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Archive for June, 2011

Chestermanite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Chestermanite is indicated by the formula Mg2Fe3+0.6Mg0.2Al0.1Sb0.1BO5. Mineral Chestermanite is commonly found at its type of locality at Twin Lakes region, Fresno County, California, USA. This mineral was named for Charles W. Chesterman (1913-1991), U. S. Geologist who discovered the mineral. Mineral Chestermanite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic […]

Chesnokovite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chesnokovite is indicated by Na2[SiO2(OH)2]•8H2O. Mineral Chesnokovite is commonly found in an ussingite vein uncovered by underground mining where it occurs as intergrowths with natrophospate in pockets. Chesnokovite is considered as a new structure type mineral which has the capability to alter to opal. Chesnokovite is usually found occuring at […]

Chernikovite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Chernikovite is indicated by the formula (H3O)2(UO2)2(PO4)2•6(H2O). Chernikovite is usually found forming at its type of locality at Zod, Armenia and North Aksu, Kazakhstan. This mineal was named for A. P. Chernikov (1927-), Institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Rare Elements, Moscow, Russia. Mineral Chernikovite is known to crystallize in the […]

Chenite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chenite is indicated by Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6. This mineral is usually found forming on partially oxidized galena and chalcopyrite. Mineral Chenite is commonly found from its type of locality at Susanna mine, Leadhills, Scotland. This mineral was named for Tzong T. Chen (1942-), Canadian mineralogist. Chenite is known to crystallize in the […]

Chekhovichite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chekhovichite is indicated by (Bi,Pb,Fe)2Te4O11. Chekhovichite is considered as a rare oxidation product of earlier tellurium-bearing minerals. Zod deposit, 14 km east of Vardenis, Armenia. Mineral Chekhovichite was named for Sergei Konstatinovich Chekhovich (1917-1997), mineralogist and geologist, Polytechnical Institute of Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. Chekhovichite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic […]

Chatkalite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chatkalite is inidcated by Cu6Fe++Sn2S8. Mineral Chatkalite is usually found as rounded disseminations in tetrahedite, from a sulfide-bearing quartz vein. Chatkalite comes from an unspecified locality in the Chatkalo-Kuramin Mountains, eastern Uzbekistan, USSR. This mineral was named for the occurrence in the Chatkalo-Kuramin Mountains, USSR. Mineral Chatkalite is known to […]

Changoite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Changoite is indicated by Na2Zn(SO4)2•4(H2O). This mineral is usually found as a product of oxidation in an old mining area. Changoite is also considered as the zinc-dominant analogue of blodite and nickelblodite. Mineral Changoite is commonly found from its type of locality at 2 km west of Sierra Gorda, northeast […]

Chambersite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chambersite is indicated by Mn3B7O13Cl. Chambersite is known to be insoluble borate obtained from mining rock salt in a shallow salt dome mine. Mineral Chambersite is commonly found from its type of locality at Barber’s Hill salt dome, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Mineral Chambersitewas named for the locality. Chambersite is […]

Chiluite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formua of mineral Chiluite is indicated by Bi6Te2Mo2O21. Chiluite is usually found occuring at Molybdenite deposit. This mineral is usually found from its type of locality at Chilu, Fujian, China. Mineral Chiluite was named after the locality. Chiluite is also known to crystallize in the hexagonal system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, […]

Chesterite

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chesterite is indicated by (Mg,Fe++)17Si20O54(OH)6. This mineral is usually found occuring in black wallrock between chlorite and actinolite zones of a metamorphosed ultramafic body. This mineral is most commonly found at its tyep of locality at the Carleton talc quarry, near Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA. This mineral was named […]

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