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B Mineral Index (389 Count)

This alphabetical listing of B minerals include synonyms of accepted mineral names, pronunciation of that name, name origins, and locality information.

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Babingtonite Say Babingtonite  View Babingtonite Image  Ca2(Fe++,Mn)Fe+++Si5O14(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Irish physicist and mineralogist, W. Babington (1757-1833).
Babkinite Say Babkinite Pb2Bi2(S,Se)3 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For P. V. Babkin (1929-1977), noted Russian Geologist and the first investigator of the Nevskoye deposit.
Baddeleyite Say Baddeleyite  View Baddeleyite Image View Baddeleyite Form  ZrO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: For Joseph Baddeley, who first called attention to the Sri Lankan material.
Bafertisite Say Bafertisite  View Bafertisite Image  Ba(Fe++,Mn)2TiSi2O7(O,OH)2 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Ba, ferrous, Ti, Si).
Baghdadite Say Baghdadite  View Baghdadite Image  Ca3(Zr,Ti)Si2O9 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: For Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
Bagotite - See Thomsonite-Ca
Bahianite Say Bahianite  View Bahianite Image  Al5Sb+++++3O14(OH)2 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: About eight km southeast of the village of Paramirim das Crioulas, and elsewhere in the region around Rio do Picos das Almas, Serra das Almas, south-central Bahia, Brazil.
Baileychlore Say Baileychlore (Zn,Al,[ ])3[Fe++2Al][Si3AlO10](OH)8 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sturges W. Bailey (1919-), mineralogist University of Wisconsin.
Baiyuneboite-(Ce) - See Cordylite-(Ce)
REMARKS: Discredited
Bakerite Say Bakerite  View Bakerite Image  Ca4B4(BO4)(SiO4)3(OH)3·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
NAME ORIGIN: For Richard C. Baker, of Nutfield, Surrey, England, Mining Director of the Pacific Coast Borax Co., who discovered the mineral.
Bakhchisaraitsevite View Bakhchisaraitsevite Images Gallery  Na2Mg5(PO4)4·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for crystallographer Alexander Yu. Bakhchisaraitsev (1947-1998).
Baking soda - See Nahcolite
Baksanite Say Baksanite  View Baksanite Image Bi6Te2S3 Approved IMA 1963 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the discovery locality. LOCALITY: Tyrngauz deposit, Baksan River valley, northern Caucasus, Russia.
Balangeroite Say Balangeroite  View Balangeroite Image (Mg,Fe+++,Fe++,Mn++)42Si16O54(OH)40 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Balangero (San Vittore) mine, Piedmont, Italy.
Balas ruby - See Spinel
REMARKS: Red spinel
Balavinskite Sr2B6O11·4(H2O) Discredited IMA 1971 - Published 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Unknown.
Balavinskite ? - See Tunellite
Balipholite Say Balipholite   BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH,F)8 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Barium and Lithium in the composition, and the Chinese for fibrous.
Balkanite Say Balkanite  View Balkanite Images Gallery Cu9Ag5HgS8 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sedmochislenitsi mine, Vratsa district, Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria.
Balyakinite Say Balyakinite   CuTeO3 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tat’yana Stepanovna Balyakina (1906-1986), Geology Instructor, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia.
Bambollaite Say Bambollaite  View Bambollaite Image Cu(Se,Te)2 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: For the Spanish nickname "La Bambolla" of the mine in which it occurs, which roughly translates into "hot air" in allusion to exaggerated tales of rich gold ore.
Bamfordite Say Bamfordite  View Bamfordite Image  Fe+++Mo2O6(OH)3·(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Found at the Bamford Hill W-Mo-Bi deposits, 85 km WSW of Cairns, northern Queensland, Australia,
Banalsite Say Banalsite  View Banalsite Image  BaNa2Al4Si4O16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1944
NAME ORIGIN: Named from a contraction of the component cation symbols: Ba, Na,Al, and Si.
Bandylite Say Bandylite  View Bandylite Image View Bandylite Form  CuB(OH)4Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mark Chance Bandy (1900-1963), American mining engineer, mineralogist, and mineral collector, who first collected the mineral.
Bannermanite Say Bannermanite    (Na,K)0.7V+++++6O15 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Harold M. Bannerman (1897-1976), U. S. Economic Geologist.
Bannisterite Say Bannisterite  View Bannisterite Image   KCa(Mn,Fe++,Zn,Mg)21(Si,Al)32O76(OH)16·4-12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1936
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dr. Frederick Allen Bannister (1901-?), formerly Keeper of Minerals, British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Bannisterite - See Bariumbannisterite
REMARKS: Barium rich
Baotite Say Baotite  View Baotite Images Gallery  Ba4(Ti,Nb)8Si4O28Cl Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: From the Baiyun-Obo mine near Pat-t'ou (Baotou in Russian), Inner Mongolia..
Barahonaite-(Al) View Barahonaite-(Al) Images Gallery (Ca,Cu,Na,Fe+++,Al )12Al2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x·nH2O Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship with barahonaite-(Fe).
