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Z Mineral Index (96 Count)

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

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Zaccagnaite View Zaccagnaite Images Gallery  Zn4Al2(OH)12(CO3)·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Domenico Zaccagna (1851-1940) who published the first geologic map of the Apuan Alps and a collector of minerals from the Carrara Marble.
Zaherite Say Zaherite  View Zaherite Image Al12(SO4)5(OH)26·20H20 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for M. A. Zaher, Geological Survey of Bangladesh, who discovered the mineral.
Zairite Say Zairite Bi(Fe+++,Al)3(PO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the country where the first specimens were collected.
Zajacite-(Ce) Say Zajacite-(Ce)  View Zajacite-(Ce) Image  Na(REExCa1-x)(REEyCa1-y)F6 where (x ne y) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Ihor Stephan Zajac (1935- ), the geologist who lead the exploration group that discovered the Strange Lake deposit and who first reconized the mineral.
Zakharovite Say Zakharovite Na4Mn++5Si10O24(OH)6·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Evgeii Evgen'evich Zakharov (1902-1980), Director of the Moscow Geological Exploration Institute, Moscow, Russia.
Zalesiite View Zalesiite Images Gallery View Zalesiite Form  (Ca,Y)Cu6[(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)(OH)6]·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Zalesi (formerly Valdek) uranium deposit near Javornik, northern Moravia, Czech Republic.
Zanazziite Say Zanazziite  View Zanazziite Images Gallery  Ca2(Mg,Fe++)(Mg,Fe++,Al,Mn,Fe+++)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Dr. Pier F. Zanazzi (1939-) of the Universita degli Studi di Perugia, in recognition of his studies of the crystal structures and crystal chemistry of minerals.
Zapatalite Say Zapatalite  View Zapatalite Image Cu3Al4(PO4)3(OH)9·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), hero of the Mexican Revolution.
Zaratite Say Zaratite  View Zaratite Image Ni3(CO3)(OH)4·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Antonio Gil y Zarate (1793-1861), Spanish diplomat, general director of public education, and counselor of state.
Zavaritskite Say Zavaritskite  View Zavaritskite Image  BiOF Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksandr Nikolayevich Zavaritskii (1884-1952), Russian petrographer.
Zdenekite Say Zdenekite  View Zdenekite Image  NaPbCu++5(AsO4)4Cl·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Johan Zdenek (1935-), mineralogist and Director of Scientific Affairs of the Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, France.
Zeagonite - See Gismondine
Zektzerite Say Zektzerite  View Zektzerite Image  NaLiZrSi6O15 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jack Zektzer (1936-), mathematician and geologist of Seattle, Washington, USA.
Zellerite Say Zellerite  View Zellerite Image  Ca(UO2)(CO3)2·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Howard D. Zeller (1922-), U. S. Geological Survey, who found the mineral.
Zemannite Say Zemannite  View Zemannite Image  Mg0.5[Zn++Fe+++(TeO3)3]·4.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Josef Zemann (1923-), Austrian mineralogist, University of Vienna, who studied tellurium oxysalts.
Zemkorite Say Zemkorite   (Na,K)2Ca(CO3)2 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Institute of the Earth's Crust (Russian: zemnoy kory = "earth's crust"), Russian Academy of Science, Siberian Branch where the mineral was first studied.
Zenzenite Say Zenzenite   Pb3(Fe+++,Mn+++)4Mn++++3O15 Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nile Zenzen (1883-1959), formerly Senior curator of the Swedish museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Zeophyllite Say Zeophyllite  View Zeophyllite Image  Ca4Si3O8(OH,F)4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek "to boil" and "a leaf", in allusion to its habit.
Zeravshanite View Zeravshanite Image   Cs4Na2Zr3(Si18O45)(H2O)2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the type locality (Zeravshan Range). LOCALITY: Glacial moraine of the Dara-i-Pioz clacier, Alai mountain range, Tien-Shan Mountains, Tajikistan.
Zeunerite Say Zeunerite  View Zeunerite Image   Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2·10-16(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Gustav Anton Zeuner (1828-1907), German physicist, director, School of Mines, Freiberg, Germany.
Zhanghengite Say Zhanghengite (Cu,Zn,Fe,Al,Cr) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Zhang Heng (78-139), famous astronomer in ancient China.
Zhangpeishanite View Zhangpeishanite Image BaFCl Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Zharchikhite Say Zharchikhite AlF(OH)2 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Zharchikha molybdenum deposit, 60 km south-southwest of Ulan-Ude, on the west side of Lake Baikal, Buryatia, eastern Siberia, Russia
Zhemchuzhnikovite Say Zhemchuzhnikovite NaMg(Al,Fe+++)(C2O4)3·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yurii Apollonovich Zhemchezhnikov (1885-1957), Russian geologist.
