegmatites cutting a metamorphosed statiform zinc orebody. Mineral Cahnite is most commonly found at its type of locality from Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersy, USA. Mineral Cahnite was named for Lazard Cahn(1865-1940), mineral collector […]

Cadmoindite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Cadmoindite is indicated by CdIn2S4. This mineral is most commonly found in high- temperature fumarolic crusts of the Kudriavy stratovolcano. Cadmoindite is a known member of the Linnaeite group. Cadmoindite is most commonly found at its type of locality at Kudriavy tratovolcano on the northernmost part of Iturup Isle in […]

Bakhchisaraitsevite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bakhchisaraitsevite is indicated by Na2Mg5(PO4)4•7(H2O). This mineral is usually found in voids found in veins of vuggy dolomite carbonatite. Bakhchisaraitsevite is most commonly found at the Carbonatite complex of the kovdod massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Bakhchisaraitsevite was named for crystallographer Alexander Yu. Bakhchisaraitsev (1947-1998). Mineral Bakhchisaraitsevite is known to crystallize […]

Bafertisite

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bafertisite is indicated by the chemica formula Ba(Fe++,Mn)2TiSi2O7(O,OH)2. It is commonly found at Alkaline igneous rocks. It is commonly found at its type of locality at Bayan Obo REE deposit, Inner Mongolia, Juangso Province, China. The mineral was named for the composition (Ba,ferrous, Ti, Si). This mineral is known to […]

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