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Archive for November, 2011

Cuspidine

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cuspidine is indicated by Ca4Si2O7(F,OH)2. This mineral is formed from the ejected masses from Mte. Somma, Vesuvius. This mineral is most commonly found from its type of locality at Monte Somma and Vesuvius, Campania, and in the Alban Hills, as at Ariccia, Lazio, Italy. The name of this mineral was […]

Curite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical composition of mineral Curite is indicated by the formula Pb3+x(H2O)2[(UO2)4+x(OH)3-x]2, x~0.5. Curite was named for Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Curie-Sklodowska (1867 – 1934), French research team of radioactive minerals. Curite is known to crystallize in the orthorhombic system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, this orthorhombic crystal system comprises crystals having three […]

Curienite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Curienite is indicated by Pb(UO2)2V2O8•5(H2O). Curienite is commonly found occurring in an oxidized zone of a Pb-bearing U–V deposit. It is usually found from its type of locality at Mounana uranium mine, Franceville, Gabon. Mineral Curienite was named for Hubert Curien (1924- ), French mineralogist and crystallographer, Laboratory of Mineralogy […]

Curetonite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Curetonite is indicated by Ba4Al3Ti(PO4)4(O,OH)6. This mineral is usually found as massive barite in phosphatic, black organic cherts and shales is cut by veins of coarse-grained barite, euhedral adularia, and curetonite. Curetoniteis commonly found from its type of locality at Barite Mine at Golconda, Nevada, USA. Mineral Curetonite  was named […]

Cuboargyrite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cuboargyrite is indicated by AgSbS. This mineral is most commonly found occurring in a hydrothermal quartz-arsenopyrite assemblage. Cuboargyrite is a polymorph of miargyrite. Mineral Cuboargyrite is commonly found from its type of locality at Baberast, near Haslach, Central Black Forest, Germany. The name Cuboargyrite alludes to the polymorphic relationship with […]

Cuprorivaite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cuprorivaite is indicated by CaCuSi4O10. This mineral is commonly found intimately mixed with quartz at Vesuvius, Italy as well in a mudstone xenolith ejected from a scoria cone at Sattelberg volcanic cone, Germany. Cuprorivaite is most commonly found from its type of locality at Vesuvius, Italy. Cuprorivaite was named for […]

Cualstibite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cualstibite is indicated by Cu++6Al3Sb3(OH)36. This mineral is commonly found from its type of locality at Clara mine, Black Forest, Germany. Cualstibite was named for the composition, Cu, Al, Stibium, a Latin word for antimony. This mineral is known to crystallize in the trigonal system of crystal formation. Mineral Cualstibite […]

Cryptomelane

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cryptomelane is indicated by KMn4+6Mn2+2O16. This species is the commonest of the hard, black, fine-grained manganese oxides formerly called psilomelane. Mineral Cryptomelane is commonly found occurring from its type of locality at Chindwara, India. Cryptomelane derived its name from the Greek for hidden and black, as the identity of this […]

Cryolithionite

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cryolithionite is indicated by Na3Li3Al2F12. Cryolithionite is commonly found occurring at granite pegmatites. This mineral species is most commonly found from its type of locality at Ivigtut and Arksukfiord, West Greenland. This mineral Cryolithionite was named for its similarity to CRYOlite and high LITHIum content. Cryolithionite is known to crystallize […]

Cuzticite

Monday, November 28th, 2011

The chemical formula of mineral Cuzticite is indicated by Fe3+2TeO6•3(H2O). This mineral is commonly found occurring from its type of locality at Moctezuma mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Cuzticite was named from the Nahuatl for “something yellow”, in allusion to its color. Cuzticite is known to crystallize in the hexagonal system of crystal formation. In optical […]

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