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Archive for November, 2010

Berzeliite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Berzeliite is indicated by (Ca,Na)3(Mg,Mn)2(AsO4)3. Berzeliite is most commonly found occuring in metamorphosed Fe-Mn orebodies. It is also usually found at its type of locality at Sweden, found at Langban and Nordmark, Varmland, and in the Sjo mine, near Grythyttan, Orebro. This mineral Berzeliite was named in honor of the […]

Berzelianite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Berzelianite is indicated by Cu2Se. Mineral Berzelianite is most commonly found occuring with other selenides in hydrotherma veinlets in dolomite.it is also commonly found at its type of locality at Skrikerum, Kalmar, Sweden. Mineral Berzelianite was named after Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848), Swedish chemist who discovered the element selenium. This […]

Bertossaite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bertossaite is indicated by the formula Li2CaAl4(PO4)4(OH)4. This mineral is usually found forming at its type of locality at Buranga lithium pegmatite, Gatumba, Rwanda. Bertossaite was named for Antonio Bertossa, director of the Geological Survey of Rwanda. Mineral Bertossaite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic system of crystal formation. […]

Berthierine

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Berthierine is indicated by the formula Fe2+1.5AlFe3+0.2Mg0.2Si1.1Al0.9O5(OH)2. This mineral is common in unmetamorphosed marine sediments, in lateritic and polar soils. Berthierine is most commonly found at its type of locality at Hayage, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. This mineral was named for Pierre Berthier (1782-1861), French geologist. Berthierine is known to crystallize in […]

Berryite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Berryite is indicated by Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16. This mineral is also most commonly found forming in quartz veins with other sulfides and sulfosalts, and in siderite-rich cryolite. This mineral is most commonly found at its type of locality at the Missouri mine, Park Co., and the Mike mine, San Juan Co., Colorado, […]

Berndtite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Berndtite is indicated by SnS2. Mineral Berndtite is also known as a secondary mineral in tin sulfide veins and in a high temperature deposit, hydrothermally altered. This mineral is most commonly found at its type of locality at Cerro de Potosi, Bolivia. Mineral Berndtite was named for Fritz Berndt, German […]

Bernardite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bernardite is indicated by Tl(As,Sb)5S8. Mineral Bernardite is also commonly found at Lengenbach, Binn, Switzerland; Allchar, Macedonia. This mineral was named in 1989 for Jan Bernard (b.1928), a Czech mineralogist. Mineral Bernardite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the monoclinic system of […]

Bernalite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bernalite is indicated by Fe(OH)3. This mineral is most commonly found on a museum specimen from a metamorphosed Pb-Zn deposit, probably from the surface oxidation zone. Mineral Bernalite is also most commonly found at its type of locality at the Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. Mineral Bernalite […]

Bermanite

Friday, November 26th, 2010

The chemical composition of mineral Bermanite is indicated by the formula Mn2+Mn3+2(PO4)2(OH)2•4(H2O). Mineral Bermanite is considered as a late-stage hydrothermal mineral replacing primary phosphate phases, usually triplite or lithiophilite, in complex granite pegmatites. This mineral was named in honor of Dr. Harry Berman (1902-1944), Professor of Mineralogy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Mineral Bermanite is […]

Bergenite

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bergenite is indicated by Ca2Ba4[(UO3)2O2(PO4)2]3 (H2O)16. Bergenite is considered as a secondary uranium phosphate mineral. It is commonly found at its type of locality at Mine dump at Streuberg, Bergen, Saxony, Germany. Bergenite was named for the locality. Bergenite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. […]

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