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List of Common Mineral Names and their Scientific Names - Alphabetical


ACANTHITE (Silver Sulfide)

ACTINOLITE (Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

ADAMITE (Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

AEGIRINE (Sodium Iron Silicate)

AESCHYNITE (Yttrium Calcium Iron Thorium Titanium Niobium Oxide Hydroxide)

AJOITE (Hydrated Potassium Sodium Copper Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

ALBITE (Sodium Aluminum Silicate)

ALEXANDRITE (variety of Chrysoberyl- Beryllium Aluminum Oxide)

ALLANITE (Calcium Cerium Lanthanum Yttrium Aluminum Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

ALMANDINE (Iron Aluminum Silicate)

ALTAITE (Lead Telluride)


ALUNITE (Potassium Aluminum Sulfate Hydroxide)

AMBER (Succinite: fossilized tree resin)

AMBLYGONITE (Lithium Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Fluoride Hydroxide)

AMETHYST (variety of Quartz- Silicon Oxide)

ANALCIME (Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Silicate)

ANAPAITE (Hydrated Calcium Iron Phosphate)

ANATASE (Titanium Oxide)

ANDALUSITE (Aluminum Silicate)

ANDERSONITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Uranyl Carbonate)

ANDESINE (Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

ANDRADITE (Calcium Iron Silicate)

ANGELITE (trade name for Anhydrite)

ANGLESITE (Lead Sulfate)

ANHYDRITE (Calcium Sulfate)

ANKERITE (Calcium Iron Carbonate)

ANNABERGITE (Hydrated Nickel Arsenate)

ANORTHITE (Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

ANTHOPHYLLITE (Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)


ANTLERITE (Copper Sulfate Hydroxide)

APATITE (Calcium (Fluoro, Chloro, Hydroxyl) Phosphate)

APOPHYLLITE (Hydrated Potassium Calcium Silicate Hydroxide Flouride)

AQUAMARINE (variety of Beryl, Berylium Aluminum Silicate)

ARAGONITE (Calcium Carbonate)

ARFVEDSONITE (Sodium Iron Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide)

ARGENTITE (Silver Sulfide)

ARGYRODITE (Silver Germanium Sulfide)


ARSENOPYRITE (Iron Arsenide Sulfide)

ARSENTSUMEBITE (Lead Copper Arsenate Sulfate)

ARTHURITE (Hydrated Copper Iron Arsenate Phosphate Sulfate)

ARTINITE (Hydrated Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide)

ASTROPHYLLITE (Potassium Iron Titanium Silicate Hydroxide)

ATACAMITE (Copper Chloride Hydroxide)

AUGELITE (Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

AUGITE (Calcium Sodium Magnesium Aluminum Iron Titanium Silicate)

AURICHALCITE (Zinc Copper Carbonate Hydroxide)

AUSTINITE (Calcium Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

AUTUNITE (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Phosphate)

AXINITE (Calcium Iron Magnesium Manganese Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide)

AZURITE (Copper Carbonate Hydroxide)


BABINGTONITE (Calcium Iron Manganese Silicate Hydroxide)

BAKERITE (Hydrated Calcium Boro-silicate Hydroxide)

BARATOVITE (Potassium Lithium Calcium Titanium Zirconium Silicate Fluoride)

BARITE (Barium Sulfate)

BASTNASITE (Cerium Lanthanum Yttrium Carbonate Fluoride)

BAUMHAUERITE (Lead Arsenic Sulfide)

BAYLDONITE (Hydrated Copper Lead Arsenate Hydroxide)

BEUDANTITE (Lead Iron Arsenate Sulfate Hydroxide)

BENITOITE (Barium Titanium Silicate)

BERAUNITE (Hydrated Iron Phosphate Hydroxide)

BERLINITE (Aluminum Phosphate)

BERTHIERITE (Iron Antimony Sulfide)

BERTRANDITE (Beryllium Silicate Hydroxide)

BERYL (Berylium Aluminum Silicate)

BERYLLONITE (Sodium Beryllium Phosphate)

BETAFITE (Calcium Sodium Uranium Titanium Niobium Tantalum Oxide Hydroxide Fluoride)

BIDEAUXITE (Lead Silver Chloride Fluoride Hydroxide)

BINDHEIMITE (Lead Antimony Oxide)

BIOTITE (Potassium Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)


BISMUTHINITE (Bismuth Sulfide)

BIXBYITE (Manganese Iron Oxide)

