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K Mineral Index (263 Count)

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

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Kadyrelite Say Kadyrelite Hg4(Br,Cl)2O Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kadyrel deposit, Tuva, Siberia, Russia.
Kaersutite Say Kaersutite  View Kaersutite Image  NaCa2(Mg4Ti)Si6Al2O23(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Qaersut, Umanq district, northern Greenland.
Kafehydrocyanite Say Kafehydrocyanite  View Kafehydrocyanite Image   K4Fe++(CN)6·3(H2O) Not Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for it's composition.
Kahlerite Say Kahlerite   Fe++(UO2)2(AsO4)2·10-12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franz Kahler, geologist, Carinthian Landesmuseum, Klagenfurt, Austria.
Kainite Say Kainite  View Kainite Image View Kainite Form   MgSO4·KCl·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1865
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek kainos, meaning "contemporary."
Kainosite-(Y) Say Kainosite-(Y)  View Kainosite-(Y) Image View Kainosite-(Y) Form   Ca2(Y,Ce)2Si4O12(CO3)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1886
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "unusual", for its rarity and exotic composition.
Kakoxen - See Cacoxenite
Kalborsite Say Kalborsite  View Kalborsite Image   K6Al4Si6BO20(OH)4Cl Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (KAllium, ALuminum,BORate, and SIlicon).
Kaliborite Say Kaliborite  View Kaliborite Image View Kaliborite Form   KHMg2B12O16(OH)10·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the potassium, KALIum, and BORate in the composition.
Kalicinite Say Kalicinite  View Kalicinite Image   KHCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1898
NAME ORIGIN: Named for potassium, kalium, in the composition.
Kalifersite Say Kalifersite  View Kalifersite Image   (K,Na)5Fe+++7Si20O50(OH)6·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the chemical composition: KALIum (Potassium), FERrum (Iron), and SIlicium (Silicon).
Kalininite Say Kalininite   ZnCr2S4 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: For P.I. Kalinin, Russian mineralogist and petrologist, investigator of the southern Baikal region.
Kalinite Say Kalinite   KAl(SO4)2·11(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Kalium = potassium).
Kaliophilite Say Kaliophilite  View Kaliophilite Image  KAlSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1886
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for potassium, "kalium", and for "friend", recognizing potassium's presence.
Kalipyrochlore Say Kalipyrochlore  View Kalipyrochlore Image   (H2O,Sr)(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)6·(H2O,K) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the pyrochlore mineral group and potassium (KALIum) although later work shows very little potassium in the formula.
Kalistrontite Say Kalistrontite   K2Sr(SO4)2 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the potassium, KALIum, and STRONTium in the composition.
Kalsilite Say Kalsilite  View Kalsilite Image   KAlSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the compostion, Kallium (Potassium), Aluminum, and Silicon. K,AL,SI.
Kaluginite (Mn++,Ca)MgFe+++(PO4)2(OH)·4(H2O) Not Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksandr V. Kalugin (1857-1933), mineralogist, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Kalungaite  PdAsSe Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is for the Kalunga people, a community of descendants of African slaves living in Cavalcante and nearby towns.
Kamacite - See Iron
REMARKS: Ni-rich iron
Kamacite Say Kamacite  View Kamacite Image alpha-(Fe,Ni) Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "shaft" or "lath".
Kamaishilite Say Kamaishilite  View Kamaishilite Image Ca2Al2SiO6(OH)2 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kamaishi mine, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, Honshu, Japan.
Kamarizaite Fe+++3(AsO4)2(OH)3·3H2O Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Kamariza mine, Lavrion mining district, Attikí Prefecture, Greece.
Kambaldaite Say Kambaldaite  View Kambaldaite Image  NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Otter shoot, Kambalda, WA, Australia.
Kamchatkite Say Kamchatkite  View Kamchatkite Image   KCu++3OCl(SO4)2 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tolbachik fissure volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
Kamiokite Say Kamiokite  View Kamiokite Image  Fe2Mo3O8 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kamioka Ag-Pb-Zn mine, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Kamitugaite Say Kamitugaite  View Kamitugaite Image  PbAl(UO2)5(PO4)2(OH)9·9.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the mining district at the locality. LOCALITY: Kobokobo, Kivu, Zaire.
Kammererite - See Clinochlore
REMARKS: Red colored clinochlore
Kamotoite-(Y) Say Kamotoite-(Y)  View Kamotoite-(Y) Images Gallery  (Y,Nd,Gd)2U++++++4(CO3)3O12·14.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Kamoto, southern Shaba, Zaire.
Kampfite Say Kampfite  View Kampfite Images Gallery  Ba12(Si11Al5)O31(CO3)8Cl5 Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anthony Robert Kampf (1948-), Curator and Section Head of Minerals, Los Angeles County Museum, in recognition of his many contributions in the study of new minerals.
Kamphaugite-(Y) Say Kamphaugite-(Y)  View Kamphaugite-(Y) Image   (Ca1.84REEx)(Y1.46REE0.54-x)(CO3)4(OH)1.65·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Erling Kamphaug (1931-), Norwegian mineral collector.
