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H Mineral Index (279 Count)

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

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Haarsalz - See Halotrichite
Hackmanite - See Sodalite
REMARKS: Red variety
Haeggite - See Haggite
Hafnon Say Hafnon  View Hafnon Image  HfSiO4 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition containing hafnium.
Hagendorfite Say Hagendorfite  View Hagendorfite Image  NaCaMn(Fe++,Fe+++,Mg)2(PO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hagendorf, Bavaria, Germany.
Haggertyite Say Haggertyite  View Haggertyite Image  Ba[Fe++6Ti5Mg]O19 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Stephen E. Haggerty (b. 1938), of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A., in recognition of his important studies of titanate minerals in the Earth’s mantle, and of oxide minerals in general.
Haggite Say Haggite  View Haggite Image  V2O2(OH)3 Approved IMA 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gunnar Hagg (1903-), chemist and crystallographer, of the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Haidingerite Say Haidingerite  View Haidingerite Image View Haidingerite Form  Ca(AsO3OH)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: Name for William Karl von Haidinger (1795-1871), Austrain mineralogist and geologist.
Haigerachite View Haigerachite Form  KFe+++3(H2PO4)6(HPO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the village and valley near the locality. LOCALITY: Silberbrunnle mine dump near Gengenbach in the central Black Forest, Aufschluss, Germany.
Haineaultite View Haineaultite Image   (Na,Ca)5Ca(Ti,Nb)5(Si,S)12O34(OH,F)8·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gilles Haineault (1946-), collector and dealer in Mont Saint-Hilaire minerals. (prounounced ¯a ¯n ¯o ite)
Hainite Say Hainite  View Hainite Image  Na4Ca8(Ti,Zr,Mn,Fe)3Si8O28F8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: Hradiste Mountain, (formerly named Hoher Hain) near Mildenau, Czech Republic.
Hair Pyrites - See Millerite
Haiweeite Say Haiweeite  View Haiweeite Image   Ca[(UO2)2Si5O12(OH)2]·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Haiwee Reservoir, Inyo County, California, USA.
Hakite Say Hakite  View Hakite Images Gallery (Cu,Hg)3(Sb,As)(Se,S)3 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jaroslav Hak, mineralogist, Institute of Ore Research, Kutna Hora, Czechoslovakia.
Haleniusite-(La) View Haleniusite-(La) Images Gallery   (La,Ce)OF Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ulf Hålenius (1951-), head of the Department of Mineralogy of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, for his contributions to the spectroscopy of minerals and the mineral sciences in general.
Halite Say Halite  View Halite Image View Halite Form  NaCl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek halos, meaning "salt" and lithos meaning "rock."
Hallimondite Say Hallimondite  View Hallimondite Image   Pb2(UO2)(AsO4)2 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Francis Hallimond (1890-1968), British mineralogist, London, England, for his work with secondary uranium minerals.
Halloysite Say Halloysite  View Halloysite Image Al2Si2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Baron Omalius d'Halloy (1707-1789).
Halotrichite Say Halotrichite  View Halotrichite Image View Halotrichite Form  Fe++Al2(SO4)4·22(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, halotrichum ="hairy salt."
Halurgite Say Halurgite  View Halurgite Image Mg2[B4O5(OH)4]2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Institute of Halurgy, St. Petersburg, Russia, for its studies of saline deposits.
Hamartite - See Bastnasite-(Y)
Hamartite - See Bastnasite-(La)
Hamartite - See Bastnasite-(Ce)
Hambergite Say Hambergite  View Hambergite Image View Hambergite Form  Be2BO3(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Axel Hamberg (1863-1933), Swedish mineralogist and geographer.
Hamlinite - See Goyazite
Hammarite Say Hammarite  View Hammarite Image  Pb2Cu2Bi4S9 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Gladhammer, Province of Kalmar, Sweden.
Hanawaltite Say Hanawaltite   Hg+6Hg++[Cl,(OH)]2O3 Approved IMA 1996
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. J. Donald Hanawalt (1903-1987), a pioneer in the field of X-ray powder diffraction.
Handcockite - See Epidote-(Pb)
REMARKS: Renamed to Epidote-(Pb) - Recommended nomenclature of epidote-group minerals, Eur. J. Mineral. 2006, 18, 551-567.
Hanksite Say Hanksite  View Hanksite Image View Hanksite Form   KNa22(SO4)9(CO3)2Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
NAME ORIGIN: Named for H. G. Hanks, American geologist.
Hannayite Say Hannayite  View Hannayite Image View Hannayite Form  (NH4)2Mg3H4(PO4)4·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named for James Ballantine Hannay (1855-1931), Scottish chemist, University of Manchester, Manchester, England.
Hannebachite Say Hannebachite  View Hannebachite Image  2CaSO3·(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hannebacher Ley volcano, one km east-northeast of Hannebach, and at Kalem, near Birresborn, Eifel district, Germany.
Hapkeite View Hapkeite Image Fe2Si Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bruce Hapke (emeritus, University of Pittsburgh). who first predicted the presence of vapor-deposited elemental Fe as coatings on lunar soil grains.
