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Archive for July, 2011

Claringbullite

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Claringbullite is indicated by Cu4(OH)7Cl. This mineral is usually found in oxidized copper ore or slag, produced under chlorine-rich conditions. Mineral Claringbullite is usually found in Nchanga mine, Chingola, Zambia. Mineral Claringbullite was named for Gordon Frank Claringbull (1911-1990), formerly Keeper of Mineralogy and Director of the British Museum (Natural […]

Clinokurchatovite

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Clinokurchatovite is indicated by  the formula Ca(Mg,Fe++,Mn)B2O5. Mineral Clinokurchatovite is usually found as replacement of kurchatovite in boron-bearing rocks. This mineral is commonly found occuring from its type of locality at Sayak-IV boron deposit, northeast Balkhash region, Kazakhstan. Mineral Clinokurchatovite was named as the monoclinic dimorph of kurchatovite. Mineral Clinokurchatovite […]

Clinotyrolite

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Clinotyrolite is indicated by the formula Ca2Cu9[(As,S)O4]4(OH)10•10(H2O). This mineral Clinotyrolite is usually found forming in the oxidized zone of a copper deposit. Clinotyrolite is usually found occuring from its type of locality at Dongchuan copper mine, Yunnan Province, China. This mineral was named for the monoclinic symmetry and relationship to […]

Clinoungemachite

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Clinoungemachite is indicated by the formula K3Na9Fe3+(SO4)6(OH)3•9(H2O). Chuquicamata, Chile. Clinoungemachite was named from its crystal form and for Henri-Leon Ungemach (1880-1936), Belgian crystallographer. Mineral Clinoungemachite is known to crystallize in the monoclinic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the monoclinic system of crystal formation comprises crystals having three axes […]

Clinobehoite

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Clinobehoite is indicated by Be(OH)2. Mineral Clinobehoite is usually found occuring in hydrothermally altered zones in desilicated pegmatites. Mineral Clinobehoite is commonly found at its type of locality at Malyshev deposit, Asbest district, near Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Ural Mountains, Russia. This mineral was named for its monoclinic symmetry and relation to […]

Clinobisvanite

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Clinobisvanite is indicated by BiVO4. Mineral Clinobisvanite is also considered as an accessory mineral in pegmatites, as an oxidization product of other bismuth minerals. Mineral Clinobisvanite is commonly found at its type of locality at Yinnietharra Station, Western Australia. This mineral was named for the mineral’s monoclinic crystal system, and […]

Clearcreekite

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Clearcreekite is indicated by Hg+3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O). Mineral Clearcreekite is usually found forming magnesite-quartz boulder in the prospect pit. Mineral Clearcreekite is a polymorph of peterbaylissite. Mineral Clearcreekite is commonly found forming at its type of locality at the prospect pit near the former Clear Creek mercury mine, New Idria district, San […]

Clairite

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Clairite is indicated by the formula (NH4)2Fe+++3(SO4)4(OH)3•3(H2O). Clairite is usually found forming from the reaction of the oxidation products of pyrite with ammonia produced by the decay of organic matter. This mineral was named for Claire Martini (1936-), South African, wife of the describer of the species, Jacques Edouard Martini. […]

Claraite

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Claraite is indicated by (Cu,Zn)3(CO3)(OH)4•4(H2O). Mineral Claraite is known to be secondary mineral. Mineral Claraite is commonly found from its type of locality at Clara Mine, Black Forest, Wolfach, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Mineral Claraite was named for the locality. Mineral Claraite is known to crystallize in the triclinic system of […]

Chvaleticeite

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Chvaleticeite is indicated by (Mn++,Mg)SO4•6(H2O). This mineral Chvaleticeite is usually found in the oxidation zone of a pyrite-manganese silicate deposit. Mineral Chvaleticeite is commonly found at its type of locality at Chvaletice and Jachymov (Joachimsthal), Czech Republic. This mineral was actually named for the locality. Mineral Chvaleticeite is known to […]

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