BLODITE (Hydrated Sodium Magnesium Sulfate)

BOLEITE (Hydrated Lead Copper Silver Chloride Hydroxide)

BOLTWOODITE (Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Silicate Hydroxide)

BORACITE (Magnesium Borate Chloride)

BORAX (Hydrated Sodium Borate)

BORNITE (Copper Iron Sulfide)

BOULANGERITE (Lead Antimony Sulfide)

BOURNONITE (Copper Lead Antimony Sulfide)

BRASS (Copper Zinc Alloy)

BRAZILIANITE (Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

BROCHANTITE (Copper Sulfate Hydroxide)

BROOKITE (Titanium Oxide)

BRUCITE (Magnesium Hydroxide)

BUERGERITE (Sodium Iron Aluminum Boro-silicate Oxide Fluoride)

BURBANKITE (Sodium Calcium Strontium Barium Cerium Carbonate)

BUTTGENBACHITE (Hydrated Copper Nitrate Chloride Hydroxide)

BYTOWNITE (Calcium Sodium Aluminum Silicate)


CACOXENITE (Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Oxide Hydroxide)

CALAVERITE (Gold Telluride)

CALCIOVOLBORTHITE (Calcium Copper Vanadate Hydroxide)

CALCITE (Calcium Carbonate)

CALEDONITE (Copper Lead Carbonate Sulfate Hydroxide)

CALOMEL (Mercury Chloride)

CANCRINITE (Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Carbonate)

CARBOCERNAITE (Calcium Sodium Strontium Cerium Barium Carbonate)

CARLETONITE (Hydrated Potassium Sodium Calcium Carbonate Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)

CARNALLITE (Hydrated Potasium Magnesium Chloride)

CARNOTITE (Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Vanadate)


CATAPLEIITE (Hydrated Sodium Zirconium Silicate)

CAVANSITE (Hydrated Calcium Vanadium Silicate)

CELESTITE (Strontium Sulfate)

CERUSSITE (Lead Carbonate)

CHABAZITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

CHALCANTHITE (Hydrated Copper Sulfate)

CHALCOCITE (Copper Sulfide)

CHALCOPHYLLITE (Hydrated Copper Aluminum Sulphate Arsenate Hydroxide)

CHALCOPYRITE (Copper Iron Sulfide)

CHALCOSIDERITE (Hydrated Copper Iron Phosphate Hydroxide)

CHALCOTRICHITE (variety of Cuprite, Copper Oxide)

CHAROITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Barium Strontium Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)

CHENGDEITE (Iridium Iron)

CHILDRENITE (Hydrated Iron Manganese Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

CHKALOVITE (Sodium Beryllium Silicate)

CHLORAPATITE (the chlorine rich apatite)

CHLORARGYRITE (Silver Chloride)

CHLORITE (Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

CHONDRODITE (Magnesium Iron Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)

CHROMITE (Magnesium Iron Chromium Oxide)


CHRYSOBERYL (Berylium Aluminum Oxide)

CHRYSOCOLLA (Hydrated Copper Silicate)

CHRYSOTILE (variety of Serpentine, Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

CHURCHITE (Hydrated Yttrium Erbium Phosphate)

CINNABAR (Mercury Sulfide)

CITRINE (variety of Quartz- Silicon Oxide)

CLAUSTHALITE (Lead Selenide)

CLEAVELANDITE (variety of Albite, Sodium Aluminum Silicate)

CLIFFORDITE (Uranium Tellurate)

CLINOCHLORE (Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

CLINOCLASE (Copper Arsenate Hydroxide)

CLINOHEDRITE (Hydrated Calcium Zinc Silicate)

CLINOHUMITE (Magnesium Iron Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)

CLINOPTILOLITE (Hydrated Sodium Potassium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)



COBALTITE (Cobalt Arsenic Sulfide)

COCONINOITE (Hydrated Iron Aluminum Uranyl Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide)

COESITE (Silicon Dioxide)

COLEMANITE (Hydrated Calcium Borate Hydroxide)

COLLINSITE (Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Iron Phosphate)

COLUMBITE (Iron Magnesium Manganese Niobium Tantalum Oxide)

CONICHALCITE (Calcium Copper Arsenate Hydroxide)

CONNELLITE (Hydrated Copper Sulfate Chloride Hydroxide)

COPIAPITE (Hydrated Iron Magnesium Sulfate Hydroxide)


CORDIERITE (Magnesium Aluminum Silicate)

CORDYLITE (Barium Cerium Lanthanum Carbonate Fluoride)

