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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.

LEGEND: Valid Species (Bold);  Pronunciation;  Mineral Image;  Mineral Image Gallery;  jCrystal Form;  jPOWD Form;          Calculated Radioactive Intensity


Xanthoconite Say Xanthoconite  View Xanthoconite Image View Xanthoconite Form  Ag3AsS3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek xanthos, "yellow" and konis "powder."
Xanthophyllite - See Clintonite
Xanthoxenite Say Xanthoxenite  View Xanthoxenite Image Ca4Fe+++2(PO4)4(OH)2·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME 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) Say Xenotime-(Y)  View Xenotime-(Y) Image View Xenotime-(Y) Form  YPO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek xenos - "foreign" and time - "honor."
Xenotime-(Yb) Say Xenotime-(Yb)  View Xenotime-(Yb) Form   YbPO4 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition and relationship with xenotime-(Y).
Xiangjiangite Say Xiangjiangite   (Fe+++,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH)·22(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME 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 Say Xifengite  View Xifengite Image  Fe5Si3 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the eastern passageway, Xifengkou, of the Great Wall of China.
Xilingolite Say Xilingolite  View Xilingolite Image  Pb3Bi2S6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Chaobuleng district, Xilingola League, Inner Mongolia, China.
Ximengite Say Ximengite   BiPO4 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Undefined locality in Ximeng Co., about 420 km southwest of Kunming, Yunnan Province, China.
Xingzhongite Say Xingzhongite (Pb,Cu,Fe)(Ir,Pt,Rh)2S4 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the unspecified locality. LOCALITY: China.
Xitieshanite Say Xitieshanite  View Xitieshanite Image Fe+++(SO4)(Cl)·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Xitieshan lead-zinc mine, Qaidam basin, Qinghai, China.
Xocolatlite View Xocolatlite Image 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 Say Xocomecatlite  View Xocomecatlite Images Gallery Cu3Te++++++O4(OH)4 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Nahuatl for "bunches of grapes", in allusion to the appearance of the green spherules of the mineral.
Xonotlite Say Xonotlite  View Xonotlite Images Gallery  Ca6Si6O17(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tetela de Xonotla, Puebla, Mexico.
Xyloretinite - See Amber
REMARKS: C10H17O