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Archive for January, 2011

Eakerite

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Eakerite is indicated by the formula Ca2SnAl2Si6O18(OH)2•2(H2O). Eakerite mineral was named in honor of Mr. Jack Eaker who was a mining engineer at the Foote lithium Company spodumene mine at King’s Mountain, NC. This mineral is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. Eakerite has no cleavage […]

Earlandite

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Earlandite is indicated by Ca3(C6H5O7)•4(H2O). This mineral is most commonly found as ocean bottom sample at 2, 580 meters. Earlandite is commonly found at its type of locality at Weddell sea, Antarctica. Earlandite was named for Arthur Earland, English oceanographer. Earlandite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of […]

Earlshannonite

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Earlshannonite is indicated by the formula (Mn,Fe++)Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2•4(H2O). Earlshannonite is considered as a very late-stage secondary mineral in a lithium-rich granite pegmatite. This mineral is usually found forming at Foote Quarry, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA. Earlshannonite was named for Earl V. Shannon (1895-1981), American mineralogist and chemist, U. […]

Eastonite

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Eastonite is indicated by KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2. This mineral is most commonly found forming a series with siderophyllite and other biotite group micas. Mineral Eastonite is usually found at its type of locality at Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. This mineral was named after its locality. Eastonite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic […]

Blossite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Blossite is indicated by Cu2V+++++2O7. Blossite is also considered as a very rare sublimate, probably formed between 100-200 deg C, from the outer sulfate zone of a fumarole in the crater of a basaltic composite volcano. This mineral is commonly found at its type of locality at Summit crater of […]

Blatterite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Blatterite is indicated by the formula (Mn++,Mg)35Sb3(Mn+++,Fe+++)9(BO3)16O32. Blatterite is usually found forming from metamorphosed Fe-Mn orebodies. Blatterite is also commonly found at its type of locality at Kittel mine, Varmland, Sweden. Blatterite was named for Fritz Blatter (1943-), German mineral collector, who discovered the mineral. Blatterite is known to crystallize […]

Bjarebyite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bjarebyite is indicated by the formula (Ba,Sr)(Mn++,Fe++,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3. Bjarebyite is usually found forming as a late-stage reaction product of triphylite and amblygonite in complex granite pegmatites. It is commonly found at Palermo #1 mine, near North Groton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA. This mineral was named for Alfred Gunnar Bjareby (1899-1967), […]

Bobfergusonite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bobfergusonite is indicated by the formula Na2Mn++5Fe+++Al(PO4)6. Bobfergusonite is considered as an uncommon primary mineral in the intermediate zone of a granite pegmatite enriched in manganese and fluorine. His mineral is usually found at its type of locality from the Gotcha claim, on an island in Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada. […]

Blixite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Blixite is indicated by Pb8O5(OH)2Cl4. Blixite is most commonly found occuring at its type of locality at Langan, Varmland, Sweden, in the Amerika stope. This mineral was named for Ragner Blix (1898-), Chemist, Swedish. Blixite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the […]

Blatonite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Blatonite is indicated by    UO2CO3•(H2O). It can be found forming in seams of gypsum along bedding planes of a siltstone within the basal conglomerate member of the Shinarump Formation. It was found by Patrick Haynes in the Jomac uranium mine, Brown’s Rim, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A. Blatonite was […]

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