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E Mineral Index (129 Count)

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

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Eakleite - See Xonotlite
Eardleyite-Zn - See Takovite
Earlandite Say Earlandite Ca3(C6H5O7)·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1936
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Earland, English oceanographer.
Earlshannonite Say Earlshannonite  View Earlshannonite Image (Mn,Fe++)Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Earl V. Shannon (1895-1981), American mineralogist and chemist, U. S. National Museum, Washington, D.C., USA.
Eastonite Say Eastonite  View Eastonite Image  KMg2Al[Al2Si2O10](OH)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
Ecandrewsite Say Ecandrewsite   (Zn,Fe++,Mn++)TiO3 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ernest Clayton Andrews (1870-1948), New South Wales government geologist, who mapped the Broken Hill Region.
Ecdemite Say Ecdemite Pb6As+++2O7Cl4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "unusual", in reference to the composition.
Echellite - See Levyne-Na
Echellite - See Levyne-Ca
Eckermannite Say Eckermannite  View Eckermannite Image  NaNa2(Mg4Al)Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Eclarite Say Eclarite  View Eclarite Image  Pb9(Cu,Fe)Bi12S28 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Professor E. Clar of Vienna, Austria.
Edenharterite Say Edenharterite  View Edenharterite Image  TlPbAs3S6 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1992 for Andreas Edenharter (b.1933), Swiss crystal chemist.
Edenite Say Edenite  View Edenite Images Gallery NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Edenville, Orange County, New York, USA.
Edgarbaileyite Say Edgarbaileyite  View Edgarbaileyite Image  Hg+6Si2O7 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edgar Bailey (1914-1983), distinguished geologist and mercury commodity specialist.
Edgarite View Edgarite Images Gallery  FeNb2S6 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Alan D. Edgar (1935-1998), Professor of Petrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, in recognition of his contributions to the study of alkaline rocks and synthetic equivalents.
Edingtonite Say Edingtonite  View Edingtonite Images Gallery  BaAl2Si3O10·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the discoverer of the mineral, Edington from Glasgow, Scotland.
Edoylerite Say Edoylerite  View Edoylerite Image  Hg++3Cr++++++O4S2 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edward H. Oyler (1915-), American mineral collector specializing in mercury minerals.
Effenbergerite Say Effenbergerite  View Effenbergerite Image View Effenbergerite Form  BaCuSi4O10 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Dr. Herta S. Effenberger, mineralogist and crystallographer of the University of Vienna.
Efremovite Say Efremovite  View Efremovite Image (NH4)2Mg2(SO4)3 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ivan Antonovich Yefremov (1907-1972), Russian geologist.
Eggletonite Say Eggletonite  View Eggletonite Image Na2Mn8[Si11AlO29](OH)7·11(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for R. A. Eggleton, Australian National University.
Eggonite - See Kolbeckite
Eglestonite Say Eglestonite  View Eglestonite Image View Eglestonite Form  Hg6Cl3O(OH) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. E. Egleston.
Egueiite - See Metavivianite
REMARKS: Hydrous Ca-Fe phosphate, possibly altered metavivianite
Ehlite - See Pseudomalachite
Ehrleite Say Ehrleite  View Ehrleite Image  Ca2ZnBe(PO4)2(PO3,OH)·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Howard Ehrle of Miles City, Montana, who found the mineral.
Eichwaldite - See Jeremejevite
Eifelite Say Eifelite  View Eifelite Image   KNa3Mg4Si12O30 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From the Bellerberg volcano, two km north of Mayen, Eifel district, Germany.
Eirikite View Eirikite Image  KNa6Be2(Si15Al3)O39F2 Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Eisen - See Iron
Eitelite Say Eitelite  View Eitelite Image  Na2Mg(CO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wilhelm Hermann Julius Eitel (1891-1979), Director of the Institute of Silicate Research, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA, who synthesized the compound.
Ekanite Say Ekanite  View Ekanite Image   ThCa2Si8O20 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F.L.D. Ekanayake, of Colombo, Sri Lanka, sho discovered the mineral.
Ekanite - See Iraqite-(La)
Ekaterinite Say Ekaterinite  View Ekaterinite Image Ca2B4O7(Cl,OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yekaterina Vladimirovna Rozhkova (1898-1979), Russian mineralogist, Research Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow, Russia.
