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W Mineral Index (138 Count)

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

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Wad - See Vernadite
Wad - See Takanelite
Wad - See Pyrolusite
Wad - See Nsutite
Wadalite Say Wadalite  View Wadalite Image  Ca6Al5Si2O16Cl3 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tsunashiro Wada (1856-1920), first Director General of the Geological Survey of Japan.
Wadeite Say Wadeite  View Wadeite Image   K2ZrSi3O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Wade (1878-1951), Australian geologist who collected the mineral.
Wadsleyite Say Wadsleyite  View Wadsleyite Image  (Mg,Fe++)2SiO4 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A.D. Wadsley (1918-1969).
Wagnerite Say Wagnerite  View Wagnerite Image View Wagnerite Form  (Mg,Fe++)2(PO4)F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1821
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F. M. von Wagner (1768-1851), mining official in Munich, Germany.
Wairakite Say Wairakite  View Wairakite Image  CaAl2Si4O12·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the loclity.
Wairauite Say Wairauite  View Wairauite Image  CoFe Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Red Hill, Warau Valley, South Island, New Zealand.
Wakabayashilite Say Wakabayashilite  View Wakabayashilite Image  (As,Sb)6As4S14 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yaichiro Wakabayashi (1874-1943), mineralogist for Mitsubishi Mining.
Wakefieldite-(Ce) Say Wakefieldite-(Ce)  View Wakefieldite-(Ce) Image   (Ce+++,Pb++,Pb++++)VO4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Renamed from kusuite in 1977 for the locality, changed to wakefieldite-Ce as the Ce analog of wakefieldite-Y. LOCALITY: Kusu deposit, 85 km SW of Kinshasa, Zaire.
Wakefieldite-(La) Say Wakefieldite-(La)  View Wakefieldite-(La) Image  LaVO4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the La analog of wakefieldite-(Ce) and -(Y).
Wakefieldite-(Nd) Say Wakefieldite-(Nd)  View Wakefieldite-(Nd) Image  NdVO4 Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Wakefieldite-(Y) Say Wakefieldite-(Y)  View Wakefieldite-(Y) Image  YVO4 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Evans Lou mine, St. Pierre near Wakefield, Portland Twp., Papineau, QUE, Canada.
Walentaite Say Walentaite  View Walentaite Image (Ca,Mn++,Fe++)Fe+++3(AsO4)(PO4)3(PO3OH) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kurt Walenta (1927-), mineralogist, University of Stuttgart, Germany, who has studied many phosphate minerals.
Walfordite View Walfordite Image View Walfordite Form  (Fe+++,Te++++++)Te++++3O8 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Phillip Walford (b. 1945), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Vice-President and Chief Geologist of LAC Minerals, Ltd., at the time that mining company held the mining rights to the discovery locality. LOCALITY: Wendy open pit of the Tambo mine, El Indio – Tambo mining property, 160 km east of La Serena, Cquimbo Province, northern Chile.
Walkerite View Walkerite Image   Ca16(Mg,Li,[ ])2[B13O17(OH)12]4Cl6·28(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Leonard Walker (1867-1942), Founding Member and past president Geological Society of America.
Wallisite Say Wallisite  View Wallisite Image  PbTl(Cu,Ag)As2S5 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wallis, the German name for the Swiss Canton in which the Lengenbach quarry is located. LOCALITY: Lengenbach, Binntal, Valais (Wallis), Switzerland.
Wallkilldellite Say Wallkilldellite  View Wallkilldellite Image Ca4Mn++6As+++++4O16(OH)8·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dell of the Wallkill River, in which both the Sterling Hill and the Franklin deposits were discovered.
Wallkilldellite-(Fe) Say Wallkilldellite-(Fe)  View Wallkilldellite-(Fe) Image (Ca,Cu)4Fe6[(As,Si)O4]4(OH)8·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe++ dominant analog of wallkilldellite.
