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J Mineral Index (98 Count)

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

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Jachymovite Say Jachymovite  View Jachymovite Image  (UO2)8(SO4)(OH)14·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Jachymov (St. Joachimsthal), Krusne Hory, Zapadocesky kraj, Cechy (Bohemia), Czech Republic.
Jachymovite - See Cuprosklodowskite
Jacobsite Say Jacobsite  View Jacobsite Image View Jacobsite Form  (Mn++,Fe++,Mg)(Fe+++,Mn+++)2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1869
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Jakobsberg, Sweden.
Jacquesdietrichite  Cu2[BO(OH)2](OH)3 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jacques Emile Dietrich (1926-), French geologist who collected the specimens.
Jadarite View Jadarite Image  LiNaB3SiO7(OH) Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Jadar Basin, Serbia.
Jadeite Say Jadeite  View Jadeite Image  Na(Al,Fe+++)Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
NAME ORIGIN: From the Spanish, piedra de ijada, "stone of the side," because its supposed to cure kidney ailments if applied to the side of the body.
Jaffeite Say Jaffeite   Ca4(Si3O7)(OH)6 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Howard Jaffe of the University of Massachusetts.
Jagoite Say Jagoite  View Jagoite Image  (Pb,Na,Ca)3(Fe+++,Mg)Si3O10(Cl,OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John B. Jago Trelawney (1909-), mineral collector of Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jagowerite Say Jagowerite  View Jagowerite Images Gallery  BaAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Arthur Gower (1921-1972), Professor of Mineralogy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Jagueite View Jagueite Image  Cu2Pd3Se4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the small village of Jagué, which is located in the homonymous "Bolson de Jagué" (depression of Jagué). LOCALITY: El Chire prospect, Los Llantenes District of La Rioja Province, Argentina.
Jahnsite - See Jahnsite-(CaMnMg)
Jahnsite-(CaFeFe) Say Jahnsite-(CaFeFe) (Ca,Mn)(Fe++,Mn++)Fe++2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Not Approved IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(CaMgMg) Say Jahnsite-(CaMgMg) CaMgMg2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(CaMnFe) Say Jahnsite-(CaMnFe)  View Jahnsite-(CaMnFe) Image CaMn++Fe++2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(CaMnMg) Say Jahnsite-(CaMnMg)  View Jahnsite-(CaMnMg) Image  CaMnMg2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(CaMnMn) Say Jahnsite-(CaMnMn)  View Jahnsite-(CaMnMn) Image CaMn++Mn++2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(MnMnMn) Say Jahnsite-(MnMnMn)  View Jahnsite-(MnMnMn) Image MnMnMn2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Not Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(NaFeMg) Say Jahnsite-(NaFeMg) NaFe+++Mg2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jahnsite-(NaMnMg) Say Jahnsite-(NaMnMg) NaMnMg2Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), mineralogist and pegmatite expert, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Jaipurite  CoS Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Khetri mines, Jaipur, India
Jalpaite Say Jalpaite  View Jalpaite Image  Ag3CuS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1858
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality at Jalpa in Zacatecas, northern Mexico. LOCALITY: In the USA, in Colorado, at the Payrock mine in Silver Plume, Clear Creek Co.
Jamborite Say Jamborite  View Jamborite Image  (Ni++,Ni+++,Fe)(OH)2(OH,S,(H2O)) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John L. Jambor, (1936-), mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada.
Jamesite Say Jamesite  View Jamesite Image  Pb2Zn2Fe+++5(AsO4)5O4 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Christopher James, one of the first mining engineers at the Tsumeb mine, Namibia.
Jamesonite Say Jamesonite  View Jamesonite Image View Jamesonite Form  Pb4FeSb6S14 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Scottish Mineralogist, R. Jameson (1774-1854).
Janggunite Say Janggunite Mn++++5-x(Mn++,Fe+++)1+xO8(OH)6, x = 0,2 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Janggun mine, Bonghwa, Korea.
Janhaugite Say Janhaugite  View Janhaugite Image  (Na,Ca)3(Mn++,Fe++)3(Ti++++,Zr,Nb)2Si4O15(OH,F,O)3 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jan Haug, and amateur mineralogist who first observed the mineral.
