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Dundasite is named after the type locality Dundas Tasmania Australia where the mineral was first discovered in the Adelaide Proprietary Mine. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #dundasite

A method of treating wastewater is by creating hydrotalicites. As the crystals form they trap waste and other substances including radium rare earths anions and transition metals.

Krutovite was named in honor of Georgi Alekseyevich Krutov who was a professor of mineralogy of Moscow University in Russia. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #krutovite #russia

Kamiokite's name is derived from the locality, the Kamioka mine in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, where this mineral was first discovered in

Marthozite was named after French mineralogist Aime Marthoz, former Director-general of the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #marthozite #congo #katanga

Marthozite was named after French mineralogist Aime Marthoz former Director-general of the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga.

Uraninite is a radioactive uranium-rich mineral and ore with a chemical composition that is largely UO2.

Uraninite is a radioactive uranium-rich mineral and ore with a chemical composition that is largely

Zaratite was found originally in Galicia, Spain in 1851, and named after Spanish diplomat and dramatist Antonio Gil y Zárate. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #zaratite #spain

Djurleite was named for the Swedish chemist Seved Djurle from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, who first synthesized the mineral in prior to its discovery in nature.

Montgomeryite is named after Arthur Montgomery American Mineralogist Professor of Geology Lafayette College Easton Pennsylvania USA who collected the first specimens. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #montgomeryite #easton #pennsylvania #600

Montgomeryite is named after Arthur Montgomery American Mineralogist Professor of Geology Lafayette College Easton Pennsylvania USA who collected the first specimens.

Cinnabar comes from the Greek κινναβαρι (kinnabari) refering to the bright scarlet to brick-red form of mercury sulfide the most common ore for refining elemental mercury.

Boleite was first collected as a very minor ore of silver copper & lead at Boleo Mexico & has since been named after its place of discovery El Boleo mine on the Baja Peninsula near Santa Rosalia Mexico.

Gaylussite was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in Lagunillas Merida Venezuela. It was named for French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #gaylussite

Gaylussite was first described in 1826 for an occurrence in Lagunillas Merida Venezuela. It was named for French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.

Bromargyrite is named after its composition of bromine (Greek bromos) and silver (Latin argentum). #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #bromargyrite

Apophyllite is named from the Greek words 'apo' (to be off) and 'phyllos' (leaf) in reference to how this mineral flakes apart like a leaf when it loses water in its structure.

Atacamite is named after where it was first discovered in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

The name Analcime is derived from the Greek term 'an alkimos' meaning 'not…

Köttigite was discovered by James Dwight Dana and named in honor of Otto Friedrich Köttig, a German chemist from Schneeberg, Saxony, who made the first chemical analysis of this mineral. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #köttigite

Köttigite was discovered by James Dwight Dana and named in honor of Otto Friedrich Köttig, a German chemist from Schneeberg, Saxony, who made the first chemical analysis of this mineral.

Lavendulan was originally named for the lavender color of the 'type' specimen. The mineral which is now called lavendulan is not lavender.

Lavendulan was originally named for the lavender color of the 'type' specimen. The mineral which is now called lavendulan is not lavender.

Pyrite not only forms naturally in perfect cubes but it's shiny yellow shimmer gave it the nickname of 'fools gold'

Zincite is the mineral form of zinc oxide (ZnO) - rarely found in nature.

Lindgrenite was first described in 1935 for an occurrence in the Chuquicamata Mine Antofagasta Chile and named for SwedishAmerican economic geologist Waldemar Lindgren of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #lindgrenite #sweden #america #mit

Lindgrenite was first described in 1935 for an occurrence in the Chuquicamata Mine Antofagasta Chile and named for SwedishAmerican economic geologist Waldemar Lindgren of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bertrandite was discovered near Nantes France in 1883 & named after French mineralogist Emile Bertrand.

Morganite was named by George F. Kunz in honor of J. Morgan (financier banker and gemstone collector).

Tsavorite is named after Kenya's Tsavo National Park a wildlife preserve in the African Serengeti where the mineral is found.

Pumpellyite was named in honor of geologist Raphael Pumpelly, a professor of Mining Science at Harvard University.