Kanemite Say Kanemite  View Kanemite Image  NaHSi2O5·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Kanem, a region on the northeastern edge of Lake Chad, Chad, where the mineral was discovered.
Kankite Say Kankite  View Kankite Image Fe+++AsO4·3.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kank, Kutno Hora district, Stredocesky Kraj, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Kanoite Say Kanoite  View Kanoite Image  (Mn++,Mg)2Si2O6 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hiroshi Kano, Professor of Petrology, Akita University, Akita, Japan.
Kanonaite Say Kanonaite  View Kanonaite Image  (Mn+++,Al)AlSiO5 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From 13 km north of Kanona, Serenje, Zambia.
Kanonerovite View Kanonerovite Form MnNa3P3O10·12(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksandr Anatol'evich Kanonerov (1955-), mining historian at the Nizhnii Tagil Museum of Mining Industry of the Middle Urals.
Kaolinite Say Kaolinite  View Kaolinite Images Gallery  Al2Si2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Kao-Ling, China.
Kapellasite  Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Christo Kapellas (1938-2004), collector and mineral dealer from Kamariza, Lavrion, Greece.
Kapitsaite-(Y)   (Ba,K,Pb,Na)4(Y,Ca,REE)2[Si8B2(B,Si)2O28F] Approved IMA 1998, Dana # Added
NAME ORIGIN: Named for P. L. Kapitsa (1894-1984), Russian physicist.
Kapustinite View Kapustinite Image   Na5.5Mn0.25ZrSi6O16(OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yu. L. Kapustin (1933-2002), Russian mineralogist who extensively studied alkaline massifs.
Karasugite Say Karasugite SrCaAl(F,OH)7 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the localtiy. LOCALITY: Karasug F-REE-barite-fluorite deposit, 15 km north of Karasug, western Tannu-Ola Mountains, Tuva, Siberia, Russia.
Karchevskyite View Karchevskyite Image [Mg18Al9(OH)54][Sr2(CO3,PO4)9(H2O,H3O)11] Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pavel Karchevsky (1976-2002), Russian mineralogist who made a significant contribution to the study of carbonatites.
Karelianite Say Karelianite  View Karelianite Image  V2O3 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Karelian shist belt were the mineral occurs.
Karibibite Say Karibibite  View Karibibite Image Fe+++2As+++4(O,OH)9 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Karibib lithium pegmatite, Namibia.
Karlite Say Karlite  View Karlite Image  (Mg,Al)6(BO3)3(OH,Cl)4 Approved IMA 1981 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F. Karl, German professor at the University of Kiel, Austria.
Karnasurtite-(Ce) Say Karnasurtite-(Ce)  View Karnasurtite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,La,Th)(Ti,Nb)(Al,Fe+++)(Si,P)2O7(OH)4·3(H2O) (?) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Vein No. 2, Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Karpatite Say Karpatite  View Karpatite Images Gallery  C24H12 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Transcarpatinian Alps, Russia.
Karpinskite Say Karpinskite (Mg,Ni)2Si2O5(OH)2 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander Petrovich Karpinsky (1846-1936), Russian geologist and president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Karupmollerite-Ca View Karupmollerite-Ca Image  (Na,Ca,K)2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·7(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Svend Karup-Moller (1936-), Danish mineralogist.
Karyinite - See Caryinite
Kashinite Say Kashinite  View Kashinite Image (Ir,Rh)2S3 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: To honor S.A. Kashin, a Russian investigator of ore deposits in the Ural Mountains.
Kasolite Say Kasolite  View Kasolite Image   Pb(UO2)SiO4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Kasolo, Zaire.
Kassite Say Kassite  View Kassite Image  CaTi2O4(OH)2 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kicolai Grigorevich Kassin (1885-1949), Russian Geologist and academician, discoverer of the Afrikanda massif on the Kola Peninsula.
Kastningite Say Kastningite  View Kastningite Image  (Mn++,Fe++,Mg)Al2(PO4 )2(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Jürgen Kastning (b. 1932), from Reinbeck bei Hamburg, Germany, amateur mineralogist specializing in phosphate minerals, who discovered the mineral.
Katangaite - See Plancheite
Katangite - See Plancheite
Katayamalite Say Katayamalite  View Katayamalite Image   (K,Na)Ca7Li3Ti2[Si6O18]2(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nobuo Katayama (1910-), prominent Japanese mineralogist.
Katoite Say Katoite  View Katoite Image  Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x x=1.5-3 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Akira Kato, mineralogist of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
Katophorite Say Katophorite  View Katophorite Image   Na(CaNa)Fe++4(Al,Fe+++)Si7AlO22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "carrying down", in allusion to its volcanic origin.
Katoptrite Say Katoptrite  View Katoptrite Image View Katoptrite Form  (Mn,Mg)13(Al,Fe+++)4Sb+++++2Si2O28 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "mirror", for the perfectly reflecting cleavage surfaces.
