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Archive for November, 2010

Biehlite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Biehlite is indicated by (Sb,As)2MoO6. Biehlite is most commonly found associated with angelsite and wulfenite on a fine-grained Cu ore in the oxidation zone of the deposit. Biehlite is also most commonly found at its type of locality at Tsumeb, Namibia. Biehlite was named for Friedrich Karl Bielh (1887-?), who […]

Bieberite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bieberite is indicated by CoSO4•7(H2O). This mineral is usually found at its type of locality at Bieber, Hessen, Germany. Mineral Bieberite was named after its original locality. Mineral Bieberite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the monoclinic system of crystal formation comprises […]

Bicchulite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bicchulite is indicated Ca2Al2SiO6(OH)2. Mineral Bicchulite is usually found occuring in skarns in limestones, formed through alteration of gehlenite subjected to later retrograde hydration reactions. Mineral Bicchulite is usually found occuring at its type of locality at Fuka, near Bicchu, Okayama Prefecture, and in the Akagane mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. […]

Bianchite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bianchite is indicated by the (Zn,Fe++)(SO4)•6(H2O). Bianchite mineral is most commonly found occuring as a post-mine mineral, typically in efflorescences on mine walls, an alteration product of oxidizing sulfides. Bianchite is most occuring at its type at Cave del Predil, Raibl mine, south of Tarvisio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. This mineral […]

Biachellaite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Biachellaite is indicated by the formula (Na,Ca,K)8(Si6Al6O24)(SO4)2(OH)0.5•H2O. Mineral Biachellaite is commonly found occuring at its type of locality at Biachella Valley, Sacrofano municipality, Rome province, Latium region, Italy. This mineral was named accordingly by Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC). Mineral Biachellaite is known to crystallize in the […]

Bezsmertnovite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bezsmertnovite is indicated by Au4Cu(Te,Pb). Mineral Bezsmertnovite is most commonly found in the cementation zone of a volcanogenic gold telluride deposit. This mineral is most commonly found at its type of locality at Kamchatka, Russia. Bezsmertnovite was named for Marianna S. Bezsmertnaya (1915-1991) and Valdimir V. Bezsmertny (1912-), Russian geologists. […]

Beyerite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Beyerite is indicated by (Ca,Pb)Bi2(CO3)2O2. Mineral Beyerite is usually found occuring as secondary mineral associated with bismuthite. This mineral is commonly found at its type of locality at Schneeberg, Sachsen (Saxony), Germany. This mineral was named for A. Beyer. Mineral Beyerite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic system of […]

Beusite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Beusite is indicated by Mn2+1.8Fe2+0.7Ca0.3Mg0.2(PO4)2. This mineral is usually found as a late-stage accessory mineral in complex granite pegmatites and as euhedral inclusions in troilite nodules in an iron meteorite. Mineral Beusite is commonly found at its type of locality at Los Aleros pegmatite, Argentina. This mineral was named for […]

Betpakdalite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Betpakdalite is indicated by the formula MgCa2Mo8As2Fe3+3O36(OH)•23(H2O). Betpakdalite is usually found occuring at oxidized Mo-As-Fe ores. Betpakdalite is most commonly found at Bet-Pak-Dal desert, Kazakhstan. Betpakdalite was named for the locality. Mineral Betpakdalite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the monoclinic system […]

Betekhtinite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Betekhtinite is indicated by Cu10(Fe,Pb)S6. Betekhtinite is commonly found in veins cutting the black cupriferous shale at Mansfeld, Germany. This mineral is usually found at its type of locality at the Mansfeld Kupferschiefer, Eisleben, and at Waschenback, Odenwald, Germany. This mineral was named for Anatolii Gergievich Betekhtin (1897-119620, Russian mineralogist […]

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