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F Mineral Index (284 Count)

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

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Facellite - See Kaliophilite
Faheyite Say Faheyite  View Faheyite Image (Mn,Mg)Fe+++2Be2(PO4)4·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph John Fahey (1901-1980), American analytical chemist, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., USA.
Fahleite Say Fahleite  View Fahleite Image Zn5CaFe+++2(AsO4)6·14(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rolfe Fahle of Munich, Germany, a mineral dealer specializing in Tsumeb specimens.
Fairbankite Say Fairbankite  View Fairbankite Image PbTe++++O3 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for N. K. Fairbank.
Fairchildite Say Fairchildite  View Fairchildite Image   K2Ca(CO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1949
NAME ORIGIN: Named after John Gifford Fairchild (1882-1965), analytical chemist at the U. S. Geological Survey.
Fairfieldite Say Fairfieldite  View Fairfieldite Image View Fairfieldite Form  Ca2(Mn,Fe++)(PO4)2·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Branchville, Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Faizievite View Faizievite Image   K2Na(Ca6Na)Ti4Li6Si24O66F2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Faiziev Abdulkhak Radzhabovitrh (b 1938), professor of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tadjikistan, Dushanbe, Tadjikistan.
Falcondoite Say Falcondoite  View Falcondoite Image (Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the contraction of FALCONbridge DOminica C. Por A., the mining company at the type locality. LOCALITY: Loma Peruera laterite deposit at Bonao, Dominican Republic.
Falkmanite Say Falkmanite  View Falkmanite Image Pb5Sb4S11 Valid Species (Pre-IMA)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for O.C.A. Falkman.
False Galena - See Sphalerite
Famatinite Say Famatinite  View Famatinite Images Gallery  Cu3SbS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Sierra de Famatina, La Rioja, Argentina.
Fangite Say Fangite  View Fangite Image  Tl3AsS4 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Fangite was named for Jen-Ho Fang in honor of his numerous contributions to crystallography, crystal chemistry, and geostatistics.
Farneseite View Farneseite Image   (Na37K9Ca10)S56(Si42Al42)S84O168(SO4)12·6(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Farnese, Viterbo province, Latium, Italy.
Farringtonite Say Farringtonite  View Farringtonite Image  Mg3(PO4)2 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Oliver Cummings Farrington (1864-1933), Curator of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fassaite - See Augite
Faujasite - See Faujasite-Na
Faujasite-Ca Say Faujasite-Ca  View Faujasite-Ca Image  (Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48]·32(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Barthelemy Faujas de Saint Fond (1741-1819), French geologist and writer on the origin of volcanoes. The Ca-dominant member of the faujasite series.
Faujasite-Mg Say Faujasite-Mg  View Faujasite-Mg Image (Mg,Na2,Ca)3.5[Al7Si17O48]·32(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Barthelemy Faujas de Saint Fond (1741-1819), French geologist and writer on the origin of volcanoes. The Mg-dominant member of the faujasite series.
Faujasite-Na Say Faujasite-Na  View Faujasite-Na Image  (Na2,Ca,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48]·32(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1842
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Barthelemy Faujas de Saint Fond (1741-1819), French geologist and writer on the origin of volcanoes.
Faustite Say Faustite  View Faustite Image  (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Tobias Faust (1908-1985), mineralogist and geologist, U. S. Geological Survey.
Fava pebbles - See Gorceixite
Fayalite Say Fayalite  View Fayalite Image  Fe++2SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Fayal Island, Azores
Feather Alum - See Halotrichite
Fedorite Say Fedorite  View Fedorite Image   KNa4Ca4(Al,Si)16O36(OH,F)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Evgraf Stepanovich Fedorov (1853-1919), eminent Russian crystallographer.
Fedorovskite Say Fedorovskite  View Fedorovskite Image Ca2(Mg,Mn)2B4O7(OH)6 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai Mikhailovich Fedorovskii (1886-1956), eminent crystallographer and founder of the Russian Research Institute of Mineral Resources, Moscow, Russia.
Fedotovite Say Fedotovite  View Fedotovite Image   K2Cu++3(SO4)3O Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for S. A. Fedotov (1931-), Russian geologist.
Feinglosite Say Feinglosite  View Feinglosite Image Pb2(Zn,Fe)[(As,S)O4]2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Mark N. Feinglos (b. 1948), Professor at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., who discovered the mineral.
Feitknechtite Say Feitknechtite  View Feitknechtite Image beta-Mn+++O(OH) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Feitknecht (1899-1975), Swiss, professor of chemistry, University of Bern.
Feklichevite View Feklichevite Image  Na11Ca9(Fe+++,Fe++)2Zr3Nb[Si25O73](OH,H2O,Cl,O)5 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for V. G. Feklichev (1933-1999), Russian mineralogist.
Felbertalite  Cu2Pb6Bi8S19 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Felbertal valley, Salzburg Province, Austria.
