List of minerals


List of minerals

This is a List of minerals for which there are Wikipedia articles. Mineral variety names and mineraloids are to be listed after the valid minerals for each letter.

For a complete listing (about 4,000) of all mineral names: List of minerals (complete).

Sorted by name:

A

*Abelsonite
*Abenakiite-(Ce)
*Abernathyite
*Abhurite
*Abswurmbachite
*Actinolite
*Acuminite
*Adamite
*Adamsite-(Y)
*Adelite
*Admontite
*Aegirine
*Aenigmatite
*Aerinite
*Aerugite
*Aeschynite-(Ce)
*Aeschynite-(Nd)
*Aeschynite-(Y)
*Aetites
*Afghanite
*Afwillite
*Agardite
*Agrellite
*Agrinierite
*Aguilarite
*Aheylite
*Ahlfeldite
*Aikinite
*Ajoite
*Akaganéite
*Akatoreite
*Akdalaite
*Åkermanite
*Aksaite
*Alabandite
*Alamosite
*Alarsite
*Albite
*Alforsite
*Algodonite
*Aliettite
*Allanite
*Alloclasite
*Allophane
*Almandine
*Alstonite
*Altaite
*Aluminite
*Aluminium
*Alunite
*Alunogen
*Amblygonite
*Ameghinite
*Amphibole (mineral group)
*Analcite
*Anatase
*Andalusite
*Andesine
*Andradite
*Anglesite
*Anhydrite
*Ankerite
*Annabergite
*Anorthite
*Anorthoclase
*Anthophyllite
*Antigorite
*Antimony
*Antitaenite
*Antlerite
*Apatite (mineral group)
*Apophyllite
*Aragonite
*Archerite
*Arctite
*Arcubisite
*Arfvedsonite
*Argentite
*Argutite
*Armalcolite
*Arsenic
*Arsenopyrite
*Arthurite
*Artinite
*Artroeite
*Asisite
*Astrophyllite
*Atacamite
*Atheneite
*Aubertite
*Augelite
*Augite
*Aurichalcite
*Auricupride
*Aurostibite
*Autunite
*Axinite (mineral group)
*Azurite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Agate (variety of quartz)
*Alabaster (variety of gypsum)
*Alexandrite (variety of chrysoberyl)
*Allingite (synonym of amber)
*Alum
*Amazonite (variety of microcline)
*Amber (fossilized resin)
*Amethyst (purple variety of quartz)
*Ammolite (organic; also a gemstone)
*Amosite (asbestiform grunerite)
*Anyolite (metamorphic rock - zoisite, ruby, and hornblende)
*Aquamarine (light blue variety of beryl)
*Asbestos (fibrous serpentine- or amphibole minerals)
*Avalite (A chromian variety of Illite.)
*Aventurine (variety of quartz)

B

*Babingtonite
*Baddeleyite
*Baotite
*Barite (Baryte, British spelling)
*Barstowite
*Barytocalcite
*Bastnäsite (mineral group)
*Bazzite
*Benitoite
*Bensonite
*Bentorite
*Berryite
*Berthierite
*Bertrandite
*Beryl
*Beryllonite
*Biotite
*Birnessite
*Bismite
*Bismuth
*Bismuthinite
*Bixbyite
*Blödite
*Blossite
*Boehmite
*Boracite
*Borax
*Bornite
*Botryogen
*Boulangerite
*Bournonite
*Brammallite
*Brassite
*Braunite
*Brazilianite
*Breithauptite
*Brewsterite
*Brianite
*Briartite
*Brochantite
*Brookite
*Bromargyrite
*Bromellite
*Bronzite
*Brucite
*Brushite
*Buddingtonite
*Buergerite
*Bukovskyite
*Bytownite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Bauxite (aluminium ore)
*Beckerite (natural resin)
*Bixbite (red gem variety of beryl)

