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Archive for the 'The Silicates Mineral Class' Category

Bytownite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bytownite is indicated by CaNa(Al,Si)AlSi2O8 or Calcium Sodium Aluminum Silicate. Bytownite is actually a Silicate mineral. Bytownite derived its name from its famous locality, the Bytown, which is now called Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The name was actually given by T. Thomson in the year 1835. Afterwards, the name Bytownite was […]

Buergerite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Buergerite is indicated by NaFe3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3O3F or Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Oxide Fluoride. Buergerite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral species Buergerite was named in honor of Martin J. Buerger (1903-1986), a Professor of Mineralogy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also a pioneer of crystal structure analysis. Buerger is […]

Boltwoodite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Boltwoodite is indicated by the formula K2(UO2)2(SiO3)2(OH)2-3H2O or Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Silicate Hydroxide. Boltwoodite is actually a Silicate mineral. Boltwoodite mineral was first discovered in the year 1956 at the Pick’s Delta Mine in Utah, United States. Boltwoodite mineral is known as a locally common mineral. But in general, Boltwoodite […]

Biotite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Biotite is indicated by K(Fe,Mg)3AlSi3O10(F,OH)2 or Potassium Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride. Biotite actually belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Biotite was named by J F L Hausmann in the year 1847. It was named in honor of Jean Baptiste Biot, a French physicist who discovered the optical properties […]

Zoisite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Zoisite is indicated by Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH) or Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Zoisite is actually a Silicate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and gemstone as well as ornamental stone. Zoisite is most commonly found showing nice and interested microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarized microscope […]

Zircon

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Zircon is indicated by ZrSiO4 or Zirconium Silicate. Zircon is actually a Silicate mineral. It is most commonly used as gemstone and mineral specimen. Zircon is usually found exhibiting nice and splendid microscope appearance when viewed with the aid of polarizing light microscope used in optical mineralogy. Zircon has been […]

Bertrandite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Bertrandite is indicated by Be4Si2O7(OH)2 or Beryllium Silicate Hydroxide. Bertrandite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Bertrandite was named after Leon Bertrand (1844-1909), a French mineralogist. It was first discovered in the year 1883 near Nantes, France. Berlinite is also considered as one of the more important ores of beryllium […]

Benitoite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Benitoite is indicated by BaTiSi3O9 or Barium Titanium Silicate. Benitoite is actually a Silicate mineral. Benitoite mineral was only discovered at the beginning of 20th century. It was actually discovered in the year 1907 at the Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County in California. Benitoite minerals were never found elsewhere […]

Babingtonite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Babingtonite is indicated by Ca2Fe2Si5O14OH or Calcium Iron Silicate. Babingtonite is actually a Silicate mineral. Mineral Babingtonite was first discovered in the year 1824 at Arendal, Aust-Adger, Norway. This mineral species Babingtonite was named after the William Babington (1757-1833), an Irish physician and mineralogist. Babingtonite is known to be in […]

Analcime

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Analcime is indicated by NaAlSi2O6-H2O or Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Silicate. Analcime is actually a Silicate mineral. Its name originated from the Greek word an alkimos, which means not strong. This is relative to its weak pyroelectricity. An interesting mineral known as Analcime is very popular. It has a unique crystal […]

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