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Archive for April, 2011

Calciotantite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of minereal Calciotantite is indicated by Ca(Ta,Nb)4O11. This mineral is most commonly occuring in granite pegmatites. It is most commonly found at Kola Peninsula, Russia. Calciotantite was named for its composition (Calcium, Tantalum). Calciotantite is known to crystallize in the hexagonal system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the hexagonal system of […]

Calciopetersite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Calciopetersite is indicated by the formula CaCu6[(PO4)2(PO3OH)(OH)6]•3(H2O). Calciopetersite commonly occurs in cavities in quartz veins at an abandoned quarry. This mineral iis most commonly found at its type of locality at Domasov and Bystrici, northern Moravia, Czech Republic. Calciopetersite derived its name from its composition and relationship to petersite-(Y). Calciopetersite […]

Calclacite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Calclacite is indicated by Ca[Cl2/CH3COO]•10(H2O). this mineral is usually found in oak museum cases, encrusting Ca-rich specimens with the acetic acid derived from oak wood. Calclacite was named for the composition Ca, Cl, and acetete. Mineral Calclacite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical […]

Bystromite

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bystromite is indicated by MgSb2O6. This Bystromite mineral is most commonly found in quartz veins in an oxidized antimony deposit. It is usually found at its type of locality at La Fortuna and San Jose mines, El Antimonio, 27 km southwest of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Bystromite was named for […]

Byelorussite-(Ce)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Byelorussite-(Ce) is indicated by the formula NaBa2(Ce,La)2Mn++Ti2Si8O26(F,OH)•(H2O). Byelorussite-(Ce) is commonly found in a salband of a quartz vein in lower Proterozoic metasomatized granosyenites. This mineral is usually found at its type of locality at the Zhitkovitschskii district, west of Gomel, Belarus. Byelorussite-(Ce) was named for the occurrence in Belarus (formerly […]

Bussyite-(Ce)

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Bussyite-(Ce) is indicated by the formula (Ce,REE)3(Na,H2O)6MnSi9Be5(O,OH)30F4. This mineral Bussyite-(Ce) is usually found in a serandite-bearing pocket, approximately 15 x 30 cm across, in a pegmatite hosted by nepheline syenite with albite phenocrysts. Bussyite-(Ce) strongly resembles that of semenovite-(Ce) and the closely related mineral harsti. Mineral Bussyite-(Ce) is most commonly […]

Buchwaldite

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Buchwaldite is indicated by NaCaPO4. Buchwaldite is found as inclusions in troilite nodules in an iron meteorite. Buchwaldite is commonly found in the Agpalilik and other fragments of the Cape York iron meteorite. Buchwaldite was named to honor Dr. Vagn Fabius Buchwald (1929- ), Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, […]

Bushmakinite

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Bushmakinite is indicated by Pb2Al(PO4)(VO4)(OH). This mineral is usually found in oxidation of galena and tetrahedrite in a quartz vein. Mineral Bushmakinite is usually found at Berezovskoye gold deposit, middle Ural Mountains, Russia. Mineral Bushmakinite was named for Anatolly F. Bushmakin (1947-1999), in recognition of his work on the Berezovskoye […]

Burpalite

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Burpalite is indicated by Na2CaZrSi2O7F2. Mineral Burpalite is in a fenitized hornfelsic sandstone in the contact zone of an alkalic intrusive. It can be lso found in the Burpala massif, about 120 km north of Lake Baikal, eastern Siberia, Russia. This mineral was named for its occurrence in the Burpala […]

Burkeite

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Burkeite is indicated by Na6(CO3)(SO4)2. This mineral is most commonly found occuring at continental evaporite deposits. Burkeite is usually found at its type of locality at Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co. California. It can be also found in the lake clays as porphyroblastic crystals. Burkeite was named for William Edmund […]

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