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L Mineral Index (239 Count)

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

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Labuntsovite - See Labuntsovite-Mg
Labuntsovite - See Labuntsovite-Mn
Labuntsovite-Fe Say Labuntsovite-Fe  View Labuntsovite-Fe Image   Na4K4(Ba,K)2(Fe,Mg,Mn)1+xTi8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8·10(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe dominant member of the labuntsovite subgroup.
Labuntsovite-Mg Say Labuntsovite-Mg  View Labuntsovite-Mg Image View Labuntsovite-Mg Form  Na4K4(Ba,K)(Mg,Fe)1+xTi8(Si4O12)4(O,OH)8·10(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Mg dominant member of the labuntsovite subgroup.
Labuntsovite-Mn Say Labuntsovite-Mn  View Labuntsovite-Mn Image View Labuntsovite-Mn Form   Na4K4(Ba,K)(Mn,Fe)1+x(Ti,Nb)8[Si4O12]4(O,OH)8·n(H2O), n=10-12 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926 (Dana # Changed from
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksander Nikolaevich Labuntsov and Ekaterina Eutikhieva Labuntsov-Kostyleva, Russian mineralogists.
Labyrinthite View Labyrinthite Image   (Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The mineral name alludes to its very complex (labyrinthine) structure.
Lacroixite Say Lacroixite  View Lacroixite Image  NaAl(PO4)F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francois Antoine Alfred Lacroix (1863-1948), French mineralogist, Natural History Museum, Paris, France.
Laffittite Say Laffittite  View Laffittite Image  AgHgAsS3 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Laffitte, Director, National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Laflammeite View Laflammeite Image Pd3Pb2S2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for J. H. Gilles Laflamme (1947-) of CANMET, Ottawa, who has contributed to the study of numerous PGM.
Laforetite AgInS2 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Claude P. Laforet (1936-) a metallographer at the Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, who first observed the mineral from the Montgros mine.
Lafossaite Tl(Cl,Br) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: La Fossa crater, Vulcano, Italy
Laihunite Say Laihunite  View Laihunite Image  Fe++Fe+++2(SiO4)2 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Little Lai-He village, Liaoning Province, China.
Laitakarite Say Laitakarite  View Laitakarite Image  Bi4(Se,S)3 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aarne Laitakari, Director, Geological Survey of Finland, who collected the original material.
Laiton - See Brass
Lakargiite View Lakargiite Image  CaZrO3 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality at Lakargi Mountain. LOCALITY: Verkhn’echegemskiy volcanic structure, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Caucasus, Russia
Lakebogaite View Lakebogaite Image   CaNaFe+++2H(UO2)2(PO4)4(OH)2(H2O)8 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: A quarry, 10 km SSW of the township of Lake Boga, north-western Victoria, Australia
Lalondeite View Lalondeite Image  (Na,Ca)6(Ca,Na)3Si16O38(F,OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for André Edmond Lalonde (b. 1955), Professor of Geology at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Lamellar zeolite - See Heulandite-K
Lamellar zeolite - See Heulandite-Sr
Lamellar zeolite - See Heulandite-Ca
Lamellar zeolite - See Heulandite-Na
Lammerite Say Lammerite  View Lammerite Images Gallery  Cu3[(As,P)O4]2 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franz Lammer, mineral collector of Leoben, Austria, who provided the first specimen.
Lampadite - See Asbolane
REMARKS: Cu-bearing asbolane
Lamprophyllite Say Lamprophyllite  View Lamprophyllite Image  Na2(Sr,Ba)2Ti3(SiO4)4(OH,F)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, lampros - "luster" and fyllon - "leaf" in allusion to the lusterous cleavage.
Lamprophyllite-NaBa - See Nabalamprophyllite
Lamprostibian - See Melanostibite
Lanarkite Say Lanarkite  View Lanarkite Images Gallery View Lanarkite Form  Pb2(SO4)O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Susanna Mine, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Landauite Say Landauite  View Landauite Image   NaMnZn2(Ti,Fe+++)6Ti12O38 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968), noted Russian physicist.
Landesite Say Landesite  View Landesite Image  (Mn,Mg)9Fe+++3(PO4)8(OH)3·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kenneth Knight Landes (1899-1984), Professor of Geology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, for his study of Maine pegmatites.
Langbanite Say Langbanite  View Langbanite Image  (Mn,Ca,Fe)++4(Mn+++,Fe+++)9Sb+++++Si2O24 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: After its locality. LOCALITY: At Langbanshyttan, Vermland, Sweden and the Sjo mines near Orebro in Orebro.
Langbeinite Say Langbeinite  View Langbeinite Image View Langbeinite Form   K2Mg2(SO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. Langbein, of Leopoldshall [Stassfurt], Germany.