Ekatite View Ekatite Image  (Fe+++,Fe++,Zn)12(OH)6[AsO3]6[AsO3,HOSiO3]2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dieter Ekat (1935-1996), Namibian mining engineer.
Ekmanite (Fe++,Mg,Mn,Fe+++)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·2(H2O) Discredited Am. Min. 1954 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: Unknown.
Elaeolite - See Nepheline
Elbaite Say Elbaite  View Elbaite Images Gallery View Elbaite Form  Na(Li,Al)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908 (Dana # Changed)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Island of Elba, Italy.
Elbaite - See Elbaite
REMARKS: (61.3.1.6)
Eldfellite  NaFe(SO4)2 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality LOCALITY: Eldfell Cinder Cone, Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, Iceland
Electrum - See Gold
REMARKS: Ag Alloy
Electrum - See Silver
REMARKS: Au Alloy
Elfstorpite - See Allactite
REMARKS: Discredited 2004
Ellenbergerite Say Ellenbergerite  View Ellenbergerite Image  Mg6TiAl6Si8O28(OH)10 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francois Ellenberger, Paris, France, for his geological work in the western Alps.
Ellestadite View Ellestadite Image Ca5(SiO4,PO4,SO4)3(F,OH,Cl) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Reuben B. Ellestad (1900-1993), American analytical chemist of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Ellestadite-(Cl) View Ellestadite-(Cl) Image  Ca5(SiO4,PO4,SO4)3(Cl,OH,F) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and Reuben B. Ellestad (1900-1993), American analytical chemist of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Ellestadite-(F) View Ellestadite-(F) Image  Ca5(SiO4,PO4,SO4)3(F,OH,Cl) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and Reuben B. Ellestad (1900-1993), American analytical chemist of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Ellestadite-(OH) View Ellestadite-(OH) Image  Ca5(SiO4,SO4)3(OH,Cl,F) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and Reuben B. Ellestad (1900-1993), American analytical chemist of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Ellisite Say Ellisite  View Ellisite Image  Tl3AsS3 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Albert J. Ellis (1929-), New Zealand geochemist.
Ellsworthite - See Komarovite
Elpasolite Say Elpasolite  View Elpasolite Image   K2NaAlF6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: St Peters Dome, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Elpidite Say Elpidite  View Elpidite Image View Elpidite Form  Na2ZrSi6O15·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek "ELPIS" = hope, in allusion to the hope of finding another mineral in the layer
Elsmoreite WO3·0.5(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Elsmore tin deposit in Elsmore Hill, 17 km east of Inverell and adjacent to the village of Elsmore, New England region, New South Wales, Australia
Elyite Say Elyite  View Elyite Image  Pb4Cu(SO4)O2(OH)4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Ely, an important figure in the early mining history of eastern Nevada.
Embolite View Embolite Image Ag(Br,Cl) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "intermediate" alluding to the 50:50 mixture of chloride and bromide in the formula.
Embolite - See Chlorargyrite
REMARKS: Br bearing
Embolite-Cl - See Bromargyrite
Embreyite Say Embreyite  View Embreyite Image Pb5(CrO4)2(PO4)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for P. G. Embry
Emeleusite Say Emeleusite  View Emeleusite Image  Na4Li2Fe+++2Si12O30 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Henry Emeleus, University of Durham, Durham, England.
Emerald - See Beryl
REMARKS: Green colored beryl
Emerald Nickel - See Zaratite
Emilite View Emilite Image  Cu2.68Pb2.68Bi5.32S12 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Presumabley named for Emil Makovicky of the University of Copenhagen.
Emmonsite Say Emmonsite  View Emmonsite Image  Fe+++2Te++++3O9·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
NAME ORIGIN: Named for S. F. Emmons
Emplectite Say Emplectite  View Emplectite Image View Emplectite Form  CuBiS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek emplektos, "interwoven."
Empressite Say Empressite  View Empressite Image  AgTe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Empress Josephine mine, Saguache County and Red Cloud mine, Bolder County, Colorado, USA.
Enargite Say Enargite  View Enargite Image View Enargite Form  Cu3AsS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek enarges - "obvious."
Endellionite - See Bournonite
Endellite View Endellite Image Al2Si2O5(OH)4·2(H2O) Discredited IMA 1967 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1943 for Kurt Endell (1887{?), German geologist, one of the discoverers of the mineral.
