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Iolite Gemstones Discovered in the Rocky Mountains

Oct 03 2013Iolite Gemstones Discovered in the Rocky Mountains Beautiful water sapphire also known as iolite found in the central Laramie Mountains by the Gem Hunter Cordierite had been known in metamorphic rocks in the cores of some of Wyoming mountain ranges but it wasn't until 1996 that the gem variety of the mineral referred to as iolite

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1 Which mineral is composed of Calcium and Fluorine? A

1 Which mineral is composed of Calcium and Fluorine? A)is very dense B)is very soft C)contains certain impurities D)has a regular arrangement of atoms 2 The photograph below shows a broken piece of the mineral calcite The calcite breaks in smooth flat surfaces because calcite 3 Base your answer to the following question on the information below

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Division of Geology and Mineral Resources

Feldspar is an extremely common mineral It can be found in many varieties of rock especially metamorphic or igneous rock types Feldspar is usually milky white but can have color due to impurities in the crystal structure Feldspar is currently mined in central ia and is very common in the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Provinces

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Biotite Mica

Oct 19 2018Biotite can be formed due to chemical influences on hornblende and augites Often biotite is located next to feldspars grenades muscovites and andalusites Large amounts of biotite are mined in pegmatite deposits in Italy Russia Scandinavia Brazil Greenland and Alaska

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Gneiss

Gneiss Gneiss (pronounced nice) is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of quartz and feldspar and showing distinct layering or banding The layering of a gneiss may be weak or well-developed and consists of varying concentrations of biotite garnet hornblende mica and other minerals These structures do not record a layered deposition process but arise from preferential recrystallization

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Why is magnetite mined as an iron ore but biotite is not

Nov 16 2010If you look more closely at the chemical make up of both minerals it is clear that magnetite contains a far greater proportion of iron than biotite In addition to this magnetite is far more common than biotite easier to mine and the extraction of iron from the ore is

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Biotite mica The mineral Biotite information and pictures

Biotite is a very common form of mica It is named in honor Jean Baptiste Biot (1774 - 1862) a French physicist mathematician and astronomer who researched the mica minerals for their optical properties Because of Biotite's abundance its presence is usually lacking in collections except for it being an accessory mineral to other minerals

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Biotite Mineral Geology and Uses

Biotite is a dark-colored mica It is an aluminosilicate mineral that forms sheets or flakes Although biotite is sometimes called black mica it occurs in other colors including brown greenish-brown yellow and even white Biotite occurs with other types of mica even within a single rock

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Biotite Mica

Oct 19 2018Biotite can be formed due to chemical influences on hornblende and augites Often biotite is located next to feldspars grenades muscovites and andalusites Large amounts of biotite are mined in pegmatite deposits in Italy Russia Scandinavia Brazil Greenland and Alaska

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Geology of the Copper King Uranium Mine Larimer County

GEOLOGY OF THE COPPER KING URANIUM MINE LARIMER COUNTY COLORADO By P K SIMS GEORGE PHAIR and K H MOENCH ABSTRACT The Copper King mine in the Prairie Divide region of Larimer County Colo in the northern part of the Front Range of Colorado was opened during World War I in an unsuccessful attempt to mine copper and zinc ore

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Hornblende

Hornblende calcium-rich amphibole mineral that is monoclinic in crystal structure Hornblende's generalized chemical formula is (Ca Na)2(Mg Fe Al)5(Al Si)8O22 (OH)2 The four end-members and the cation content of their respective compositions are as follows hornblende Ca2(Mg4Al) (Si7Al)

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The deficiency of copper in aplite is probably due to the absence of biotite which makes up about 7% of Quartz Monzonite Disseminated chalcopyrite shows an affinity for biotite where it is disseminated through the biotite or partially replacing it Additional chalcopyrite is also

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Why is magnetite mined as an iron ore but biotite is not

Nov 16 2010If you look more closely at the chemical make up of both minerals it is clear that magnetite contains a far greater proportion of iron than biotite In addition to this magnetite is far more common than biotite easier to mine and the extraction of iron from the ore is

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Rare earth element patterns in biotite muscovite and

Rare earth element concentrations in the minerals biotite and muscovite from the mica schist country rocks of the Etta pegmatite and tourmalines from the Bob Ingersoll pegmatite have been measured by INAA and CNAA The concentrations range from 10/sup -4/ g/g to 10/sup

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Northeastern Section

Mar 22 2016The impacted area is in the Highlands Physiographic Province and locally consists of an arsenic sulfide mineralized Precambrian biotite gneiss in the upland and Paleozoic non-carbonate and carbonate rocks in the valley Interestingly furnace slag and mine waste occur locally as ore deposits of magnetite were actively mined and smelted