Walpurgite Say Walpurgite  View Walpurgite Images Gallery   Bi4(UO2)(AsO4)2O4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Walpurgis vein, Weisse Hirsch mine, Neustadtel, Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany.
Walstromite Say Walstromite  View Walstromite Image  BaCa2Si3O9 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert E. Walstrom (1920-), American mineral collector, who discovered the mineral.
Walthierite Say Walthierite  View Walthierite Image Ba0.5Al3(SO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Nash Walthier (1923-1990), American economic geologist, St. Joseph Minerals Co., who worked in the Tambo district, Chile.
Wapplerite - See Rosslerite
Wardite Say Wardite  View Wardite Image  NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry Augustus Ward (1834-1906), mineral dealer and collector, Rochester, New York, USA.
Wardsmithite Say Wardsmithite Ca5MgB24O42·30(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ward C. Smith (1906-), U. S. Geologist.
Warikahnite Say Warikahnite  View Warikahnite Image  Zn3(AsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Richard Kahn, collector of Tsumeb minerals, Bayersoien, Germany.
Warp Factor 9 - See Dilithium
Warwickite Say Warwickite  View Warwickite Image  Mg(Ti,Fe+++,Al)(BO3)O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1838
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Southwest of Edenville, in the town of Warwick, Orange Co., New York.
Watanabeite Say Watanabeite  View Watanabeite Image Cu4(As,Sb)2S5 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Takeo Watanabe, (1907-1986), Japanese mineralogist.
Watatsumiite View Watatsumiite Image   Na2KMn2LiV2Si8O24 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after watatsumi, Japanese god of the sea as is the analogue (neptunite) neptune, Roman god of the sea.
Waterhouseite  Mn7(PO4)2(OH)8 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Frederick George Waterhouse (1815-1898), first Director of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) and celebrates the continuing work of the Waterhouse Club,
Watkinsonite Say Watkinsonite  View Watkinsonite Image PbCu2Bi4(Se,S)8 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for David H. Watkinson (1937-), Canadian mineralogist.
Wattersite Say Wattersite  View Wattersite Image  Hg+4Hg++Cr++++++O6 Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: The mineral is named for Mr. Lu Watters(1911-1989), a well known California mineral collector, jazz trumpeter, chef and environmentalist.
Wattevilleite Say Wattevilleite  View Wattevilleite Image Na2Ca(SO4)2·4(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Oscar de Watteville of Paris, France.
Wavellite Say Wavellite  View Wavellite Images Gallery View Wavellite Form  Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1805
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William Wavell (?-1829) of England who discovered the mineral.
Wawayandaite Say Wawayandaite Ca12Mn4B2Be18Si12O46(OH,Cl)30 [Ortho] Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Lenni Lenape Native American word "wawayanda," many or several winding, in allusion to the grossly curved and winding habit of its crystals.
Waylandite Say Waylandite  View Waylandite Image BiAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edgar James Wayland, first Director of the Uganda Geological Survey.
Weberite Say Weberite  View Weberite Image  Na2MgAlF7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Theobald C. F. Weber (1823-1886), one of the founders of the cryolite industry in Denmark.
Websterite - See Aluminite
Weddellite Say Weddellite  View Weddellite Image  Ca(C2O4)·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Weddel sea, Antactica.
Weeksite Say Weeksite  View Weeksite Images Gallery   K2(UO2)2Si6O15·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mary Alice Dowse Weeks (1909-1988), mineralogist with the U.S. Geological Survey, noted specialist in the mineralogy of uranium and vanadium.
Wegscheiderite Say Wegscheiderite  View Wegscheiderite Image  Na5(CO3)(HCO3)3 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rudolf Franz Johann Wegscheider (1859-1935), Austrian chemist, who first synthesized the compound.
Weibullite Say Weibullite  View Weibullite Image  Pb6Bi8(S,Se)18 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mats Weibull (1856-1923), Swedish mineralogist.