Jankovicite Say Jankovicite   Tl5Sb9(As,Sb)4S22 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Prof. S. Jankovic (1925- ) in recognition of his work on the mineralogy and geology of Allchar.
Janosite - See Copiapite
Jarandolite  Ca[B3O4(OH)3] Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pobrdjski Potok and Piskanja in the Jarandol lacustrine basin (Miocene), 280 km south from Belgrade, Serbia.
Jarcon - See Zircon
REMARKS: Colorless zircon
Jarlite Say Jarlite  View Jarlite Image  Na(Sr,Na,[ ])7(Mg,[ ])Al6F32(OH,H2O)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Frederik Jarl (1872-19510, Formerly President of the Danish Cryolite Company, who first noted the mineral.
Jarosewichite Say Jarosewichite  View Jarosewichite Image Mn++3Mn+++(AsO4)(OH)6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eugene Jaroswich (1926-), chief chemist, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
Jarosite Say Jarosite  View Jarosite Image View Jarosite Form   KFe+++3(SO4)2(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Barranco Jaroso in southern Spain.
Jarrowite (calcite pseudomorphs) - See Ikaite
Jaskolskiite Say Jaskolskiite  View Jaskolskiite Image  Pb2+xCux(Sb,Bi)2-xS5, x=0.2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Stanislaw Jaskolski (1896-1981), of the Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza, Krakow, Poland.
Jasmundite Say Jasmundite  View Jasmundite Image  Ca11(SiO4)4O2S Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karl Jasmund, retired Director of the Mineralogical-Petrographic Institute, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
Jeanbandyite Say Jeanbandyite  View Jeanbandyite Image  (Fe+++,Mn++)Sn++++(OH)6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean A. Bandy, Wickenburg, Arizona, USA, who, with her husband Mark Bandy, translated Agricola's "De Natura Fossilium" from original Latin.
Jedvabite - See Jedwabite
Jedwabite Say Jedwabite Fe7(Ta,Nb)3 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Jacques Jedwab, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique, in recognition of his meticulous investigations of the mineralogy of placers and of carbides in natural environments.
Jefferisite - See Hydrobiotite
Jeffersinite - See Vermiculite
Jeffreyite Say Jeffreyite (Ca,Na)2(Be,Al)Si2(O,OH)7 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada.
Jenkinsite - See Antigorite
Jennite Say Jennite  View Jennite Image  Ca9Si6O18(OH)6·8H2O Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Clarence Marvin Jenni (1896-1973), American mineral collector and director of the Geological Museum, University of Missouri.
Jensenite Say Jensenite  View Jensenite Image  Cu++3Te++++++O6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1996
NAME ORIGIN: For Mr. Matin C. Jensen (1959-), who first collected and recognized this mineral as a potentially new species.
Jentschite Say Jentschite  View Jentschite Image  TlPbAs2SbS6 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Franz Jentsch (1868-1908), head of the Binn syndicate that worked the sulfosalt deposit at the Lengenbach quarry.
Jeppeite Say Jeppeite  View Jeppeite Image   (K,Ba)2(Ti,Fe+++)6O13 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Frederick Biccard Jeppe (1920-), geologist of Nedlands, Western Australia, discoverer of the mineral.
Jeremejevite Say Jeremejevite  View Jeremejevite Images Gallery View Jeremejevite Form  Al6B5O15(F,OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Russian mineralogist, P. V. Jeremejev (1820-1899).
Jeromite Say Jeromite  View Jeromite Image As(S,Se)2 Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: United Verde Mine, Jerome, Arizona, USA.
Jerrygibbsite Say Jerrygibbsite  View Jerrygibbsite Image  (Mn,Zn)9(SiO4)4(OH)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gerald V. Gibbs (1929-), Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Jervisite Say Jervisite  View Jervisite Image  (Na,Ca,Fe++)(Sc,Mg,Fe++)Si2O6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William P. Jervis, Curator of the Museo Industriale Italiano di Torino, Torino, Italy.
