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Archive for the 'The Carbonates and Borates Mineral Class' Category

Buttgenbachite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Buttgenbachite is indicated by Cu19(NO3)2Cl4(OH)32-2H2O or Hydrated Copper Nitrate Chloride Hydroxide. Buttgenbachite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Buttgenbachite was first discovered in the year 1925 at Likasi, Shaba that is now of the Congo. This locality is the only known place of discovery until its existence was proven through the […]

Burbankite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Burbankite is indicated by (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5 or Sodium Calcium Strontium Barium Cerium Carbonate. Burbankite is actually a Carbonate mineral. The chemical composition of Burbankite mineral is commonly considered unusual. This is because it is enriched in rare elements such as strontium, cerium and barium. Cerium is actually one of the most […]

Borax

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Borax is indicated by Na2B4O7-10H2O or Hydrated Sodium Borate. Borax is actually a Carbonate mineral. The name of the mineral species Borax is traceable to the Medieval Latin word borax, which comes from the Arabic word buraq that also comes from either the Middle Persian burak or the Persian burah. […]

Bastnasite

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Bastnasite is indicated by (Ce,La,Y)CO3F, Cerium Lanthanum Yttrium Carbonate Fluoride. Bastnasite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Bastnasite chemical structure is usually made up of stacks of carbonate ion layers and CeF layers. It can be found that the CeF layers actually form flat hexagonal sheets with an obvious bonding of […]

Witherite

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Witherite is indicated by BaCO3 or Barium Carbonate. Witherite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of barium and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Witherite is usually found showing nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic […]

Weloganite

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Weloganite is indicated by Na2(Sr, Ca)3Zr(CO3)6 – 3H2O or Hydrated Sodium Strontium Calcium Zirconium Carbonate. This mineral Weloganite is actually classified under the Carbonates Mineral Class. Weloganite is only most commonly used as mineral specimen and is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the […]

Ulexite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Ulexite is indicated by NaCaB5O6(OH)6 – 5H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Borate Hydroxide. Ulexite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is considered as an ore of boron and it is most commonly used as mineral specimen and most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the […]

Smithsonite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Smithsonite is indicated by ZnCO3 or Zinc Carbonate. Smithsonite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is also considered as a minor ore of zinc and it is also usually used as a mineral specimen. Smithsonite is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of […]

Schrockingerite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Schrockingerite is indicated by NaCa3UO2SO4(CO3)3F – 10H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Uranyl Sulfate Carbonate Fluoride. Schrockingerite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Schrockingerite is considered as a very significant source of Uranium and it is usually used as a mineral specimen. Schrockingerite is also found showing nice and interesting microscope image […]

Sinhalite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sinhalite is indicated by MgAlBO4 or Magnesium Aluminum Borate. Sinhalite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Sinhalite is most commonly used as mineral specimen. It is also used for gemstone purposes. Sinhalite is most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light […]

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