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F Mineral Index (284 Count)

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

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Fluocerite-(Ce) Say Fluocerite-(Ce)  View Fluocerite-(Ce) Form   (Ce,La)F3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition containing fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow") and cerium (Named after the asteroid Ceres).
Fluocerite-(La) Say Fluocerite-(La)  View Fluocerite-(La) Form   (La,Ce)F3 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition containing fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow") and cerium (Named after the asteroid Ceres) with the modifier La-lanthanum (Greek, lanthanein = "to lie hidden").
Fluorannite View Fluorannite Image  KFe++3AlSi3O10F2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as fluorine-rich annite.
Fluorapatite - See Apatite-(CaF)
REMARKS: Renamed to Apatite-(CaF) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Fluorapophyllite - See Apophyllite-(KF)
REMARKS: Renamed to Apophyllite-(F) by Mineralogical Record, v39, (2008), p 131
Fluorarrojadite-(BaFe)  (Ba,K,Pb)Na3(Ca,Sr)(Fe++,Mg,Mn)14Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)(F,OH)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine analog of arrojadite and site occupancy of the fluorarrojadite structure.
Fluorarrojadite-(BaNa) BaFe++Na2Ca(Fe++,Mn,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)(F,OH)2 Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine analog of arrojadite and site occupancy of the fluorarrojadite structure.
Fluorarrojadite-(KNa)  KNa4Ca(Fe,Mn,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)(F,OH)2 Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine analog of arrojadite and site occupancy of the fluorarrojadite structure.
Fluorbritholite-(Ce) Say Fluorbritholite-(Ce)  View Fluorbritholite-(Ce) Image   (Ca,Ce,La,Na)5(SiO4,PO4)3(OH,F) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For the relationship to Britholite-Ce with the fluorine content.
Fluorcalciobritholite View Fluorcalciobritholite Image   (Ca,REE)5[(Si,P)O4]3F Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and membership in the britholite group.
Fluorcanasite View Fluorcanasite Image  K3Na3Ca5Si12O30F4·H2O Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Fluorcaphite Say Fluorcaphite  View Fluorcaphite Image   (Ca,Sr,Ce,Na)5(PO4)3F Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of fluorine, calcium, and phosphorous.
Fluor edenite - See Fluoro-edenite
Fluorellestadite - See Ellestadite-(F)
REMARKS: Renamed Ellestadite-(F) by Mineralogical Record v39 (2008), 131
Fluorite Say Fluorite  View Fluorite Image View Fluorite Form  CaF2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition containing fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow").
Fluornatromicrolite View Fluornatromicrolite Image (Na,Ca,Bi)2Ta2O6F Proposed IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Fluoro-alumino-magnesiotaramite  Na(CaNa)(Mg3Al2)(Si6Al2)O22F2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Fluorocannilloite Say Fluorocannilloite  View Fluorocannilloite Image  CaCa2(Mg4Al)Si5Al3O22F2 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine-rich end member of cannilloite.
Fluoro-edenite View Fluoro-edenite Image   NaCa2Mg5Si7AlO22(F,OH)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine dominant member of the edenite series.
Fluoro-ferroleakeite View Fluoro-ferroleakeite Images Gallery  NaNa2(Fe++2Fe+++2Li)Si8O22F2 Approved IMA 1996
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition containing fluorine and iron and with the mineral leakeite.
Fluoro-magnesio-arfvedsonite View Fluoro-magnesio-arfvedsonite Image  NaNa2(Mg,Fe++)4Fe+++[Si8O22](F,OH)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine-dominant member of magnesio-arfvedsonite.
Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite View Fluoro-magnesiohastingsite Image   (Na,K)Ca2(Mg,Fe+++,Ti)5(Si,Al)8O22F2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Fluoronyboite   NaNa2(Al2Mg3)(Si7Al)O22(F,OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine-dominant member of the nyboitic amphiboles.
Fluoropargasite View Fluoropargasite Image   NaCa2(Mg3Fe++Al)5(Si6Al2O22)F2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Fluorophlogopite View Fluorophlogopite Image   KMg3(AlSi3)O10F2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine analog of phlogopite.
Fluoro-potassichastingsite  KCa2(Fe++2,Mg2,Fe+++)S5(Si6Al2)8O22F2 Proposed IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Fluororichterite Say Fluororichterite  View Fluororichterite Image  Na(CaNa)Mg5[Si8O22]F2 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Fluoro-sodic-pedrizite View Fluoro-sodic-pedrizite Image   NaLi2(Mg2Al2Li)S5Si8O22F2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883). Clinoholmquistite discredited.
Fluor Spar - See Fluorite
REMARKS: Industrial name for fluorite
Fluorthalenite-(Y) Say Fluorthalenite-(Y)   Y3Si3O10F Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the F analog of thalenite-(Y).
Fluorvesuvianite View Fluorvesuvianite Image  Ca19(Al,Mg)13[SiO4]10[Si2O7]4(F,OH)10 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the fluorine-dominant analog of vesuvainite.
Fluosiderite - See Chondrodite
REMARKS: F-rich chondrodite
Foggite Say Foggite  View Foggite Image  CaAl(PO4)(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Forrest. F. Fogg (1920-), mineral collector, New Hampshire, USA.
Foitite - See Foitite
REMARKS: (61.3.1.1)
Foitite Say Foitite  View Foitite Image  [ ]Na<0.5(Fe++,Al)3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Changed)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ranklin F. Foit, Jr. (1942-), mineralogist, Washington State Univerisity, Washington, USA.
Fontanite Say Fontanite    Ca[(UO2)3(CO3)2O2]·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francois Fontan, mineralogist, University of Paul-Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
Fool's Gold - See Pyrite
Foordite Say Foordite  View Foordite Image  Sn++(Nb,Ta)2O6 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eugene Edward Foord (1946-1998), American mineralogist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado, USA, student of granite pegmatites.
