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Archive for October, 2010

Berezanskite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Berezanskite is indicated by KLi3Ti2Si12O30. Mineral Berezanskite is most commonly found occuring in a block of perialkaline pegmatite in the moraine of the Dara-i-Pioz glacier. It is considered as a possible titanium dominant analog of brannockite. Berezanskite is most commonly found at its type of locality at the moraine at […]

Benstonite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Benstonite is indicated by the formula (Ba,Sr)6(Ca,Mn)6Mg(CO3)13. Benstonite is most commonly found in barite deposit. Mineral Benstonite is most commonly found at its type of locality at Magnet Cove, Arkansas, USA. This mineral was named for Orlando J. Benston (1901-1966), metallurgist for the Baroid Division, National Lead Co., Malvern, Arkansas, […]

Belovite- (La)

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Belovite-(La) is indicated by (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH). Belovite-(La) is usually found in Alkalic igneous rocks. This mineral Belovite-(La) was named for Nikolai Vassilievich Belov (1891-1982), mineralogist and crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia. Mineral Belovite-(La) is usually found crystallizing in the trigonal system of crystal formation.

Belendorffite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Belendorffite is indicated by Cu7Hg6. This mineral is most commonly found dimorphous with kolymite. Mineral Belendorffite is also commonly found at Landsberg, near Obermoschel, Pfalz, Germany. This mineral was named in the year 1992 for Klaus Belendorff (b.1956), German mineral collector. Belendorffite is known to crystallize in the trigonal system […]

Bechererite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemcial composition of mineral Bechererite is indicated by the formula (Zn,Cu)6Zn2(OH)13[(S,Si)(O,OH)4]2. Mineral Bechererite is most commonly found as an alteration product of copper and zinc orebodies. Bechererite is most commonly found at its type of locality at the dump of the Tonopah-Belmont mine, Osborne silver-gold district, Maricopa County, Arizona USA. Mineral Bechererite was named […]

Bearthite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bearthite is indicated by Ca2Al(PO4)2(OH). This mineral is usually found in synmetamorphic quartz segregations and as an accessory mineral in high-pressure metamorphic rocks. Experimental study indicates that the stability of bearthite is restricted to v ery Ca-poor or P-rich rocks under mode. Mineral Bearthite is also most commonly found at […]

Bazzite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bazzite is indicated by Be3(Sc,Al)2Si6O18. Mineral Bazzite is most commonly found at pegmatites and alpine-vein rocks. This mineral is also commonly found at its type of locality at lake Maggiore, Italy. Bazzite was named after the Italian engineer, A. E. Bazzi. Mineral Bazzite is known to crystallize in the hexagonal […]

Bazhenovite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Bazhenovite is indicated by the formula CaS5•CaS2O3•6Ca(OH)2•20(H2O). Mineral Bazhenovite is usually found at old burning coal dumps.  This is considered as a questionable mineral. Later study shows disordered assemblage of S3–, and to a lesser extent, S4—groups. Mineral Bazhenovite is commonly found at its type of locality at Chelyabinsk coal […]

Arsenpolybasite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Arsenpolybasite is indicated by the formula [Ag9CuS4] [(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]. Mineral Arsenpolybasite is most commonly found is commonly found forming in silver-bearing hydrothermal veins of low to moderate temperature. Mineral Arsenpolybasite is usually found at its type of locality at the Neuer Morgenstern mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. It can be aldo found […]

Arsenolite

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Arsenolite is indicated by As2O3. This mineral Arsenolite is usually found as a secondary mineral from As bearing rocks. Arsenolite is usually found at its type of locallity at Amargosa mine, San Bernardino Co., California, USA. Arsenolite was named for ARSENic in the composition. Mineral Arsenolite is known to crystallize […]

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