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V Mineral Index (104 Count)

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

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Vajdakite View Vajdakite Image  [(MoO2)2(H2O)2As2O5]·(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Josef Vajdak (1930-), for his significant contribution in the study of minerals in the Jachymov ore district.
Valentinite Say Valentinite  View Valentinite Images Gallery View Valentinite Form  Sb2O3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German alchemist, B. Valentinus (16th century).
Valleriite Say Valleriite  View Valleriite Image 4(Fe,Cu)S·3(Mg,Al)(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Goran Wallerius (Vallerius) (1683-1742), a Swedish mining geologist.
Vanadinite Say Vanadinite  View Vanadinite Image View Vanadinite Form  Pb5(VO4)3Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its vanadium content.
Vanadiocarpholite View Vanadiocarpholite Image  Mn++V+++Al(Si2O6)(OH)4 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the V-dominant analogue of carpholite.
Vanadiumdravite View Vanadiumdravite Image  NaMg3V6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)4 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its vanadium content and the mineral dravite.
Vanadoandrosite-(Ce)   (Mn++,Ca)(REE)V+++AlMn++(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the vanadiium analoge of androsite.
Vanadomalayaite Say Vanadomalayaite   CaVOSiO4 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named to show it's chemical relationship to malayaite.
Vanalite Say Vanalite  View Vanalite Image NaAl8V10O38·30(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the VANadium and ALuminum in the composition.
Vandenbrandeite Say Vandenbrandeite  View Vandenbrandeite Images Gallery View Vandenbrandeite Form   Cu(UO2)(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre van den Brande (1896-1957), Belgian geologist who discovered the ore deposit at Kalongwe, Zaire.
Vandendriesscheite Say Vandendriesscheite  View Vandendriesscheite Image   Pb(UO2)10O6(OH)11·11(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Adrien Vandendriessche (1914-1940), Belgian mineralogist and geologist.
Vanmeersscheite Say Vanmeersscheite  View Vanmeersscheite Image   U++++++(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Adrien Vandendriessche (1914-1940), Belgian mineralogist and geologist, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Vanoxite Say Vanoxite  View Vanoxite Image V++++4V+++++2O13·8(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of vanadium and oxygen (oxide).
Vantasselite Say Vantasselite  View Vantasselite Image Al4(PO4)3(OH)3·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rene Van Tassel (1916-), mineralogist of phosphate and sulfate minerals.
Vanthoffite Say Vanthoffite  View Vanthoffite Image  Na6Mg(SO4)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jacobus Hendricus van't Hoff (1852-1911), Dutch physical chemist.
Vanuralite Say Vanuralite  View Vanuralite Image  Al(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH)·11(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Vanadium, Uranium).
Vanuranylite Say Vanuranylite   (H3O,Ba,Ca,K)1.6(UO2)2V2O8·4(H2O) (?) Discredited IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1965 for the composition (VANadium, URanium, and Aluminum).
Varennesite Say Varennesite  View Varennesite Image View Varennesite Form  Na8Mn++2Si10O25(OH,Cl)2·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: Demix-Varennes quarry, which lies between the villages of Varennes and Saint-Amable, in Vercheres County, Quebec
Variscite Say Variscite  View Variscite Images Gallery  AlPO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland, Germany.
Varlamoffite View Varlamoffite Image (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2 Not Approved IMA 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nicolas Varlamoff (1910-1976), Belgian geologist who collected the mineral.
Varulite Say Varulite  View Varulite Image NaCaMn(Mn,Fe++,Fe+++)2(PO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Verutrask pegmatite, Boliden mine, Skelleftea, Vasterbottea, Sweden.
Vashegyite Say Vashegyite  View Vashegyite Image Al11(PO4)9(OH)6·38(H2O) or Al6(PO4)5(OH)3·23(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Zeleznik (Vashegy) mine, Sirk River, Slovakia, Boehmia, Czech Republic.