Zhonghuacerite-(Ce) Say Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)  View Zhonghuacerite-(Ce) Image  Ba2Ce(CO3)3F Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named in Chinese for "a cerium mineral from China".
Ziesite Say Ziesite   Cu2V+++++2O7 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Emanuel G. Sies (1884-1981), Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington D.C. USA.
Zimbabweite Say Zimbabweite    Na(Pb,Na,K)2(Ta,Nb,Ti)4As+++4O18 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the country of origin.
Zinalsite - See Fraipontite
Zinalsite Say Zinalsite  View Zinalsite Image Zn2AlSi2O5(OH)4·2(H2O) (?) Questionable Species (Pre-IMA) 1956 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the major chemical constituents, ZINc, ALuminum, and SIlicon.
Zinc Say Zinc  View Zinc Image  Zn Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the German, "zink."
Zincalstibite View Zincalstibite Image  Zn2AlSb(OH)12 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (ZINk, Aluminium, Stibium).
Zincaluminite Say Zincaluminite  View Zincaluminite Image Zn6Al6(SO4)2(OH)26·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1881
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Zinc Blende - See Sphalerite
Zincblödite - See Blodite
REMARKS: Name used for artificial compound.
Zinc Bloom - See Hydrozincite
Zinc-fauserite - See Mallardite
REMARKS: probably Zn-Mg-bearing mallardite
Zincgartrellite View Zincgartrellite Image  Pb(Zn,Fe,Cu)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn-dominant analogue of gartrellite
Zincite Say Zincite  View Zincite Image View Zincite Form  (Zn,Mn)O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition containing zinc (From the German, "zink").
Zinckenite - See Zinkenite
Zinclavendulan NaCa(Zn,Cu)5(AsO4)4Cl·4-5(H2O) Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn analog of lavendulan
Zinclavendulan - See Lavendulan
Zinclipscombite ZnFe+++2(PO4)2(OH) Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn analogue of lipscombite (Fe)
Zincmelanterite View Zincmelanterite Image (Zn,Cu,Fe++)SO4·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the zinc-dominant member of the melanterite group.
Zinc-melanterite - See Zincmelanterite
REMARKS: Renamed Zincmelanterite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Zincobotryogen Say Zincobotryogen  View Zincobotryogen Image  (Zn,Mg,Mn)Fe+++(SO4)2(OH)·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its dominant content of zinc and relation to botryogen.
Zincochromite Say Zincochromite  View Zincochromite Image View Zincochromite Form  ZnCr2O4 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for ZINC and CHROMium in the composition.
Zincocopiapite Say Zincocopiapite  View Zincocopiapite Image View Zincocopiapite Form ZnFe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Namrd for its dominant content of zinc and relation to copiapite.
Zincohogbomite-2N2S Say Zincohogbomite-2N2S  View Zincohogbomite-2N2S Image (Zn,Fe++)(2-2x)(Ti)xAl4O8 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn dominant analogue of högbomite, found as the 8H and 16H polytypes. (S=Spinel, N=Nolanite Layers).
Zincohogbomite-8H - See Zincohogbomite-2N2S
Zincolibethenite View Zincolibethenite Image CuZn(PO4)OH Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to libethenite.
Zincolivenite View Zincolivenite Images Gallery  CuZn(AsO4)(OH) Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn analog of olivenite.
Zincosite ZnSO4 Not Approved IMA - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Zn).
Zincospiroffite View Zincospiroffite Image Zn2Te3O8 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects the similarity with the unit-cell parameters and composition to spiroffite
Zincostaurolite View Zincostaurolite Image  [ ]4Zn4Al16(Al,[ ])2Si8O40[O6,(OH)2] Approved IMA 2003 (Dana #Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zinc-dominant analog of staurolite.
Zincovoltaite Say Zincovoltaite  View Zincovoltaite Form  K2Zn5Fe+++3Al(SO4)12·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the zinc analog of voltaite.
Zincowoodwardite View Zincowoodwardite Image  [Zn1-xAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2(H2O)n] Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn analog of woodwardite.
Zincowoodwardite-1T View Zincowoodwardite-1T Image [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2·n(H2O)], x = 0.33, n . 0.96 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn analog of woodwardite.
Zincowoodwardite-3R View Zincowoodwardite-3R Image  [Zn1BxAlx(OH)2][(SO4)x/2·n(H2O)], 0.32 < x < 0.50, n = 0.59 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Zn analog of woodwardite.
Zincrosasite Say Zincrosasite  View Zincrosasite Image (Zn,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the zinc rich member of rosasite.
Zincroselite Say Zincroselite   Ca2Zn(AsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its content of zinc and relation to roselite.