Weilerite BaAl3H[(As,P)O4]2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Weiler and Neubulach, Black Forest, Germany.
Weilerite - See Arsenogoyazite
Weilite Say Weilite  View Weilite Image  CaHAsO4 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rene Weil (1901-), mineralogist of Strasbourg, France, known for his study of Alsatian minerals.
Weinebeneite Say Weinebeneite  View Weinebeneite Image  CaBe3(PO4)2(OH)2·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Weinebebe, Koralpe, Carinthia, Austria.
Weinschenkite - See Churchite-(Y)
Weishanite Say Weishanite (Au,Ag)3Hg2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Weishan, Poshan mining district,Tongbai County, Henan Province, China.
Weissbergite Say Weissbergite  View Weissbergite Image  TlSbS2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Byron G. Weissberg, Chemistry division, D.S.I.R., New Zeland.
Weissite Say Weissite  View Weissite Image  Cu1.9Te Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis Weiss, owner of the Good Hope mine and discoverer of rickardite.
Welinite-III Say Welinite-III Mn++6(W++++++,Mg)2Si2(O,OH)14 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eric Welin, mineralogist and geochronologist, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Welinite-VIII Say Welinite-VIII (Mn++,Mg)3(W++++++,Mn+++)1-x(SiO4)(O,OH)3 (x=1/3) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eric Welin, mineralogist and geochronologist, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Wellsite - See Harmotome
REMARKS: Ca bearing harmotome
Wellsite-barian Phillipsite-Ca - See Phillipsite-Ca
Weloganite Say Weloganite  View Weloganite Image  Sr3Na2Zr(CO3)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William E. Logan (1798-1875), first director of the Canadian Geologic Survey.
Welshite Say Welshite  View Welshite Image  Ca4Mg9Sb3O4[Si6Be3AlFe2O36] Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wilfred R. Welsh (1915-?), amateur mineralogist and teacher of natural sciences.
Wendwilsonite Say Wendwilsonite  View Wendwilsonite Images Gallery  Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wendell E. Wilson (1946-), mineralogist, editor, and publisher of the Mineralogical Record.
Wenkite Say Wenkite  View Wenkite Image  Ba4Ca6(Si,Al)20O39(OH)2(SO4)3·n(H2O) (?) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eduard Wenk (1907-), mineralogist and petrologist, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
Werdingite Say Werdingite  View Werdingite Image  (Mg,Fe)2Al14B4Si4O37 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gunter Werding, of the Mineralogical Institute, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany.
Wermlandite Say Wermlandite  View Wermlandite Image  (Ca,Mg)Mg7(Al,Fe+++)2(SO4)2(OH)18·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Långban mine, Bergslagen ore district, Filipstad, Värmland (Wermland), Sweden.
Wernerite - See Meionite
Wernerite - See Scapolite
Wernerite - See Marialite
Wesselsite Say Wesselsite  View Wesselsite Image  SrCu++Si4O10 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese field, Kuruman Hill, Cape Province, South Africa.
Westerveldite Say Westerveldite  View Westerveldite Image  (Fe,Ni,Co)As Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jan Westerveld (1905-1962), Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Westgrenite - See Bismutomicrolite
Wheatleyite Say Wheatleyite   Na2Cu(C2O4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the localiity. LOCALITY: Wheatley mine, near Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Wheel Ore - See Bournonite
Wherryite Say Wherryite  View Wherryite Image  Pb7Cu2(SO4)4(SiO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edgar T. Wherry (1885-1982), American mineralogist and plant ecologist.
Whewellite Say Whewellite  View Whewellite Images Gallery View Whewellite Form  Ca(C2O4)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the British mineralogist, crystallographer and natural philosopher William Whewell (1794-1866), professor of mineralogy at Cambridge.
