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  • Article - 19 Apr 2013
    Sphalerite is also referred to as Blende or Zinc Blende, and is the major ore of zinc. Sphalerite got its name from the Greek word ‘sphaleros’ which means treacherous, as it is mistaken for another...
  • Article - 28 Mar 2013
    Triplite is a rare phosphate mineral first observed in 1816 from Chanteloube, Limousin, France. It was named after the Greek word triplos, meaning triplex.
  • Article - 28 Mar 2013
    Tephroite is a non-metallic silicate mineral that was first described in 1823 from Franklin and Sparta, New Jersey, USA. It is a member of olivine group of minerals. The mineral named after the Greek...
  • Article - 27 Mar 2013
    Robertsite is a secondary phosphate mineral that belongs to the mineral group of mitridatite. It was discovered in 1974 from the Tip Top mine, Custer County, South Dakota, USA. It was named after...
  • Article - 27 Mar 2013
    Otavite is a rare cadmium carbonate mineral first described in 1906 from the Tsumeb district near Otavi, Nambia. It is a member of calcite group. The mineral was named after its place of discovery.
  • Article - 11 Mar 2013
    Mountainite is a transparent to translucent material named after Edgar Donald Mountain, Professor of Geology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
  • Article - 8 Mar 2013
    Ramsdellite is named after the American mineralogist Lewis S Ramsdell of the University of Michigan. He was the first person to describe the mineral. It is formed by pyrolusite inversion or conducting...
  • Article - 6 Dec 2012
    Eggletonite was named after Dr. Richard A. Eggleton (associated with the Australian National University, Canberra), and was discovered in 1984. It belongs to the ganophyllite group.
  • Article - 20 Nov 2012
    The mining sector of Hungary is small scale and does not play a significant role in the country’s economy. Currently, the labor market is seeing a transition towards a focus on high skill employment....
  • Article - 16 Nov 2012
    Fiji is a country comprising a group of islands that are located in the South Pacific Ocean. The total area of the country is 18,274 km2, and it has a population of 890,057 as of July 2012. The...