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T Mineral Index (291 Count)

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

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Tacharanite Say Tacharanite  View Tacharanite Image Ca12Al2Si18O33(OH)36 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Gaelic "tacharan," a changeling, because on standing in air the mineral breaks down to form other compounds (not noticed by later investigators).
Tachyhydrite Say Tachyhydrite  View Tachyhydrite Image  CaMg2Cl6·12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1856
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "quick water", in allusion to its ready deliquescence.
Tadzhikite - See Tadzhikite-(Ce)
Tadzhikite-(Ce) Say Tadzhikite-(Ce)  View Tadzhikite-(Ce) Image   Ca4(Ce,Y)2(Ti,Al,Fe+++,[ ])2[Si4B4O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality and its cerium content. LOCALITY: In the Dara-i-Pioz massif, Alai Range, Tien Shan, Tajikistan (Tadzhikistan).
Tadzhikite-(Y) Say Tadzhikite-(Y)  View Tadzhikite-(Y) Image   Ca4(Y,Ce)2(Ti,Al,Fe+++,[ ])2[Si4B4O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1987 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality and its yttrium content. LOCALITY: In the Dara-i-Pioz massif, Alai Range, Tien Shan, Tajikistan (Tadzhikistan).
Taeniolite - See Tainiolite
Taenite Say Taenite  View Taenite Image gamma-(Fe,Ni) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "band" in allusion to the flattened form.
Tagilite - See Pseudomalachite
Taikanite Say Taikanite   (Ba,Sr)2Mn+++2Si4O12 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Irnimi manganese deposit, Taikan Mountains, Khabarovsk Territory, Russia.
Taimyrite Say Taimyrite  View Taimyrite Image (Pd,Cu,Pt)3Sn Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Talnakh, Tiamyr Peninsula, Norilsk, Russia.
Tainiolite Say Tainiolite  View Tainiolite Image   KLiMg2Si4O10F2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "band" or "strip", inallusion to hte tabular habit of the crystals.
Takanelite Say Takanelite (Mn++,Ca)Mn++++4O8·(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Katsutoshi Takane (1899-1945), professor of mineralogy, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Takedaite Say Takedaite  View Takedaite Image  Ca3(BO3)2 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Prof. Hiroshi Takeda (1934- ) , of the Mineralogial Institute, University of Tokyo.
Takeuchiite Say Takeuchiite  View Takeuchiite Image  Mg2Mn+++O2(BO3) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yoshio Takeuchi (1924-), Japanese mineralogist
Takovite Say Takovite  View Takovite Image Ni6Al2(OH)16(CO3,OH)·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Takovo, Serbia.
Talc Say Talc  View Talc Image  Mg3Si4O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1546
NAME ORIGIN: From the Arabic.
Talmessite Say Talmessite  View Talmessite Images Gallery  Ca2Mg(AsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Talmessi mine, 35 km west of Anarak, Iran. In the Arhbar (Aghbar) and A¨?t Ahmane mines, Bou Azzer district, Morocco.
Talnakhite Say Talnakhite  View Talnakhite Image  Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Talnakh area, Taimyr Peninsula, Noril'sk region, Yakutiya, western Siberia, Russia
Tamaite   (Ca,K,Ba,Na)3-4Mn24(Si,Al)40(O,OH)112·21(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Shiromaru mine, Okutama, Tama district, about 60 km from Tokyo, Japan.
Tamarugite Say Tamarugite  View Tamarugite Images Gallery View Tamarugite Form  NaAl(SO4)2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tamarugal Pampa, Cerro Pintado, Tarapaca, Chile
Tancoite Say Tancoite  View Tancoite Image  HNa2LiAl(PO4)2(OH) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tanco spodumene-bearing pegmatite mine at Bernic Lake, MB, Canada.
Taneyamalite Say Taneyamalite  View Taneyamalite Image (Na,Ca)(Mn++,Mg)12[(Si,Al)6O17]2(O,OH)10 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Taneyama mine, Kumamoto Prefecture and Iwaizama mine, Saitama Prefecture, Honshu, Japan.