C

*Cabriite
*Cadmium
*Cafetite
*Calaverite
*Calcite
*Cancrinite
*Calderite
*Caledonite
*Cancrinite
*Canfieldite
*Carnallite
*Carnotite
*Carobbiite
*Carrollite
*Cassiterite
*Cavansite
*Celadonite
*Celestine
*Celsian
*Cementite
*Cerite
*Cerussite
*Cesbronite
*Ceylonite
*Chabazite (a group of closely-related minerals in the zeolite group)
*Chalcanthite
*Chalcocite
*Chalcopyrite
*Challacolloite
*Chaoite
*Chapmanite
*Charoite
*Childrenite
*Chlorargyrite
*Chlorastrolite
*Chlorite (mineral group)
*Chloritoid
*Chondrodite
*Chromite
*Chromium
*Chrysoberyl
*Chrysocolla
*Cinnabar
*Clarkeite
*Clinochrysotile
*Clinoclase
*Clinohedrite
*Clinohumite
*Clinoptilolite
*Clinozoisite
*Clintonite
*Cobaltite
*Coesite
*Coffinite
*Colemanite
*Coloradoite
*Columbite (mineral group)
*Combeite
*Connellite
*Cooperite
*Copiapite
*Copper
*Corderoite
*Cordierite
*Corundum
*Covellite
*Creedite
*Cristobalite
*Crocoite
*Cronstedtite
*Crookesite
*Crossite
*Cryolite
*Cumberlandite
*Cummingtonite
*Cuprite
*Cyanotrichite
*Cylindrite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Carnelian (variety of quartz)
*Chalcedony (cryptocrystalline variety of quartz)
*Chrysolite (gemmy yellow-green forsterite)
*Chrysoprase (green nickel bearing chalcedony)
*Chrysotile (group name - asbestiform serpentine)
*Citrine (yellow variety of quartz)
*Cleveite
*Coltan (short for minerals of the columbite group)
*Crocidolite (asbestiform riebeckite)
*Cymophane (variety of chrysoberyl)

D

*Danburite
*Datolite
*Davidite
*Dawsonite
*Delvauxite
*Descloizite
*Diadochite
*Diamond
*Diaspore
*Dickite
*Digenite
*Diopside
*Dioptase
*Djurleite
*Dolomite
*Domeykite
*Dumortierite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Delessite (magnesian chamosite)
*Diatomite (diatomaceous earth)

E

*Edingtonite
*Ekanite
*Elbaite
*Elsmoreite
*Emery (mineral)
*Empressite
*Enargite
*Enstatite
*Eosphorite
*Epidote
*Epsomite
*Erythrite
*Esperite
*Ettringite
*Euchroite
*Euclase
*Eucryptite
*Eudialyte
*Euxenite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Emerald (green gem variety of beryl)

F

*Fabianite
*Fayalite (olivine group)
*Feldspar (mineral group)
*Feldspathoid (mineral group)
*Ferberite
*Fergusonite
*Feroxyhyte
*Ferrierite (subgroup of zeolite minerals)
*Ferrihydrite
*Ferro-anthophyllite
*Ferrocolumbite
*Ferrohortonolite (olivine group)
*Ferrotantalite
*Fergusonite (mineral group)
*Fichtelite
*Fluorapatite (apatite group)
*Fluorcaphite
*Fluorichterite (amphibole group)
*Fluorite
*Fluorspar (synonym of fluorite)
*Fornacite
*Forsterite (olivine group)
*Franckeite
*Frankhawthorneite
*Franklinite (spinel group)
*Freibergite
*Freieslebenite
*Fukuchilite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Fassaite Variety of augite
*Ferricrete Iron oxide cemented soil or sediment

G

*Gadolinite (mineral group)
*Gahnite
*Galaxite
*Galena
*Garnet (mineral group)
*Garnierite
*Gaylussite
*Gehlenite
*Geigerite
*Geocronite
*Germanite
*Gersdorffite
*Gibbsite
*Gismondine
*Glauberite
*Glaucochroite
*Glaucodot
*Glauconite
*Glaucophane
*Gmelinite
*Goethite
*Gold
*Goslarite
*Graftonite
*Graphite
*Greenockite
*Greigite
*Grossular
*Grunerite
*Guanine
*Gummite
*Gunningite
*Gypsum

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Gedanite (fossilized resin)
*Glessite (natural resin)

