Archive for the Humite Group Category

The Humite Group of Minerals

The Humite Group of minerals forms a morphotropic series with minerals brucite and olivine. These minerals are most often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when evaluated with the aid of geological polarizing light microscopes. The mineral members of this Humite Group contain brucite-like sheets in their structures and…

Mineral Humite

The chemical composition of the mineral Humite is indicated by the formula ((Mg, Fe)2SiO4)3 ? Mg(F, OH)2, a Magnesium Iron Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide. This Humite belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Humite is also a member of the Humite group of minerals. Humite is most commonly used as mineral specimen…

Mineral Chondrodite

The chemical composition of the mineral Chondrodite is indicated by the formula ((Mg, Fe)2SiO4)2 ? Mg(F, OH)2, a Magnesium Iron Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide. This Chondrodite mineral belongs to the Silicates mineral class. This mineral Chondrodite is also a member of the Humite Group of minerals. Chondrodite is actually considered as…

Mineral Clinohumite

The chemical composition of this mineral Clinohumite is indicated by the formula Mg9(SiO4)4(F,OH)2, a Magnesium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide. This Clinohumite belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Mineral Clinohumite is commonly found exhibiting a fluorescent glow of tan to yellow orange color in short wave ultraviolet light. This fluorescent color of…