Mick Shmazian Is A Mineral Prospector

August 18th, 2011 - Posted by Admin

Saponite is a trioctohedral mineral which is made up of Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Silicon, Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Aluminum. Saponite is part of the smectite group of minerals. It is soluble, meaning able to be dissolved, in sulfuric acid. The mineral is soft, massive (meaning containing a good deal of mass for the volume it has), and plastic. It is generally found in veins or cavities of serpentinite and basalt. Saponite is granular, brittle, and has a Mohs hardness of only 1.5, making it very soft. It comes in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, red, green, and blue.

Saponite was first found and described by von Svanberg in 1840 at Lizard Point, Landewednack, Cornwall, England. The name of Saponite is derived by the Greek work “sapo”, meaning “soap”. Other common names for Saponite include bowlingite, mountain soap, piotine, and soapstones. It is found dominantly in Sweden and in Cornwall, England.

Mick Shmazian is a mineral prospector who has worked all over the world, despite starting in the small region of Pilbara in North Western Australia. He has since then worked all over Australia, and in North America, Africa, and Asia. Shmazian believes that technology can help to improve the mineral prospecting and extraction industry. He is a veteran of the industry who has already embraced technology in many ways.

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