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Brazilianite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Brazilianite is indicated by NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 or Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Brazilianite actually belongs to the Phosphates mineral class. Brazilianite mineral species was actually first discovered in the Conselheiro Pena in the Minas Gerais, Brazil in the year 1945. It was actually named after its locality of discovery. Later that time, […]

Zuenerite

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Zuenerite is indicated by the formula Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 – 10-16H2O or Hydrated Copper Uranyl Arsenate. Zuenerite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of Uranium and it is also considered as mineral specimen. Zuenerite was named after G.A. Zuener, a German physicist. The pseudocubic crystals of […]

Menaccanite

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Menaccanite is indicated by (FeTi)2O2 or Iron Titanium Oxide. Menacannite is usually found as irregular masses. It has no crystallographic outline but sometimes can be found forming rhombohedral crystals or skeleton-like growths that appears very interesting when viewed under polarizing microscope used in optical mineralogy. it is most commonly found […]

Beryllonite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Beryllonite is indicated by NaBePO4 or Sodium Beryllium Phosphate. Beryllonite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Beryllonite is a very rare beryllium mineral. Beryllonite is commonly used as a mineral specimen and as a gemstone for some mineral collectors. As a mineral specimen, it is most commonly found exhibiting nice and […]

Bayldonite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Bayldonite is indicated by Cu3Pb(AsO4)2-H2O or Hydrated Copper Lead Arsenate Hydroxide. Bayldonite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Bayldonite is considered as another attractive arsenate mineral. Mineral species Bayldonite was first discovered by John Bayldon in a mining area found at Cornwall, England. In the year 1865, Bayldonite was first classified […]

Berlinite

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Berlinite is indicated by the formula AlPO4 or Aluminum Phosphate. This is a rhombic crystal made of sodium phosphate and aluminum salt. Berlinite is actually a Phosphate mineral. Berlinite is considered as a rare phosphate mineral. Berlinite was named in honor of Professor Nils Johan Berlin (1812-1819), a pharmacologist in […]

Adamite

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Adamite is indicated by Zn2AsO4OH or Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide. Adamite is actually a Phosphate mineral. The name of the mineral originated from the name of a Frenchman. It was named Adamite in honor to a French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881). Adamite is a fluorescent kind of mineral. It exhibits […]

Xenotime

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Xenotime is indicated by YPO4 or Yttrium Phosphate. Xenotime is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is a known source of Yttrium and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Xenotime is only one of the few minerals that starts with the letter X. Xenotime is a widely spread […]

Woodhouseite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Woodhouseite is indicated by CaAl3PO4SO4(OH)6 or Calcium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide. Woodhouseite is actually a Sulfate but it is also sometimes classified as a Phosphate mineral. Woodhouseite is only used as mineral specimen. Woodhouseite is a rare mineral that is almost exclusively from a single location at Champion Andalusite Mine […]

Wolfeite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Wolfeite is indicated by (Fe, Mn)2PO4OH or Iron Manganese Phosphate Hydroxide. Wolfeite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is only most commonly used as mineral specimen. Wolfeite is actually a rare and obscure mineral. It is usually found in altered granite pegmatites with other rare phosphate minerals. The oxidation state […]

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