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Archive for September, 2010

Asisite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Asisite is indicated by Pb12(SiO4)O8Cl4. Asisite is usually found st Kombat mine, located 37 km east of Otavi and 49 km south of Tsumeb in the north-central part of Namibia. This mineral has the root name “Asis” means “drinking place” in the local Nama language and is also the name […]

Ashoverite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Ashoverite is indicated by Zn(OH)2. Ashoverite is usually found forming in a vein in a limestone quarry, on flourite associated with the polymorphs, swetite and wulfingite. Ashoverite is also most commonly found at its type of locality at Milltown, near Ashover, Derbyshire, England. This mineral was named for the locality. […]

Ashcroftine-(Y)

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Ashcroftine-(Y) is inidcated by the formula K5Na5(Y,Ca)12Si28O70(OH)2(CO3)8•8(H2O). This mineral is usually found in nepheline syenites. Ashcroftine-(Y) is most commonly found at its type of locality at Narssarssuk, Greenland. This mineral was named for Frederick Noel Ashcroft (1878-1949), benefactor to the British Museum (Natural History), London, England. Mineral Ashcroftine-(Y) is known […]

Ashburtonite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Ashburtonite is indicated by the formula HPb4Cu++4Si4O12(HCO3)4(OH)4Cl. Ashburtonite is actually considered as a secondary mineral in a weathered shear zone that cuts a series of shales and graywackes. Ashburtonite is most commonly found at its type of locality at Anticline prospect, on Mineral Claim 84, which is on the Ashburton […]

Aschamalmite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Aschamalmite is indicated by Pb6Bi2S9. Mineral Aschamalmite is usually found in forming in alpine cleft veins, cutting gneiss. Aschamalmite is commonly found at its type of locality at Ascham Alm, Untersulzbachtal, Austria. Aschamalmite was named for the locality. Mineral Aschamalmite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal […]

Asbolane

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Asbolane is indicated by the formula (Co,Ni)1-y(Mn++++O2)2-x(OH)2-2y+2x•n(H2O). Asbolane is usually found forming in residual deposits on weathered peridotite containing disseminated Co and Ni minerals. Asbolane is commonly found at its type of locality at New Caledonia. This mineral was named from the Greek “to soil like soot”. Asbolane is known […]

Arzrunite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

crystal system comprises crystals having three mutually perpendicular axes, of which all are of different lengths.

Arzakite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Arzakite is indicated by Hg3S2(Br,Cl)2. Arzakite is commonly found forming in oxidized zone of mercury deposits. Mineral Arzakite is commony found at its type of locality at Arzak mercury deposits, Tuva, Siberia, Russia. Arzakite was named after its locality. Mineral Arzakite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of […]

Artsmithite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Artsmithite is indicated by Hg+4Al(PO4)1.74(OH)1.78. Artsmithite is usually found forming as a secondary mineral derived from cinnabar in the Jackfork Sandstone member of the Stanley Formation (Pennsylvanian Age). Mineral Artsmithite is commonly found at its type of locality at Funderburk Prospect, Pike County, Arkansas, USA. Mineral Artsmithite was named for […]

Arsenolamprite

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Arsenolamprite is indicated by As. It is also most commonly found as trimorphous mineral with arsenic and pararsenolimprite. Arsenolamprite is commonly found at its typ of locality at Marienberg, Saxony, Germany. Mineral Arsenolamprite was named for its composition and the Greek brilliance, in allusion to its luster. Mineral Arsenolamprite is […]

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