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G Mineral Index (227 Count)

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

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Gabrielsonite Say Gabrielsonite  View Gabrielsonite Image PbFe++(AsO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Olof Erik Gabrielson (1912-), mineralogist, Swedish Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
Gadolinite-(Ce) Say Gadolinite-(Ce)  View Gadolinite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2Fe++Be2Si2O10 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its cerium content and the relationship to gadolinite-(Y).
Gadolinite-(Y) Say Gadolinite-(Y)  View Gadolinite-(Y) Image  Y2Fe++Be2Si2O10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the gadolinium (Gd) and yttrium (Y) content.
Gagarinite-(Y) Say Gagarinite-(Y)  View Gagarinite-(Y) Image  NaCaY(F,Cl)6 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin (1934-1968), the first cosmonaut and the first person to travel in space.
Gageite Say Gageite  View Gageite Image  (Mn,Mg,Zn)42Si16O54(OH)40 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert B. Gage, of Trenton, New Jersey, USA, who analyzed the first specimens.
Gageite-2M Say Gageite-2M (Mn,Mg,Zn)42Si16O54(OH)40 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert B. Gage, of Trenton, New Jersey, USA, who analyzed the first specimens.
Gahnite Say Gahnite  View Gahnite Images Gallery View Gahnite Form  ZnAl2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Swedish chemist and mineralogist, J. G. Gahn (1745-1818).
Gaidonnayite Say Gaidonnayite  View Gaidonnayite Image  Na2ZrSi3O9·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gabrielle Hamburger Donnay (1920-1987), crystallographer and mineralogist, McGill University.
Gainesite Say Gainesite  View Gainesite Image   Na2Zr2Be(PO4)4·1-2(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Venable Gaines (1917-1999), American mineralogist, economic geologist, and mineral collector of Earlysville, Virginia, USA, for his interest in beryllium minerals.
Gaitite Say Gaitite  View Gaitite Image  Ca2Zn(AsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rober Irwin Gait (1938-), curator of mineralogy, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Galaxite Say Galaxite  View Galaxite Image View Galaxite Form  (Mn,Mg)(Al,Fe+++)2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its location. LOCALITY: Bald Knob near the town of Galax, Alleghany co., North Carolina, USA.
Galeite Say Galeite  View Galeite Image  Na15(SO4)5F4Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Alexander Gale (1898-1985), Director of Research of the American Potash and Chemical Corporation..
Galena Say Galena  View Galena Image View Galena Form  PbS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: The Roman naturalist, Pliny, used the name galena to describe lead ore.
Galenobismutite Say Galenobismutite  View Galenobismutite Image View Galenobismutite Form  PbBi2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition.
Galgenbergite-(Ce)  Ca(REE)2(CO3)4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Galgenberg Tunnel, St. Leoben, Steiermark, Austria.
Galileiite Say Galileiite NaFe++4(PO4)3 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian astronomer and physicist.
Galkhaite Say Galkhaite  View Galkhaite Image  (Cs,Tl)(Hg,Cu,Zn)6(As,Sb)4S12 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: In the mercury deposits of Gal-Khaya, Yakutia, and Khaidarkan, Kirgizia, Russia.
Gallite Say Gallite  View Gallite Image  CuGaS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: For the mineral's gallium content.
Gallobeudantite Say Gallobeudantite   PbGa3[(AsO4),(SO4)]2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the relationship to beudantite and the gallium content.
Galmei - See Hemimorphite
Galmei - See Smithsonite
Gamagarite Say Gamagarite  View Gamagarite Image  Ba2(Fe+++,Mn+++)(VO4)2(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1943
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Along Gamagara Ridge, on Gloucester Farm, about 27 km north of Postmasburg, Cape Province, South Africa.
Gananite Say Gananite   BiF3 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Ganan area, Laikeng district, southern Jiangxi Province, China.