Jezekite - See Morinite
Jianshuiite Say Jianshuiite (Mg,Mn++)Mn++++3O7·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lu Village, Juanshui County, Yunnan Province, China.
Jimboite Say Jimboite  View Jimboite Image  Mn3B2O6 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kotora Jimbo (1867-1924), founder of the Mineralogical Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Jimthompsonite Say Jimthompsonite  View Jimthompsonite Image  (Mg,Fe++)5Si6O16(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for James Burleigh Thompson, Jr. (1921- ), eminent petrologist of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Jinshajiangite Say Jinshajiangite  View Jinshajiangite Image   Na2K5BaCa(Fe,Mn)8(Ti,Fe,Nb,Zr)4Si8O32(O,F,H2O)6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Jinshajiang River, Sichuan Province, China.
Jixianite Say Jixianite  View Jixianite Image Pb(W,Fe+++)2(O,OH)7 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pan-shan stock, Jixian, Hebei Province, China.
Joaquinite-(Ce) Say Joaquinite-(Ce)  View Joaquinite-(Ce) Image   NaFe++Ba2Ce2(Ti,Nb)2[Si4O12]2O2(OH,F)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Benitoite Gem mine, head waters of the San Benito River, Joaquin Ridge, Diablo Range, 1 mile south of Santa Rita Peak, San Benito Co. California.
Joelbruggerite View Joelbruggerite Image Pb3Zn3Sb+++++As2O13(OH) Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Joesmithite Say Joesmithite   PbCa2(Mg,Fe++,Fe+++)5Si6Be2O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. Joseph Victor Smith (1928-), English-American mineralogist and petrologist of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johachidolite Say Johachidolite  View Johachidolite Images Gallery  CaAlB3O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Johachido district, Kankyo Hodu Prefecture, North Korea.
Johannite Say Johannite  View Johannite Images Gallery View Johannite Form   Cu(UO2)2(SO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1830
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Archduke Johann (1782-1859) of Austria, fornder of the Styrian Landsmuseum ing Graz.
Johannsenite Say Johannsenite  View Johannsenite Images Gallery  CaMnSi2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Prof. Albert Johannsen of the University of Chicago.
Johillerite Say Johillerite  View Johillerite Image   Na(Mg,Zn)3Cu(AsO4)3 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Johannes Eric Hiller (1911-1972), professor of mineralogy, Stuttart, Germany.
Johnbaumite Say Johnbaumite  View Johnbaumite Image Ca5(AsO4)3(OH) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John L. Baum (1916-), resident geologist of the New Jersey Zinc Co. and curator of the Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
Johninnesite Say Johninnesite  View Johninnesite Image  Na2Mg4Mn++12(AsO4)2(Si12O35)(OH)6 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Innes, mineralogist of the Tsumeb Corporation, for his contributions to the mineralogy of the Tsumeb and Kombat mines.
Johnsenite-(Ce) View Johnsenite-(Ce) Image  Na12(Ce,REE,Sr)3Ca6Mn3Zr3W(Si25O73)(CO3)(OH,Cl)2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ole Johnsen (b. 1940), of the Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and for his extensive research into the eudialyte group.
Johnsomervilleite Say Johnsomervilleite  View Johnsomervilleite Image Na2Ca(Mg,Fe++,Mn)7(PO4)6 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John M. Somerville (1908-1978), who collected the first specimen.
Johnstrupite - See Mosandrite
Johntomaite View Johntomaite Form  Ba(Fe++,Ca,Mn++)2Fe+++2(PO4)3(OH)3 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Mr. John Toma, amateur mineralogist and finder of the mineral.
Johnwalkite Say Johnwalkite  View Johnwalkite Image  K(Mn++,Fe+++,Fe++)2(Nb,Ta)(PO4)2O2((H2O),OH)2 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard JOHNson (1936-1998) and Frank WALKup (1943-1993), mineral preparators, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C., USA.
Jokokuite Say Jokokuite  View Jokokuite Image  MnSO4·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Jokoku and Inakuraishi mines, Hokkaido, Japan.