Zinc silicate - See Hemimorphite
Zincsilite Say Zincsilite  View Zincsilite Image Zn3Si4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) (?) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the composition (Zinc Silicate).
Zinc spar - See Smithsonite
Zinc Spinal - See Gahnite
Zinc-zippeite Say Zinc-zippeite   Zn++2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10·16(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Franz Xaver Maxmillion Zippe (1791-1863), Austrian mineralogist.
Zinc-zippeite - See Zinc-zippeite
REMARKS: Renamed Zinczippeite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Zinkenite Say Zinkenite  View Zinkenite Images Gallery View Zinkenite Form  Pb9Sb22S42 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the mineralogist, J. K. L. Zincken (1798-1862).
Zinkosite - See Zincosite
REMARKS: Renamed to zincosite
Zinnober - See Cinnabar
Zinnwaldite Say Zinnwaldite  View Zinnwaldite Image   KLiFe++Al(AlSi3)O10(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Erzgebirge of Saxony at Zinnwald (now Cinovec) - "Ore Mountains", Czechoslovakia.
Zippeite Say Zippeite  View Zippeite Images Gallery   K4(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franz Xaver Maxmillian Zippe (1791-1863), Austrian mineralogist.
Zippeite-Mg - See Magnesiozippeite
Zircon Say Zircon  View Zircon Image View Zircon Form   ZrSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its containing the element, zirconium; which was named from the Persian, zar "gold" and gun = "like" which translates "like gold".
Zirconolite Say Zirconolite    (Ca,Ce)Zr(Ti,Nb,Fe+++)2O7 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Zirconolite-2M Say Zirconolite-2M  View Zirconolite-2M Image  CaZrTi2O7 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its compostion and crystal structure.
Zirconolite-3O Say Zirconolite-3O  View Zirconolite-3O Image  (Ca,Fe,Y,Th)2Fe(Ti,Nb)3Zr2O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition.
Zirconolite-3T Say Zirconolite-3T  View Zirconolite-3T Image  CaZrTi2O7 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition and crystal structure.
Zircophyllite Say Zircophyllite  View Zircophyllite Image  K2(Na,Ca)(Mn,Fe++)7(Zr,Nb)2Si8O26(OH)4F Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the ZIRCOnium in the composition and the Greek for "leaf," in reference to the habit.
Zircosulfate Say Zircosulfate  View Zircosulfate Image Zr(SO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the zirconium and sulfate in its composition.
Zirkelite - See Zirconolite-2M
Zirkelite - See Zirconolite-3T
Zirkelite Say Zirkelite  View Zirkelite Images Gallery View Zirkelite Form   (Ca,Th,Ce)Zr(Ti,Nb)2O7 Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ferdinand Zirkel (1838-1912), German petrographer, Professor of Mineralogy, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.
Zirklerite Say Zirklerite (Fe++,Mg)9Al4Cl18(OH)12·14(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Zirkler, director of the Aschersleben potash works, Germany.
Zirsilite-(Ce) View Zirsilite-(Ce) Image  (Na,[ ])12(Ce, Na)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)·H2O Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Reflects the chemical composition, ZIRconium, SILicon, Cerium).
Zirsinalite Say Zirsinalite  View Zirsinalite Image  Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe++)Zr[Si6O18] Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Zircon, Si, Na).
Zlatogorite Say Zlatogorite CuNiSb2 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Zlatoya Gora deposit, near Karabasch, Middle Urals, Russia.
Zn-Schulenbergite (Zn,Cu)7(SO4,CO3)2(OH)10·3(H2O) Not Approved IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Not named as the Zn analogue of schulenbergite.
Znucalite Say Znucalite  View Znucalite Images Gallery  CaZn11(UO2)(CO3)3(OH)20·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Zn, U, Calcium).
Zodacite Say Zodacite  View Zodacite Image Ca4Mn++Fe+++4(PO4)6(OH)4·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter Zodac (1894-1967), founder and editor of Rocks and Minerals.
Zoisite Say Zoisite  View Zoisite Images Gallery View Zoisite Form  Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH) = Ca2AlAl2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1805
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Austrian natural scientist, Siegmund Zois (1747-1819).
Zoltaiite View Zoltaiite Image  BaV++++2V+++12Si2O27 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Tibor Zoltai (1925-2003) in recognition of his contributions to mineralogy both as a researcher and as an educator.
Zorgite - See Clausthalite
Zorite Say Zorite  View Zorite Image  Na6Ti5[Si12O34](O,OH)5·11(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Russian for "rosy tint of the dawn sky."
Zoubekite Say Zoubekite AgPb4Sb4S10 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Zoubek (1903-), Czech geologist.
Zugshunstite-(Ce)   (Ce,Nd,La)Al(SO4)2(C2O4)·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Cherokee Indian term for the Great Smoky Mountains.
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