Vasilite Say Vasilite  View Vasilite Image  (Pd,Cu)16(S,Te)7 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vasil Atanasov, Associate Professor of mineralogy, Higher Institute of Mining and Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Vasilyevite  (Hg2)++10O6I3Cl(CO3) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Ivanovich Vasilyev (1929-), Institute of of Geology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Vastmanlandite-(Ce) View Vastmanlandite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La)3CaAl2Mg2[Si2O7][SiO4]3F(OH)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is for Västmanland, the county where the majority of the lanthanide deposits are found.
Vaterite Say Vaterite  View Vaterite Image  CaCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Heinrich Vater (1859-1930), Professor of Mineralogy and Chemistry, Tharandt, Germany.
Vaughanite Say Vaughanite  View Vaughanite Image TlHgSb4S7 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for David J. Vaughan (1946-), English mineralogist.
Vauquelinite Say Vauquelinite  View Vauquelinite Image View Vauquelinite Form  Pb2Cu(CrO4)(PO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1818
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis N. Vauquelin (1763-1829), French chemist and discoverer of chromium.
Vauxite Say Vauxite  View Vauxite Image  Fe++Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Vaux, Jr. (1863-1927), mineral collector, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Vavrinite View Vavrinite Image  Ni2SbTe2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ivan Vavrín in recognition of his investigations of tellurium minerals and significant contributions to research on Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Vavrzhinite - See Vavrinite
Vayrynenite Say Vayrynenite  View Vayrynenite Image  MnBe(PO4)(OH,F) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Heikki Allan Vayrynen (1888-1956), mineralogist and geologist, Technical High School, Helsinki, Finland.
Veatchite Say Veatchite  View Veatchite Image  Sr2B11O16(OH)5·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John A. Veatch (1808-1870), American physician and geologist, who first detected boron in mineral waters in California, USA in the late 1800’s.
Veatchite-A Say Veatchite-A Sr2B11O16(OH)5·(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named as a dimorph of veatchite.
Veatchite-p Say Veatchite-p Sr2B11O16(OH)5·(H2O) Approved IMA 1960 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as a dimorph of veatchite.
Veenite Say Veenite Pb2(Sb,As)2S5 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for R. W. Van der Veen (1883-1925), Dutch economic geologist and metallographer.
Velikite Say Velikite   Cu2HgSnS4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For A. C. Velikyi (1913-1970), a well known investigator of the ore deposits of Central Asia.
Verbeekite PdSe2 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Theodore Verbeek (1927-1991) who did the original studies on the Se-bearing lens.
Vergasovaite View Vergasovaite Image  Cu3O[(Mo,S)O4][SO4] Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Lidiya Pavlovna Vergasova (b. 1941), of the Institute of Volcanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petropavlovsk, Russia,
Vermiculite Say Vermiculite  View Vermiculite Image  (Mg,Fe++,Al)3(Al,Si)4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin vermiculus, "little worm."
Vernadite Say Vernadite  View Vernadite Image (Mn++++,Fe+++,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1944
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadskii (1863-1945), Russian natrualist and geochemist.
Verplanckite Say Verplanckite  View Verplanckite Image  Ba2(Mn++,Ti,Fe++)2Si2O6(O,OH,Cl,F)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William E. VerPlanck (1916-1963), American geologist, California Division of Mines & Geology.
Versiliaite Say Versiliaite  View Versiliaite Image  Fe++4Fe+++8Sb+++12O23S2 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Buca della Vena mine, Versilia valley, Apuan Alps, Italy.
Vertumnite Say Vertumnite  View Vertumnite Image  Ca8Al4(Al4Si5)O12[(OH)36·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For Vertumnus, the god worshipped by the ancient Etruscan people who inhabited the region where the mineral was found.
Veselovskyite (Zn,Cu,Co)Cu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·9H2O Proposed IMA 2005
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Vesignieite Say Vesignieite  View Vesignieite Image  Cu3Ba(VO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French mineral collector, Colonel Jean Paul Louis Vesignie (1870-1954) and former president of the Mineralgical Society of France.
Vesuvianite Say Vesuvianite  View Vesuvianite Images Gallery View Vesuvianite Form  Ca10Mg2Al4(SiO4)5(Si2O7)2(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1795
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Mte. Somma, Vesuvius, Italy.