Joliotite Say Joliotite   (UO2)(CO3)·n(H2O), (n=2?) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for J. Frederic Joliot (1900-1958), French physicist, and I. Joliot-Curie.
Jolliffeite Say Jolliffeite  View Jolliffeite Image  (Ni,Co)AsSe Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1991 for Alfred W. Jolliffe (1907-1988), Canadian geologist.
Jonassonite View Jonassonite Image Au(Bi,Pb)5S4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ian Roy Jonasson, an economic geologist at the Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa,
Jonesite Say Jonesite  View Jonesite Image   Ba2(K,Na)[Ti2(Si5Al)O18·n(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francis Tucker Jones (1905-1993), Research Chemical Microscopist of Berkeley, California, USA, who discovered the mineral
Joosteite  (Mn++,Mn+++,Fe+++)2(PO4)O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mrs. Charlotte Jooste, Karibib, Namibia, for her support of pegmatite research in Central Namibia.
Jordanite Say Jordanite  View Jordanite Images Gallery View Jordanite Form  Pb14(As,Sb)6S23 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1864
NAME ORIGIN: Named after H. Jordan from Saarbrucken.
Jordisite Say Jordisite  View Jordisite Image MoS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: For Eduard Friedrich Alexander Jordis (1868-1917), colloidal chemist.
Jorgensenite Say Jorgensenite  View Jorgensenite Image  Na2(Sr,Ba)14Na2Al12F64(OH,F) Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vilhelm Jørgensen (1844-1925), cofounder, in 1870, of the cryolite factory at Ivigtut, Greenland.
Joseite Say Joseite  View Joseite Image Bi4(S,Te)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality at San Jose in Brazil. LOCALITY: From San Jose, near Marianna, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Joseite-B Say Joseite-B  View Joseite-B Image Bi4(S,Te)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1949
NAME ORIGIN: For the relationship to joseite; "B" to distinguish it from joseite, formerly joseite-A.
Josephinite - See Awaruite
Jouravskite Say Jouravskite  View Jouravskite Image  Ca3Mn++++(SO4,CO3)2(OH)6·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georges Jouravsky (1896-1964), chief geologist, Division de la Geologie du Maroc.
Juabite Say Juabite  View Juabite Image  (Ca,Fe++)Cu10(Te++++O3)4(As+++++O4)4(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its discovery locality. LOCALITY: Found in the Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah, U.S.A.
Juangodoyite View Juangodoyite Image  Na2Cu(CO3)2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Juan Godoy, who discovered the Chañarcillo silver mine in 1832.
Juanitaite View Juanitaite Images Gallery View Juanitaite Form (Cu,Ca,Fe)10Bi(AsO4)4(OH)11·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is for Juanita Curtis who found the mineral.
Juanite Say Juanite  View Juanite Image Ca10Mg4Al2Si11O39·4(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA.
Julgoldite-(Fe++) Say Julgoldite-(Fe++)  View Julgoldite-(Fe++) Image Ca2Fe++(Fe+++,Al)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1971 by Moore for Julian Royce Goldsmith (1918-), American geochemist, University of Chicago.
Julgoldite-(Fe+++) Say Julgoldite-(Fe+++)  View Julgoldite-(Fe+++) Image Ca2Fe+++(Fe+++,Al)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)(O,OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1971 by Moore for Julian Royce Goldsmith (1918-), American geochemist, University of Chicago.
Julianite - See Tennantite
Julienite Say Julienite  View Julienite Image  Na2Co++(SCN)4·8(H2O) Not Approved (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henri Julien (-1920), Belgian scientist.
Jungite Say Jungite  View Jungite Image Ca2Zn4Fe+++8(PO4)9(OH)9·16(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gerhard Jung, German mineral collector who found the mineral.
Junitoite Say Junitoite  View Junitoite Images Gallery  CaZn2Si2O7·(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jun Ito (1926-1978), Japanese-American mineral chemist, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Junoite Say Junoite  View Junoite Image  Pb3Cu2Bi8(S,Se)16 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: For the Juno mine, Australia, in which it was first found.
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