CORNETITE (Copper Phosphate Hydroxide)

CORUNDUM (Aluminum Oxide)

COVELLITE (Copper Sulfide)

CREEDITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Sulfate Fluoride Hydroxide)

CRISTOBALITE (Silicon Dioxide)

CROCOITE (Lead Chromate)

CROCIDOLITE (asbestiform variety of Riebeckite, Sodium Iron Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide)

CRYOLITE (Sodium Aluminum Fluoride)

CUBANITE (Copper Iron Sulfide)

CUMENGITE (Lead Copper Chloride Hydroxide)

CUMMINGTONITE (Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

CUPRITE (Copper Oxide)

CUPROADAMITE (Copper Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

CUPROSKLODOWSKITE (Hydrated Copper Uranyl Silicate)

CYANOTRICHITE (Hydrated Copper Aluminum Sulfate Hydroxide)

CYLINDRITE (Iron Lead Tin Antimony Sulfide)


DANBURITE (Calcium Boro-Silicate)


DATOLITE (Calcium Boro-Silicate Hydroxide)

DESCLOIZITE (Lead Zinc Vanadate Hydroxide)

DEMANTOID (variety of Andradite garnet)

DIABOLEITE (Lead Copper Chloride Hydroxide)

DIAMOND (Carbon)

DIGENITE (Copper Sulfide)

DIOPSIDE (Calcium Magnesium Silicate)

DIOPTASE (Copper Silicate Hydroxide)

DOLOMITE (Calcium Magnesium Carbonate)

DOMEYKITE (Copper Arsenide)

DRAVITE (complex Sodium Magnesium Iron Boro-Aluminum Silicate)

DUFRENITE (Hydrated Iron Phosphate Hydroxide)

DUFTITE (Lead Calcium Copper Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

DUMORTIERITE (Aluminum Borate Silicate Oxide)

DUNDASITE (Hydrated Lead Aluminum Carbonate Hydroxide)

DYSCRASITE (Silver Antimonide)


EDENITE (Sodium Calcium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

EDINGTONITE (Hydrated Barium Aluminum Silicate)

ELBAITE (Sodium Lithium Aluminum Boro-Silicate Hydroxide)

ELPIDITE (Hydrated Sodium Zirconium Silicate)

EMERALD (variety of Beryl- Berylium Aluminum Silicate)

EMMONSITE (Hydrated Iron Tellurite)

EMPLECTITE (Copper Bismuth Sulfide)

ENARGITE (Copper Arsenic Sulfide)

ENSTATITE (Magnesium Silicate)

EOSPHORITE (Hydrated Manganese Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

EPIDIDYMITE (Sodium Beryllium Silicate Hydroxide)

EPIDOTE (Calcium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

EPISTILBITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

EPSOMITE (Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate)

ERIONITE (Hydrated Potassium Sodium Calcium Magnesium Aluminum Silicate)

ERYTHRITE (Hydrated Cobalt Arsenate)

ESPERITE (Calcium Lead Zinc Silicate)

ETTRINGITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Sulfate Hydroxide)

EUCLASE (Beryllium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

EUCRYPTITE (Lithium Aluminum Silicate)

EUDIALYTE (Sodium Calcium Cerium Iron Manganese Zirconium Silicate Hydroxide Chloride)

EUDIDYMITE (Sodium Beryllium Silicate Hydroxide)

EUXENITE (Yttrium Calcium Erbium Lanthanum Cerium Uranium Thorium Niobium Tantalum Titanium Oxide)


FAYALITE (Magnesium Iron Silicate)

FEDORITE (Hydrated Sodium Potassium Calcium Silicate Fluoride Chloride Hydroxide)


FERBERITE (Iron Tungstate)

FERRO-EDENITE (Sodium Calcium Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

FERROGLAUCOPHANE (Sodium Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

FIEDLERITE (Lead Chloride Fluoride Hydroxide)

FLUORAPATITE (the fluorine rich apatite)

FLUORITE (Calcium Fluoride)

FLUORRICHTERITE (Sodium Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)

FORSTERITE (Iron Magnesium Silicate)

FRANCKEITE (Lead Tin Iron Antimony Sulfide)

FRANKLINITE (Zinc Manganese Iron Oxide)

FUCHSITE (the chromium-rich muscovite)

FULGARITE (lightning created Lechatelierite, Silicon Dioxide)


GADOLINITE (Yttrium Iron Beryllium Silicate)