Felsobanyaite Say Felsobanyaite  View Felsobanyaite Image  Al4(SO4)(OH)10·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Baia Sprie, Maramures, Romania (formerly known as Felsobanya, in Hungary).
Fenaksite Say Fenaksite  View Fenaksite Image   (K,Na,Ca)4(Fe++,Fe+++,Mn)2Si8O20(OH,F) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Fe, Na, K, and Si in the formula.
Fencooperite View Fencooperite Image  Ba6Fe+++3Si8O23(CO3)2Cl3·H2O Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph Fenimore Cooper, Jr. (1937-), mineral collector of Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Fer - See Iron
Ferberite Say Ferberite  View Ferberite Image View Ferberite Form  Fe++WO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Moritz Rudolph Ferber (1805-1875) of Gera, Germany.
Ferchromide Say Ferchromide  View Ferchromide Image Cr3Fe1-x(x=0,6) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: For the chemical composition, FERrum, iron, and CHROMium.
Ferdisilicite Say Ferdisilicite  View Ferdisilicite Image FeSi2 Not Approved IMA - Published without Approval 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the chemical composition (Ferrous and two (di) Silicide).
Fergusonite-beta-(Ce) Say Fergusonite-beta-(Ce)  View Fergusonite-beta-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La,Nd)NbO4 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dimorphous relationship to fergusonite-(Ce).
Fergusonite-beta-(Nd) Say Fergusonite-beta-(Nd)   (Nd,Ce)NbO4 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dimorphous relationship to fergusonite-(Nd).
Fergusonite-beta-(Y) Say Fergusonite-beta-(Y)  View Fergusonite-beta-(Y) Image  YNbO4 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the crystal symmetry and composition as the Y-dominant member of the fergusonite group.
Fergusonite-(Ce) Say Fergusonite-(Ce)    (Ce,La,Y)NbO4 Not Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: For the relationship to fergusonite-(Y) and the cerium content.
Fergusonite-(Nd) Say Fergusonite-(Nd)  View Fergusonite-(Nd) Image  (Nd,Ce)(Nb,Ti)O4 Not Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and a member of the fergusonite group.
Fergusonite-(Y) Say Fergusonite-(Y)  View Fergusonite-(Y) Images Gallery View Fergusonite-(Y) Form  YNbO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert Ferguson (1767-1840), Scottish advocate, politician, and mineralogist.
Fermorite Say Fermorite  View Fermorite Image  (Ca,Sr)5(AsO4,PO4)3(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lewis Leigh Fermor (1880-1954), former Director of the Geological Survey of India.
Fernandinite Say Fernandinite  View Fernandinite Image  CaV8O20·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eulagio E. Fernanadini, former owner of the Minasragra deposit.
Feroxyhyte Say Feroxyhyte  View Feroxyhyte Image Fe+++O(OH) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Ferric, Oxygen, Hydroxide).
Ferrarisite Say Ferrarisite  View Ferrarisite Image  Ca5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giovanni Ferraris (1937- ), Institute of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Geochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Ferrazite - See Gorceixite
Ferrazite View Ferrazite Image (Pb,Ba)3(PO4)2·8(H2O) (?) Discredited IMA 1996
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1919 for Jorge Palmiro de Araujo Ferraz (1883-1926) of the Geological Survey of Brazil.
Ferriallanite-(Ce) View Ferriallanite-(Ce) Image   CaCe(Fe+++,Fe++,Al)3[SiO4][Si2O7]O(OH) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe3+ analogue of allanite-(Ce)
Ferriannite - See Tetraferriannite
Ferri-annite - See Tetraferriannite
Ferri-arrojadite-(BaNa) BaFe++Na2Ca(Fe++,Mn,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)(F,OH)2 Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine analog of arrojadite and site occupancy of the fluorarrojadite structure.
Ferribarroisite Say Ferribarroisite  View Ferribarroisite Image CaNa(Fe++,Mg)3Fe+++2[AlSi7O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1997
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferribiotite - See Tetraferriannite
Ferribrackebushite - See Calderonite
Ferric-ferronyboite View Ferric-ferronyboite Image NaNa2(Fe++)3(Fe+++)2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Proposed IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883). Dashkensanite (1936) was revalidated and renamed 2005.
Ferrichromite - See Chromite
REMARKS: Magnetic, altered
Ferri-clinoferroholmquistite  [ ]Li2(Fe+++2Fe++3)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Johan Holmquist (1866-1946) and the Fe++ and Fe+++ clinoamphiboles.
Ferri-clinoholmquistite   [ ]Li2Mg3(Fe3+)2(Si8O22)(OH)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects its composition, monoclinic crystal structure, and relationship to holmquistite in accord with the nomenclature of Leake (1978a, 1978b)
Ferric-nyboite - See Obertiite
Ferricopiapite Say Ferricopiapite  View Ferricopiapite Image  Fe+++2/3Fe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2·20(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the ferric iron member of the copiapite group.
Ferridravite - See Povondraite
Ferrierite - See Ferrierite-Na
Ferrierite-K Say Ferrierite-K  View Ferrierite-K Image  (K,Na)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1976 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer. The K-dominant member of the ferrierite series.
