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Archive for January, 2011

Bobdownsite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bobdownsite is indicated by Ca9Mg(PO3F)(PO4)6. This mineral is a known member of Whitlockite group. Bobdownsite is commonly found at its type of locality at Big Fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada. Bobdownsite was named for Robert (Bob) Terrance Downs, Professor of Geophysics, University of Arizona, and chief advisor for the RRUFF […]

Bleasdaleite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bleasdaleite is indicated by the formula (Ca,Fe+++)2Cu5(Bi,Cu)(PO4 )4(H2O,OH,Cl)13. Bleasdaleite it also commonly found in a pegmatite associated with other secondary minerals. It is also considered as the Bi P-dominant analogue of rechelsdorfite. Bleasdaleite is usually found at Granite quarry 10 km SSW of the township of Lake Boga, northern Victoria, […]

Blakeite

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Blakeite is indicated by Fe2(TeO3)3. Blakeite is considered as an inadequately described species. It is probably  a mixture of tellurite and goethite. Blakeite is usually found occuring at its type of locality at Mohawk mine, Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA. Blakeite was named for William P. Blake (1826-1910), a pioneer […]

Bismutostibiconite

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bismutostibiconite is indicated by the formula Bi(Sb+++++,Fe+++)2O7. This mineral is commonly associated as an alteration product of stibnite and other bismuth minerals. Bismutostibiconite is commonly found at its type of locality at Clara mine, Black Forest, Germany. This mineral was named for its bismuth content and relationship to stibiconite. Bismutostibiconite […]

Bismutohauchecornite

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bismutohauchecornite is indicated by Ni9Bi2S8. Bismutohauchecornite is also commonly found occuring as hydrothermal origin, as secondary pore-fillings and replacements of sandstone and conglomerate. It is commonly found occuring at its type of locality at Oktyabr mine, Norilsk, Russia. Bismutohauchecornite was named as the Bi analog of hauchecornite. Bismutohauchecornite is known […]

Bismoclite

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bismoclite is indicated by BiOCl. Mineral Bismoclite is usually found forming in an alluvial specimen, found near bismuth-bearing granite pegmatites. This mineral is also commonly found at its type of locality at South Africa, about 25 km northwest of Jackals Water, near Steinkoph, Cape Province. This mineral was named in […]

Bityite

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bityite is indicated by CaLiAl2(AlBeSi2)O10(OH)2. This mineral is commonly found as crystal crusts in pegmatite veins. Bityite is usually found at its type of locality at Maharitra on Mt. Bity, Madagascar. Bityite was named after its locality. Bityite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In […]

Bismutopyrochlore

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bismutopyrochlore is indicated by the formula (Bi,U,Ca,Pb)1+x(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH)•n(H2O). Bismutopyrochlore is commonly found formed on lepidolite in miarolitic cavities in a pegmatite vein. It is also a known member of the pyrochlore group. Bismutopyrochlore is commonly found at Mika pegmatite vein, central Rangkul’ Highlands, Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan. Bismutopyrochlore was named for its […]

Bismutoferrite

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bismutoferrite is indicated by BiFe+++2(SiO4)2(OH). Bismutoferrite is known to be isostructural with Sb analog, chapmanite. This mineral is usually found at its type of locality at Schneeserg, Saxony, Germay. The mineral was named in allusion to its composition. Bismutoferrite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. […]

Bismite

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The chemical formula of Bismite is indicated by Bi2O3. Bismite is most commonly found as an oxidation product of various bismuth minerals. It can be found at its type of locality at Goldfield, Nevada, USA. This mineral was named after its composition of Bi. Bismite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal […]

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