Ganomalite Say Ganomalite  View Ganomalite Image  Pb9Ca5Mn++Si9O33 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for luster, in allusion to its appearance.
Ganophyllite Say Ganophyllite  View Ganophyllite Images Gallery   (K,Na)2(Mn,Al,Mg)8(Si,Al)12O29(OH)7·8-9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "luster" and "leaf" for the high luster on cleavage planes.
Ganterite View Ganterite Images Gallery  [Ba0.5(Na,K)0.5]Al2(Si2.5Al1.5O10)(OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gantertal Valley region in which the mineral was found.
Gaotaiite Say Gaotaiite Ir3Te8 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Near the village of Gaotai, about 200 km NNE of Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Garavellite Say Garavellite   FeSbBiS4 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor C.L. Garavelli, Italian mineralogist.
Garnierite - See Falcondoite
Garrelsite-V Say Garrelsite-V Ba3NaSi2B7O16(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert M. Garrels (1916-1988), U.S. Geochemist.
Garrelsite-VIII Say Garrelsite-VIII Ba3NaSi2B7O16(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert Minard Garrels (1916-1988), American geochemist and educator.
Garronite Say Garronite  View Garronite Image  Na2Ca5Al12Si20O64·27(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Slopes of Glenariff Valley, Garron Plateau, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Gartrellite Say Gartrellite  View Gartrellite Image  Pb(Cu,Fe++)2(AsO4,SO4)2(CO3,H2O)0.7 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Blair Gartrell (1950-1995), Australian collector who found the mineral.
Garyansellite Say Garyansellite  View Garyansellite Image (Mg,Fe+++)3(PO4)2(OH,O)·1,5(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for H. Gary Ansell (1943- ), Associate Curator, Canadian National Mineral Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Gasparite-(Ce) Say Gasparite-(Ce)  View Gasparite-(Ce) Image   CeAsO4 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giovanni Gaspari, mineral collector of Crodo, Italy, who first found the mineral, and for its dominant cerium content.
Gaspeite Say Gaspeite  View Gaspeite Image  (Ni,Mg,Fe++)CO3 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: It was first described from the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, but has been reported from elsewhere, including western Australia.
Gatehouseite Say Gatehouseite   Mn++5(PO4)2(OH)4 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bryan Michael Kenneth Cummings Gatehouse (1932- ), crystal chemist, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Gatelite-(Ce) View Gatelite-(Ce) Image   (Ca,Ce,La,Nd)4(Al,Mg,Fe)4[Si2O7][SiO4]3(O,F,OH)3 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Gatel, French mineral collector and founder of the Association Francaise de Micromineralogie.
Gatumbaite Say Gatumbaite  View Gatumbaite Image CaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Buranga pegmatite, near Gatumba, Gisenyi Province, Rwanda.
Gaudefroyite Say Gaudefroyite  View Gaudefroyite Image  Ca4Mn+++3-x(BO3)3(CO3)(O,OH)3 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Abbe Christophe Gaudefroy (1888-1971), French mineralogist who worked in Morocco.
Gaultite Say Gaultite   Na4Zn2Si7O18·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Robert Allan Gault (1943- ) of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Gaylussite Say Gaylussite  View Gaylussite Image View Gaylussite Form  Na2Ca(CO3)2·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French chemist and physicist, J. L. Gay-Lussac (1778-1850).
Gay Lussite - See Gaylussite
Gearksutite Say Gearksutite  View Gearksutite Image  CaAl(OH,F)5·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek "Ge", for earth because it is usually earthy and arksutite, from the locality near Arksut fjord. LOCALITY: Greenland and Ural Mountains, Russia.
Gebhardite Say Gebhardite   Pb8(As+++2O5)2OCl6 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georg Gebhard (1945- ), German chemist, mineral collector, and authority on rare minerals, who supplied the specimen.
Gedrite Say Gedrite  View Gedrite Images Gallery  [ ]Mg5Al2Si6Al2O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1836
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Heas Valley near Gedres, France.