Kawazulite Say Kawazulite  View Kawazulite Image  Bi2(Te,Se,S)3 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: For the Kawazu mine, Japan.
Kazakhstanite Say Kazakhstanite  View Kazakhstanite Image Fe+++5V++++3V+++++12O39(OH)9·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Northwestern Karatau, Kazakhstan.
Kazakovite Say Kazakovite  View Kazakovite Image   Na6Mn++TiSi6O18 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: For Maria Efimovna Kazakova, analytical chemist who provided the mineral's analysis.
Keckite Say Keckite  View Keckite Image Ca(Mn,Zn)2Fe+++3(PO4)4(OH)3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Erich Keck, Etzenricht, Germany, collector of Hagendorf minerals.
Kegelite Say Kegelite  View Kegelite Image Pb8Al4Si8O20(SO4)2(CO3)4(OH)8 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich Wilhelm Kegel, director of the Tsumbe mine from 1922 to 1938.
Kehoeite - See Woodhouseite
REMARKS: Quartz, gypsum and sphalerite mixture
Keilhauite - See Titanite
REMARKS: REE bearing
Keilite View Keilite Image  (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Klaus Keil (1934-), professor at the University of Hawaii.
Keithconnite Say Keithconnite  View Keithconnite Image Pd3-xTe(x=0.14 to 0.43) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Keith Conn (1923), U.S. Geologist who investigated the Stillwater Complex, Nye, Montana, USA.
Keiviite-(Y) Say Keiviite-(Y)   (Y,Yb)2Si2O7 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the relation to keiviite-(Yb) and the yttrium content.
Keiviite-(Yb) Say Keiviite-(Yb)  View Keiviite-(Yb) Image   (Yb,Y)2Si2O7 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality and the ytterbium content. LOCALITY: Keivy, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Keldyshite Say Keldyshite  View Keldyshite Image  Na2-xHxZrSi2O7·n(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh (1911-1978), Russian mathematician and President of the Academy of Sciences, Russia.
Kellyite Say Kellyite  View Kellyite Image (Mn++,Mg,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Crowley Kelley (1929-), American geologist, University of Michigan.
Kelyanite Say Kelyanite  View Kelyanite Image  (Hg+2)6(SbO6)BrCl2 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kelyan deposit, Buryatia, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Kemmlitzite Say Kemmlitzite  View Kemmlitzite Image  (Sr,Ce)Al3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kemmlitz kaolin depoosit, near Oschatz, Saxony, Germany.
Kempite Say Kempite Mn2Cl(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for James Furman Kemp (1859-1926), Professor of Geology, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.
Kenhsuite Say Kenhsuite  View Kenhsuite Image  Hg3S2Cl2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Kenneth Junghwa Hsu (1929-), Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technonogy, Zurich, Switzerland.
Kennedyite - See Armalcolite
REMARKS: Discredited IMA 1988
Kentbrooksite Say Kentbrooksite  View Kentbrooksite Image   (Na,REE)15(Ca,REE)6Mn++Zr3NbSi25O74F2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. C. Kent Brooks (1943-), leader of fourteen geological expeditions to the Kangerdlugssuaq area of east Greenland.
Kentrolite Say Kentrolite  View Kentrolite Image  Pb2Mn+++2Si2O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for spike or thorn, for its prismatic habit.
Kenyaite Say Kenyaite  View Kenyaite Image Na2Si22O41(OH)8·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the country of origin.
Keramohalite - See Alunogen
Kermesite Say Kermesite  View Kermesite Image  Sb2S2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
NAME ORIGIN: Name from kermes, a name given from the Persian qurmizq, "crimson" in the older chemistry to red amorphous antimony trisulphide, often mixed with antimony trioxide.
Kernite Say Kernite  View Kernite Image View Kernite Form  Na2B4O6(OH)2·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Boron, Kern County, California, the county that contains the fabulous borate deposits at Kramer.
Kerolite - See Stevensite
Kerolite - See Talc
Kerolite(Ni) - See Pimelite
Kerstenite View Kerstenite Image PbSeO4 (?) Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for K. M. Kersten (1803-1850), Professor of Chemistry, Freiberg School of Mines.
Kerstenite - See Molybdomenite
REMARKS: (of Dana) = molybdomenite
Kerstenite - See Olsacherite
Kertschenite - See Metavivianite
Kesterite Say Kesterite  View Kesterite Image  Cu2(Zn,Fe)SnS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kester deposit, Yano-Adychansk region, Yakutia, Russia.
Kettnerite Say Kettnerite  View Kettnerite Image  CaBi(CO3)OF Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Radim Kettner (1891-1968), professor of geology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Keyite Say Keyite  View Keyite Image  Cu++3(Zn,Cu)4Cd2(AsO4)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Locke Key (1935-), Canton, Connecticut, USA, American mineral dealer who furnished the first specimens.
Keystoneite Say Keystoneite  View Keystoneite Image Mg0.5[Ni++Fe++(TeO3)3]·4.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Keystone mine, Magnolia distict, Boulder County, Colorado, USA.
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