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Y Mineral Index (49 Count)

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

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Yagiite Say Yagiite   (Na,K)3Mg4(Al,Mg)6(Si,Al)24O60 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kenzo Yagi, Professor of Geology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
Yakhontovite Say Yakhontovite  View Yakhontovite Image  (Ca,K)0.5(Cu,Fe+++,Mg)2Si4O10(OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Liiia KKonstantinovna Yakhontova I1926-), Russian mineralogist, University of Moscow, a specialist in cobalt deposits.
Yakovenchukite-(Y) View Yakovenchukite-(Y) Image   K3NaCaY2(Si12O30)·4H2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Victor N. Yakovenchuk, a mineralogist at the Geological Institute of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Yamatoite (Mn++,Ca)3(V+++,Al)2(SiO4)3 Discredited IMA 1967 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yamato mine, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan.
Yanomamite Say Yanomamite  View Yanomamite Image In(AsO4)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: The name is after "Yanomami", a northern-Brazil indian tribe
Yarlongite (Cr4Fe4Ni)C4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Yaroslavite Say Yaroslavite Ca3Al2F10(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yaroslav, Siberia, Russia.
Yarrowite Say Yarrowite  View Yarrowite Image Cu9S8 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yarrow Creek, southwestern Alberta, Canada.
Yavapaiite Say Yavapaiite  View Yavapaiite Image   KFe+++(SO4)2 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Yavapai Indian tribe that inhabited the area of Arizona where the mineral was found.
Yazganite  NaFe+++2(Mg,Mn)(AsO4)3·H2O Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dr. Evren Yazgan (b. 1943), a geologist in Turkey who worked in this region.
Yberisilite - See Hingganite-(Y)
Yeatmanite Say Yeatmanite  View Yeatmanite Image  Mn++9Zn6Sb+++++2Si4O28 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pope Yeatman (1861-1953), U. S. Mining engineer.
Yecoraite Say Yecoraite  View Yecoraite Image Bi5Fe+++3(Te++++O3)(Te++++++O4)2O9·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yecora, Sonora, Mexico.
Yedlinite Say Yedlinite  View Yedlinite Image  Pb6CrCl6(O,OH)8 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named of Leo Neal Yedlin (1908-1997), micromount mineral collector of New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Yeelimite Say Yeelimite  View Yeelimite Image  Ca4Al6O12(SO4) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hatrurim basin, W of the Dead Sea, Israel, near Har Ye'elim and Nahal Ye'elim (a hill and a wadi).
Ye'elimite - See Yeelimite
Yegorovite Na4[Si2O4(OH)2]2·7H2O Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yuriy Klavdievich Yegorov-Tismeno (1938-2007), Russian crystal chemist.
Yellow Lead Ore - See Wulfenite
Yenite - See Ilvaite
Yftisite-(Y) Say Yftisite-(Y)    (Y,Dy,Er)4(Ti,Sn)O(SiO4)2(F,OH)6 Discredited IMA 1987 - Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1965 for the elemental makeup, (Y, F, Ti, Si).
Yimengite Say Yimengite  View Yimengite Images Gallery  K(Cr,Ti,Fe,Mg)12O19 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yimeng Mountain area, Shandong Province, China.
Yingjiangite Say Yingjiangite  View Yingjiangite Image  (K2,Ca)(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)6·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tongbiguan village, Yingiang County, Yunnan Province, China.
Yixunite Say Yixunite   Pt3In Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it locality. LOCALITY: Near the village of Damiao and the Yixun River, about 370 km N of Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Yoderite Say Yoderite  View Yoderite Image  Mg2(Al,Fe+++)6Si4O18(OH)2 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hatten Schyuler Yoder, Jr. (1921-), petrologist with the Geophysical Laboratory, Washinton, D. C. USA.
Yofortierite Say Yofortierite  View Yofortierite Image (Mn,Mg)5Si8O20(OH)2·8-9(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yves Oscar Fortier (1914-), formater Director of the Geological Survey of Canada (1964-1972).
