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X Mineral Index (18 Count)
This alphabetical listing of X minerals include synonyms of accepted mineral names,
pronunciation of that name, name origins, and locality information.
Valid Species (Bold); Pronunciation;
Mineral Image Gallery;
Calculated Radioactive Intensity
Xanthoconite Ag3AsS3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek xanthos, "yellow" and konis "powder."
Xanthophyllite - See Clintonite
Xanthoxenite Ca4Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for yellow and supposed chemical resemblance to cacoxenite.
Xenophyllite Na4Fe7(PO4)6 Proposed IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Xenotime-(Y) YPO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek xenos - "foreign" and time - "honor."
Xenotime-(Yb) YbPO4 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition and relationship with xenotime-(Y).
Xiangjiangite (Fe+++,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH)·22(H2O) Approved IMA 1978NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Xiangjiang River, Hunan, China.
Xieite FeCr2O4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)NAME ORIGIN: Named for Xie Xiande, a GIG mineralogist who has made major contribution to the field of mineral shock effects.
Xifengite Fe5Si3 Approved IMA 1984NAME ORIGIN: Named for the eastern passageway, Xifengkou, of the Great Wall of China.
Xilingolite Pb3Bi2S6 Approved IMA 1982NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Chaobuleng district, Xilingola League, Inner Mongolia, China.
Ximengite BiPO4 Approved IMA 1990NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Undefined locality in Ximeng Co., about 420 km southwest of Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 Approved IMA 1974NAME ORIGIN: Named for the unspecified locality. LOCALITY: China.
Xitieshanite Fe+++(SO4)(Cl)·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1983NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Xitieshan lead-zinc mine, Qaidam basin, Qinghai, China.
Xocolatlite Ca2Mn++++2Te++++++2O12·H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)NAME ORIGIN: The name is in allusion to its chocolate-brown color and its Mexican type locality which is used to indicate the color of a sacred beverage made by mixing cocoa (Xocolatl), water, vanilla, pepper, and chili. LOCALITY: Bambolla mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
Xocomecatlite Cu3Te++++++O4(OH)4 Approved IMA 1975NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Nahuatl for "bunches of grapes", in allusion to the appearance of the green spherules of the mineral.
Xonotlite Ca6Si6O17(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico.
Xyloretinite - See AmberREMARKS: C10H17O