Whiteite-(CaFeMg) Say Whiteite-(CaFeMg)  View Whiteite-(CaFeMg) Image Ca(Fe++,Mn++)Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John S. White, Jr. (1933-), former editor of the Mineralogical Record and professional curator of minerals and gems.
Whiteite-(CaMnMg) Say Whiteite-(CaMnMg)  View Whiteite-(CaMnMg) Image CaMn++Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John S. White, Jr. (1933-), former editor of the Mineralogical Record and professional curator of minerals and gems.
Whiteite-(MnFeMg) Say Whiteite-(MnFeMg)  View Whiteite-(MnFeMg) Image (Mn++,Ca)(Fe++,Mn++)Mg2Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John S. White, Jr. (1933-), former editor of the Mineralogical Record and professional curator of minerals and gems.
White Lead Ore - See Cerussite
Whitlockite Say Whitlockite  View Whitlockite Image View Whitlockite Form  Ca9(Mg,Fe++)(PO4)6(PO3OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Herbert Percy Whitlock (1868-1948), American mineralogist, Curator, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY, USA.
Whitmoreite Say Whitmoreite  View Whitmoreite Image  Fe++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert W. Whitmore (1936-), Micromount mineral collector and owner of the Palermo mine, New Hampshire, USA.
Whitneyite - See Algodonite
Wickenburgite Say Wickenburgite  View Wickenburgite Image  Pb3CaAl2Si10O27·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Near Wichenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Wickmanite Say Wickmanite  View Wickmanite Image  Mn++Sn++++(OH)6 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franz-Erik Wickman (1915-), Swedish mineralogist, who studied the mineralogy of the Langban area.
Wicksite Say Wicksite  View Wicksite Image  NaCa2(Fe++,Mn++)4MgFe+++(PO4)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frederick John Wicks (1937- ), Curator of Mineralogy, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Widenmannite Say Widenmannite  View Widenmannite Image  Pb2(UO2)(CO3)3 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bergrat J. F. Widenmann (1764-1798), who first discovered uranium containing micas in the Schwarzwald.
Widgiemoolthalite Say Widgiemoolthalite  View Widgiemoolthalite Image (Ni,Mg)5(CO3)4(OH)2·4-5(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: 132 North Nickel mine, 4 km SW of Widgiemooltha, 80 km S of Kalgoorlie, Australia.
Wightmanite Say Wightmanite  View Wightmanite Image  Mg5(BO3)O(OH)5·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Randall H. Wightman (1915-1969), Director of Exploration and Mining of the Riverside Cement Co., Riverside, California, USA.
Wilcoxite Say Wilcoxite  View Wilcoxite Image MgAl(SO4)2F·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William Wilcox, who discovered this mining district in 1879. He was killed by Apache Indians in 1880.
Wilhelmkleinite Say Wilhelmkleinite  View Wilhelmkleinite Image View Wilhelmkleinite Form  ZnFe+++3(AsO4)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Wilhelm Klein, former mine manager in Anamibia, who made the first systematic collection of minerals from the Tsumeb mine.
Wilhelmramsayite  Cu3FeS3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name for Wilhelm Ramsay, Finnish geologist who did the first detailed study of the Khibiny-Lovozero alkaline complexes.
Wilhelmvierlingite Say Wilhelmvierlingite  View Wilhelmvierlingite Image CaMn++Fe+++(PO4)2(OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Vierling (1901-1995), Weiden, Bavaria, Germany.
Wilkeite - See Ellestadite
Wilkeite - See Apatite-(CaF)
Wilkinsonite Say Wilkinsonite  View Wilkinsonite Image  Na2Fe++4Fe+++2Si6O20 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Frederick George Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Wilkmanite Say Wilkmanite   Ni3Se4 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for W. W. Wilkman, geologist.
Willemite Say Willemite  View Willemite Image View Willemite Form  Zn2SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1830
NAME ORIGIN: After Willem I, King of the Netherlands (1772-1843).
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