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C Mineral Index (527 Count)

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

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Chabazite-K Say Chabazite-K  View Chabazite-K Image   (K2,Ca,Na2,Mg)[Al2Si4O12]·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: From Gk. chabazios, tune or melody, one of twenty stones named in the poem Peri lithos. The K-dominant member of the chabazite series.
Chabazite-Na Say Chabazite-Na  View Chabazite-Na Image   (Na2,K2,Ca,Mg)[Al2Si4O12]·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The Na-dominant member of the chabazite series.
Chabazite-Sr Say Chabazite-Sr   (Sr,Ca,K2,Na2)[Al2Si4O12]·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1999, Dana # Added
NAME ORIGIN: From Gk. chabazios, tune or melody, one of twenty stones named in the poem Peri lithos, which extolled the virtues of minerals. The poem is ascribed to Orpheus, legendary founder of the Orphic cult, which flourished in Greece in the early centuries and strontium in the composition.
Chabourneite View Chabourneite Image  (Tl,Pb)21(Sb,As)91S147 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Chabourneou Glacier, near the locality. LOCALITY: Jas Roux deposit, Hautes-Alpes, France.
Chadwickite  (UO2)H(AsO3) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Sir James Chadwick (1891-1974), English physicist Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, U.K. 1935 Nobel Prize winner for his discovery of the neutron.
Chaidamuite View Chaidamuite Image (Zn,Fe++)Fe+++(SO4)2(OH)·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Xitieshan Pb-Zn mine, Chaidamu (Qaidam) basin, Qinghai, China.
Chalcanthite Say Chalcanthite  View Chalcanthite Image View Chalcanthite Form  CuSO4·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek chalkos, "copper" and anthos, "flower." Generally pseudomorphous after Boothite.
Chalcoalumite Say Chalcoalumite  View Chalcoalumite Image CuAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek chalkos, for copper and Latin alum, for aluminum sulfate.
Chalcocite Say Chalcocite  View Chalcocite Image View Chalcocite Form  Cu2S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, meaning chalkos, "copper".
Chalcocyanite View Chalcocyanite Image View Chalcocyanite Form  CuSO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for copper and azure-blue, in allusion to the composition and color change caused by hydration.
Chalcokyanite - See Chalcocyanite
Chalcomenite Say Chalcomenite  View Chalcomenite Image View Chalcomenite Form  CuSeO3·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1881
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for copper and moon.
Chalconatronite View Chalconatronite Image  Na2Cu(CO3)2·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the composition, copper and natron (soda).
Chalcophanite Say Chalcophanite  View Chalcophanite Image View Chalcophanite Form  (Zn,Fe++,Mn++)Mn++++3O7·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1875
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "copper" and "to appear," for the mineral's change in color on ignition.
Chalcophyllite Say Chalcophyllite  View Chalcophyllite Image View Chalcophyllite Form  Cu++18Al2(AsO4)3(SO4)3(OH)27·33(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, "copper" and fyllon, "leaf."
Chalcopyrite Say Chalcopyrite  View Chalcopyrite Image View Chalcopyrite Form  CuFeS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1747
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, chalkos, "copper" hence "Copper Pyrite."
Chalcosiderite Say Chalcosiderite  View Chalcosiderite Image View Chalcosiderite Form  CuFe+++6(PO4)4(OH)8·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1814
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for copper and iron, for those elements in the mineral’s composition.
Chalcostibite Say Chalcostibite  View Chalcostibite Images Gallery View Chalcostibite Form  CuSbS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek chalkos - "copper" and stibi - "antimony."
Chalcothallite View Chalcothallite Image  (Cu,Fe)6Tl2SbS4 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Cu, Tl).
Chalcotrichite - See Cuprite
Challacolloite View Challacolloite Image  KPb2Cl5 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Challacollo Silver mine, south east of Iquique, Atacama desert, northern Chile.
Chalmersite - See Cubanite
Chalybite - See Siderite
Chambersite Say Chambersite  View Chambersite Image  Mn3B7O13Cl Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Barber's Hill salt dome, Chambers County, Texas, USA.
Chameanite (Cu,Fe)4As(Se,S)4 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From Chameane, Puy-de-Dome, France.
Chamosite View Chamosite Image  (Fe++,Mg,Fe+++)5Al(Si3Al)O10(OH,O)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1820
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Chamoson, Rhone Valley, Switzerland.
Changbaiite View Changbaiite Image PbNb2O6 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Chanbai Mountains, Tonghua, Jilin, China.
