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S Mineral Index (522 Count)

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

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Sabelliite Say Sabelliite  View Sabelliite Image  Cu2Zn(As,Sb)O4(OH)3 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Cesare Sabelli (1934- ) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze, Ital.
Sabieite Say Sabieite  View Sabieite Image (NH4)Fe+++(SO4)2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lone Creek cavern, near Sabie, Transvaal, South Africa.
Sabinaite Say Sabinaite  View Sabinaite Image  (Na,Ca)4Zr2Ti(CO3)4O4 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ann Phyllis Sabina Stenson (1930-), mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada.
Sabugalite Say Sabugalite  View Sabugalite Images Gallery  HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4·16(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Name for Sabugal Co., Portugal, in which the mineral was first found.
Sacrofanite Say Sacrofanite  View Sacrofanite Image  (Na,Ca,K)9Si6Al6O24[(OH),(SO4),(CO3),Cl)]4·n(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mt. Sabatini, Sacrafano volcano area, Latium, Italy.
Sadanagaite Say Sadanagaite  View Sadanagaite Image  (K,Na)Ca2(Fe++,Mg,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ryoichi Sadanaga (1920-), professor emeritus, University of Tokyo.
Sadanagaite-K - See Potassicsadanagaite
Saddlebackite Say Saddlebackite  View Saddlebackite Image Pb2Bi2Te2S3 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Archean-aged Saddleback greenstone belt which hosts the deposit.
Safflorite Say Safflorite  View Safflorite Image View Safflorite Form  (Co,Fe)As2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
NAME ORIGIN: From the German Safflor - "dyer's saffron."
Sagenite - See Rutile
REMARKS: Reticulated
Sahamalite-(Ce) Say Sahamalite-(Ce)  View Sahamalite-(Ce) Image   (Mg,Fe++)Ce2(CO3)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thure Georg Sahama (1910-1983), Finnish geochemist and petrologist, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Sahlinite Say Sahlinite  View Sahlinite Image  Pb14(AsO4)2O9Cl4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1934
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Andreas Sahlin (1861-1943), chemist and manager of the iron works at Laxa, Sweden.
Sailaufite  Ca2Mn3O2(AsO4)2(CO3)·3(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Hartkoppe hill, Ober-Sailauf (Spessart mountains) Germany.
Saimaite - See Strontiochevkinite
Sainfeldite Say Sainfeldite  View Sainfeldite Image  Ca5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paul Sainfeld (1916-), Musee des Mineralogie, Ecole des Mines, Paris.
Sakhaite Say Sakhaite  View Sakhaite Image  Ca3Mg(BO3)2(CO3)·0.36(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality, Sakha being the name for Siberia in the Yakut language. LOCALITY: Solongo, Transbaikalia, Russia.
Sakharovaite Say Sakharovaite (Pb,Fe)(Bi,Sb)2S4 Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Marina S. Sakharova (1917-), Russian mineralogist.
Sakharovaite - See Jamesonite
REMARKS: Bi-bearing jamesonite
Sakuraiite Say Sakuraiite  View Sakuraiite Image (Cu,Zn,Fe,In,Sn)4S4 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kin-Ichi Sakurai (1912-1993), a Japanese amateur mineralogist.
Salammoniac Say Salammoniac  View Salammoniac Image View Salammoniac Form  NH4Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1546
NAME ORIGIN: Alchemist's Latin name for "salt of Ammon", used by early writers for common rock salt from near the Oracle of Ammon in Egypt.
Sal Ammoniac - See Salammoniac
REMARKS: Renamed to Salammoniac by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Saleeite Say Saleeite  View Saleeite Images Gallery View Saleeite Form   Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2·10(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Achille Salee (1883-1932), mineralogist, Universite Louvain, Belgium.
Salesite Say Salesite  View Salesite Image View Salesite Form Cu(IO3)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Reno H. Sales (1876-1969), chief geologist, Anaconda Copper Mining Co.
Saliotite Say Saliotite Na0.5Li0.5Al3AlSi3O10(OH)5 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Saliot, professor of geology in France.
Salmiac - See Salammoniac
Salmoite - See Tarbuttite
Salpeter - See Niter
Salzburgite View Salzburgite Image  Cu1.6Pb1.6Bi6.4S12 Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Felbertal deposit, Salzburg province, Austria.
Samaniite Cu2Fe5Ni2S8 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Samarskite-(Y) Say Samarskite-(Y)  View Samarskite-(Y) Image View Samarskite-(Y) Form  (Y,Fe+++,U)(Nb,Ta)5O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vasilii Yefrafovich von Samarski-Bykhovets (1803-1870), Chief of Staff of the Russian Corps of Mining Engineers.
Samarskite-(Yb) Say Samarskite-(Yb)  View Samarskite-(Yb) Image  (Yb,Y,REE,U,Th,Ca,Fe++) (Nb,Ta,Ti)O4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Yb-dominant analogue of samarskite.
Samfowlerite Say Samfowlerite  View Samfowlerite Image  Ca14Mn++3Zn2(Be,Zn)2Be6(SiO4)6(Si2O7)4(OH,F)6 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel Fouler, M.D. (1779-1844), who early encouraged study of the Franklin deposits.