Tangeite Say Tangeite  View Tangeite Image  CaCu(VO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1848
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tange Gorge, Fergana Valley, Kyrgystan.
Tanohataite LiMn2Si3O8(OH) Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the type locality. LOCALITY: Matsumaezawa pit, Tanohata mine, Tanohata Village, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Tantal-aeschynite-(Y) - See Tantalaeschynite-(Y)
REMARKS: Renamed Tantalaeschynite-(Y) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Tantalaeschynite-(Y) Say Tantalaeschynite-(Y)  View Tantalaeschynite-(Y) Image  (Y,Ce,Ca)(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and from the Greek for "shame," in allusion to the inability of chemists, at the time of its discovery, to separate some of its constituents.
Tantalcarbide View Tantalcarbide Image  TaC Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects its composition: tantalum and carbon.
Tantalite-(Fe) View Tantalite-(Fe) Images Gallery Fe++Ta2O6 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the FERROus iron and from the Greek, Tantalos = father of Niobe.
Tantalite-(Mg) (Mg,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the magnesium-dominant member of the tantalite series.
Tantalite-(Mn) View Tantalite-(Mn) Image  MnTa2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition containing manganese and tantalum.
Tantalowodginite (Mn2,[ ])4Ta4Ta8O32 Not Approved IMA, Abandoned 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Tantalum  Ta Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Greek, Tantalos = father of Niobe.
Tanteuxenite-(Y) Say Tanteuxenite-(Y)  View Tanteuxenite-(Y) Image View Tanteuxenite-(Y) Form  (Y,Ce,Ca)(Ta,Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Tantalum) and the Greek for "friendly to strangers, hospitable," in allusion to the rare elements that it contains.
Tantite Say Tantite   Ta2O5 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Tantalum).
Tanzanite - See Zoisite
REMARKS: Blue colored gem variety of zoisite
Tapiolite Say Tapiolite  View Tapiolite Images Gallery (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1863 after the god Tapio of Finnish mythology. Now a group name.
Tapiolite-(Fe) Say Tapiolite-(Fe)  View Tapiolite-(Fe) Images Gallery  (Fe++,Mn++)(Ta,Nb)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the god Tapio of Finnish mythology and the Latin ferrium - "iron."
Tapiolite-(Mn) Say Tapiolite-(Mn)  View Tapiolite-(Mn) Image (Mn++,Fe++)(Ta,Nb)2O6 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the MANGANese content and relationship to ferroTAPIOLITE.
Taramellite Say Taramellite  View Taramellite Image  Ba4(Fe+++,Ti,Fe++,Mg)4(B2Si8O27)O2Clx (x=0 to 1) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Torquato Taramelli (1845-1922), Italian geologist.
Taramite Say Taramite  View Taramite Image  Na(CaNa)Fe++3AlFe+++[Si6Al2O22](OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1923
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Wali-tarama, Mariupol, Ukraine.
Taranakite Say Taranakite  View Taranakite Image   K3Al5(HPO4)6(PO4)2·18(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sugarloaves, near New Plymouth, Taranaki Peninsula, New Zealand.
Tarapacaite Say Tarapacaite  View Tarapacaite Image   K2CrO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its first noted occurrence in the Tocopilla Pampa, 170 km north of Antofagasta, Tarapaca, Chile.
Tarasovite - See Rectorite
Tarbuttite Say Tarbuttite  View Tarbuttite Image View Tarbuttite Form  Zn2(PO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1907
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Percy Coventry Tarbutt, director of the Broken Hill Explaration Co., Zambia.
Tarkianite View Tarkianite Image  (Cu,Fe)(Re,Mo)4S8 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Professor Mahmud Tarkian (1941-), of the University of Hamburg, Germany, for his contributions to ore mineralogy.
Tarnowitzite (Pb) - See Aragonite
Taseqite View Taseqite Image   Na12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3Cl2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the northern part of the complex, at theTaseq slope.