Vesuvianite - See Manganvesuvianite
REMARKS: Mn bearing
Vesuvian Salt - See Aphthitalite
Veszelyite Say Veszelyite  View Veszelyite Image  (Cu,Zn)2ZnPO4(OH)3·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. Veszelyi (1820-1888), Hungarian mining engineer who discovered the mineral.
Viaeneite Say Viaeneite (Fe,Pb)4S8O Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Prof. Willy Viaene (1943-), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Vicanite-(Ce) Say Vicanite-(Ce)    (Ca,Ce,La,Th)15As+++++(As+++0.5,Na0.5)Fe+++Si6B4O40F7 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: After its locality. LOCALITY: Vican (Vico lake) volcanic complex at Tre Croci, Ventralla (north of Rome), Latium, Veterbo provicne, Italy.
Vierlingite - See Bermanite
Vigezzite Say Vigezzite  View Vigezzite Image   (Ca,Ce)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Orcesco, on Alpe Rosso, Val Vigezzo, Italy.
Vihorlatite View Vihorlatite Image  Bi24Se17Te4 Approved IMA 1988 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Poruba, Vihorlat Mountains, Slovakia.
Viitaniemiite Say Viitaniemiite  View Viitaniemiite Image  Na(Ca,Mn++)Al(PO4)(F,OH)3 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Viitaniemi granite pegmatite, Erajarvi, Orivesi, Finland.
Vikingite Say Vikingite  View Vikingite Image  Ag5Pb8Bi13S30 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Vikings, who settled Greenland in the tenth century.
Villamaninite Say Villamaninite  View Villamaninite Image  (Cu,Ni,Co,Fe)S2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Providencia mine, Mina Cármenes district, near Villamanín, León province, Spain
Villiaumite Say Villiaumite  View Villiaumite Images Gallery  NaF Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French traveller, Villium.
Villyaellenite Say Villyaellenite  View Villyaellenite Images Gallery  Mn++5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Villy Aellen, director of the Natural History Museum of Geneva, Switzerland.
Vimsite Say Vimsite  View Vimsite Image  CaB2O2(OH)4 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named For the 50th anniversary of the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Mineral Resources [an acronym for Vses. Nauch.-Issled. Inst. Mineral. Syrya], Moscow, Russia.
Vincentite Say Vincentite  View Vincentite Image (Pd,Pt)3(As,Sb,Te) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ewart A. Vincent (1919-), professor of mineralogy, Oxford University.
Vinciennite Say Vinciennite  View Vinciennite Image Cu10Fe4Sn(As,Sb)S16 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henri Vincienne (1898-1965), French mineralogist.
Vinogradovite Say Vinogradovite  View Vinogradovite Image   (Na,K)4Ti4(Si,Al)8O26·3(H2O,Na) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander Pavlovich Vinogradov, Russian geochemist.
Violarite Say Violarite  View Violarite Image View Violarite Form  Fe++Ni+++2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin for "purple", its color in a polished section.
Virgilite Say Virgilite  View Virgilite Image  LixAlxSi3-xO6 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Virgil Everett Barnes (1903-), University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA, prominent worker on tektites, impactites, and other natural glasses.
Viseite View Viseite Image Ca10Al24(SiO4)6(PO4)7O22F3·72(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Vise, Belgium.
Vishnevite Say Vishnevite  View Vishnevite Image   (Na,Ca,K)6(Si,Al)12O24[(SO4),(CO3),Cl2]2-4·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1931
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From the Kurochkin Vally, Vishnevy-Ilmen Mountains, Soputhern Urals, Russia.
Vismirnovite Say Vismirnovite  View Vismirnovite Image  ZnSn++++(OH)6 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Ivanovich Smirnov (1910-1988), Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
Vistepite Say Vistepite  View Vistepite Image  Mn++4Sn++++B2(SiO4)4(OH)2 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Victor Ivanovich Stepanov (1924-1988), mineralogist, A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
Vitimite View Vitimite Image Ca6B14O19(SO4)(OH)14·5(H2O) Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Vitim plateau which is near the locality LOCALITY: Solongo deposit in Buryatia, Transbaikal region, Russia
Vitusite-(Ce) Say Vitusite-(Ce)  View Vitusite-(Ce) Image   Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vitus Bering (1681-1741), explorer of northern seas (Bering Sea).
