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Archive for the 'The Halides Mineral Class' Category

Diaboleite

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Diaboleite is indicated by CuPb2Cl2(OH)4 or Hydrated Copper Lead Chloride Hydroxide. Diaboleite is actually a Halide mineral. Mineral Diaboleite derived its name from the Greek word dia, which means apart or distinct from and from the mineral name boleite. Mineral Diaboleite was actually first discovered from the Higher Pitts Mine […]

Laurionite

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Laurionite is indicated by PbClOH or Lead Chloride Hydroxide. Laurionite is actually a Halide mineral. Mineral Laurionite was first discovered in 1887 at Lavrion District slag localities in Greece. The mineral species was actually named after its type of locality at Laurion, Greece. Laurionite is known to crystallize in the […]

Bideauxite

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Bideauxite is indicated by Pb2AgCl3(F,OH)2 or Lead Silver Chloride Fluoride Hydroxide. Bideauxite is actually a Halide mineral. Bideauxite mineral species was named after Richard August Bideaux (1935-2004) of Oro Valley, Arizona in the United States, an American mineralogist, an author and also a mineral collector. It was first discovered in […]

Carnallite

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Carnallite is indicated by KMgCl3-6H2O or Hydrated Potassium Magnesium Chloride. Carnallite is actually a Halide mineral. Mineral Carnallite was actually first discovered in the year 1856 at the Strassfurt Deposit in the Saxony, Germany. Carnallite mineral species was actually named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804-1874), a Prussian mining engineer. Carnallite […]

Calomel

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Calomel is indicated by HgCl or Mercury Chloride. Calomel is actually a Halide mineral. It is also referred to as the mineral horn quicksilver or horn mercury. Before the twentieth century, Calomel was used as a medicine internally for laxation and for disinfection. This mineral species Calomel was actually first […]

Boleite

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

The chemical formula of the mineral Boleite is indicated Pb26Cu24Ag10Cl62(OH)48-3H2O or Hydrated Lead Copper Silver Chloride Hydroxide. Boleite is actually a Halide mineral. This mineral species Boleite was first discovered in the year 1891 at Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Boleite mineral species was named after its type of locality the Boleo, Baja California […]

Sylvite

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

The chemical formula of mineral Sylvite is indicated by KCl. Sylvite is Halide mineral. It is known to crystallize in the isometric system. In optical mineralogy, the isometric system comprises crystals having three axes, all of which are perpendicular to one another and all are found equal in lengths. Sylvite is one of the isotropic […]

Halite

Monday, April 14th, 2008

        The chemical formula of Halite is indicated by NaCl or Sodium Chloride. Halite is a Halides mineral. It is known to crystallize in the isometric system. In optical mineralogy, this isometric system comprises crystals having three axes, all of which are perpendicular to one another and all are found equal in lengths.  Halite […]

Fluorite

Monday, March 24th, 2008

The chemical formula of Fluorite is indicated by the formula CaF2 or Calcium Fluoride. Fluorite is a Halide mineral. It commonly exhibits a moderately high negative relief when viewed closely under petrographic polarizing microscopes. Mineral Fluorite has a face-centered cubic structure. Fluorite is usually used as a flux in iron smelting. Fluorite is also a […]

The Halides Mineral Class

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The principle anions of the Halides group of minerals are called halogens. These halogens are considered as special group of elements. Halogens are usually found having negative one charge when combined chemically. These halogens are found most commonly in nature including Iodine, Chlorine, Bromine, and Fluorine. Halide minerals are typically found having rather simply ordered […]

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