GAHNITE (Zinc Aluminum Oxide)

GALENA (Group)

GALENA (Lead Sulfide)

GARNET (Group)

GASPEITE (Nickel Magnesium Iron Carbonate)

GAYLUSSITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Carbonate)

GERSDORFFITE (Nickel Arsenide Sulfide)

GIBBSITE (Aluminum Hydroxide)

GLAUBERITE (Sodium Calcium Sulfate)

GLAUCOPHANE (Sodium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

GMELINITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

GOETHITE (Hydrated Iron Oxide)


GOOSECREEKITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

GORMANITE (Hydrated Iron Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

GOSHENITE (variety of Beryl, Berylium Aluminum Silicate)

GRAEMITE (Hydrated Copper Tellurate)


GRATONITE (Lead Arsenic Sulfide)

GREENOCKITE (Cadmium Sulfide)

GROSSULAR (Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

GYPSUM (Hydrated Calcium Sulfate)

GYROLITE (Hydrated Calcium Silicate Hydroxide)


HACKMANITE (variety of Sodalite, Sodium Aluminum Silicate Chloride)

HALITE (Sodium Chloride)

HANKSITE (Potassium Sodium Sulfate Carbonate Chloride)

HARDYSTONITE (Calcium Zinc Silicate)

HARMOTOME (Hydrated Barium Potasium Aluminum Silicate)

HAUSMANNITE (Manganese Oxide)

HEDENBERGITE (Calcium Iron Silicate)

HEDYPHANE (Lead Calcium Arsenate Chloride)

HELIODOR (variety of Beryl, Berylium Aluminum Silicate)

HEMATITE (Iron Oxide)

HEMIMORPHITE (Hydrated Zinc Silicate Hydroxide)

HERDERITE (Calcium Beryllium Phosphate Fluoride Hydroxide)

HESSITE (Silver Telluride)

HESSONITE (variety of Grossular garnet)

HEULANDITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

HIDDENITE (variety of Spodumene)

HILAIRITE (Hydrated Sodium Zirconium Silicate)

HINSDALITE (Lead Strontium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide)

HODGKINSONITE (Manganese Zinc Silicate Hydroxide)

HOPEITE (Hydrated Zinc Phosphate)

HORNBLEND (Calcium Sodium Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

HOWLITE (Calcium Boro-Silicate Hydroxide)

HUEBNERITE (Manganese Tungstate)

HUMITE (Magnesium Iron Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)

HUREAULITE (Hydrated Manganese Phosphate Hydroxide)

HYDROBORACITE (Hydrated Calcium Magnesium Borate)

HYDROMAGNESITE (Hydrated Magnesium Carbonate Hydroxide)

HYDROXYLAPATITE (the hydroxyl group rich apatite)

HYDROXYLBASTNASITE (Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Carbonate Hydroxide Fluoride)

HYDROZINCITE (Hydrated Zinc Carbonate)

HYPERSTHENE (Magnesium Iron Silicate)


ICE (Hydrogen Oxide)

IDOCRASE (alternate name of Vesuvianite)

ILVAITE (Calcium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

ILMENITE (Iron Titanium Oxide)

INDICOLITE (blue variety of Elbaite tourmaline)

INESITE (Hydrated Calcium Manganese Silicate Hydroxide)

IOLITE (variety of Cordierite)



JADE (gem variety of both Jadeite and Nephrite (variety of Actinolite))

JADEITE (Sodium Iron Aluminum Silicate)

JAMESONITE (Lead Iron Antimony Sulfide)

JAROSITE (Potassium Iron Sulfate Hydroxide)

JOAQUINITE (Barium Sodium Cesium Titanium Niobium Iron Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)

JORDANITE (Lead Arsenic Antimony Sulfide)


KAEMMERERITE (the chromium rich variety of cliniclore)

KAOLINITE (Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

KERMESITE (Antimony Oxysulfide)

KERNITE (Hydrated Sodium Borate)

KIDWELLITE (Hydrated Sodium Iron Phosphate Hydroxide)

KIESERITE (Hydrated Magnesium Sulfate)

KINOITE (Hydrated Calcium Copper Silicate)

KNAUFITE (alternate name for VOLBORTHITE, Copper Vanadate Hydroxide)

KOLWEZITE (Copper Cobalt Carbonate Hydroxide)

KORNERUPINE (Magnesium Aluminum Iron Boro-silicate Hydroxide)

