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Alphabetical Listing of Mineral Species.

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.

Alphabetical Listings

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B Valid Species (Bold) - All Minerals that are IMA approved or were considered valid prior to 1959 are in bold type.
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 Applet.
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 using jPOWD..
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 API units.
Breakdown of Mineral Species In Webmineral

# of Species

2,722 Valid Mineral Species Approved by the IMA.
1,627 Current Count of Valid Minerals prior to 1959 (Grandfathered species).
4,349 Total Valid Species
111 Not Approved by the IMA.
81 Formerly valid species Discredited by the IMA.
149 Proposed new minerals awaiting publication.
6+6=12 Duplicate minerals with valid Dana or Strunz Classification Numbers.
12 Potentially valid minerals not submitted to the IMA.
4,714 Grand Total in Webmineral
2691 Number of synonyms of mineral names (All Minerals=7,407)

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 Berkeley