Samiresite - See Betafite
Sampleite Say Sampleite  View Sampleite Images Gallery View Sampleite Form   NaCaCu5(PO4)4Cl·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mat Sample, mine superintendent, Chuquicamata, Chile.
Samsonite Say Samsonite  View Samsonite Image View Samsonite Form  Ag4MnSb2S6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its location. LOCALITY: Samson Vein of Andreasberg silver mines, Harz Mountains, Germany.
Samuelsonite Say Samuelsonite  View Samuelsonite Image  (Ca,Ba)Ca8(Fe++,Mn)4Al2(PO4)10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter B. Samuelson (1941-), Rumney New Hampshire, USA.
Sanbornite Say Sanbornite  View Sanbornite Image  BaSi2O5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank B. Sanborn, (1862-1936), Mineralogist, California Department of Natural Resources.
Sandbergite - See Ganterite
Sanderite Say Sanderite MgSO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bruno Sander (1884-1979), Austrian geologist, Alte Universitat, Innsbruck, Austria.
Saneroite Say Saneroite  View Saneroite Image  Na2(Mn++,Fe+++)10Si11V+++++O34(OH)4 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edoardo Sanero, formerly professor of Mineralogy at the University of Genova, Italy.
Sanguinite - See Fettelite
Sanidine Say Sanidine  View Sanidine Image View Sanidine Form   (K,Na)(Si,Al)4O8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1808
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek sanis - "little plate" and idos - "to see."
Sanjuanite Say Sanjuanite  View Sanjuanite Image Al2(PO4)(SO4)(OH)·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sierra Chica de Zonda, San Juan Province, Argentina.
Sanmartinite Say Sanmartinite   (Zn,Fe++)WO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Los Cerrillos, seven km southwest of San Mart´?n, San Luis Province, Argentina.
Sanromanite View Sanromanite Image Na2CaPb3(CO3)5 Proposed IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Santabarbaraite View Santabarbaraite Image Fe+++3(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Saint Barbara (4th century), a martyred christian who took refuge in the mines and converted many of the miners, hence her patronage to miners.
Santaclaraite Say Santaclaraite  View Santaclaraite Image  CaMn++4Si5O14(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Pennsylvania mine, SW side of San Antonio Valley, 4 miles ENE of Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara Co., California, USA.
Santafeite Say Santafeite  View Santafeite Image (Mn,Fe,Al,Mg)2(Mn++++,Mn++)2(Ca,Sr,Na)3(VO4,AsO4)4(OH)3·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, because if its contribution to the exploration and development of the New Mexico uranium deposits.
Santanaite Say Santanaite Pb++9Pb++++2CrO16 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Santa Ana mine, near Caracoles, Sierra Gorda district, Antofagasta, Chile.
Santarosaite View Santarosaite Images Gallery CuB2O4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the mine which was named after St. Rose of Lima (1586-1617), first Catholic American saint.
Santite Say Santite  View Santite Image   KB5O6(OH)4·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giorgio Santi (1746-1822), Italian chemist and Director, Museum of Natural History, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Saponite Say Saponite  View Saponite Image (Ca/2,Na)0,3(Mg,Fe++)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1758
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, sapo meaning "soap.'
Sapphire - See Corundum
REMARKS: Blue colored corundum
Sapphirine Say Sapphirine  View Sapphirine Image  (Mg,Al)8(Al,Si)6O20 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its blue color.
Sapphiros of Pliny - See Lazurite
Sarabauite Say Sarabauite  View Sarabauite Image  CaSb10O10S6 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sarabau mine, Sarawak.Borneo.
Sarcolite Say Sarcolite  View Sarcolite Image  NaCa6Al4Si6O24F (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "flesh", alluding to the color.
Sarcopside Say Sarcopside  View Sarcopside Image  (Fe++,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "flesh" and "view," in allusion to its apparent flesh-red color [due to intimate intergrowth with graftonite].
Sarkinite Say Sarkinite  View Sarkinite Image View Sarkinite Form  Mn++2(AsO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "made of flesh" in allusion to the blood-red color.
Sarmientite Say Sarmientite  View Sarmientite Image Fe+++2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888), former President of Argentina.
Sartorite Say Sartorite  View Sartorite Images Gallery View Sartorite Form  PbAs2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sartorius von Walterhausen (1809-1876), German geologist who first mentioned the species.
Saryarkite-(Y) Say Saryarkite-(Y)  View Saryarkite-(Y) Image  Ca(Y,Th)Al5(SiO4)2(PO4,SO4)2(OH)7·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Derivation of the name not given, probably for the locality; and for its high yttrium content. LOCALITY: Sary-Arka, Kazakhstan.
Sasaite Say Sasaite  View Sasaite Image (Al,Fe+++)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7·84(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the South African Speleological Society (SAS).
Sassolite Say Sassolite  View Sassolite Image  H3BO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Sasso and the Tuscan lagoons, between Volterra and Massa Marittima, Italy.