KOTTIGITE (Hydrated Zinc Arsenate)

KOVDORSKITE (Hydrated Magnesium Carbonate Phosphate Hydroxide)

KTENASITE (Hydrated Copper Zinc Sulfate Hydroxide)

KULANITE (Barium Iron Manganese Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

KUNZITE (variety of Spodumene)

KUPLETSKITE (Potassium Sodium Manganese Iron Titanium Niobium Silicate Hydroxide)

KUTNOHORITE (Calcium Magnesium Carbonate)

KYANITE (Aluminum Silicate)


LABRADORITE (Calcium Sodium Aluminum Silicate)

LARDERELLITE (Ammonium Borate Hydroxide)

LAUEITE (Hydrated Manganese Iron Phosphate Hydroxide)

LAUMONTITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

LAURIONITE (Lead Chloride Hydroxide)

LAZULITE (Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

LAZURITE (Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Sulfate)


LEADHILLITE (Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide)

LECHATELIERITE (Silicon Dioxide)

LEGRANDITE (Hydrated Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

LEIFITE (Hydrated Sodium Beryllium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)

LEPIDOLITE (Potassium Lithium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)

LEUCITE (Potasium Aluminum Silicate)

LEUCOPHANITE (Sodium Calcium Beryllium Silicate Fluoride)

LIBETHENITE (Copper Phosphate Hydroxide)

LIMONITE (Hydrated Iron Oxide Hydroxide)

LINARITE (Lead Copper Sulfate hydroxide)

LINNAEITE (Cobalt Sulfide)

LIROCONITE (Hydrated Copper Aluminum Arsenate Hydroxide)

LITHIOPHILITE (Lithium Manganese Iron Phosphate)

LOLLINGITE (Iron Arsenide)

LORENZENITE (Sodium Titanium Silicate)

LORIMAR (variety of Pectolite)

LUDLAMITE (Hydrated Iron Magnesium Manganese Phosphate)


MACPHERSONITE (Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide)

MAGNESITE (Magnesium Carbonate)

MAGNETITE (Iron Oxide)

MALACHITE (Hydrated Copper Carbonate)

MANGANBABINGTONITE (Calcium Manganese Iron Silicate Hydroxide)


MANGANITE (Manganese Oxide Hydroxide)


MARCASITE (Iron Sulfide)

MASSICOT (Lead Oxide)

MELANOPHLOGITE (Silicon Oxide with organic compounds)

MELANTERITE (Hydrated Iron Sulfate)

MENEGHINITE (Lead Antimony Sulfide)


MESOLITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

META-ANKOLEITE (Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Phosphate)

META-AUTUNITE (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Phosphate)

META-TORBERNITE (Hydrated Copper Uranyl Phosphate)

META-URANOCIRCITE (Hydrated Barium Uranyl Phosphate)

META-VARISCITE (Hydrated Aluminum Phosphate)

META-ZEUNERITE (Hydrated Copper Uranyl Arsenate)

MIARGYRITE (Silver Antimony Sulfide)

MICA (Group)

MICROCLINE (Potasium Aluminum Silicate)

MICROLITE (Calcium Sodium Tantalum Oxide Hydroxide Fluoride)

MILARITE (Hydrated Potassium Calcium Aluminum Beryllium Silicate)

MILLERITE (Nickel Sulfide)

MIMETITE (Lead Chloroarsenate)

MINASGERAISITE - (Y) (Calcium Yttrium Beryllium Silicate)

MINIUM (Lead Oxide)

MIXITE (Hydrated Bismuth Copper Arsenate Hydroxide)

MOCTEZUMITE (Lead Uranyl Tellurite)

MOISSANITE (Silicon Carbide)

MOLDAVITE (variety of Tecktite: Meteoric Silica Glass)

MOLYBDENITE (Molybdenum Sulfide)

MONAZITE (Cerium Lanthanum Thorium Neodymium Yttrium Phosphate)

MONTEBRASITE (Lithium Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide Fluoride)

MONTMORILLONITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide)

MORDENITE (Hydrated Calcium Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate)

MORGANITE (variety of Beryl, Berylium Aluminum Silicate)

MOSCHELLANDSBERGITE (Silver Mercury or Silver Amalgam)

MOTTRAMITE (Lead Copper Vanadate Hydroxide)

MURMANITE (Hydrated Sodium Titanium Niobium Silicate)

MUSCOVITE (Potassium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)


NAGYAGITE (Lead Gold Antimony Bismuth Telluride Sulfide)