Tassieite View Tassieite Image   (Na,[ ])Ca2(Mg,Fe++,Fe+++)2(Fe+++,Mg)2(Fe++,Mg)2(PO4)6(H2O)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tassie Tarn, a nearby lake at the locality. LOCALITY: Johnston Fjord, Stornes Peninsula, Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica
Tatarskite Say Tatarskite Ca6Mg2(SO4)2(CO3)2Cl4(OH)4·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vitalii Borisovich Tatarskii (1907-), Russian mineralogist, Leningrad University.
Tatyanaite View Tatyanaite Image (Pt,Pd,Cu)9Cu3Sn4 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Russian mineralogist Tatyana L. Evstigneeva (or Yestigneeva) (1945-).
Tausonite Say Tausonite  View Tausonite Image  SrTiO3 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for L. V. Tauson (1917-1989), Russian geochemist.
Tavorite Say Tavorite  View Tavorite Images Gallery  LiFe+++(PO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Elysairio Tavora (1911-), mineralogist, University of Brazil, Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
Taylorite - See Arcanite
Tazheranite Say Tazheranite  View Tazheranite Image  CaTiZr2O8 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tazheran alkalic massif., W of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.
Tazieffite View Tazieffite Image Pb20Cd2(As,Bi)22S50Cl10 Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Haroun Tazieff (1914-1998), volcanologist who was a pioneer in field observation of active volcanoes.
Teallite Say Teallite  View Teallite Image View Teallite Form  PbSnS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1904
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jethro Justinian Harris Teall (1849-1924), Director of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland.
Tedhadleyite View Tedhadleyite Image Hg++Hg+10O4I2(Cl1.16Br0.84)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ted A. Hadley (1961-) of Sunnyvale, California, who participated in the collection of the holotype specimen.
Teepleite Say Teepleite  View Teepleite Image View Teepleite Form  Na2B(OH)4Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Edgar Teeple (1874-1931), for his work on the chemistry of Searles Lake brines, Trona, California, USA.
Tegengrenite View Tegengrenite Image View Tegengrenite Form (Mg,Mn++)2Sb+++++0.5(Mn+++,Si,Ti)0.5O4 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Felix Tegengren (1884-1980), a renowned Finlandic-Swedish economic geologist who wrote about the ore deposits of Sweden and China.
Teineite Say Teineite  View Teineite Image View Teineite Form  CuTeO3·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Teine mine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, and in the Kawazu mine, three km north of Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Telargpalite Say Telargpalite  View Telargpalite Image (Pd,Ag)3Te Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Tel, Ag, Pd).
Tellurantimony Say Tellurantimony  View Tellurantimony Image  Sb2Te3 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Telluric Silver - See Hessite
Tellurite Say Tellurite  View Tellurite Images Gallery View Tellurite Form  TeO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its containing tellurium (Latin, tellus = "earth").
Tellurium Say Tellurium  View Tellurium Image View Tellurium Form  Te Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1783
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the element, Latin, tellus = "earth."
Tellurobismuthite Say Tellurobismuthite  View Tellurobismuthite Images Gallery  Bi2Te3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of tellurium and bismuth.
Tellurohauchecornite Say Tellurohauchecornite Ni9BiTeS8 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its chemical relationship to hauchecornite.
Telluronevskite View Telluronevskite Image  Bi3TeSe2 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Te analog of nevskite.
Telluropalladinite Say Telluropalladinite  View Telluropalladinite Image  Pd9Te4 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Telyushenkoite   CsNa6[Be2(Si,Al)18O39F2] Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tamara Matveyevna Telyushenko (1930–1997), a petrographer who made major contributions to knowledge of the geology of Central Asia and who headed the Young Geologists’ School of Ashkhabad for over thirty years.
Temagamite Say Temagamite  View Temagamite Image Pd3HgTe3 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Temagami Cu deposit, Temagami, Island, Ontario, Canada.
