Archive for the Sulfate Minerals Category

Mineral Melanterite

The chemical composition of the mineral Melanterite is indicated by the formula FeSO4 ? 7H2O, a Hydrated Iron Sulfate. This Melanterite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Melanterite is also a known member of the Melanterite Group of minerals. Melanterite is also considered as a very minor ore of iron…

Mineral Linarite

The chemical composition of the mineral Linarite is indicated by the formula PbCuSO4(OH)2, a Lead Copper Sulfate Hydroxide. This Linarite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Linarite is commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and fascinating appearance when viewed under geological polarizing microscopes. Mineral…

Mineral Kieserite

The chemical composition of the mineral Kieserite is indicated by the formula MgSO4 ? H2O, a Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate. This Kieserite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. It is also a member of the Kieserite Group of minerals. Mineral Kieserite is considered as a minor source of magnesium. It is…

Mineral Ktenasite

The chemical composition of the mineral Ktenasite is indicated by the formula (Cu,Zn)5(SO4)2(OH)6 ? 6H2O, a Hydrated Copper Zinc Sulfate Hydroxide. This Ktenasite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Mineral Ktenasite is most commonly used as a very minor ore of copper and zinc. And as an ore mineral, it…

Mineral Jarosite

The chemical composition of the mineral Jarosite is indicated by the formula KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6, a Potassium Iron Sulfate Hydroxide. This Jarosite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Jarosite also belongs to the Alunite Group of minerals. Mineral Jarosite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it often exhibits a nice…

Mineral Hinsdalite

The chemical composition of the mineral Hinsdalite is indicated by the formula (Pb, Sr)Al3PO4SO4(OH)6, a Lead Strontium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide. This Hinsdalite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. In some other guides it has been classified under Phosphates at some times. Hinsdalite is also a member of the Beudantite…

Mineral Hanksite

The chemical composition of the mineral Hanksite is indicated by the formula Na22K(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl, a Sodium Potassium Sulfate Carbonate Chloride. This Hanksite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Hanksite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and mot often found exhibiting nice and interesting microscope images when viewed under geological polarizing…

Mineral Glauberite

The chemical composition of the mineral Glauberite is indicated by the formula Na2Ca(SO4)2, a Sodium Calcium Sulfate. This Glauberite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Glauberite is also considered as a minor source of glauber salt with chemical formula indicated by Na2SO4. It is also most commonly used as mineral…

Mineral Gypsum

The chemical composition of the mineral Gypsum is indicated by the formula CaSO4 ? 2(H2O), a Hydrated Calcium Sulfate. This Gypsum belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Gypsum can be used as plaster, wallboard, some cements, fertilizer, paint filler, ornamental stone, mineral specimen and many others. Mineral Gypsum is actually…

Mineral Graemite

The formula CuTeO3 ? H2O, a Hydrated Copper Tellurite, indicates the chemical composition of the mineral Graemite. This Graemite belongs to the Sulfates mineral class. Mineral Graemite is most commonly used as mineral specimen and it is often found exhibiting nice and wonderful images when viewed under geological polarizing microscopes….