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Archive for September, 2010

Avicennite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Avicennite is indicated by Tl2O3. This mineral is usually found in the weathered zone of a hematite-calcite vein cutting banded marmorized and silicified limestones near a granite-gneiss contact, near Dzhuzumli, Tadzhikistan. Mineral Avicennite is most commonly found at its type of locality near the village of Dzhuzumli, Mt. Zirabulaksk region, […]

Avdoninite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Avdoninite is indicated by K2Cu5Cl8(OH)4•H2O. Avdoninite is usually found forming at fumarole exhalation sediments. It is actually most commonly found at its type of locality at Yadovitaya fumarole in the Second Cinder Cone at the Northern Breach of the Great Fissure Tolbachik Eruption, Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Mineral Avdoninite […]

Aurivilliusite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Aurivilliusite is indicated by Hg+Hg++OI. This mineral is usually found forming in a cm-wide quartz vein with other mercury compounds. Related to terlinguaite; new structure type. Mineral Aurivilliusite is most commonly found at its type of locality at a small prospect pit near the long-abandoned Clear Creek mercury mine, New […]

Auricupride

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Auricupride is indicated by Cu3Au. Auricupride is usually found occuring in serpentinites as a low temperature un-mixing of Au-Cu alloys. This mineral Auricupride is most commonly found at its type of locality at Karabaseh and Talnakh deposits, Ural Mountains, Russia. Auricupride was named after its composition of Au and Cu. […]

Atlasovite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemcal formula of mineral Atlasovite is indicated by Cu6Fe+++Bi+++O4(SO4)5•KCl. Atlasovite is usually found at volcanic sublimate. Mineral Atlasovite is most commonly found at its type of locality at Tolbachik fissure volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Mineral Atlasovite was named for Vladimir Vasil’evich Atlasov (1661/1664-1711), Russian traveller who first explored the Kamchatka Peninsula. Atlasovite is known […]

Atheneite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Atheneite is indicated by (Pd,Hg)3As. Atheneite is usually found in concentrates from gold washings. Atheneite is commonly at its type of locality at Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. From the area around Zlatoust, Ural Mountains, USSR. Atheneite was named after the Greek goddess “Pallas Athene,” in allusion to its palladium content. […]

Atencioite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Atencioite is indicated by the formula Ca2Fe++[ ]Mg2Fe++2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4•6H2O. Atencioite is most commonly found occuring in granite pegmatite. This mineral is actually related to mineral roscherite. Mineral Atencioite is actually most commonly found at its type of locality at Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Atencioite was named for […]

Atelestite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Atelestite is indicated by Bi8(AsO4)3(OH)5O5. This mineral is considered as a rare secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of bismuth- and arsenic-bearing mineral deposits. Mineral Atelestite is also most commonly found at its type of locality in Germany, in Saxony, at the Neuhilfe, the Weisser Hirsch, and the Junge Kalbe […]

Asselbornite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Asselbornite is indicated by the formula (Pb,Ba)(UO2)6(BiO)4(AsO4)2(OH)12•3(H2O). Asselbornite is usually found as a museum specimen initially, and in quartz gangue from a mine. This mineral is most commonly found at its type of locality at Walpurgis vein, Weisser Hirsch, Neustadtel, Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany. Mineral Asselbornite was named for Eric Asselborn […]

Aspidolite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Aspidolite is indicated by NaMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2. Aspidolite is usually found forming in Zone 4 (forsterite-diopside) of the contact aureole around the Kaizuki-yama granite. Aspidolite is most commonly found at its type of locality in waste rock in the Kawai pit of the Kasuga mine. Kasuga-mura, Gifu Prefecture, central Japan. Mineral Aspidolite […]

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