NAHCOLITE (Sodium Bicarbonate)

NARSARSUKITE (Sodium Titanium Iron Silicate Fluoride)

NATROJAROSITE (Sodium Iron Sulfate Hydroxide)

NATROLITE (Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Silicate)

NEALITE (Lead Iron Arsenate Chloride)

NEPHELINE (Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate)

NEPHRITE (variety of Actinolite, Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

NEPTUNITE (Potassium Sodium Lithium Iron Manganese Titanium Silicate)

NICKELINE (Nickel Arsenide)

NITER (Potasium Nitrate)

NITRATINE (Sodium Nitrate)

NORBERGITE (Magnesium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)


OBSIDIAN (Volcanic Silica Glass)

OKENITE (Hydrated Calcium Silicate)

OLIGOCLASE (Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)


OLIVINE (Magnesium Iron Silicate)

OLIVENITE (Copper Arsenate Hydroxide)

OPAL (Hydrated Silica)

ORPIMENT (Arsenic Sulfide)

ORTHOCLASE (Potasium Aluminum Silicate)

OSBORNITE (Titanium Nitride)

OSUMILITE (Hydrated Potassium Sodium Iron Magnesium Aluminum Silicate)

OTAVITE (Cadmium Carbonate)


PACHNOLITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Fluoride)

PALYGORSKITE (Hydrated Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

PAPAGOITE (Calcium Copper Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

PARADAMITE (Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

PARASYMPLESITE (Hydrated Iron Arsenate)

PARAVAUXITE (Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

PARISITE (Calcium Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Carbonate Fluoride)

PECTOLITE (Sodium Calcium Silicate Hydroxide)

PENTLANDITE (Iron Nickel Sulfide)

PERICLASE (Magnesium Oxide)

PERIDOT (variety of Olivine)

PEROVSKITE (Calcium Titanium Oxide)

PHARMACOLITE (Hydrated Calcium Arsenate Hydroxide)

PHARMACOSIDERITE (Hydrated Potassium Iron Arsenate Hydroxide)

PHENAKITE (Berylium Silicate)

PHILLIPSITE (Hydrated Potasium Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

PHLOGOPITE (Potassium Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

PHOSGENITE (Lead Carbonate Chloride)

PHOSPHOPHYLLITE (Hydrated Zinc Iron Manganese Phosphate)

PHOSPHURANYLITE (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Phosphate Hydroxide)

PICROMERITE (Hydrated Potassium Magnesium Sulfate)

PIRSSONITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Carbonate)

PLANCHEITE (Hydrated Copper Silicate Hydroxide)



POLYBASITE (Silver Copper Antimony Sulfide)

POLYHALITE (Hydrated Potassium Calcium Magnesium Sulfate)

POLYLITHIONITE (Potassium Lithium Aluminum Silicate Fluoride)

POWELLITE (Calcium Molybdenate)

PREHNITE (Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

PROUSTITE (Silver Arsenic Sulfide)

PSEUDOBOLEITE (Lead Copper Chloride Hydroxide)

PSEUDOBROOKITE (Iron Titanium Oxide)

PSEUDOMALACHITE (Copper Phosphate Hydroxide)

PSILOMELANE (Manganese Oxide)

PUCHERITE (Bismuth Vanadate)

PURPURITE (Manganese Phosphate)

PYRARGYRITE (Silver Antimony Sulfide)

PYRITE (Iron Sulfide)

PYROAURITE (Hydrated Magnesium Iron Carbonate Hydroxide)

PYROCHLORE (Calcium Sodium Niobium Oxide Hydroxide Fluoride)

PYROLUSITE (Manganese Oxide)

PYROMORPHITE (Lead Chlorophosphate)

PYROPE (Magnesium Aluminum Silicate)

PYROPHYLLITE (Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)


PYRRHOTITE (Iron Sulfide)


QUARTZ (Silicon Oxide)

QUETZALCOATLITE (Zinc Copper Tellurite Hydroxide)


RAITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Manganese Titanium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

RAMMELSBERGITE (Nickel Arsenide)

RAMSDELLITE (Manganese Oxide)

REALGAR (Arsenic Sulfide)

RHABDOPHANE (Hydrated Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Phosphate)

RHENIITE (Rhenium Sulfide)

RHODIZITE (Potassium Cesium Beryllium Aluminum Borate)

RHODOCHROSITE (Manganese Carbonate)

RHODOLITE (variety of PYROPE garnet, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate)