Vivianite Say Vivianite  View Vivianite Images Gallery View Vivianite Form  Fe++3(PO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1817
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineralogist, J. G. Vivian.
Vladimirite Say Vladimirite  View Vladimirite Images Gallery Ca5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Vladimirovskoye cobalt deposit, Altai Mountains, and the Khovu-Aksy Ni-Co deposit, Tuva, Siberia, Russia.
Vlasovite Say Vlasovite  View Vlasovite Image  Na2ZrSi4O11 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kuz'ma Alekseevich Vlasov (1905-1964), founder of the Institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Crystal Chemistry of Rare Elements, Moscow, Russia.
Vlodavetsite Say Vlodavetsite  View Vlodavetsite Image View Vlodavetsite Form  AlCa2(SO4)2F2Cl·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for V. I. Vlodavets (1893-1993), Russian volcanologist.
Vochtenite Say Vochtenite   (Fe++,Mg)Fe+++[(UO2)(PO4)]4(OH)·12-13(H2O) Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Renard F. C. Vochten (1933-), mineraloigst, State University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
Voggite Say Voggite  View Voggite Image  Na2Zr(PO4)(CO3)(OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for for Adolf Vogg who first discovered the mineral.
Voglite Say Voglite  View Voglite Image  Ca2Cu(UO2)(CO3)4·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Josef Florian Vogl, Austrian mining official and mineralogist, who described the compound and published on uranium mines and minerals of Jachymov, Czech Republic.
Volborthite Say Volborthite  View Volborthite Image  Cu++3V+++++2O7(OH)2·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1838
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander von Volborth (1800-1876), Russian paleontologist who first noted the mineral.
Volchonskoite - See Volkonskoite
Volfsonite View Volfsonite Images Gallery Cu+10Cu++Fe++Fe+++2Sn++++3S16 Not Approved IMA 1985 - Published 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Not given in abstract.
Volfsonite - See Stannite
Volkonskoite Say Volkonskoite  View Volkonskoite Image Ca0.3(Cr+++,Mg,Fe+++)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1830
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prince A. Volkonskoi, Minister of the Imperial Court, Russia.
Volkovite - See Strontioginorite
Volkovskite View Volkovskite Image   KCa4[B5O8(OH)4][B(OH)3]Cl·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A.I. Volkovskaya, petrographer, who first noted the mineral.
Voloshinite View Voloshinite Image  Rb(LiAl1.5[ ]0.5)(Al0.5Si3.5)O10F2 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Voltaite Say Voltaite  View Voltaite Image   K2Fe++5Fe+++3Al(SO4)12·18(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Italian physicist, Alessandro G. A. A. Volta (1745-1841).
Volynskite Say Volynskite  View Volynskite Image  AgBiTe2 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for I. S. Volynskii (1900-1947), Polish economic geologist.
Vonbezingite Say Vonbezingite  View Vonbezingite Image  Ca6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karl-Ludwig von Bezing (1945– ), Austrian-South African mineral collector, for his contributions to knowledge of mineralogy of the Kalahari manganese field.
Vonsenite Say Vonsenite  View Vonsenite Image  Fe++2Fe+++BO5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Magnus Vonsen (1879-1954), amateur mineralogist and mineral collector who discovered the mineral.
Voronkovite View Voronkovite Image  Na15(Na,Ca,Ce)3(Mn,Ca)3Fe3Zr3Si26O72(OH,O)4Cl·H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander A. Voronkov (1928-1982), a prominent Russian crystallographer.
Vozhminite Say Vozhminite (Ni,Co)4(As,Sb)S2 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Vozhmin serpentinite, Karelia, Russia.
Vrbaite Say Vrbaite  View Vrbaite Image View Vrbaite Form  Tl4Hg3Sb2As8S20 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karl Vrba (1845-1922), Czech mineralogist.
Vuagnatite Say Vuagnatite  View Vuagnatite Image  CaAlSiO4(OH) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mark Bernard Vuagnat (1922- ), student of ophiolites, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
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