Barahonaite-(Fe) View Barahonaite-(Fe) Images Gallery (Ca,Cu,Na,Fe+++,Al )12Fe+++2(AsO4)8(OH,Cl)x·nH2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Antonio Barahona of Madrid who recognized the potential of the Dolores site and provided the original specimens.
Bararite Say Bararite  View Bararite Image  (NH4)2SiF6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Bararee colliery, Barari, Jharia coalfield, West Bengal, India.
Baratovite Say Baratovite  View Baratovite Image   KCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: For Rauf Baratovich Baratov, Soviet petrographer, of Tadzhikistan.
Barberiite Say Barberiite  View Barberiite Image  (NH4)BF4 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franco Barberi, Italian volcanologist, University of Pisa, Italy.
Barbertonite Say Barbertonite  View Barbertonite Image Mg6Cr2(CO3)(OH)16·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kaapsehoop asbestos mine, Kaapse Hoop, Barberton district, Transvaal, South Africa.
Barbosalite Say Barbosalite  View Barbosalite Image  Fe++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aluxio Licinio de Miranda Barbosa (1916- ), Professor of Geology, School of Mines, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Barentsite Say Barentsite  View Barentsite Image  Na7AlH2(CO3)4F4 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named to honor Dutch sailor Willem Barents and the sea that washes the Kola Peninsula.
Bariandite Say Bariandite  View Bariandite Image Al0.6V8O20·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Bariand (1933-), French mineralogist.
Baricite Say Baricite  View Baricite Image  (Mg,Fe++)3(PO4)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Honors Dr. Ljudevit Baric, former Director if the Mineralogical Museum and Professor of Mineralogy, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
Bariolgite - See Bario-olgite
Bari-olgite - See Bario-olgite
Bariomicrolite Say Bariomicrolite Ba(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Assigned by the IMA pyrochlore nomenclature group for the predominant barium content and to microlite.
Bario-olgite View Bario-olgite Image   Na(Ba,Sr,Na,REE)PO4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and relationship to olgite.
Bario-orthojoaquinite Say Bario-orthojoaquinite  View Bario-orthojoaquinite Image Fe++2(Ba,Sr)4Ti2[Si4O12]O2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition, orthorhombic crystal structure, and the relationship to joaquinite (named for Joaquin Ridge, Diablo Range, California, USA).
Barioperovskite View Barioperovskite Image BaTiO3 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the barium analoge of perovskite.
Bariopharmacosiderite View Bariopharmacosiderite Image BaFe+++4(AsO4)3(OH)5·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the barium analog of pharmacosiderite.
Bariopyrochlore Say Bariopyrochlore  View Bariopyrochlore Image (Ba,Sr)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)7 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Assigned by the IMA pyrochlore nomenclature group for the predominant barium content and to pyrochlore.
Bariosincosite View Bariosincosite Image View Bariosincosite Form  Ba(V++++O)2(PO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to sincosite.
Barite Say Barite  View Barite Images Gallery View Barite Form  BaSO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1640
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, baryos, "heavy."
Barium-alumopharmacosiderite BaAl4(AsO4)3(OH)5·5(H2O) Discredited IMA 1971 - Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1966 as the aluminum end member with barium pharmcosiderite.
Bariumbannisterite  (K,H3O)(Ba,Ca)(Mn++,Fe++,Mg)21(Si,Al)32O80(O,OH)16·4-12(H2O) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the barium analog of bannisterite.
Bariumbrewsterite - See Brewsterite-Ba
Barium-pharmacosiderite - See Bariopharmacosiderite
REMARKS: Renamed Bariopharmacosiderite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Barium-zinc-alumopharmacosiderite  (Ba,K)0.5(Zn,Cu)0.5(Al,Fe)4(AsO4)3·5(H2O) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Ba and Zn analog of pharmacosiderite.
Barkevicite - See Ferrohornblende
Barkevikite - See Ferro-edenite
Barnesite Say Barnesite  View Barnesite Image Na2V6O16·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William H. Barnes (1903- ), National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, authority on the crystallography of many vanadium minerals.
Barquillite Say Barquillite Cu2CdGeS4 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Barquilla, a village near the discovery locality. LOCALITY: Fuentes Villanas mine, Barquilla Sn-Ge-Cd-Cu-Fe vein-type deposit, southwestern Salamanca, Spain.
Barrandite - See Variscite
Barrandite - See Strengite
Barrerite Say Barrerite  View Barrerite Image   (Na,K,Ca)2Al2Si7O18·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: For Richard Maling Barrer (1910- ), New Zealand-born British teacher ad student of the chemistry of zeolites.
Barringerite Say Barringerite  View Barringerite Image  (Fe,Ni)2P Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Names in 1969 for Daniel M. Barringer (1860-1929), U.S. Mining engineer, who established the meteoritic origin of Meteor Crater, Arizona.
Barringtonite Say Barringtonite  View Barringtonite Image MgCO3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Barrington Tops, NSW, Australia.
