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D Mineral Index (177 Count)

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

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Dachiardite-Ca Say Dachiardite-Ca  View Dachiardite-Ca Image  (Ca,Na2,K2)5Al10Si38O96·25(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Antonio D'Achiardi (1839-1902), Professor of Mineralogy, Universitá di Pisa, Italy, who first described the mineral discovered by his son in a granitic pegmatite.
Dachiardite-Na Say Dachiardite-Na  View Dachiardite-Na Image  (Na2,Ca,K2)4Al4Si20O48·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to dachiardite and the sodium content.
Dadsonite Say Dadsonite  View Dadsonite Image  Pb21Sb23S55Cl Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander S. Dadson (1906-1958), Canadian mineralogist.
Dahllite - See Carbonate-hydroxylapatite
Dalyite Say Dalyite  View Dalyite Image   K2ZrSi6O15 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871-1957), Professor of Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Damaraite Say Damaraite   Pb3O2(OH)Cl Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Damara sequence, the dolostones that host the deposit at the type locality. LOCALITY: Kombat mine, 49 km S of Tsumeb, Namibia.
Damiaoite Say Damiaoite   PtIn2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For its locality. LOCALITY: Near the village of Damiao and the Yixun River, about 370 km N of Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Dana - See Mereiterite
Danalite Say Danalite  View Danalite Image  Fe++4Be3(SiO4)3S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named after James Dwight Dana (1813-1895), American mineralogist and author of the Dana mineral classification.
Danbaite Say Danbaite CuZn2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Danba, Sichuan Province, China.
Danburite Say Danburite  View Danburite Image  CaB2(SiO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its location. LOCALITY: Danbury, Connecticut.
Danielsite Say Danielsite  View Danielsite Image (Cu,Ag)14HgS8 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John L. Daniels (1931-), who collected the mineral.
Dannemorite - See Manganogrunerite
REMARKS: Renamed by IMA
Dansite Say Dansite   Na21Mg(SO4)10Cl3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean D'Ans (1881-1969), German chemist, Technical University, Berlin.
D'Ansite - See Dansite
Daomanite Say Daomanite  View Daomanite Image CuPtAsS2 Not Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Dao and Ma districts, Yanshan, China.
Daphnite - See Chamosite
Daqingshanite-(Ce) Say Daqingshanite-(Ce)  View Daqingshanite-(Ce) Image   (Sr,Ca,Ba)3(Ce,La)(PO4)(CO3)3-x(OH,F)x Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for a mountain, Daqingshan, near the Bayan Obo iron ore deposit.
Darapiosite Say Darapiosite    KNa2Zr[Li(Mn,Zr)2Si12O30] Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Dara-i-Pioz, Alai Range, Tien Shan, northern Tadzhikistan.
Darapskite Say Darapskite  View Darapskite Image View Darapskite Form  Na3(SO4)(NO3)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ludwig Darapsky (1857-1916), German-Chilean chemist and mineralogist, Santiago, Chile.
Dark Red Silver Ore - See Pyrargyrite
Dashkesanite - See Potassic-chlorohastingsite
Dashkesanite - See Chloro-potassichastingsite
REMARKS: Discredited IMA 1978
Dashkovaite View Dashkovaite Image  Mg(HCOO)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for E. R. Dashkova (1744-1796), former director of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
Datolite Say Datolite  View Datolite Image View Datolite Form  CaBSiO4(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1806
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, dateisthai, meaning "to divide," because granular aggregates crumble readily.
Daubreeite Say Daubreeite  View Daubreeite Image BiO(OH,Cl) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gabriel Auguste Daubree (1814-1896), French mineralogist and geologist.
Daubreelite Say Daubreelite  View Daubreelite Image  Fe++Cr2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor Gabriel Auguste Daubree (1814-1896), of Paris, France.
Davanite Say Davanite  View Davanite Image   K2TiSi6O15 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Davan Stream near the locality. LOCALITY: Murun massif, Russia.
Davidite-(Ce) Say Davidite-(Ce)  View Davidite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,La)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe+++)20O38 Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Tenatt William Edgeworth David (1858-1934), Australian geologist.
Davidite-(La) Say Davidite-(La)  View Davidite-(La) Image   (La,Ce,Ca)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe+++)20O38 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tenatt William Edgeworth David (1858-1934), Australian geologist.