Changchengite IrBiS Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after chancheng, the name of the "Great Wall" of China.
Changoite  Na2Zn(SO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the changos, the early former inhabitants of northern Chile.
Chantalite  CaAl2SiO4(OH)4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Chantal Sarp (1944-), Swiss wife of its discoverer, Halil Sarp.
Chaoite View Chaoite Image C Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edward C. T. Chao (1919-), Chinese-U.S. Petrologist.
Chapmanite View Chapmanite Image  Sb+++Fe+++2(SiO4)2(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Canadian mineralogist, E. J. Chapman (1821-1904).
Charlesite View Charlesite Image Ca6(Al,Si)2(SO4)2B(OH)4(OH,O)12·26(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Palache (1869-1954), professor of mineralogy, Harvard University.
Charmarite-2H Mn++4Al2(CO3)(OH)12·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles (1917-) and Marcelle (1918-) Weber, amateur mineralogist of Guilford, CT, who contributed extensively to the knowledge of Mt. St.-Hilaire and also found the mineral.
Charmarite-3T Mn++4Al2(CO3)(OH)12·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles (1917-) and Marcelle (1918-) Weber, amateur mineralogist of Guilford, CT, who contributed extensively to the knowledge of Mt. St.-Hilaire and also found the mineral.
Charoite View Charoite Images Gallery  K5Ca8(Si6O15)2(Si2O7)Si4O9(OH)·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the impression that it gives: "chary" in Russian means "charms" or "magic" and not for the Chara River, which is 70 km away from the locality. LOCALITY: Murun massif, Chara River area, Aldan Shield, SW Yakutia (Sakha Republic).
Chatkalite Cu6Fe++Sn2S8 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: For the occurrence in the Chatkalo-Kuramin Mountains, USSR.
Chaux - See Lime
Chayesite View Chayesite Image   K(Mg,Fe++)4Fe+++(Si12O30) Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Felix Chayes (1916-1993) of the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.
Chazellite - See Berthierite
Chegemite Ca7(SiO4)3(OH)2 Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Chekhovichite View Chekhovichite Image  (Bi,Pb,Fe)2Te4O11 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sergei Konstatinovich Chekhovich (1917-1997), mineralogist and geologist, Polytechnical Institute of Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan.
Chelkarite View Chelkarite Image CaMgB2O4Cl2·7(H2O) (?) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Chelkar salt dome, Ak-sat Valley, Uralsk district, Kazakhstan.
Chelyabinskite (Ca,Mg)3Si(OH)6(SO4,CO3)2·9(H2O) Not Approved IMA Chenevixite View Chenevixite Image Cu2Fe+++2(AsO4)2(OH)4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Chenevix (1774-1830), Irish chemist, who early analyzed a Cornish Cu-Fe arsenate.
Chengdeite Ir3Fe Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: At the branch of the Luan river (about 200 km NNE of Beijing) in Chengde County, Peoples Republic of China.
Chenguodaite View Chenguodaite Image Ag9FeTe2S4 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Chen Guoda (1912-2004), geologist and the founder of the Geological Department of Central South University, China.
Chenite View Chenite Image  Pb4Cu(SO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tzong T. Chen (1942-), Canadian mineralogist.
Cheralite-(Ce) View Cheralite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,Ca,Th)(P,Si)O4 Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: For Chera (Kerala), an ancient Dravidian kingdom predating Travancor (now Kerala State), India.
Cheralite-(Ce) - See Monazite-(Ce)
Cheremnykhite Zn3Pb3Te++++O6(VO4)2 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for I. M. Cheremnykh, Russian prospector, one of the discoverers of the Kuranakh deposit.
Cherepanovite View Cherepanovite Image RhAs Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: For V.A. Cherepanov (1927-1983), geologist and mineralogist.
Chernikovite View Chernikovite Image  (H3O)2(UO2)2(PO4)2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. P. Chernikov (1927-), Institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Rare Elements, Moscow, Russia.
Chernovite-(Ce)  (Ce,Y)(AsO4) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Ce dominant analog of chernovite-(Y).
Chernovite-(Y) View Chernovite-(Y) Image   YAsO4 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Professor Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Chernov (1877-1963), Russian geologist, Institute of Geology, Syktyvar, Russia, explorer of the Polar Urals
Chernykhite View Chernykhite Image (Ba,Na)V+++,Al)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for V. V. Chernykh, Professor at the Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Chervetite Say Chervetite  View Chervetite Image  Pb2V2O7 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Chervet, French mineralogist.
