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

Rosasite

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Rosasite is indicated by (Cu, Zn)2CO3(OH)2 or Copper Zinc Carbonate Hydroxide. Rosasite is actually a Carbonate mineral. This mineral is also considered as a very minor ore of zinc and copper. It is also commonly used as mineral specimen and it usually exhibits nice and interesting microscope image under polarizing […]

Rhodizite

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Rhodizite is indicated by (K,Cs)Be4Al4(B,Be)12O28 or Potassium Cesium Beryllium Aluminum Borate. Rhodizite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Rhodizite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is also sometimes cut for gemstone purposes. Mineral Rhodizite is most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the […]

Nitratine

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Nitratine is indicated by NaNO3 or Sodium Nitrate. Nitratine is also called Soda Niter. Nitratine is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is a known source of nitrate for fertilizer and it is most commonly used a mineral specimen for it exhibit interesting images when viewed under polarized microscopes. Nitratine or […]

Parisite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Parisite is indicated by Ca(Ce, La, Nd)2(CO3)3F2 or Calcium Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Carbonate Fluoride. Parisite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of cerium and other rare earth metals. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and […]

Niter

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Niter is indicated by KNO3 or Potassium Nitrate. Niter is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is a known source of nitrate. Niter is actually one of the few nitrate minerals available on the mineral market. Nitrate is actually not commonly found because of its general ease to dissolve in water. […]

Phosgenite

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Phosgenite is indicated by Pb2CO3Cl2 or Lead Carbonate Chloride. Phosgenite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and could appear more interesting when evaluated under polarizing microscope used in optical mineralogy. Mineral Phosgenite is a relatively rare carbonate that shows rare symmetry, tetragonal. The […]

Pyroaurite

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pyroaurite is indicated by Mg6Fe2CO3(OH)16 – 4H2O or Hydrated Magnesium Iron Carbonate Hydroxide. Pyroaurite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting appearance when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope. Mineral Pyroaurite is a […]

Pirssonite

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pirssonite is indicated by Na2Ca(CO3)2 – 2H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Carbonate. Pirssonite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Pirssonite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing microscopes used in the field […]

Otavite

Friday, May 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Otavite is indicated by CdCO3 or Cadmium Carbonate. This Otavite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Otavite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice images when viewed under petrographic polarizing microscopes. Otavite is also considered as a minor ore of cadmium. Otavite is one […]

Nahcolite

Friday, May 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Nahcolite is indicated by NaHCO3 or Sodium Bicarbonate. This Nahcolite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Nahcolite is only used as mineral specimen and it can be seen exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarizing light microscope used in the field of optical mineralogy. Nahcolite […]

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