Davidite-(Y) - See Gramaccioliite-(Y)
Davisite View Davisite Image  Ca(Sc,Ti+++,Mg,Ti++++)AlSiO6 Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andrew M. Davis (b 1950), Professor of Cosmochemistry at the University of Chicago, in honor of his outstanding contributions to meteorite research.
Davisonite - See Apatite
REMARKS: Mixture of apatite with crandallite
Davisonite - See Crandallite
REMARKS: Mixture of crandallite with apatite
Davreuxite Say Davreuxite  View Davreuxite Image  MnAl6Si4O17(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Joseph Davreux (1800-1863), Belgian pharmacist and natural scientist, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Li?ege, Belgium.
Davyne Say Davyne  View Davyne Image   Na4K2Ca2Si6Al6O24(SO4)Cl2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829), famous English chemist who discovered the following elements: B, Ba, Ca, K, Mg, Na, and Sr.
Dawsonite Say Dawsonite  View Dawsonite Image View Dawsonite Form  NaAl(CO3)(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Canadian geologist, J. W. Dawson (1820-1899).
Dayingite CuCoPtS4 Not Approved IMA 1976 - Published 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality (dayingite = "Ta - ying"). LOCALITY: Unspecified locality in China.
Deanesmithite Say Deanesmithite  View Deanesmithite Image  Hg+2Hg++3Cr++++++O5S2 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Deane K. Smith (1930-2001), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Decrespignyite-(Y) View Decrespignyite-(Y) Image  (Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert James Champion de Crespigny (1950-), Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Deerite Say Deerite  View Deerite Image  (Fe++,Mn)6(Fe+++,Al)3Si6O20(OH)5 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Alexander Deer (1910- ), mineralogist-petrologist, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
Defernite Say Defernite  View Defernite Image  Ca6(CO3)2-x(SiO4)x(OH)7(Cl,OH)1-2x (x=0,5) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jacques Deferne, Curator of Mineralogy, Museum of Natural History, Geneva, Switzerland.
Dehrnite - See Carbonate-fluorapatite
Delafossite Say Delafossite  View Delafossite Image  Cu+Fe+++O2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gabrial Delafosse (1796-1878), French mineralogist and crystallographer.
Delessite - See Chamosite
Delhayelite Say Delhayelite  View Delhayelite Image   (Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Fernard Delhaye (1880-1946), Belgian geologist, a pioneer in the geological exploration of the northern Kivu region of Zaire.
Deliensite Say Deliensite  View Deliensite Image View Deliensite Form  Fe++(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dr. Michel Deliens (1939-), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural History, Brussels, Belgium, in recognition of his research on uranium bearing minerals.
Delindeite Say Delindeite  View Delindeite Image   Ba2(Na,K,[ ])3(Ti,Fe)[Ti2(O,OH)4Si4O14](H2O,OH)2 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry deLinde, long time mineral collector and owner of the Diamond Jo quarry.
Dellaite Say Dellaite  View Dellaite Image  Ca6Si3O11(OH)2 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Della Martin Roy (1926-), Pennsylvania State University geochemist who first synthesized this phase.
Dellaventuraite View Dellaventuraite Image   NaNa2(Mg2,Mn+++,Li,Ti)Si8O22O2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giancarlo Della Ventura, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, for his extensive work on the crystal chemistry of synthetic amphiboles.
Deloneite-(Ce) Say Deloneite-(Ce)  View Deloneite-(Ce) Image  NaCa2SrCe(PO4)3F Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For B. N. Delone (Delaunay) (1890-1980), Russian mathematical crystallographer.
Delorenzite - See Tanteuxenite-(Y)
Deloryite Say Deloryite    Cu++4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Claude Delory (1953- ), French mineral collector and land surveyor, Toulon, France, who collected the first specimens.
Delrioite Say Delrioite  View Delrioite Image CaSrV2O6(OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andres M. del Rio (1764-1849), Mexican mineralogist, who discovered vanadium.
Deltaite - See Apatite-(CaOH)
REMARKS: Mixture with crandellite
Deltaite - See Crandallite
REMARKS: Mixture of crandallite with hydroxylapatite
Delvauxite Say Delvauxite  View Delvauxite Image CaFe+++4(PO4,SO4)2(OH)8·4-6(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1838
NAME ORIGIN: Named after J.S.P.J. Delvaux de Feuffe (1782-1863), Belgian chemist who first described and analyzed the mineral.
