These alphabetical listings include synonyms of accepted mineral names,
pronunciation of that name, name origins, and locality information. Visit our
expanded selection of mineral pictures.
Short-cut icons Legend
||Valid Species (Bold) - All Minerals that are IMA
approved or were considered valid prior to 1959 are in bold
||Pronunciation Icon - Sound file Courtesy Photo Atlas of Minerals.
||Mineral Image Icon - Mineral image is present for this
mineral. Click on Icon to view the image.
||Mineral Image Gallery Icon - Multiple Images are present
for this mineral. Click on Icon to view the image gallery.
||jCrystal Form Icon - There is a Krystalshaper (jCrystal)
form for this mineral. Click on Icon to view the Crystal Form
||NEW - jPOWD Structure File from the American Mineralogist
Crystal Structure Database is Present. Click on Icon to
view the Crystal Structure Applet derived from the .cif files
Calculated Radioactivity Hazard Icons
|| Radiation Detectable with very sensitive
instruments. API Gamma Ray Intensity < API 500 units.|
||Radiation very mild. API Gamma Ray Intensity > 501
API units and < 10,000 API units.|
||Radiation weak. API Gamma Ray Intensity > 10,001
API units and < 100,000 API units.
|| Radiation strong. API Gamma Ray Intensity >
100,001 API units and < 1,000,000 API units.
|| Radiation very strong. API Gamma Ray Intensity >
1,000,001 API units and < 10,000,000 API units.|
||Radiation DANGEROUS. API Gamma Ray Intensity > 10,000,001
Breakdown of Mineral Species
# of Species
||Valid Mineral Species Approved by the IMA.
||Current Count of Valid Minerals prior to 1959
||Total Valid Species
||Not Approved by the IMA.
||Formerly valid species Discredited by the IMA.
||Proposed new minerals awaiting publication.
||Duplicate minerals with valid Dana or
||Potentially valid minerals not submitted to
||Grand Total in Webmineral
||Number of synonyms of mineral names (All
Other Alphabetical Mineral Species Listings on the Web
- Alkali-Nuts (English)
- Alkali-Nuts (Francais)
- Amethyst Galleries, Inc. -
The Mineral Gallery
- ATHENA Mineralogy
- California Institute of Technology
- Euromin Project
- l'ȣole des Mines de Paris
- Les min象ux entre le Big Bang et les 賯iles
- MinDat.org (Jolyon Ralph listings)
- Mineralogy Club of Antwerp, Belgium (Michael Cooper list)
- MinLex (Deutsch) "Mineral Lexicon"
- The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
- U. C