Geerite Say Geerite Cu8S5 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: To honor the original collector, Adam Geer, of Utica, New York, USA.
Geffroyite Say Geffroyite  View Geffroyite Image (Ag,Cu,Fe)9(Se,S)8 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: To honor Jaques Geffroy, metallugist for the French Atomic Energy Commission.
Gehlenite Say Gehlenite  View Gehlenite Images Gallery  Ca2Al(AlSi)O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1815
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German chemist, A. F. Gehlen (1775-1815).
Geigerite Say Geigerite  View Geigerite Image  Mn5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Geiger (1886-1976), Wiesendangen, Switzerland, who studied Falotta manganese ores.
Geikielite Say Geikielite  View Geikielite Image  MgTiO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), Scottish geologist and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Great Brition.
Gelnicaite - See Marrucciite
Gelnicite - See Marrucciite
Geminite Say Geminite  View Geminite Image  Cu++2As+++++2O7·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin gemini, twins, in allusion to the usual character of the crystals.
Gengenbachite  KFe3(H2PO4)2(HPO4)4·6H2O or KFe3H8(PO4)6·6H2O Proposed IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Grube Silberbrünnle, Haigerach Valley near Gengenbach, Central Black Forest, Germany
Genkinite Say Genkinite  View Genkinite Image (Pt,Pd)4Sb3 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. A.D. Genkin, Soviet mineralogist.
Genthelvite Say Genthelvite  View Genthelvite Image  Zn4Be3(SiO4)3S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1944
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frederick August Ludwig Karl Genth (1820-1893), German-American mineralogist.
Genthite - See Nepouite
Genthite - See Falcondoite
Geocronite Say Geocronite  View Geocronite Image View Geocronite Form  Pb14(Sb,As)6S23 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "Earth" and "Saturn", the alchemistic name for lead.
Georgbarsanovite View Georgbarsanovite Image   Na12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe++3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2·H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georgiy Pavlovich Barsanov (1907-1991), prominent Russian mineralogist.
Georgbokiite View Georgbokiite Image  Cu5O2(SeO3)2Cl2 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Prof. Dr. Georgiy Borisovich Bokii (1909-) for his contributions to crystal chemistry and mineralogy.
Georgechaoite Say Georgechaoite  View Georgechaoite Image   KNaZrSi3O9·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: The name honors Prof. George Y. Chao of Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada, for his work with Zr silicates.
Georgeericksenite - See George-ericksenite
REMARKS: Renamed to George-ericksenite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
George-ericksenite Say George-ericksenite  View George-ericksenite Image  Na6CaMg(IO3)6(CrO4)2·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after George E. Ericksen (1920-1996) of Reston, Virginia who conducted studies of nitrate deposits for the U.S.G.S.
Georgeite Say Georgeite  View Georgeite Image Cu++5(CO3)3(OH)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Herbert Payne (1912-1989), past chief of the mineral division, Western Australian Government Chemical Laboratories.
Georgiadesite Say Georgiadesite  View Georgiadesite Image View Georgiadesite Form  Pb4(AsO3)Cl4(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1907
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georgiades, a director of the mines at Laurium, Greece.
Gerasimovskite Say Gerasimovskite  View Gerasimovskite Image (Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12·9(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vasily I. Gerasimovskii (1911-1979), Russian mineralogist and geochemist who discovered many new minerals at Lovozero.
Gerdtremmelite Say Gerdtremmelite ZnAl2(AsO4)(OH)5 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gerd Tremmel, who first recognized the mineral.
Gerenite-(Y) Say Gerenite-(Y)  View Gerenite-(Y) Image   (Ca,Na)2(Y,REE)3Si6O18·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Richard Geren (1917-), former executive vice-president of the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Mr. Geren initiated and supported the exploration program of the Strange Lake deposit.