Barroisite Say Barroisite  View Barroisite Image [ ](CaNa)Mg3AlFe+++Si7AlO22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Not given in original paper.
Barsanovite - See Georgbarsanovite
REMARKS: Discredited 1969
Barstowite Say Barstowite  View Barstowite Image  Pb4(CO3)Cl6·(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard William Barstow (1947-1982), Cornish mineral dealer.
Bartelkeite Say Bartelkeite PbFe++Ge3O8 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wolfgang Bartelke, mineral collector and specialist in Tsumeb mineral.
Bartonite Say Bartonite  View Bartonite Image   K3Fe10S14 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: For Paul B. Barton, Jr., sulfide petrologist with the U.S. Geological Society.
Barylite Say Barylite  View Barylite Images Gallery  BaBe2Si2O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "heavy", in allusion to its high specific gravity.
Barysilite Say Barysilite  View Barysilite Image  Pb8Mn(Si2O7)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for heavy and for SILicon in its composition.
Barytes - See Barite
Barytkreuzstein - See Harmotome
Barytocalcite Say Barytocalcite  View Barytocalcite Images Gallery  BaCa(CO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its chemical composition.
Barytolamprophyllite Say Barytolamprophyllite  View Barytolamprophyllite Image   Ba2Na3(Fe+++,Ti)3(Si2O7)2(O,OH,F)4 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and similarity to lamprophyllite.
Basaluminite Say Basaluminite  View Basaluminite Image Al4(SO4)(OH)10·5(H2O) Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the composition (basic sulfate of aluminum).
Bassanite Say Bassanite  View Bassanite Image  2CaSO4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francesco Basani (185301916). Italian paleontologist, University of Naples, Italy.
Bassetite Say Bassetite  View Bassetite Image  Fe++(UO2)2(PO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: For the Basset mine group, Cornwall, England, from which it was first described.
Bastnasite-(Ce) Say Bastnasite-(Ce)  View Bastnasite-(Ce) Image   Ce(CO3)F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Bastnas Mine, Riddarhyttan district, Vastermanland, Sweden.
Bastnasite-(La) Say Bastnasite-(La)  View Bastnasite-(La) Image   La(CO3)F Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality Bastnas Mine, Riddarhyttan, Vastmanland, Sweden. LOCALITY: Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico, USA.
Bastnasite-(Y) Say Bastnasite-(Y) Y(CO3)F Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Y end member and after the Bastnas Mine, Riddarhyttan, Vastmanland, Sweden.
Batavite - See Vermiculite
REMARKS: Fe-poor variety of vermiculite
Batiferrite View Batiferrite Image View Batiferrite Form   Ba(Ti2Fe+++8Fe++2)O19 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the chemical composition (Ba,Ti,Fe) and the structural relationships to hexaferrite-type compounds.
Batisite Say Batisite  View Batisite Image   BaNaNaTi2O2[Si4O12] Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: For Ba, Ti, Si in the composition.
Batisivite (Ti,V,Cr)14Ba[Si2O7]O22 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition Ba, Ti, Si, and V.
Baumhauerite Say Baumhauerite  View Baumhauerite Images Gallery View Baumhauerite Form  Pb3As4S9 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: For Heinrich Adolph Baumhauer (1848-1926), German mineralogist and Professor, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Baumhauerite-2a Say Baumhauerite-2a  View Baumhauerite-2a Image Pb3As4S9 Approved IMA 1990 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the monoclinic polymorph of baumhauerite.
Baumstarkite View Baumstarkite Image View Baumstarkite Form  Ag3(Sb,As)2SbS6 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Manfred Baumstark(1954-), German mineralogist who first recognized the mineral.
Bauranoite Say Bauranoite  View Bauranoite Image  BaU2O7·4-5(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition of (Ba)(Urano)ite.
Bauxite - See Boehmite
REMARKS: Al ore mixture
Bavenite Say Bavenite  View Bavenite Image  Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Baveno, Lago Maggiore, Piedmont, Italy.
Bayankhanite Say Bayankhanite Cu6HgS4 Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Idermeg-bayan-khan-ula, Mongolia.
Bayerite Say Bayerite   Al(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: The artificial compound is thought to have been named for the 19th-century German metallurgist Karl J. Bayer; the name was then applied to the natural mineral.
Bayldonite Say Bayldonite  View Bayldonite Image  (Cu,Zn)3Pb(AsO3OH)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1865
NAME ORIGIN: Named after John Bayldon of England.
Bayleyite Say Bayleyite  View Bayleyite Images Gallery   Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3·18(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Shirley Bayley (1861-1943), American mineralogist and geologist, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA
Baylissite Say Baylissite    K2Mg(CO3)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Noel Stanley Bayliss, Professor of Chemistry, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, who characterized the synthetic compound.
Bazhenovite Say Bazhenovite  View Bazhenovite Image  CaS5·CaS2O3·6Ca(OH)2·20(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. G. Bazhenov (petrographer) and L. F. Bazhenov (analytical chemist), Russian scientists.
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