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Bournonite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bournonite is indicated by CuPbSbS3 or Copper Lead Antimony Sulfide. Bournonite actually belongs to the Sulfides mineral class. Bournonite was first discovered in the year 1805 at the Wheal Boys in the parish of Endellion in Cornwall, England. But before this, Philip Rashleigh first mentioned Bournonite as an ore of […]

Boulangerite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Boulangerite is indicated by Pb5Sb4S11 or Lead Antimony Sulfide. Boulangerite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Boulangerite mineral is considered as one of the few sulfide minerals. This mineral species Boulangerite was first discovered in the year 1837 in France. Boulangerite mineral was actually named after Charles L. Boulanger (1810-1849), a […]

Bismuthinite

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The chemical formula of mineral Bismuthinite is indicated by Bi2S3 or Bismuth Sulfide. Bismuthinite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Bismuthinite minerals are considered as important ores of bismuth. These ore minerals are usually found having splendid and interesting microscope images under an ore polarizing light microscope. The most spectacular specimens of Bismuthinite that is considered […]

Zinkenite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Zinkenite is indicated by Pb9Sb22S42 or Lead Antimony Sulfide. Zinkenite is actually a Sulfide mineral. It is considered as a very minor ore of lead and it is most commonly used as mineral specimen. Zinkenite usually forms fine acicular crystals that appear as hair-like fibers that can be seen more […]

Baumhauerite

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The chemical formula of the mineral Baumhauerite is indicated by Pb3As4S9 or Lead Arsenic Sulfide. Baumhauerite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Baumhauerite mineral was first discovered in the year 1902 at Lengenbach Quarry in Binnental, Switzerland. Mineral species Baumhauerite was named after Heinrich Adolph Baumhauer (1848-1926), a German mineralogist and also a Professor at the […]

Acanthite

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Acanthite is indicated by (Ag)2S, a Silver Sulfide. Acanthite is actually a Sulfide mineral. The name origin of the mineral Acanthite has close relation to that of the mineral Argentite. From a Latin word Argentum that means silver, the name Argentite was derived. It is also the origin of the […]

Wurtzite

Friday, October 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Wurtzite usually include (Zn, Fe)S or Zinc Iron Sulfide. Wurtzite is actually a Sulfide mineral. It is also considered as a minor ore of zinc and it is also most commonly used as mineral specimen. Mineral Wurtzite is actually polymorphous with Sphalerite. They actually share the chemistry with a third, […]

Ullmannite

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Ullmannite is indicated by NiSbS or Nickel Antimony Sulfide. It is actually a Sulfide mineral. Ullmannite is considered as a minor ore of nickel and it is most commonly used as mineral specimen and is often fund showing nice and interesting microscope images when viewed with the aid of petrographic […]

Tetrahedrite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tetrahedrite is indicated by Cu12Sb4S13 or Copper Antimony Sulfide. Tetrahedrite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Tetrahedrite is also considered as an ore of copper and as a minor ore of silver. It is usually found exhibiting nice and interesting images when viewed with the aid of polarized microscopes for mineralogists. […]

Tennantite

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The chemical formula of mineral Tennantite is indicated by Cu12As4S13 or Copper Arsenic Sulfide. Tennantite is actually a Sulfide mineral. Tennantite is considered as an ore of copper and also a minor ore of silver and arsenic. Mineral Tennantite is usually found showing splendid microscope images when viewed with the aid of polarizing microscopes used […]

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