Gerhardtite Say Gerhardtite  View Gerhardtite Image View Gerhardtite Form  Cu2(NO3)(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Frederic Gerhardt (1816-1856), American chemist who first prepared the artificial compound.
Germanite View Germanite Image  Cu26Fe4Ge4S32 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its content of the element Germanium.
Germanocolusite Say Germanocolusite Cu13V(Ge,As)3S16 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1992 for its relationship to colusite.
Gersdorffite Say Gersdorffite  View Gersdorffite Image View Gersdorffite Form  NiAsS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Herr von Gersdorff, owner of Schladming Mine, Austria.
Gerstleyite Say Gerstleyite  View Gerstleyite Image  Na2(Sb,As)8S13·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for J. M. Gerstley (1907-), President, Pacific Coast Borax Company.
Gerstmannite Say Gerstmannite   (Mg,Mn)2ZnSiO4(OH)2 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ewald Gerstmann (1918- ), mineral collector of Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
Getchellite Say Getchellite  View Getchellite Image  AsSbS3 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: At the Getchell mine, about 32 km northeast of Golconda, Humboldt Co., Nevada, USA.
Geversite Say Geversite  View Geversite Image  Pt(Sb,Bi)2 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor T.W. Gevers.
Gianellaite Say Gianellaite  View Gianellaite Image Hg4(SO4)N2 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vincent Paul Gianella (1886-1983), Head of the Department of Geology, MacKay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Giannettite - See Hainite
Gibbsite Say Gibbsite  View Gibbsite Image  Al(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1822
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American collector, G. Gibbs (1776-1833).
Giessenite Say Giessenite  View Giessenite Image Pb13(Cu,Ag)(Bi,Sb)9S28 (?) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giessen, a village nearby the Binntal, Switzerland.
Gilalite Say Gilalite  View Gilalite Images Gallery Cu5Si6O17·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its locality. LOCALITY: Christmas mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA.
Gillardite View Gillardite Image  Cu3NiCl2(OH)6 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Professor D. Gillard, in recognition of his contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry.
Gillespite Say Gillespite  View Gillespite Image  BaFe++Si4O10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank Gillespie, of Richardson, Alaska, USA, who discovered the first specimen.
Gillulyite Say Gillulyite  View Gillulyite Image  Tl2(As,Sb)8S13 Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named in honor of the late James C. Gilluly, United States Geological Survey.
Gilmarite View Gilmarite Image  Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gilbert Mari (1944-), mineralogist at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.
Giniite Say Giniite  View Giniite Image  Fe++Fe+++4(PO4)4(OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named by Paul Keller for his wife, Gini Keller.
Ginorite Say Ginorite  View Ginorite Image Ca2B14O23·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1934
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prince Piero Ginori Conti (1865-1939), Florence, Italy, for his contributions to the Tuscan borax industry.
Ginzburgite - See Roggianite
Giorgiosite Say Giorgiosite  View Giorgiosite Image Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
NAME ORIGIN: Named for one of the cones, Giorgios, created during the eruption at Santorin islands in 1866.
Giraudite Say Giraudite  View Giraudite Image (Cu,Zn,Ag)12(As,Sb)4(Se,S)13 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: To honor Roger Giraud, of the electron microprobe laboratory of the B.R.G.M.-C.N.R.S. in Orleans, France.
Girdite Say Girdite  View Girdite Image Pb3H2(Te++++O3)(Te++++++O6) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Gird (1836-1910), mining engineer and assayer, who made the first rich silver assays and helped open up the Tombstone district.
Girvasite Say Girvasite  View Girvasite Image  NaCa2Mg3(PO4)2[PO2(OH)2](CO3)(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lake Girvas, northwest of the Kovdor massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Gismondine Say Gismondine  View Gismondine Image  Ca2Al4Si4O16·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1817
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Italian mineralogist, Carlo Giuseppe Gismondi (1762-1824), lecturer in Mineralogy in Rome.
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