Temiskamite - See Maucherite
Tengchongite Say Tengchongite   CaU++++++6Mo++++++2O25·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tongbiguan village, Tengchong Co., Yunnan Province, China.
Tengerite-(Y) Say Tengerite-(Y)  View Tengerite-(Y) Images Gallery  Y2(CO3)3·2-3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1838
NAME ORIGIN: Named for C. Tenger, Swedish geologist.
Tennantite Say Tennantite  View Tennantite Images Gallery View Tennantite Form  (Cu,Fe)12As4S13 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English chemist, Smithson Tennant (1761-1815).
Tenorite Say Tenorite  View Tenorite Image  CuO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Italian botanist, M. Tenor (1781-1861).
Tephroite Say Tephroite  View Tephroite Image  Mn2SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek tephros - "ash gray" for its color.
Terlinguacreekite Say Terlinguacreekite  View Terlinguacreekite Image Hg++3O2Cl2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Perry Pit, Mariposa mine, Terlingua mining district, Brewster County, Texas, USA
Terlinguaite Say Terlinguaite  View Terlinguaite Image View Terlinguaite Form  Hg+Hg++ClO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Terlingua, Brewster Co., Texas, USA.
Ternesite Say Ternesite  View Ternesite Image  Ca5(SiO4)2SO4 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Mr. B. Ternes of Mayen, Germany, who found the mineral and provided specimens for the study.
Ternovite Say Ternovite (Mg,Ca)Nb4O11-n(H2O) where n ~ 10 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Vladimir Ivanovich Ternovoi (1928–1980), economic geologist, a pioneer in studies of the Kovdor phlogopite depost.
Terranovaite Say Terranovaite  View Terranovaite Image View Terranovaite Form   (Na,Ca)8(Si68Al12)O160·29(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the Italian Antarctic Station at Terranova Bay, Antarctica.
Terskite Say Terskite  View Terskite Image  Na4ZrSi6O15(OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Tersk shore of the White Sea, southeastern Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Tertschite Say Tertschite  View Tertschite Image Ca4B10O19·20(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Herman Tertsch (1880-1962), Austrian mineralogist.
Teruggite Say Teruggite  View Teruggite Image  Ca4MgAs2B12O22(OH)12·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mario E. Teruggi, Professor of Sedimentology and Petrology, National University, Plata, Argentina.
Teschemacherite Say Teschemacherite   (NH4)HCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frederick Edward Teschemacher (1791-1863), English chemist, who first described the species.
Testibiopalladite Say Testibiopalladite   PdTe(Sb,Te) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, TEllurium, STIBnium (Latin for Antimony), BIsmuth, and PALLADIum.
Tetra-auricupride Say Tetra-auricupride  View Tetra-auricupride Image  AuCu Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its crystal symmetry and Au, Cu content.
Tetradymite Say Tetradymite  View Tetradymite Image View Tetradymite Form  Bi2Te2S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1831
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, tetradymos, "fourfold."
Tetraferriannite Say Tetraferriannite  View Tetraferriannite Image   K(Fe++,Mg)3(Fe+++,Al)Si3O10(OH)2 Renamed IMA 1998 Formerly ferri-annite
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1963 for the composition and relationship to annite. Renamed to Tetra-ferri-annite.
Tetra-ferri-annite - See Tetraferriannite
REMARKS: Renamed Tetraferriannite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Tetraferriphlogopite Say Tetraferriphlogopite  View Tetraferriphlogopite Image  KMg3Fe+++Si3O10(OH)2 Proposed IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe3+ analog of phlogopite.
Tetra-ferriphlogopite - See Tetraferriphlogopite
REMARKS: Renamed Tetraferriphlogopite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Tetraferroplatinum Say Tetraferroplatinum  View Tetraferroplatinum Image  PtFe Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Fe, Pt) and crystal system.
Tetrahedrite Say Tetrahedrite  View Tetrahedrite Images Gallery View Tetrahedrite Form  (Cu,Fe)12Sb4S13 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Name is derived from its crystal form.
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