Ferrierite-Mg Say Ferrierite-Mg  View Ferrierite-Mg Image   (Mg,Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1918
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer. Mg modifier added by zeolite nomenclature committee.
Ferrierite-Na Say Ferrierite-Na  View Ferrierite-Na Image   (Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1985 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950), Canadian geologist and mining engineer. Na-dominant member of the ferrierite series.
Ferri-ferrobarroisite [ ]CaNa(Fe++)3(Fe+++)2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Proposed IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferri-ferrotschermakite [ ]Ca2(Fe2+)3(Fe3+)2(Si6Al2)O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Gustav Tschermak von Sessenegg (1836-1927), Austrian mineralogist.
Ferrihydrite Say Ferrihydrite  View Ferrihydrite Image  Fe+++2O3·0.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition as a hydrated ferric iron compound.
Ferrikatophorite Na2Ca(Fe++,Mg)4Fe+++(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1997
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and from the Greek for "carrying down", in allusion to its volcanic origin.
Ferrilotharmeyerite View Ferrilotharmeyerite Image  Ca(Zn,Cu++)(Fe+++,Zn)(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: As the ferric iron analog of lotharmeyerite
Ferri-magnesiotaramite View Ferri-magnesiotaramite Image NaCaNaMg3Fe+++2[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 Proposed IMA 1987 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferrimolybdite Say Ferrimolybdite  View Ferrimolybdite Image Fe+++2(MoO4)3·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its chemical composition.
Ferrinatrite Say Ferrinatrite  View Ferrinatrite Image View Ferrinatrite Form  Na3Fe+++(SO4)3·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition of FERRIc iron and NATRIum (Sodium).
Ferri-ottoliniite   [ ](Na,Li)(Mg3Fe+++2)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Luisa Ottolini (b. 1954), of CNR - Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, Pavia, Italy, for her fundamental contributions to the advancement of ion-probe analysis of rock-forming minerals.
Ferripedrizite View Ferripedrizite Image   NaLi2(Fe+++2Mg2Li)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality and as the ferric end member from the IMA-CNMMN and its Amphibole Subcommittee. LOCALITY: Eastern Pedriza Massif, Arroyo de la Yedra Valley, Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain.
Ferri-phlogopite - See Tetraferriphlogopite
Ferripyrophyllite Say Ferripyrophyllite  View Ferripyrophyllite Image Fe+++2Si4O10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe+++ analog of pyrophyllite.
Ferrisadanagaite-K - See Potassicferrisadanagaite
Ferrisicklerite Say Ferrisicklerite  View Ferrisicklerite Image  Li(Fe+++,Mn++)PO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its dominant ferric iron content and relation to sicklerite.
Ferristilpnomelane - See Stilpnomelane
REMARKS: High Fe+++
Ferristrunzite Say Ferristrunzite  View Ferristrunzite Image Fe+++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Hugo Strunz (1910-), mineralogist, Berlin, who authored the Strunz system of mineral classification.
Ferrisurite Say Ferrisurite  View Ferrisurite Image (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Fe,Al)2Si4O10(OH)2]·n(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and relationship to surite.
Ferrisymplesite Say Ferrisymplesite Fe+++3(AsO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its ferric iron content and supposed relation to symplesite.
Ferritaramite Say Ferritaramite  View Ferritaramite Image  Na(CaNa)(Fe++,Mg)3Fe+++2[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferritschermakite Say Ferritschermakite  View Ferritschermakite Image Ca2(Fe++,Mg)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Gustav Tschermak von Sessenegg (1836-1927), Austrian mineralogist.
Ferritungstite Say Ferritungstite  View Ferritungstite Image   (K,Ca,Na)(W++++++,Fe+++)2(O,OH)6·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for FERRIc iron and TUNGsten in its composition.
Ferriwhittakerite   Na(NaLi)(Mg2Fe+++2Li)Si8O22(OH)2 Proposed IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eric J.W. Whittaker (1921-), of Oxford University, who did pioneering work in amphibole crystal-chemistry.
Ferriwinchite View Ferriwinchite Image  ([ ],Na)(Na,Ca)2(Mg, Fe++)4Fe+++[Si8O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe+++ analoge of winchite.
Ferro-actinolite View Ferro-actinolite Image  [ ]Ca2Fe++5Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferroalluaudite View Ferroalluaudite Image  NaCaFe++(Fe++,Mn,Fe+++,Mg)2(PO4)3 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: For dominant ferrous iron content and relationship to alluaudite.
Ferro-alluaudite - See Ferroalluaudite
REMARKS: Renamed Ferroalluaudite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Ferroaluminoceladonite  K2Fe++2Al2Si8O20(OH)4 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its composition (Fe++,Al) and the French 'celadon,' sea-green, in allusion to its common color.
Ferro-aluminoceladonite - See Ferroaluminoceladonite
REMARKS: Renamed Ferroaluminoceladonite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
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