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Archive for April, 2011

Calzirtite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Calzirtite is indicated by CaZr3TiO9. Calzirtite is a characteristic accessory mineral in alkalic and ultramafic complexes associated with carbonatites; typically found in residual soils and alluvium. Calzirtite is usually found in Russia, from [the Gornoozerskii massif,] near lake Gornoe, Aldan, eastern Siberia. This mineral was named for CALcium and ZIR […]

Callaghanite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Callaghanite is indicated by the formuls Cu2Mg2(CO3)(OH)6•2(H2O). Mineral Callaghanite is usually found occuring disseminated in the contact zone between diorite and serpentinized dolostone. This mineral is usually found at its type of locality at Gabbs, Gabbs district, Nye Co., Nevada, USA. Mineral Callaghanite was named for Eugene Callaghan (1904-1990), Director […]

Calcurmolite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Calcurmolite is inidcated by the formula Ca(UO2)3(MoO4)3(OH)2•11(H2O). This mineral is most commonly found occuring at oxidation zone of a U-Mo deposit. Calcurmolite is most commonly found from Russia. Mineral Calcurmolite was named for the composition. Calcurmolite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, […]

Calcjarlite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Calcjarlite is indicated by Na(Ca,Sr)3Al3(F,OH)16. This mineral is usually found forming in a fluorite vein in quartz-mica schists. Calcjarlite is commonly found from an undefined locality on the upper right Noyba River, left tributary to the Teya River, Yenisei Ridge, Siberia, Russia. Calcjarlite was named as a CALCium analog of […]

Calcioancylite-(Nd)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Calcioancylite-(Nd) is indicated by the formula CaNd(CO3)2(OH)•(H2O). Calcioancylite-(Nd) is usually found occuring at miarolitic cavity in granite. This mineral is usually found at its type of locality at Baveno, Piedmont, Italy. Calcioancylite-(Nd) was named for the composition and from the Greek “curved,” in allusion to the rounded and distorted character […]

Bykovaite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bykovaite is indicated by the formula BaNa{(Na,Ti)4[(Ti,Nb)2(OH,O)3Si4O14](OH,F)2}•3H2O. Bykovaite is usually found occuring in pegmatite vein consisting of a central ussingitic core surrounded by a zone of mostly microcline and aegirine at the margins, and lies in poikilitic nepheline-sodalite syenite. This mineral is a Hete rophyllosilicate pseudomorphous after. Bykovaite is most […]

Bustamite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bustamite is indicated by (Mn,Ca)3Si3O9. This mineral is usually occuring in manganese ores formed by metamorphism of manganese-bearing sediments with attendant metasomatism. This is considered as a “type” material, from Tetela de Ocampo, Hidalgo, Mexico, is a mixture. Bustamite was named for General Anastasio Bustamente (1780-1853), of Mexico. Mineral Bustamite […]

Cameronite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cameronite is indicated by AgCu7Te10. This mineral is most commonly found occuring in hydrothermal deposits in telluride-rich ores. It is also most commonly found at its type f locality at Good Hope mine, Vulcan, Colorado, USA. Mineral Cameronite was named for Eugene N. Cameron (1910-), U.S. Economic geologist. Mineral Cameronite […]

Calvertite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Calvertite is indicated by Cu5Ge0.5S4. Mineral Calvertite commonly occurs in a granular texture formed by a network of chalcocite veins. Mineral Calvertite is most commonly found at its type of locality at Tsumeb, Namibia. Mineral Calvertite was named for Lauriston (Larry) Derwent Calvert (1924-1993) of the National Research Council, Ottawa, […]

Calkinsite-(Ce)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composiion of mineral Calkinsite-(Ce) is indicated by the formula (Ce,La)2(CO3)3•4(H2O). Calkinsite-(Ce) is a weathering product closely associated with burbankite. It is commonly found at Vermiculite prospects at the head of Big Sandy Creek, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, about 40 km east of Box Elder, Hill Co., Montana, USA. Mineral Calkinsite-(Ce) was named for […]

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