H

*Haggertyite
*Haidingerite
*Halite
*Halloysite
*Halotrichite
*Hanksite
*Hapkeite
*Hardystonite
*Harmotome
*Hauerite
*Hausmannite
*Hauyne
*Hawleyite
*Haxonite
*Heazlewoodite
*Hectorite
*Hedenbergite
*Hellyerite
*Hematite
*Hemimorphite
*Herbertsmithite
*Herderite
*Hessite
*Hessonite
*Heulandite
*Hibonite
*Hilgardite
*Hisingerite
*Holmquistite
*Homilite
*Hopeite
*Hornblende
*Howlite
*Hübnerite
*Humite
*Hutchinsonite
*Hyalophane
*Hydrogrossular
*Hydromagnesite
*Hydroxylapatite
*Hydrozincite
*Hypersthene

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Heliodor (greenish-yellow variety of beryl)
*Heliotrope (variety of chalcedony)
*Hiddenite (variety of spodumene)
*Hyalite (variety of opal)

I

*Idocrase (synonym of vesuvianite)
*Idrialite
*Ikaite
*Illite
*Ilmenite
*Ilvaite
*Iodargyrite
*Iron
*Ivanukite

J

*Jacobsite
*Jadarite
*Jadeite
*Jamesonite
*Jarosewichite
*Jarosite
*Jeffersonite
*Jerrygibbsite
*Juonniite
*Jurbanite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Jade (tough, green mineral either jadeite or nephrite amphibole)
*Jasper (variety of quartz)
*Jet (fossilised wood)

K

*Kaatialaite
*Kadyrelite
*Kainite
*Kalininite
*Kalinite
*Kalsilite
*Kamacite
*Kambaldaite
*Kankite
*Kaolinite
*Kassite
*Keilite
*Kermesite
*Kernite
*Kerolite
*Kieserite
*Kinoite
*Knebelite
*Knorringite
*Kobellite
*Kogarkoite
*Kolbeckite
*Kornerupine
*Kratochvilite
*Kremersite
*Krennerite
*Kukharenkoite-(Ce)
*Kutnohorite
*Kyanite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Keilhauite (variety of titanite)
*Krantzite (natural resin)
*Kunzite (variety of spodumene)

L

*Labradorite
*Lanarkite
*Langbeinite
*Lansfordite
*Lanthanite
*Laumontite
*Laurite
*Lawsonite
*Lazulite
*Lazurite
*Lead
*Leadhillite
*Legrandite
*Lepidocrocite
*Lepidolite
*Leucite
*Leucophanite
*Leucoxene
*Levyne
*Lewisite
*Libethenite
*Linarite
*Liroconite
*Litharge
*Lithiophilite
*Livingstonite
*Lizardite
*Lollingite
*Lonsdaleite
*Loparite-(Ce)
*Lopezite
*Lorandite
*Lorenzenite
*Ludwigite
*Lyonsite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Lapis lazuli (a rock consisting primarily of lazurite, calcite and pyrite)
*Larimar (blue variety of pectolite)
*Lechatelierite (fused quartz glass)
*Lignite (a type of coal)
*Limonite -(a mineraloid )
*Lodestone (a synonym of magnetite)
*Lublinite variety of calcite

M

*Mackinawite
*Maghemite
*Magnesite
*Magnesioferrite
*Magnetite
*Majorite
*Malachite
*Malacolite
*Magnesioferrite
*Manganite
*Manganocolumbite
*Manganotantalite
*Marcasite
*Margaritasite
*Margarite
*Mascagnite
*Massicot
*McKelveyite
*Meionite
*Melaconite
*Melanite
*Melilite
*Melonite
*Mendozite
*Meneghinite
*Mercury
*Mesolite
*Metacinnabarite
*Metatorbernite
*Miargyrite
*Mica (a group of silicate minerals)
*Microcline
*Microlite
*Millerite
*Mimetite
*Minium
*Mirabilite
*Mixite
*Moganite
*Mohite
*Moissanite
*Molybdenite
*Monazite
*Monohydrocalcite
*Monticellite
*Montmorillonite (clay mineral)
*Moolooite
*Mordenite
*Mottramite
*Mullite
*Murdochite
*Muscovite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Magnesia
*Mariposite (variety of phengite/muscovite)
*Menilite (variety of opal)
*Meerschaum (variety of sepiolite)
*Milky quartz (a cloudy white quartz)
*Morganite (a pink beryl)
*Morion (synonym of smoky quartz)