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Diorite vs Granodiorite

Diorite vs Granodiorite Characteristics Though some rocks look identical they have certain characteristics which distinguish them from others Characteristics of rocks include texture appearance color fracture streak hardness etc Diorite vs Granodiorite characteristics assist us

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Amphibole

Amphibole any of a group of common rock-forming silicate minerals Amphiboles are found principally in metamorphic and igneous rocks They occur in many metamorphic rocks especially those derived from mafic igneous rocks (those containing dark-coloured ferromagnesian minerals) and siliceous

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Common Metamorphic Minerals

Metamorphic rocks form when pre-existing rocks (igneous sedimentary or metamorphic) are exposed to high temperatures and pressures under the Earth's surface Some pre-existing minerals unstable at the higher temperature and pressure conditions transform into new minerals Others recrystallize

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Base your answers to questions 1 and 2 on the A B C

Base your answers to questions 1 and 2 on the diagram below which shows the results of three different physical tests A B and C that were Biotite mica is the first mineral to crystallize as magma cools Slate and marble are commonly mined in this region (4) The Valley of Vermont is a narrow valley between two mountain ranges

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Hornblende

Mined gypsum CaSO 4 2H 2 O Biotite is stable at the much lower temperature ∼500C 3 5–8 5 kbar pressure with extremely low volume (1 5 vol%) indicating that biotite was possibly formed during retrogression Also we do not exclude the possibility of biotite formation during late

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Guide to Identifying Yellow Minerals

Carnotite is a uranium-vanadium oxide mineral K 2 (UO 2) 2 (V 2 O 8)H 2 O that occurs scattered around the western United States as a secondary (surface) mineral in sedimentary rocks and in powdery crusts Its bright canary yellow may also blend into orange Carnotite is of surefire interest to uranium prospectors marking the presence of uranium minerals deeper down

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Chimo Mine

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6 th 2016 Project caracteristics The Chimo mine is located on the Larder Lake–Cadillac Fault at the south-east end of the Val-d'Or mining camp () The Chimo mine produced a total of 379 012 ounces of gold 1 over a production period of 13 years with 3

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The Properties of Hematite

Hematite is a very common iron oxide mineral (Fe2O3) that is found in rocks throughout the world It is the most commonly-mined ore of iron The steel used to make your car furniture and even the nails in your home was probably made from iron produced by mining hematite It is a very important mineral Properties of Hematite (color)

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Biotite Facts

Biotite is group of common rock-forming minerals found in igneous and metamorphic rocks It is a name used for a large group of black mica minerals which include annite phlogopite siderophyllite fluorophlogopite fluorannite eastonite and many others The micas vary in chemical composition but have very similar physical properties and are all sheet silicate minerals

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Diorite vs Granodiorite

Diorite vs Granodiorite Characteristics Though some rocks look identical they have certain characteristics which distinguish them from others Characteristics of rocks include texture appearance color fracture streak hardness etc Diorite vs Granodiorite characteristics assist us

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The Silicate Minerals

Understanding the structure of silicate minerals makes it possible to identify 95% of the rocks on Earth This module covers the structure of silicates the most common minerals in the Earth's crust The module explains the significance of the silica tetrahedron and describes the variety of shapes it takes X-ray diffraction is discussed in relation to understanding the atomic structure of

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Structure of Minerals Structure of minerals

1 1 Structure of Minerals 2 Structure of minerals}An orderly array of atoms chemically bonded to form a particular crystalline structure 3 Structure of minerals}An orderly array of atoms chemically bonded to form a particular crystalline structure}Arrangement primarily determined by the sizes of ions 4 Relative Sizes of Common Elements 5 Ideal Geometric Packing

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What is the difference between biotite and muscovite minerals?

Sep 03 2019Both muscovite and biotite belong to the phyllosilicates = sheet silicates They form flat structures arranged in the layers Muscovite is dioctahedral pale mica It is an IMA valid mineral with precisely defined composition it is generally a hyd

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Distribution and states of mica in India

Feb 15 2014Here is the short note on Distribution and states of mica in India Commercial biotite is found to occur mostly in biotite-schists it depends considerably on the imports from India Ruby mica is mined at Telinskoye in the Chupa district of Karelia Peninsula Green mica is mined near Kyshtym north-west of Chelyabinsk in the Urals

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Biotite

Biotite a silicate mineral in the common mica group It is abundant in metamorphic rocks (both regional and contact) in pegmatites and also in granites and other intrusive igneous rocks For chemical formula and detailed physical properties see mica (table) Biotite is regarded as a mixture

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