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Archive for the 'The Halides Mineral Class' Category

Villiaumite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Villiaumite is indicated by NaF or Sodium Fluoride. Villiaumite is actually a Halide mineral. It is also rarely cut as gemstone and could actually be found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when it is viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes used in the field of optical […]

Sal Ammoniac

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Sal Ammoniac is indicated by NH4Cl or Ammonium Chloride. Sal Ammoniac is actually a Halide mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen. Sal Ammoniac is said to be an oddball mineral. Having ammonium in its chemical composition is said to be odd enough property of Sal Ammoniac. Sa […]

Pseudoboleite

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pseudoboleite is indicated by Pb5Cu4Cl10(OH)8 – 2H2O or Hydrated Lead Copper Chloride Hydroxide. This Pseudoboleite is actually a Halide mineral. It is considered as a very minor ore of copper and lead. Pseudoboleite is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and […]

Pachnolite

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Pachnolite is indicated by NaCaAlF6 – H2O or Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Fluoride. Pachnolite is actually a rare and unusual Halide mineral. Pachnolite 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 light […]

Fiedlerite

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of the mineral Fiedlerite is indicated by Pb3Cl4F(OH)2 or Lead Chloride Fluoride Hydroxide. Fiedlerite is actually a Halide mineral. Fiedlerite mineral was first discovered at the Lavrion District slug localities in Greece in the year 1887. The mineral species Fiedlerite was named after Carl G. Fiedler, the nineteenth century director of the […]

Chlorargyrite

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Chlorargyrite is indicated by AgCl or Silver Chloride. Chlorargyrite is actually a Halide mineral. The name Chlorargyrite was actually derived from the Greek words chloros, which means pale green and the argyros, which means silver. The word chloros actually refers to the chlorine content of the mineral while argyros refers […]

Cumengite

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Cumengite is indicated by the formula Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 or Lead Copper Chloride Hydroxide. Cumengite is actually a Halide mineral. Cumengite is actually considered as the most desirable piece of halide mineral collection due to its extremely interesting crystal habit, rarity, unusual chemistry and fascinatingly beautiful color under polarizing light microscope. Sometimes […]

Atacamite

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of Atacamite is indicated by Cu2Cl(OH)3 or Copper Chloride Hydroxide. Atacamite is considered as a comparatively rare copper mineral. Atacamite is actually a Halide mineral. Atacamite derived its name from one of the driest places in the whole world, the Atacama Desert. The Atacamite was given to the mineral species by D. […]

Cryolite

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Cryolite is indicated by Na3AlF6 or Sodium Aluminum Fluoride. Cryolite is actually a Halide mineral. The name Cryolite is derived from the Greek words kryos, which means frost and lithos, which means stone. It actually signifies ice stone as an allusion to its appearance. Mineral Cryolite was actually first discovered […]

Calomel

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Calomel is indicated by HgCl or Mercury Chloride. Calomel is actually a Halide mineral. Before the twentieth century, Calomel was used as a medicine internally for laxation and for disinfection. This mineral species Calomel was actually first discovered in the year 1612 at the Landsberg Mountain in Germany. It has […]

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