RHODONITE (Manganese Iron Magnesium Calcium Silicate)

RICHTERITE (Sodium Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

RIEBECKITE (Sodium Iron Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide)

ROCK_CRYSTAL (variety of Quartz- Silicon Oxide)

ROCKBRIDGEITE (Iron Manganese Phosphate Hydroxide)

ROMANECHITE (Hydrated Barium Manganese Oxide)

ROSASITE (Copper Zinc Carbonate Hydroxide)

ROSE_QUARTZ (variety of Quartz- Silicon Oxide)

ROSELITE (Hydrated Calcium Cobalt Magnesium Arsenate)

RUBY (variety of Corundum- Aluminum Oxide)

RUTILE (Titanium Oxide)


SAFFLORITE (Cobalt Iron Arsenide)

SAINFELDITE (Hydrated Calcium Arsenate Hydroxide)

SAL_AMMONIAC (Ammonium Chloride)

SAMARSKITE (Yttrium Cerium Uranium Iron Niobium Tantalum Titanium Oxide)

SANBORNITE (Barium Silicate)

SANIDINE (Potasium Aluminum Silicate)

SAPPHIRE (variety of Corundum- Aluminum Oxide)

SARTORITE (Lead Arsenic Sulfide)

SCAPOLITE (Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Chloride Carbonate Sulfate)

SCHEELITE (Calcium Tungstate)

SCHMITTERITE (Uranyl Tellurite)

SCHOLZITE (Hydrated Calcium Zinc Phosphate)

SCHORL (complex Sodium Iron Boro-Aluminum Silicate)

SCHROCKINGERITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Uranyl Sulfate Carbonate Fluoride)

SCOLECITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

SCORODITE (Hydrated Iron Arsenate)

SCORZALITE (Iron Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

SELENITE (alternate name for Gypsum)


SEMSEYITE (Lead Antimony Sulfide)

SENARMONTITE (Antimony Oxide)

SERANDITE (Sodium Manganese Calcium Silicate Hydroxide)

SERPENTINE (Iron Magnesium Nickel Silicate Hydroxide)

SHATTUCKITE (Copper Silicate Hydroxide)

SIDERITE (Iron Carbonate)


SILLIMANITE (Aluminum Silicate)


SINHALITE (Magnesium Aluminum Borate)

SJOGRENITE (Hydrated Magnesium Iron Carbonate Hydroxide)

SKLODOWSKITE (Hydrated Magnesium Uranyl Silicate)

SKUTTERUDITE (Cobalt Arsenide)

SMITHSONITE (Zinc Carbonate)

SMOKY_QUARTZ (variety of Quartz- Silicon Oxide)

SODALITE (Sodium Aluminum Silicate Chloride)

SPANGOLITE (Hydrated Copper Aluminum Sulfate Chloride Hydroxide)

SPERRYLITE (Platinum Arsenide)

SPESSARTINE (Manganese Aluminum Silicate)


SPHALERITE (Zinc Iron Sulfide)

SPHENE (Calcium Titanium Silicate)

SPINEL (Group)

SPINEL (Magnesium Aluminum Oxide)

SPODUMENE (Lithium Aluminum Silicate)

STAUROLITE (Iron Magnesium Zinc Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

STELLERITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

STEPHANITE (Silver Antimony Sulfide)

STIBARSEN (Antimony Arsenic)

STIBICONITE (Antimony Oxide Hydroxide)

STIBNITE (Antimony Sulfide)

STICHTITE (Hydrated Magnesium Chromium Carbonate Hydroxide)

STILBITE (Hydrated Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

STISHOVITE (Silicon Dioxide)

STRENGITE (Hydrated Iron Phosphate)

STRONTIANITE (Strontium Carbonate)

STRUNZITE (Calcium Zinc Arsenate Hydroxide)

STURMANITE (Hydrated Calcium Iron Aluminum Manganese Sulfate Tetrahydroxoborate Hydroxide)

SUGILITE (Potassium Sodium Lithium Iron Manganese Aluminum Silicate)


SUOLUNITE (Hydrated Calcium Silicate Hydroxide)

SUSANNITE (Lead Sulfate Carbonate Hydroxide)

SUSSEXITE (Manganese Borate Hydroxide)

SVANBERGITE (Strontium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide)

SYLVANITE (Silver Gold Telluride)

SYLVITE (Potassium Chloride)

SYMPLESITE (Hydrated Iron Arsenate)