Haradaite Say Haradaite  View Haradaite Image  Sr4V++++4Si8O28 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Zyunpei Harada (1898{1992), Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Hardystonite Say Hardystonite  View Hardystonite Image  Ca2ZnSi2O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Hardyston Township in which Franklin is situated.
Harkerite Say Harkerite  View Harkerite Image  Ca24Mg8Al2(SiO4)8(BO3)6(CO3)10·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alfred Harker (1859-1939), British petrologist, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
Harmotome Say Harmotome  View Harmotome Image   (Ba,Na,K)1-2(Si,Al)8O16·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek harmos - "I combine" and temseis - "I cut" alluding to the fact that the pyramid divides parallel to the plane that passes through the terminal edges.
Harrisonite Say Harrisonite  View Harrisonite Image  Ca(Fe++,Mg)6(PO4)2(SiO4)2 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for James Merritt Harrison (1915-1990), tth former director of the Canadian Geological Service.
Harstigite Say Harstigite   Ca6MnBe4(SiO4)2(Si2O7)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1886
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Harstig mine, Pajsberg, near Persber, Vermland, Switzerland.
Hartite View Hartite Image  C20H34 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hart, Gloggnitz, Austria.
Hashemite Say Hashemite  View Hashemite Image  Ba(Cr,S)O4 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, within which the species occurs.
Hastingsite Say Hastingsite  View Hastingsite Image  NaCa2(Fe++4Fe+++)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Dungannon, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada.
Hastite - See Ferroselite
Hastite Say Hastite CoSe2 Discredited IMA 2008 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. P.F. Hast, mining engineer.
Hatchettolite - See Uranpyrochlore
Hatchite Say Hatchite  View Hatchite Images Gallery  (Pb,Tl)2AgAs2S5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Frederick Henry Hatch (1864-1932), American geologist and mining engineer.
Hatrurite Say Hatrurite   Ca3SiO5 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Hatrurim Formation in Israel.
Hauchecornite Say Hauchecornite  View Hauchecornite Image  Ni9Bi(Sb,Bi)S8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Hauchecorn (1828-1900), Director of the Geological Survey and the Mining Academy, Berlin, Germany.
Hauckite Say Hauckite  View Hauckite Image (Mg,Mn++)24Zn18Fe+++3(SO4)4(CO3)2(OH)81 (?) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1980 for Richard Hauck, (1935-), New Jersey mineral collector.
Hauerite Say Hauerite  View Hauerite Image  MnS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1846
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Austrian geologists, J. R. Hauer (1778-1863) and F. R. Hauer (1822-1899).
Hausmannite Say Hausmannite  View Hausmannite Image View Hausmannite Form  Mn++Mn+++2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German mineralogist, J. F. L. Hausmann (1782-1859).
Hauyne Say Hauyne  View Hauyne Image  (Na,Ca)4-8Al6Si6(O,S)24(SO4,Cl)1-2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French crystallographer, R. J. Hauy (1743-1822).
Hauynite - See Hauyne
Hawleyite Say Hawleyite  View Hawleyite Image  CdS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor James Edwin Hawley (1897-1965), Canadian mineralogist, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Hawthorneite Say Hawthorneite  View Hawthorneite Image  Ba[Ti3Cr4Fe4Mg]O19 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Barry Hawthorne, formerly chief geologist (Diamonds), DeBeers Consolidated Mines, South Africa.
Haxonite Say Haxonite  View Haxonite Image (Fe,Ni)23C6 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Howard J. Axon (1924-1992), English metallurgist.
Haycockite Say Haycockite  View Haycockite Image  Cu4Fe5S8 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Maurice H. Haycock (1900-), Canadian mineralogist.
Haydeeite View Haydeeite Image  Cu3Mg(OH)6Cl2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Haydee mine, 144 km South of Iquique, Tarapacá Province, Northern Chile
Haynesite Say Haynesite  View Haynesite Images Gallery  (UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)2·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Patrick Haynes, U.S. Geologist who first collected the mineral.
Hazenite   KNaMg2(PO4)2·14H2O Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert M. Hazen, Senior Research Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory and the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University.
Heavy Spar - See Barite
Heazlewoodite Say Heazlewoodite  View Heazlewoodite Image  Ni3S2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality at Heazlewood, Tasmania, Australia. LOCALITY: In the USA, from Josephine Co., Oregon. From Heazlewood and Trial Harbour, Tasmania, Australia.
Hechtsbergite Say Hechtsbergite  View Hechtsbergite Image View Hechtsbergite Form  Bi2O(OH)(VO4) Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Hechtsberg quarry at Hausach, Black Forest, Germany.
Hectorfloresite Say Hectorfloresite  View Hectorfloresite Image Na9(IO3)(SO4)4 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hector Flores W. (1906-1984), Chilean geologist, University of Chile.
Hectorite Say Hectorite  View Hectorite Image Na0,3(Mg,Li)3Si4O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1936
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Company No. 1 mine, 3 miles south of Hector, San Bernardino Co., California.
Hedenbergite Say Hedenbergite  View Hedenbergite Images Gallery  CaFe++Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Swedish mineralogist, M. A. L. Hedenberg.