Langisite Say Langisite  View Langisite Image  (Co,Ni)As Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Langis mine, Casey Township, Cobalt-Gowganda area, Ontario, Canada.
Langite Say Langite  View Langite Images Gallery View Langite Form  Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1864
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Viennese physicist, V. von Lang (1838-1921).
Lanmuchangite  TlAl(SO4)2·12(H2O) Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lanmuchang Tl-Hg deposit, Xinren County, Guizhou Province, China.
Lannonite Say Lannonite  View Lannonite Image HCa4Mg2Al4(SO4)8F9·32(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Dan Lannon, who staked important claims at the locality in the late 1800's. LOCALITY: Lone Pine mine, Catron County, New Mexico.
Lansfordite Say Lansfordite  View Lansfordite Image View Lansfordite Form  MgCO3·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Nesquehoning, near Lansford, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Lanthanite-(Ce) Say Lanthanite-(Ce)  View Lanthanite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La)2(CO3)3·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to lanthanite-(La) and the cerium content.
Lanthanite-(La) Say Lanthanite-(La)  View Lanthanite-(La) Form   (La,Ce)2(CO3)3·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dominant lanthanum in the composition. From the Greek, lanthanein = "to lie hidden."
Lanthanite-(Nd) Say Lanthanite-(Nd)  View Lanthanite-(Nd) Image  (Nd,La)2(CO3)3·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to lanthanite-(La) and the neodymium content.
Lapeyreite Cu3O[AsO3(OH)]2·H2O Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Laphamite Say Laphamite  View Laphamite Image  As2(Se,S)3 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Davis M. Lapham (1931-1974), former Chief Mineralogist of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey.
Lapieite Say Lapieite CuNiSbS3 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Near the confluence of Glacier Creek and the Lapie River, Cyr Ranges, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Lapis lazuli - See Lazurite
Laplandite-(Ce) Say Laplandite-(Ce)  View Laplandite-(Ce) Image  Na4CeTiPSi7O22·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lappland (Lapland), the region in which the Kola Peninsula lies.
Lapparentite - See Rostite
Larderellite Say Larderellite  View Larderellite Image  (NH4)B5O6(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
NAME ORIGIN: Named for count Francesco de Larderelle (1848-1925), owner of the "BORAX mine" in Tuscany, Italy
Larimar - See Pectolite
REMARKS: Blue colored pectolite
Larisaite View Larisaite Image   Na(H3O)(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Larisa Nikolaevna Belova (1923-1998), Russian mineralogist and crystallographer.
Larnite Say Larnite  View Larnite Image  Ca2SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Scawt Hill, near Larne, Co., Antrim, Ireland.
Larosite Say Larosite (Cu,Ag)21(Pb,Bi)2S13 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Fred LaRose, a discoverer of silver ore at Cobalt.
Larsenite Say Larsenite  View Larsenite Image  PbZnSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Esper Signius Larsen, Jr. (1879-1961), petrologist and Professor of Geology, Harvard University.
Lasalite View Lasalite Images Gallery   Na2Mg2(V10O28)·20H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Vanadium Queen mine, 18 km east of La Sal, San Juan County, Utah, USA.
Lasurite - See Lazurite
Latiumite Say Latiumite  View Latiumite Image   (Ca,K)8(Al,Mg,Fe)(Si,Al)10O25(SO4) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: For the Latin name of the district of origin, Latium, Italy.
Latrappite Say Latrappite  View Latrappite Image  (Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti,Fe)O3 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: St Lawrence Columbium and Metals Corporation mine, near La Trappe, Quebec, Canada.
Laubmannite View Laubmannite Image Fe++3Fe+++6(PO4)4(OH)12 Discredited IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Heinrich Laubmann (1865-1951), German mineralogist.
Laueite Say Laueite  View Laueite Image  Mn++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for M. F. T. Von Laue.
Laumontite Say Laumontite  View Laumontite Images Gallery  CaAl2Si4O12·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Frenchman, F. P. N. de Laumont (1747-1834).
Launayite Say Launayite Pb22Sb26S61 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis de Launay (1860-1938), French student of mineral deposits.
Laurelite Say Laurelite  View Laurelite Image  Pb7F12Cl2 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Grand Reef, Mine, Aravaipa District, Laural Canyon, Graham County, Arizona USA.
Laurionite Say Laurionite  View Laurionite Image View Laurionite Form  PbCl(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Ancient lead slags at Laurium, Greece.
Laurite Say Laurite  View Laurite Image  RuS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Laura R. Joy, wife of Charles A. Joy, American Chemist, Columbia University, New Yourk City, USA.