Satimolite Say Satimolite  View Satimolite Image  KNa2Al4(B2O5)3Cl3·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Satimola salt dome, north Caspian region, Kazakhstan.
Satin Spar - See Gypsum
Satpaevite Say Satpaevite Al12V++++2V+++++6O37·30(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kanysh I. Satpaev (1899-1964), Kazakh geologist.
Satterlyite Say Satterlyite  View Satterlyite Image  (Fe++,Mg)2(PO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jack Satterly (1906-), geologist at Ontario Department of Mines, Canada.
Sauconite Say Sauconite  View Sauconite Image Na0,3Zn3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1875
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Ueberroth mine, Saucon Valley, near Friedensville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Saukovite(Cd) - See Metacinnabar
Sayrite Say Sayrite    Pb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for David Sayre (1924- ), American crystallographer, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
Sazhinite-(Ce) Say Sazhinite-(Ce)    Na2Ce[Si6O14(OH)]·n(H2O), (n >= 1.5) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai Petrovich Sazhin (1898-1969), Founder of the Russian rare-earth industry.
Sazhinite-(La) Say Sazhinite-(La)  View Sazhinite-(La) Image   Na3La[Si6O15]·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the La-dominant analogue of sazhinite.
Sazykinaite-(Y) Say Sazykinaite-(Y)  View Sazykinaite-(Y) Image  Na5YZrSi6018·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Ludmila B. Sazykina (1934- ), a Kola artist.
Sborgite Say Sborgite  View Sborgite Image  NaB5O6(OH)4·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Umberto Sborgi (1883-1955), Italian chemist, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Scacchite Say Scacchite  View Scacchite Image  MnCl2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1869
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arcangelo Scacchi (1810-1893), Italian mineralogist, University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Scainiite View Scainiite Image  Pb14Sb30S54O5 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dr. Giuseppe Scaini (1906-1988), engineer and skillful investigator of systematic and Italian mineralogy.
Scandiobabingtonite Say Scandiobabingtonite  View Scandiobabingtonite Image View Scandiobabingtonite Form  Ca2(Fe++,Mn)ScSi5O14(OH) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects its composition, as the scandium analogue of babingtonite.
Scandium microlite - See Microlite
REMARKS: Sc-bearing microlite
Scapolite Say Scapolite  View Scapolite Image View Scapolite Form  (Na,Ca)4[(Al,Si)12O24]Cl Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1800 rom the Greek skapos - "rod" and lithos - "stone."
Scarbroite Say Scarbroite  View Scarbroite Image Al5(CO3)(OH)13·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: South Bay, Scarborough, England.
Scawtite Say Scawtite  View Scawtite Image  Ca7Si6(CO3)O18·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Scawt Hill, Antrim, Ireland.
Schachnerite Say Schachnerite  View Schachnerite Image Ag1.1Hg0.9 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Doris Schachner (1904-1989), German mineralogist.
Schadeite - See Plumbogummite
Schafarzikite Say Schafarzikite  View Schafarzikite Image View Schafarzikite Form  Fe++Sb+++2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ferenc Schafarzik (1854-1927), Hungarian mineralogist, of the Polytechnic, Budapest, Hungary.
Schaferite Say Schaferite   NaCa2Mg2(VO4)3 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Helmut Schäfer (b. 1931), amateur mineralogist from Mayen-Kürrenberg, specialist in the minerals of the Eifel volcanic area, who discovered the mineral.
Schairerite Say Schairerite  View Schairerite Form  Na21(SO4)7F6Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1931
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Frank Schairer (1904-1970), American physical chemist, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA.
Schallerite Say Schallerite   Mn++16[As+++O2OH][Si12O30](OH)14 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wakdemar Theodore Shaller ((1852-1967), mineralogist, U. S. Geological Survey.
Schapbachite  AgBiS2 Discredited IMA 1985 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the original (discredited) locality. LOCALITY: Original (discredited) locality at Schapbach, Baden. Silberbrünnle Mine, Haigerach valley, Gengenbach, Schwarzwald (Black Forest), Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Schapbachite - See Matildite
Schaurteite Say Schaurteite  View Schaurteite Images Gallery Ca3Ge++++(SO4)2(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Werner T. Schaurte (1892-1978), South African scientist.
Scheelite Say Scheelite  View Scheelite Image View Scheelite Form  CaWO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1821
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Swedish chemist, Karl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786).
Schertelite Say Schertelite  View Schertelite Image  (NH4)2MgH2(PO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arnulf Schertel (1841-1902), mineralogist, Freiberg Mining Academy, Freiberg, Germany.
Scheteligite (Ca,Y,Sb,Mn)2(Ti,Ta,Nb,W)2O6(O,OH) Discredited IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1937 for Jacob Schetelig (1875-1935), Norwegian mineralogist, director of the Oslo Mineralogical Museum.
Scheuchzerite View Scheuchzerite Image  Na(Mn,Mg)9[VSi9O28(OH)](OH)3 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Swiss naturalist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733), junior physician of the city of Zürich, curator of the Kunstkammer?a (cabinet of natural history and curiosities), and he held the chair of physics and mathematics at the University of Zürich.
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