Yoshimuraite Say Yoshimuraite  View Yoshimuraite Image  (Ba,Sr)2(Mn,Fe)2(Ti,Fe)(Si2O7)2(PO4,SO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Toyofumi Yoshimura, Kyushu University, Hakozaki, Japan.
Yoshiokaite Say Yoshiokaite  View Yoshiokaite Image  (Ca8-(x/2)[ ](x/2)Al16-xSixO32) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. Yoshioka (1935-1983), who studied the synthetic phase.
Yttrialite-(Y) Say Yttrialite-(Y)    (Y,Th)2Si2O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the yttrium in its composition.
Yttrian Datolite - See Calcybeborosilite-(Y)
Yttrobetafite-(Y) Say Yttrobetafite-(Y)  View Yttrobetafite-(Y) Image  (Y,U,Ce)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the YTTRium-dominent betafite member of the pyrochlore group.
Yttroceberite - See Hingganite-(Y)
Yttroceberysite-(Y) - See Hingganite-(Y)
Yttrocerite View Yttrocerite Image  CaF2 + (Y,Ce)F3 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its chemical composition containing ytterbium (Named after Ytterby, Sweden) and cerium (Named after the asteroid, Ceres)..
Yttrocerite-{Y) - See Fluorite
REMARKS: Y and Ce enriched variety of fluorite
Yttrocolumbite-(Y) Say Yttrocolumbite-(Y)   (Y,U,Fe++)(Nb,Ta)O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Ytterbium, Columbium (former name for niobium)).
Yttrocrasite-(Y) Say Yttrocrasite-(Y)  View Yttrocrasite-(Y) Image  (Y,Th,Ca,U)(Ti,Fe+++)2(O,OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "mixture", because it is a mixture fo yttrium with many other elements.
Yttrofluorite - See Fluorite
REMARKS: Y-enriched variety of fluorite
Yttropyrochlore-(Y) Say Yttropyrochlore-(Y)  View Yttropyrochlore-(Y) Image  (Y,Na,Ca,U)1-2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH)7 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the YTTRium-dominent member ot the pyrochlore group.
Yttrotantalite-(Y) Say Yttrotantalite-(Y)  View Yttrotantalite-(Y) Image View Yttrotantalite-(Y) Form  (Y,U,Fe++)(Ta,Nb)O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1802
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its YTTRium content and relation to tantalite.
Yttrotungstite-(Ce) Say Yttrotungstite-(Ce)   (Ce,Nd,Y)W2O6(OH)3 Approved IMA 1987 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Yttrium, Tungsen).
Yttrotungstite-(Y) Say Yttrotungstite-(Y)  View Yttrotungstite-(Y) Image   YW2O6(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Yttrium, Tungsten).
Yuanfuliite Say Yuanfuliite  View Yuanfuliite Image  (Mg,Fe++)(Fe+++,Al,Mg,Ti,Fe++)(BO3)O Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Prof. Yuan Fuli (1893-1987).
Yuanjiangite Say Yuanjiangite   AuSn Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: In sandy gravel in the middle course of the Yuanjiang River, near the town of Yuanlin, Hunan Province, Peoples Republic of China.
Yugawaralite Say Yugawaralite  View Yugawaralite Images Gallery  CaAl2Si6O16·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yugawara Hot Springs, Kanagawa Prefecture, Honshu, Japan.
Yukonite Say Yukonite  View Yukonite Image Ca7Fe+++11(AsO4)9O10·24.3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tagish Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Yuksporite Say Yuksporite  View Yuksporite Image   (Sr,Ba)2K4(Ca,Na)14([ ],Mn,Fe){(Ti,Nb)4(O,OH)4[Si6O17]2[Si2O7]3}(H2O,OH)n, n~3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Yukspor, Mt. Khibiny massif, Kola peninsula, Russia.
Yushkinite Say Yushkinite  View Yushkinite Image V1-xS·n(Mg,Al)(OH)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for N. P. Yushkin, Russian mineralogist.
Yvonite Say Yvonite  View Yvonite Image  Cu(AsO3OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in honor of Klaus Yvon, professor of crystallography at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.