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

Malachite

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Malachite is indicated by Cu2(CO3)(OH)2 or Copper Carbonate Hydroxide. Malachite is actually a Carbonate mineral. This mineral Malachite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope. Malachite is also […]

Leadhillite

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Leadhillite is indicated by Pb4SO4(CO3)2(OH)2 or Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide. Leadhillite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is most commonly used mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting a nice and splendid microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes used in the field of optical […]

Hydroxylbastnasite

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of the mineral Hydroxylbastnasite is indicated by (Ce,La,Nd)CO3(OH,F) or Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Carbonate Hydroxide Fluoride. Hydroxylbastnasite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Mineral Hydroxylbastnasite was named after its chemical composition where hydroxyl ions are present. Mineral Hydroxylbastnasite is known to crystallize in the hexagonal system of crystal formation. In optical mineralogy, the hexagonal […]

Hydromagnesite

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of the mineral Hydromagnesite is indicated by Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 – 4H2O or Hydrated Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide. Hydromagnesite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Hydromagnesite was named after its chemical composition, for it’s being a hydrated mineral relative to magnesite. The first specimen of Hydromagnesite was discovered from Castle Point in New Jersey in 1827. […]

Kutnohorite

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kutnohorite is indicated by Ca(Mn,Mg,Fe)(CO3)2 or Calcium Magnesium Carbonate. Kutnohorite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Kutnohorite is also sometimes spelled as Kutnahorite. Kutnohorite is also a member of the Dolomite Group. It is in fact very difficult to distinguish from Dolomite mineral except of course fro the increased density in […]

Aurichalcite

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Aurichalcite is indicated by (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6 or Zinc Copper Carbonate Hydroxide. Aurichalcite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Aurichalcite was first discovered in the year 1839 at Loktevskii Mine in the Eastern-Siberian region, Russia. It was noted by a Sage that the term Aurichalcum of the Ancients refers to the cuive de […]

Kolwezite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kolwezite is indicated by (Cu,Co)2CO3(OH)2 or Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide. Kolwezite is actually a Carbonate mineral. It is also a member of the Rosasite Group of minerals. Kolwezite was only identified and first described as a mineral in 1980. And this makes it a rather young mineral in the mineral […]

Kernite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Kernite is indicated by Na2B4O6(OH)2 – 3H2O or Hydrated Sodium Borate Hydroxide. Kernite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Kernite is also a member of the Borates Group of minerals. Kernite was named after its type of locality at Kern County, California, USA. It was first discovered from this locality in […]

Ankerite

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Ankerite is indicated by Ca(Fe,Mg,Mn)(CO3)2 or Calcium Iron Magnesium Manganese Carbonate. Ankerite is actually a Carbonate mineral. Ankerite was named after an Austrian mineralogist Professor Matthias Joseph Anker(1771-1843) of Styria. W. Von Haidinger who first recognized Ankerite as a distinct species in the year 1825 named ankerite after him. The […]

Andersonite

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Andersonite is indicated by Na2CaUO2(CO3)3 – 6H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Uranyl Carbonate. Andersonite is actually a Carbonate mineral. The mineral was named Andersonite in honor to Charles Alfred Anderson (1902-1990) of United States Geological Survey. Anderson was first to describe the mineral species found in sandstone-hosted uranium deposits. Andersonite, […]

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