Endellite - See Halloysite
Endlichite(As) - See Vanadinite
Englishite Say Englishite  View Englishite Images Gallery  K3Na2Ca10Al15(PO4)21(OH)7·26(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George L. English (1864-1944), American mineral dealer and collector.
Enstatite Say Enstatite  View Enstatite Image  Mg2Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1855
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek enstates - "opponent."
Eosphorite Say Eosphorite  View Eosphorite Images Gallery View Eosphorite Form  MnAl(PO4)(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "dawn-bearing," in allusion to the pink color.
Ephesite Say Ephesite  View Ephesite Image  NaLiAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Gumuchdahg, Ephesus, near Izmir, Turkey.
Epidesmine - See Stilbite-Na
Epididymite Say Epididymite  View Epididymite Image  NaBeSi3O7(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek epi, "near" and didymos, "twin", for its dimorphous relationship with eudidymite
Epidote Say Epidote  View Epidote Image View Epidote Form  Ca2(Fe+++,Al)3(SiO4)3(OH) = Ca2(Fe,Al)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801 - Dana # Changed from 58.2.1a.7
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek epidosis - "addition."
Epidote-(Pb) Say Epidote-(Pb)  View Epidote-(Pb) Image  (Ca,Pb,Sr)2(Al,Fe+++)3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899 - Dana # Changed from 58.2.1a.8
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Elwood P. Hancock (1836-1916), of Berlinton, New Jersey, USA, collector of minerals from Franklin.
Epidote-(Sr) Say Epidote-(Sr)  View Epidote-(Sr) Image  CaSrAl2Fe+++(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) Proposed IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Epistilbite Say Epistilbite  View Epistilbite Image  CaAl2Si6O16·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek epi - "near" and the mineral Stilbite.
Epistolite Say Epistolite  View Epistolite Image  (Na,[ ])2{(Na,Ti)4[Nb2(O,H2O)4Si4O14](OH,F)2}·2H2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1897
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Greek for "letter" in allusion to the flat, rectangular form and white color.
Epsomite Say Epsomite  View Epsomite Image View Epsomite Form  MgSO4·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: The mineral has long been known from the deposits associated with the mineral waters at Epsom, Surrey, England.
Epsom Salts - See Epsomite
Ercitite View Ercitite Image Na2(H2O)4[Mn+++2(OH)2(PO4)2] Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for mineralogist T. Scott Ercit (1957-) of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada.
Erdite Say Erdite  View Erdite Image  NaFeS2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For Richard C. Erd (1924- ), mineralogist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Eremeyevite - See Jeremejevite
Eremyeevite - See Jeremejevite
Ericaite Say Ericaite  View Ericaite Image (Fe++,Mg,Mn)3B7O13Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the purple color of flowers from the genus Erica (Heather).
Ericssonite Say Ericssonite  View Ericssonite Image BaMn++2Fe+++O[Si2O7](OH) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John E. Ericsson (1803-1883), Swedish-born American engineer and inventor, designer of the iron-clad ship Monitor.
Erinite - See Cornwallite
Eriochalcite Say Eriochalcite  View Eriochalcite Image View Eriochalcite Form  CuCl2·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek erion = "wool" and kalcos= "copper", in allusion to its form and to the chemical composition.
Erionite-Ca Say Erionite-Ca  View Erionite-Ca Image   (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36]·15(H2O) Approved IMA 1967 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for wool, in allusion to its white, fibrous, wool-like appearance. The Ca-dominant member of the erionite series.
Erionite-K Say Erionite-K  View Erionite-K Image   (K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36]·15(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for wool, in allusion to its white, fibrous, wool-like appearance. The K-dominant member of the erionite series.
Erionite-Na Say Erionite-Na  View Erionite-Na Image  (Na2,K2,Ca)2[Al4Si14O36]·15(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1898
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for wool, in allusion to its white, fibrous, wool-like appearance. Na modifier added by zeolite nomenclatrue committee.
Erlianite Say Erlianite (Fe++,Mg)4(Fe+++,V+++)2[Si6O15](O,OH)8 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Harhada iron deposit, near the Jining-Erlian railway, Inner Mongolia, China.
Erlichmanite Say Erlichmanite  View Erlichmanite Image  OsS2 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: For Joseph Erlichman, electron probe analyst, who analyzed a number of new minerals.
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