N

*Nabesite
*Nacrite
*Nagyagite
*Nahcolite
*Native copper
*Natrolite
*Natron
*Natrophilite
*Nekrasovite
*Nelenite
*Nenadkevichite
*Nepheline
*Nephrite
*Neptunite
*Nickel
*Nickeline
*Niedermayrite
*Niningerite
*Niobite (synonym of columbite)
*Niobite-tantalite (synonym of columbite-tantalite)
*Nissonite
*Nitratine
*Nitre
*Nontronite
*Nosean
*Nsutite
*Nyerereite

O

*Oligoclase
*Olivine (a group of silicate minerals)
*Olivenite
*Omphacite
*Ordonezite
*Oregonite
*Orpiment
*Orthochrysotile
*Orthoclase
*Osarizawaite
*Osmium
*Osumilite
*Otavite
*Ottrelite
*Overite:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Onyx (a monochromatic banded variety of chalcedony)
*Opal

P

*Painite
*Palladium
*Palygorskite
*Papagoite
*Parachrysotile
*Paragonite
*Pararealgar
*Parisite
*Partheite
*Pectolite
*Pelagosite
*Pentlandite
*Periclase
*Perovskite
*Petalite
*Petzite
*Pezzottaite
*Pharmacosiderite
*Phenakite
*Phillipsite
*Phlogopite
*Phoenicochroite
*Phosgenite
*Phosphophyllite
*Pigeonite
*Plagioclase Na-Ca feldspar.
*Platinum
*Polarite
*Pollucite
*Polybasite
*Potassium alum
*Polycrase
*Polydymite
*Polyhalite
*Powellite
*Prehnite
*Proustite
*Psilomelane
*Purpurite
*Pumpellyite
*Pyrargyrite
*Pyrite
*Pyrochlore
*Pyrolusite
*Pyromorphite
*Pyrope
*Pyrophyllite
*Pyroxene (group of silicate minerals)
*Pyroxferroite
*Pyrrhotite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Palagonite (basaltic volcanic glass)
*Perlite (volcanic glass)
*Phosphorite (name given to impure, massive apatite.)
*Plessite (mixture of kamacite and taenite)
*Pitchblende (a massive impure form of uraninite)
*Pumicite (synonym of pumice)

Q

*Quartz
*Quenstedtite

R

*Rambergite
*Rammelsbergite
*Realgar
*Renierite
*Rheniite
*Rhodium
*Rhodochrosite
*Rhodonite
*Rhomboclase
*Rickardite
*Riebeckite
*Romanèchite
*Robertsite
*Rosasite
*Roscoelite
*Rosenbergite
*Routhierite
*Ruthenium
*Rutherfordine
*Rutile
*Rynersonite:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Rock crystal (quartz)
*Rose quartz
*Roumanite (amber)
*Ruby (red gem corundum)

*Sabatierite
*Sabieite
*Sabinaite
*Safflorite
*Sal ammoniac
*Saliotite
*Samarskite
*Samsonite
*Sanbornite
*Saneroite
*Sanidine (orthoclase variety)
*Santite
*Saponite (clay mineral)
*Sapphirine
*Sassolite
*Sauconite
*Scapolite (a group of silicate minerals)
*Scheelite
*Schoepite
*Schorl (black tourmaline)
*Schreibersite
*Schwertmannite
*Scolecite
*Scorodite
*Scorzalite
*Seamanite
*Seeligerite
*Segelerite
*Sekaninaite
*Selenide
*Selenite
*Selenium
*Seligmannite
*Sellaite
*Senarmontite
*Sepiolite
*Serpentine
*Shattuckite
*Siderite
*Siderotil
*Siegenite
*Sillimanite
*Silver
*Simetite
*Simonellite
*Skutterudite
*Smaltite
*Smectite
*Smithsonite
*Soda niter
*Sodalite
*Sperrylite
*Spessartite
*Sphalerite
*Sphene
*Spinel
*Spodumene
*Spurrite
*Stannite
*Staurolite
*Steacyite
*Steatite (talc)
*Stephanite
*Stibnite
*Stichtite
*Stilbite
*Stilleite
*Stolzite
*Stromeyerite
*Strontianite
*Struvite
*Studtite
*Sugilite
*Sulfur
*Sussexite
*Sylvanite
*Sylvite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Sapphire (gem corundum of any color except red, especially blue varieties)
*Sard (a variety of chalcedony/quartz)
*Satinspar (a variety of Gypsum)
*Smoky quartz (a brown or black variety of quartz)
*Soapstone (a rock)
*Spectrolite (a variety of labradorite)
*Stantienite (a variety of amber)