SYNCHYSITE (Calcium Cerium Lanthanum Neodymium Yttrium Carbonate Fluoride)


TAAFFEITE (Beryllium Magnesium Aluminum Oxide)

TAINIOLITE (Potassium Lithium Magnesium Silicate Fluoride)

TALC (Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide)

TANTALITE (Iron Manganese Tantalum Niobium Oxide)

TANZANITE (gem variety of Zoisite)

TARBUTTITE (Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide)

TEKTITES (Meteoric Silica Glass)


TENNANTITE (Copper Arsenic Sulfide)

TEPHROITE (Manganese Silicate)

TETRAHEDRITE (Copper Antimony Sulfide)

THAUMASITE (Hydrated Calcium Silicon Carbonate Sulfate Hydroxide)

THENARDITE (Sodium Sulfate)

THOMSONITE (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate)

THORITE (Thorium Uranium Silicate)

THOROGUMMITE (Thorium Uranium Silicate Hydroxide)

TIN (Sn)

TINCALCONITE (Hydrated Sodium Borate)


TITANITE (alternate name for Sphene)

TOPAZ (Aluminum Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)

TORBERNITE (Hydrated Copper Uranyl Phosphate)


TREMOLITE (Calcium Magnesium Iron Silicate Hydroxide)

TRIDYMITE (Silicon Dioxide)

TRIPHYLITE (Lithium Iron Manganese Phosphate)

TRONA (Hydrated Sodium Bicarbonate Carbonate)

TSAVORITE (variety of Grossular garnet)

TSUMCORITE (Hydrated Lead Zinc Iron Arsenate)

TSUMEBITE (Lead Copper Phosphate Sulfate)

TURQUOISE (Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate)

TYUYAMUNITE (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Vanadate)


ULEXITE (Sodium Calcium Borate Hydroxide)

ULLMANNITE (Nickel Antimony Sulfide)

URANINITE (Uranium Oxide)

URANOCIRCITE (Hydrated Barium Uranyl Phosphate)

URANOPHANE (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Silicate)

URANOPILITE (Hydrated Uranyl Sulfate Hydroxide)

UVAROVITE (Calcium Chromium Silicate)

UVITE (complex Calcium Sodium Magnesium Iron Boro-Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)


VALENTINITE (Antimony Oxide)

VANADINITE (Lead Chlorovanadinate)

VARISCITE (Hydrated Aluminum Phosphate)

VAUXITE (Hydrated Iron Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

VERMICULITE (Hydrated Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

VESUVIANITE (Calcium Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)

VESZELYITE (Hydrated Copper Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide)

VILLIAUMITE (Sodium Fluoride)

VIVIANITE (Hydrated Iron Phosphate)

VOLBORTHITE (Copper Vanadate Hydroxide)


WALPURGITE (Hydrated Bismuth Uranyl Arsenate Oxide)

WARDITE (Hydrated Sodium Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

WAVELLITE (Hydrated Aluminum Phosphate Hydroxide)

WELOGANITE (Hydrated Sodium Strontium Calcium Zirconium Carbonate)

WERNERITE (properly called Scapolite, Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Chloride Carbonate Sulfate)

WHEWELLITE (Hydrated Calcium Oxalate)

WHITEITE (Hydrated Calcium Iron Manganese Magnesium Aluminum Phosphate)

WHITLOCKITE (Calcium Magnesium Iron Phosphate Hydroxide)

WILLEMITE (Zinc Silicate)

WITHERITE (Barium Carbonate)

WOLFEITE (Iron Manganese Phosphate Hydroxide)

WOLFRAMITE (Manganese Iron Tungstate)

WOLLASTONITE (Calcium Silicate)

WOODHOUSEITE (Calcium Aluminum Phosphate Sulfate Hydroxide)

WULFENITE (Lead Molybdenate)

WURTZITE (Zinc Iron Sulfide)


XENOTIME (Yttrium Phosphate)


YUKSPORITE (Hydrated Potassium Barium Sodium Calcium Titanium Silicate Fluoride Hydroxide)



ZEUNERITE (Hydrated Copper Uranyl Arsenate)


ZINCITE (Zinc Manganese Oxide)

ZINKENITE (Lead Antimony Sulfide)

ZINNWALDITE (Potassium Lithium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide Fluoride)

ZIPPEITE (Hydrated Potassium Uranyl Sulfate Hydroxide)

ZIRCON (Zirconium Silicate)

ZOISITE (Calcium Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide)