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Archive for the 'The Sulfates Mineral Class' Category

Brochantite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Brochantite is indicated by Cu4SO4(OH)6 or Copper Sulfate Hydroxide. Brochantite is actually a Sulfate mineral. The mineral species Brochantite was first discovered in the year 1824 at the Ural Mountains in Russia. Mineral species Brochantite was named after A. J. M. Brochant de Villiers (1772-1840), a French geologist and mineralogist. […]

Zippeite

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Zippeite is indicated by the formula K4(UO2)6(SO4)3OH10 – 4H2O or Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Sulfate Hydroxide. Zippeite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of uranium and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Zippeite is actually a rare mineral that is usually sought […]

Alunite

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Alunite is indicated by KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6, or Potassium Aluminum Sulfate Hydroxide. Alunite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Alunite mineral is a common source of the chemical called alum and is also known as alum stone. In a process known as alunitization, the sulfuric acids act upon the potassium rich feldspars, thus […]

Wulfenite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Wulfenite is indicated by PbMoO4 or Lead Molybdate. Wulfenite is actually Sulfate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of molybdenum. It is also usually used as mineral specimen and is most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light […]

Wolframite

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Wolframite is indicated by (Fe, Mn)WO4 or Iron Manganese Tungstate. Wolframite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is considered as an ore of tungsten and it is also used as mineral specimen. Wolframite is actually a series between Huebnerite and Ferberite. Wolframite is the name of the series and the […]

Uranopilite

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Uranopilite is indicated by (UO2)6SO4(OH)10 – 12H2O or Hydrated Uranyl Sulfate Hydroxide. Uranopilite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is considered as a minor ore of uranium and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Uranopilite is most commonly found showing nice and interesting appearance when viewed with […]

Thenardite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thenardite is indicated by Na2SO4 or Sodium Sulfate. Thenardite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is commonly considered as a source of sodium to produce soda. It has various uses in the glass and paper industries. It is also most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found showing […]

Thaumasite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Thaumasite is indicated by the formula Ca3Si(CO3)(SO4)(OH)6 – 12H2O or Hydrated Calcium Silicon Carbonate Sulfate Hydroxide. Thaumasite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic polarizing light microscopes […]

Scheelite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Scheelite is indicated by CaWO4 or Calcium Tungstate. Scheelite is actually a Sulfate mineral. It is considered as an important source of tungsten. It is also rarely cut as gemstones and is also used as mineral specimen. Scheelite is usually found showing nice and interesting microscope appearance when viewed with […]

Selenite

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Selenite is indicated by CaSO4 – 2(H2O) or Hydrated Calcium Sulfate. Selenite is actually a Sulfate mineral. Selenite is actually the colorless and transparent variety of mineral gypsum. Selenite is most commonly found showing a pearl-like luster when viewed in reflected light of petrographic polarizing microscope used in the field […]

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