Lausenite Say Lausenite  View Lausenite Image  Fe+++2(SO4)3·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Lausen, U. S. Mining engineer, who first described the species.
Lautarite Say Lautarite  View Lautarite Image View Lautarite Form  Ca(IO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pampa del Pique III, about one km north of Oficina Lautaro, Taltal district, Antofagasta, Chile.
Lautenthalite Say Lautenthalite PbCu++4(OH)6(SO4)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Lautenthal, Harz Mts, Germany.
Lautite Say Lautite  View Lautite Image View Lautite Form  CuAsS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1881
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Vater Abraham Mine (Shaft 139), Lauta, Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany.
Lavendulan Say Lavendulan  View Lavendulan Image  NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the color (lavender blue).
Lavenite Say Lavenite  View Lavenite Image  (Na,Ca)2(Mn,Fe++)(Zr,Ti,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: In Norway, on Laven and the Aro Islands.
Lavrentievite Say Lavrentievite  View Lavrentievite Image Hg3S2(Cl,Br)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Michail Alexeevich Lavrentiev (1900-1980), Russian mathematician and academician, founder of the Siberian Academy of Science.
Lawrencite Say Lawrencite  View Lawrencite Image  (Fe++,Ni)Cl2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Lawrence Smith (1818-1883), American chemist, mineralogist, and student of meteorites, who discovered the mineral.
Lawsonbauerite Say Lawsonbauerite  View Lawsonbauerite Image  (Mn,Mg)9Zn4(SO4)2(OH)22·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lawson H. Bauer (1889-1954), American chemist, New Jersey Zinc Company, Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
Lawsonite Say Lawsonite  View Lawsonite Image  CaAl2Si2O7(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1895
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andrew Cowper Lawson (1861-1952), Scottish-American geologist.
Lazarenkoite Say Lazarenkoite  View Lazarenkoite Image CaFe++As+++3O7·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eugeni Konstatinovich Lazarenko (1912-1979), mineralogist, academician, Academy of Science, Ukraine.
Lazulite Say Lazulite  View Lazulite Image View Lazulite Form  MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1795
NAME ORIGIN: From the Arabic azul - "sky" and the Greek lithos - "stone."
Lazurite Say Lazurite  View Lazurite Image  Na3Ca(Al3Si3O12)S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
NAME ORIGIN: From the Persian lazward - "blue."
Lead Say Lead  View Lead Images Gallery  Pb Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Anglo-Saxon, lead; Latin plumbum.
Leadamalgam Say Leadamalgam  View Leadamalgam Image HgPb2 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the natural alloy of lead and mercury.
Lead arsenate - See Schultenite
Lead Glance - See Galena
Leadhillite Say Leadhillite  View Leadhillite Image View Leadhillite Form  Pb4(SO4)(CO3)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the localiy. LOCALITY: Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Lead Monoxide - See Massicot
Lead Spar - See Anglesite
Lead Thiosulfate - See Sidpietersite
Lead Vitrol - See Anglesite
Leakeite Say Leakeite   NaNa2(Mg2Fe+++2Li)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bernard Elgey Leake (b1936), geologist, University of Glasgow, in recognition for his work on the chemisty or the amphiboles.
Lechatelierite View Lechatelierite Image SiO2 Not Submitted IMA - Published 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850-1936), French-Italian chemist.
Lecontite Say Lecontite  View Lecontite Image   (NH4,K)Na(SO4)·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1858
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Lawrence LeConte (1825-1883), American entomologist, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA, who discovered the mineral.
Legrandite Say Legrandite  View Legrandite Images Gallery View Legrandite Form  Zn2(AsO4)(OH)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Belgian mining engineer, Legrande.
Lehiite - See Millisite
Lehnerite Say Lehnerite   Mn[UO2/PO4]2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ferdinand Lehner (1868-1943), Pleystein, Germany, an early collector of Hagendorf minerals.
Leifite Say Leifite  View Leifite Images Gallery  Na2(Si,Al,Be)7(O,OH,F)14 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the tenth-century Norse mariner and explorer Leif Ericson.
Leightonite Say Leightonite  View Leightonite Image View Leightonite Form   K2Ca2Cu(SO4)4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. Leighton, mineralogist at the University of Sanitago, Chile.
Leisingite Say Leisingite  View Leisingite Image View Leisingite Form  Cu(Mg,Cu,Fe,Zn)2Te++++++O6·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Mr. Joseph F. Leising (1949-), geologist and mineral collector of Reno, Nevada, USA.
Leiteite Say Leiteite  View Leiteite Image  ZnAs+++2O4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Luis Texeira-Leite (1942-), Portuguese mineral dealer who discovered the mineral.
Lekeite-K - See Potassicleakeite
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