T

*Tachyhydrite
*Taenite
*Talc
*Tantalite
*Tantite
*Tanzanite
*Tarapacaite
*Tausonite
*Teallite
*Tellurite
*Tellurium
*Tellurobismuthite
*Temagamite
*Tennantite
*Tenorite
*Tephroite
*Terlinguaite
*Teruggite
*Tetradymite
*Tetrahedrite
*Thaumasite
*Thenardite
*Thomasclarkite
*Thomsenolite
*Thorianite
*Thorite
*Thortveitite
*Thuringite
*Tiemannite
*Tin
*Tincalconite
*Titanite
*Titanowodginite
*Todorokite
*Tokyoite
*Topaz
*Torbernite
*Tourmaline (group of silicate minerals)
*Tremolite
*Trevorite
*Tridymite
*Triphylite
*Triplite
*Triploidite
*Trona
*Tsavorite
*Tschermigite
*Tugtupite
*Tungstite
*Tyrolite
*Turquoise
*Tusionite
*Tyuyamunite:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Tanzanite (variety of Zoisite)
*Thulite (variety of Zoisite)
*Travertine (form of calcium carbonate)
*Tsavorite (gem variety of grossularite garnet)

U

*Uchucchacuaite
*Uklonskovite
*Ulexite
*Ullmannite
*Ulvospinel
*Umangite
*Umber
*Umbite
*Upalite
*Uraninite
*Uranophane
*Uranopilite
*Uvarovite

:Varieties that are not valid species:
*Ultramarine
*Unakite, a rock composed of feldspar, epidote and quartz
*Uralite alteration actinolite

V

*Vaesite
*Valentinite
*Vanadinite
*Variscite
*Vaterite
*Vauquelinite
*Vauxite
*Vermiculite
*Vesuvianite
*Villiaumite
*Violarite
*Vivianite
*Volborthite

W

*Wad
*Wagnerite
*Wardite
*Warwickite
*Wavellite
*Weddellite
*Weilite
*Weissite
*Weloganite
*Whewellite
*Whitlockite
*Willemite
*Wiluite
*Witherite
*Wolframite
*Wollastonite
*Wulfenite
*Wurtzite
*Wüstite
*Wyartite

X

*Xenotime
*Xifengite
*Xonotlite

Y

*Ye'elimite
*Ytterbite
*Yttrialite
*Yttrium(III) oxide
*Yttrocerite
*Yttrocolumbite

Z

*Zabuyelite
*Zaccagnaite
*Zaherite
*Zajacite-(Ce)
*Zakharovite
*Zanazziite
*Zaratite
*Zeolite (group of silicate minerals)
*Zhanghengite
*Zharchikhite
*Zektzerite
*Zhemchuzhnikovite
*Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
*Ziesite
*Zimbabweite
*Zinalsite
*Zinc-melanterite
*Zincite
*Zincobotryogen
*Zincochromite
*Zinkenite
*Zinnwaldite
*Zippeite
*Zircon
*Zirconolite
*Zircophyllite
*Zirkelite
*Zoisite
*Zunyite

See also

* List of gemstones
* List of minerals (complete)
* List of stone
* List of rock types
* Industrial minerals
* Gemstone
* Geology
* Mineralogy
* Mineraloid
* Nonmineral
* Rock

External links

* [http://www.minerals.net Minerals.net - The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom]
* [http://www.mindat.org/index.php Mindat.org - The Mineral Database]


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