Demantoid - See Andradite
REMARKS: Green colored andradite garnet
Demartinite View Demartinite Image   K2[SiF6] Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francesco Demartin (b. 1953), who has made significant contributions to the chemistry of metallic clusters and to the crystal structure of Alpine rare-earth minerals and uranium minerals.
Demesmaekerite Say Demesmaekerite  View Demesmaekerite Images Gallery   Pb2Cu5(UO2)2(SeO3)6(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gaston Demesmaeker (1911-), Belgian mining geologist, who studied the Shikolobwe uranium deposits.
Demicheleite-(Br) View Demicheleite-(Br) Image BiSBr Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vincenzo de Michele (b. 1936), former curator of the Section of Mineralogy of the Museo di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy.
Demicheleite-(Cl) BiSCl Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Denisovite Say Denisovite  View Denisovite Image  (K,Na)Ca2Si3O8(F,OH) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksander Petrovich Denisov (1918-1972), Russian specialist in X-ray investigations of minerals, of the Kola Scientific Center, Russia.
Denningite Say Denningite  View Denningite Image  (Mn,Zn)Te2O5 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Reynolds McConnell Denning (1916-1967), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Dennisonite - See Crandallite
REMARKS: Mixture with apatite
Dennisonite - See Apatite
REMARKS: Mixture with crandallite
Deoderant Stone - See Tschermigite
Derbylite Say Derbylite  View Derbylite Image  (Fe+++,Fe++,Ti)7Sb+++O13(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1897
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American Geologist Orville A. Derby 1851 - 1915 founder of the Brazilian Geological Survey.
Derriksite Say Derriksite  View Derriksite Image   Cu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Marie Francois Joseph Derriks (1912-1993), Belgian geologist who studied the Shinkolobwe uranium deposit.
Dervillite Say Dervillite Ag2AsS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Henri Derville of Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France.
Desaulsite - See Pimelite
Desautelsite Say Desautelsite  View Desautelsite Image Mg6Mn+++2(CO3)(OH)16·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Paul E. Desautels (1920-1991), curator of minerals at the U. S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithstonian Institution).
Descloizite Say Descloizite  View Descloizite Image View Descloizite Form  PbZn(VO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French mineralogist, Alfred Des Closzeaux (1817-1897).
Desmine - See Stilbite-Ca
Desmine - See Stilbite-Na
Desourdyite - See Iraqite-(La)
Desourdyite - See Steacyite
Despujolsite Say Despujolsite   Ca3Mn++++(SO4)2(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Despujols (1888-?), founder of the Moroccan Geologic Survey.
Dessauite Say Dessauite  View Dessauite Image View Dessauite Form  (Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe+++)20O38 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Gabor Dessau (1907-1983), professor of ore mineralogy at the University of Pisa, Italy.
Destinezite - See Diadochite
REMARKS: Crystalline diadochite
Devilline Say Devilline  View Devilline Images Gallery  CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1864
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French chemist, H. E. S. C. Deville (1818-1881). Named from its occurrence at Herrengrund, north of Neusohl, in Slovakia of Czechoslovakia.
Dewalquite - See Ardennite-(As)
Deweylite - See Clinochrysotile
Dewindtite Say Dewindtite  View Dewindtite Image   Pb3[H(UO2)3O2(PO4)2]2·12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Dewindt, Belgian geologist.
Diaboleite Say Diaboleite  View Diaboleite Image View Diaboleite Form  Pb2CuCl2(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1923
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek dia, "difference" and the mineral Boleite.
Diadochite Say Diadochite  View Diadochite Image  Fe+++2(PO4)(SO4)(OH)·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, diadochos, meaning "successor," presumably in allusion to its secondary origin.
Dialogite - See Rhodochrosite
Diamond Say Diamond  View Diamond Image View Diamond Form  C Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, adamas, meaning "invincible" or "hardest."
Diaoyudaoite Say Diaoyudaoite  View Diaoyudaoite Image  NaAl11O17 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Okinawa Trough, near Diaoyudao Island, a few km northeast of Taiwan.
Diaphorite Say Diaphorite  View Diaphorite Image View Diaphorite Form  Pb2Ag3Sb3S8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek diaphora, "difference" as being distinct from freieslebenite.
Diaspore Say Diaspore  View Diaspore Image View Diaspore Form  AlO(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek word "to scatter," referring to the mineral's easy disintegration in the blowpipe flame.
Dichroite - See Cordierite
Dickinsonite - See Dickinsonite-(KNa)
Dickinsonite - See Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)
Dickinsonite - See Dickinsonite-(NaNa)
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