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Archive for the 'The Oxides and Hydroxides Mineral Class' Category

Zincite

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Zincite is indicated by ZnO or Zinc Oxide. Zincite is actually classified under the Oxide and Hydroxide mineral class. Zincite is actually considered as an ore of zinc and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Zincite can be fund in several localities around the world. It is […]

Betafite

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Betafite is indicated by  (Ca,Na,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F) or Calcium Sodium Uranium Titanium Niobium Tantalum Oxide Hydroxide Fluoride. Betafite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Betafite mineral is also a member of the Pyrochlore group. Mineral Betafite was first discovered in the year 1912 at Ambolotara, Betafo Department, Antananarivo Province, […]

Aeschynite

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of the mineral Aeschynite is indicated by (Y,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6, an Yttrium Calcium Iron Thorium Titanium Niobium Oxide Hydroxide. This Aeschynite belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Aeschynite is synonymous to priote and blomstrandine. This mineral Aeschynite belongs to the group called Rare Earth Oxides. Those elements not used by other minerals […]

Valentinite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Valentinite is indicated by Sb2O3 or Antimony Oxide. Valentinite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Valentinite is also considered as a minor ore of antimony and it is also commonly used as mineral specimen. Valentinite is usually found showing nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with […]

Samarskite – (Y)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Samarskite – (Y) is indicated by (Y, Ce, U, Fe)3(Nb, Ta, Ti)5O16 or Yttrium Cerium Uranium Iron Niobium Tantalum Titanium Oxide. This mineral Samarskite – (Y) is classified under the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Samarskite – (Y) is also considered as a minor ore of rare earth elements and […]

Uraninite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Uraninite is indicated by UO2 or Uranium Oxide. Uraninite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Uraninite is also considered as a major ore of uranium and radium. It is also a source of helium and it is also used as mineral specimen and is often found showing […]

Tantalite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tantalite is indicated by (Fe, Mn)(Ta, Nb)2O6 or Iron Manganese Tantalum Niobium Oxide. Tantalite actually belongs to the Oxide and Hydroxide mineral class. Tantalite is also considered as an ore or tantalum and niobium. It is also used as mineral specimen and it is often found showing nice and interesting […]

Taaffeite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Taaffeite is indicated by BeMgAl4O8 or Beryllium Magnesium Aluminum Oxide. Taaffeite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Taaffeite is most commonly used or cut for gemstone purposes and it is most often found exhibiting fascinating brilliance when viewed with aid of gemological microscopes most especially polarized microscopes. […]

Sapphire

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of Sapphire is indicated by Al2O3 or Aluminum Oxide. Sapphire is actually the non-red variety of mineral Corundum. Sapphire belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. It is most commonly used for gemstone purposes. Sapphire has various colors except red. This is so because the red variety of corundum is called […]

Senarmontite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Senarmontite is indicated by Sb2O3 or Antimony Oxide. Senarmontite actually belongs to the Oxides and Hydroxides mineral class. Senarmontite is considered as a minor ore of antimony. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. When evaluated with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in the field […]

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