Hedleyite Say Hedleyite Bi7Te3 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1945
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: In Canada, from the Good Hope mineral claim, about 6 km southeast of Hedley, Osoyoos mining division; also the Oregon mine, near Hedley, British Columbia.
Hedyphane Say Hedyphane  View Hedyphane Image View Hedyphane Form  Ca2Pb3(AsO4)3Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1830
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek hedy - "beautifully bright," in allusion to the high luster.
Heftetjernite ScTaO4 Proposed IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Heideite Say Heideite   (Fe,Cr)1+x(Ti,Fe)2S4 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Fritz Heide (1891-1973), meteoriticist of Jana, Germany.
Heidornite Say Heidornite  View Heidornite Image  Na2Ca3B5O8(SO4)2Cl(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F. Heidorn, German geologist who studied the Zechstein deposits.
Heinrichite Say Heinrichite  View Heinrichite Image   Ba(UO2)2(AsO4)2·10-12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eberhardt William Heinrich (1918-1991), mineralogist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Hejtmanite Say Hejtmanite  View Hejtmanite Image Ba(Mn,Fe++)2TiO(Si2O7)(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bohuslav Hejtman, Emeritus Professor of Petrology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Heklaite View Heklaite Image   KNaSiF6 Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Hekla volcano, Ton?i Bali?-Žuni?, Iceland.
Heliodor - See Beryl
REMARKS: Yellow colored beryl
Heliophyllite Say Heliophyllite Pb6As2O7Cl4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "sun" and "leaf', in reference to its color and structure.
Hellandite - See Hellandite-(Y)
Hellandite-(Ce) Say Hellandite-(Ce)  View Hellandite-(Ce) Image   (Ca3REE)4Ce2Al[ ]2[Si4 B4O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Amund Theodor Helland (1846-1918), geologist of Oslo, Norway.
Hellandite-(Y) Say Hellandite-(Y)  View Hellandite-(Y) Image   (Ca,REE)4(Y,Ce)2(Al,[ ])2[Si4B4O22](OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Amund Theodor Helland (1846-1918), geologist of Oslo, Norway.
Hellyerite Say Hellyerite  View Hellyerite Image NiCO3·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry Hellyer (1826-), first surveyor general of Van Dieman's Land, TAS, Australia.
Helmutwinklerite Say Helmutwinklerite   PbZn2(AsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Helmut G.F. Winkler (1915-1980), University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
Helvite Say Helvite  View Helvite Images Gallery  Mn4Be3(SiO4)3S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1817
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek helios - "sun."
Hematite Say Hematite  View Hematite Image View Hematite Form  Fe2O3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, haimatites, "bloodlike'" in allusion to vivid red color of the powder.
Hematolite Say Hematolite  View Hematolite Image View Hematolite Form  (Mn,Mg,Al)15(AsO3)(AsO4)2(OH)23 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "blood" in allusion to its color.
Hematophanite Say Hematophanite  View Hematophanite Image  Pb4Fe+++3O8(OH,Cl) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for blood and visible, presumably for the blood-red color exhibited in transmitted light.
Hemihedrite Say Hemihedrite  View Hemihedrite Images Gallery  Pb10Zn(CrO4)6(SiO4)2F2 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its hemihedral crystal morphology.
Hemihydrate - See Bassanite
Hemimorphite Say Hemimorphite  View Hemimorphite Image View Hemimorphite Form  Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the hemimorphic nature of the crystals.
Hemloite Say Hemloite  View Hemloite Image  (As,Sb)2(Ti,V,Fe,Al)12O23OH Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hemlo gold deposit, Page-Williams mine, 3 km east of Hemlo, Thunder Bay district, Ontario, Canada.
Hemusite Say Hemusite  View Hemusite Image Cu6SnMoS8 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named after an ancient name for the Balkan Mountains.
Hendersonite Say Hendersonite Ca1.3V6O16·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Edward P. Henderson of the U.S. National Museum, in recognition of his mineralogical studies of the vanadium-uranium deposits of the Colorado Plateau.
Hendricksite Say Hendricksite  View Hendricksite Image   K(Zn,Mg,Mn)3Si3AlO10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dr. Sterling B. Hendricks (1902-?), American crystallographer and chemist, a student of micas.
Heneuite Say Heneuite  View Heneuite Image CaMg5(PO4)3(CO3)(OH) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henrich Neumann (1914-1983), Mineralogical-Geological Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Henmilite Say Henmilite  View Henmilite Image  Ca2Cu[B(OH)4]2(OH)4 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kitinosuke Henmi (1919-1997) and his daughter Chiyoko Henmi (1949-) for their work on the Skarn deposit at Fuka, Japan.
Hennomartinite Say Hennomartinite  View Hennomartinite Image  SrMn+++2Si2O7(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henno Martin, German geologist who escaped to South Africa from Nazi Germany.
Henritermierite Say Henritermierite  View Henritermierite Image View Henritermierite Form  Ca3(Mn,Al)2(SiO4)2(OH)4 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henri F.E. Termier (1897- ), Professor of Geology at the Sorbonne, Paris, France.
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