Chesnokovite   Na2[SiO2(OH)2]·8H2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for B.V. Chesnokov (1928-2005), an outstanding mineralogist.
Chessexite  (K,Na)4Ca2Mg3Al8(SiO4)2(SO4)10(OH)10·40(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ronald Chessex (1929-), Swiss petrologist and professor, University of Geneva.
Chessylite - See Azurite
Chesterite View Chesterite Image  (Mg,Fe++)17Si20O54(OH)6 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: In the Carleton talc quarry, near Chester, Windsor Co., Vermont, USA.
Chestermanite View Chestermanite Image  Mg2(Fe+++,Mg,Al,Sb+++++)BO3O2 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles W. Chesterman (1913-1991), U. S. Geologist who discovered the mineral.
Chevkinite-(Ce) Say Chevkinite-(Ce)  View Chevkinite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe++,Mg)2(Ti,Fe+++)3Si4O22 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named for General Konstatin Vladimirovich Tschevkin [Chevkin] (1802-1875), Chief o f Staff of the Russian Mining Engineers Corps.
Chiastolite - See Andalusite
Chiavennite View Chiavennite Image  CaMnBe2Si5O13(OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From Tanno, Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italy.
Childrenite Say Childrenite  View Childrenite Images Gallery View Childrenite Form  Fe++Al(PO4)(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John George Children (1777-1852), English chemist and mineralogist.
Chiluite Bi6Te++++++2Mo++++++2O21 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Chilu, Fujian, China.
Chilunite - See Chiluite
Chinglusuite - See Neotocite
Chinkolobwite - See Sklodowskite
Chinoite - See Libethenite
Chiolite View Chiolite Image  Na5Al3F14 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1846
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for snow and stone, as compared to cryolite, ice-stone.
Chistyakovaite View Chistyakovaite Image Al(UO2)2(AsO4)2(F,OH)·6.5H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for N.I. Chistyakova, a senior assistant at the All-Russia Research Institute of Mineral Resources (VIMS).
Chivruaiite View Chivruaiite Image   Ca4(Ti,Nb)5[(Si6O17)2[(OH,O)5]·13-14H2O Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Chivruai river valley, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Chkalovite View Chkalovite Image  Na2BeSi2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Valerii Pavlovich Chkalov (1904{1938), the first to fly nonstop from Moscow to the USA across the North Pole.
Chladniite View Chladniite Image Na2Ca(Mg,Fe++)7(PO4)6 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756-1827), German physicist, University of Riga, Riga, Latvia who first espoused the extraterrestrial origin of meteorites.
Chloanthite - See Nickelskutterudite
Chloraluminite  AlCl3·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named for CHLORine and ALUMINum in its composition.
Chlorapatite - See Apatite-(CaCl)
REMARKS: Renamed to Apatite-(CaCl) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Chlorargyrite Say Chlorargyrite  View Chlorargyrite Images Gallery  AgCl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1875
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition of chlorine (Greek, chloros = "pale green") and silver (Latin, argentum).
Chlorartinite View Chlorartinite Image Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Chloride analog of artinite named after the Italian mineralogist, E. Artini (1866-1928).
Chlorbartonite View Chlorbartonite Image   K6Fe24S26(Cl,S) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Cl dominant analog of bartonite.
Chlorellestadite - See Ellestadite-(Cl)
REMARKS: Renamed Ellestadite-(Cl) by Mineralogical Record v39 (2008), 131
Chlorite - See Tosudite
Chloritite alpha - See Donbassite
Chloritoid View Chloritoid Image  (Fe++,Mg,Mn)2Al4Si2O10(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its resemblance to chlorite minerals.
Chlormagaluminite (Mg,Fe++)4Al2(OH)12(Cl2,CO3)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition (Chloride, Magnesium, Aluminum).
Chlormanasseite - See Chlormagaluminite
Chlormanganokalite  K4MnCl6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition of Cl, Mn, and K (Latin kalium).
Chlorocalcite  KCaCl3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, which was originally thought to be chloride of calcium alone.
Chlorohastingsite-K - See Potassic-chlorohastingsite
Chloromagnesite  MgCl2 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1873 for it's composition.
Chloromenite View Chloromenite Image View Chloromenite Form  Cu9O2(SeO3)4Cl6 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name comes from chloros, green, and mene, moon, referring to the presence of essential selenium.
Chloropal - See Nontronite
Chloroparagasite - See Potassic-chloropargasite
REMARKS: K bearing
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