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Archive for the 'The Phosphates Mineral Class' Category

Whitlockite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Whitlockite is indicated by Ca9(Mg, Fe)(PO4)6PO3OH or Calcium Magnesium Iron Phosphate Hydroxide. Whitlockite is actually a rare Phosphate mineral. It is also commonly used as mineral specimen. Whitlockite was first discovered at the famous phosphate locality at the Palermo Mine, North Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. It is most commonly […]

Wavellite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Wavellite is indicated by Al3(PO4)2(OH)3 – (H2O)5 or Hydrated Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Wavellite is only used as mineral specimens and it is most commonly found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscope used in optical mineralogy. Wavellite is a mineral that […]

Wardite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Wardite is indicated by the formula NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4 – 2H2O or Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Wardite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is only used as a mineral specimen. Wardite is actually a poorly known mineral but it is also a special interest to mineralogists. It is a mineral that […]

Walpurgite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Walpurgite is indicated by (BiO)4UO2(AsO4)2 – H2O or Hydrated Bismuth Uranyl Arsenate Oxide. Walpurgite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is considered as a very minor ore of uranium and bismuth. It is also commonly used as mineral specimen and is most often found showing nice and interesting images when […]

Whiteite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Whiteite is indicated by (Ca, Fe, Mn)2Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2 – 8H2O or Hydrated Calcium Iron Manganese Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Whiteite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is only used as mineral specimen and it is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarizing […]

Veszelyite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Veszelyite is indicated by (Cu, Zn)3PO4(OH)3 – 2H2O or Hydrated Copper Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide. Veszelyite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and can be also found showing nice and interesting appearance when viewed under polarizing light microscope used in the field of optical […]

Vauxite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Vauxite is indicated by FeAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 – 6H2O or Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide. Vauxite is actually a Phosphate mineral and it is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes for mineralogists […]

Vanadinite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Vanadinite is indicated by Pb5(Vo4)3Cl or Lead Chlorovanadate. Vanadinite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is also considered as a minor ore of lead. Vanadinite is usually found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarizing light […]

Uranocircite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Uranocircite is indicated by Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 – 10 to 12H2O or Hydrated Barium Uranyl Phosphate. Uranocircite is actually a phosphate mineral. It is also considered as a very minor ore  o uranium and it is often used as mineral specimen and is usually found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images under […]

Volborthite

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Volborthite is indicated by Cu3V2O7(OH)2 – 2H2O or Hydrated Copper Vanadate Hydroxide. Volborthite is actually a Phosphate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen. Volborthite is actually a rare copper vanadate mineral. Volborthite was named after the Russian paleontologist named Aleksandr Fedorovich van Volborth. It was actually first […]

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