Footeite - See Connellite
Footemineite View Footemineite Image  Ca2Mn++Mn++2Mn++2Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Foote Mine, Kings Mountain District, Cleveland Co.unty, North Carolina, USA.
Formanite-(Y) Say Formanite-(Y)   YTaO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1944
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francis Gloster Forman (1904-1980), government geologist.
Formicaite Ca(HCOO)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition.
Fornacite Say Fornacite  View Fornacite Images Gallery  Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lucien Lewis Forneau (1867-1930), Colonial Governor of the French Congo.
Forsterite Say Forsterite  View Forsterite Image View Forsterite Form  Mg2SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Johann Forster, German naturalist.
Foshagite Say Foshagite  View Foshagite Image  Ca4Si3O9(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Fredrick Foshag (1894-1956), mineralogist and former curator at U. S. National Museum.
Foshallasite - See Zeophyllite
Foshallasite Say Foshallasite  View Foshallasite Image Ca3Si2O7·3(H2O) Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1936
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Willian Frederick Foshag (1984-1956), American mineralogist, and for the mineral centrallasite (now named gyrolite).
Fougerite  (Fe++,Mg)6Fe+++2(OH)18·4(H2O) Proposed IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Discovered coloring (green) the soil of the Fougères Forest in the Ille-et-Vilaine region of France
Fourmarierite Say Fourmarierite  View Fourmarierite Image View Fourmarierite Form   Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paul Fourmarier(1877-1970, Belgian geologist and Professor of Geology at the University of Liege, Belgium.
Fowlerite - See Rhodonite
REMARKS: Zn rich
Fraipontite Say Fraipontite  View Fraipontite Image (Zn,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Julien Jean Joseph Fraipont (1857-1910), and Charles Fraipont, of Liege, Belgium, both geologists and paleontologists.
Francevillite Say Francevillite  View Francevillite Images Gallery View Francevillite Form   (Ba,Pb)(UO2)2V2O8·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Mounana mine, Franceville, Haut-Ogooué, Gabon
Franciscanite-III Say Franciscanite-III  View Franciscanite-III Image Mn++6V+++++2Si2(O,OH)14 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Miocene age Franciscan Formation.
Franciscanite-VIII Say Franciscanite-VIII Mn++3(V+++++,[ ])1-x(SiO4)(O,OH)3(x=0.5) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Miocene-aged Franciscan Formation in California, USA..
Francisite Say Francisite  View Francisite Images Gallery  Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Glyn Francis (1939-), Quality Control Officer at the Iron Monarch quarry, Australia who collected the mineral.
Franckeite Say Franckeite  View Franckeite Image View Franckeite Form (Pb,Sn)6Fe++Sn2Sb2S14 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the mining engineers, Carl and Ernest Francke.
Francoanellite Say Francoanellite  View Francoanellite Image   H6(K,Na)3(Al,Fe+++)5(PO4)8·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franco Anelli, professor of geography, University of Bari, Italy, who discovered the cave in which the mineral was found.
Francoisite-(Ce) Say Francoisite-(Ce)   (Ce,Nd,Ca)[(UO2)3O(OH)(PO4)2]·6(H2O) Proposed IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Francoisite-(Nd) Say Francoisite-(Nd)    (Nd,Y,Sm,Ce)(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH)·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Armand Francois (1922-), former Director of Geology for Gecamine and the dominant neodymium content.
Francolite - See Carbonate-fluorapatite
Franconite Say Franconite  View Franconite Image Na2Nb4O11·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Francon Quarry, Montreal Island, Quebec, Canada.
Frankamenite Say Frankamenite  View Frankamenite Image   K3Na3Ca5(Si12O30)[F,(OH)]4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after V.A. Frank-Kamenetsky (1915-1994), Russian mineralogist-crystallographer.
Frankdicksonite Say Frankdicksonite  View Frankdicksonite Image  BaF2 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank Wilson Dickson (1922- ), Professor of Geochemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Frankhawthorneite Say Frankhawthorneite  View Frankhawthorneite Image View Frankhawthorneite Form  Cu2Te++++++O4(OH)2 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Prof. Frank Christopher Hawthorne (1946-), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Franklinfurnaceite Say Franklinfurnaceite  View Franklinfurnaceite Image  Ca2(Fe+++,Al)Mn+++Mn++3Zn2Si2O10(OH)8 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Franklin Furnace, the former name for Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
Franklinite Say Franklinite  View Franklinite Image View Franklinite Form  (Zn,Mn++,Fe++)(Fe+++,Mn+++)2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality which was named after Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American scientist and inventor. LOCALITY: Dominant ore mineral at Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Franklinphilite Say Franklinphilite  View Franklinphilite Image  (K,Na)4(Mn++,Mg,Zn)48(Si,Al)72(O,OH)216·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality and from the Greek philos = 'friend.' The 'friends of Franklin' are those scientific investigators who helped study the unique mineralogy and geology of this deposit. LOCALITY: Franklin mine, Sussex County, New Jersey.
Fransoletite Say Fransoletite  View Fransoletite Image  H2Ca3Be2(PO4)4·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A.M. Fransolet
Franzinite Say Franzinite  View Franzinite Image   [(Na,K)30Ca10][Si30Al30O120](SO4)10·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For Marco Franzini, Professor of Mineralogy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Freboldite Say Freboldite  View Freboldite Image  CoSe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor Georg Frebold of Hannover, Germany.
Fredrikssonite Say Fredrikssonite  View Fredrikssonite Image  Mg2(Mn+++,Fe+++)O2(BO3) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kurt A. Fredriksson (1926-), Swedish-U.S. Geochemist.
Freedite Say Freedite   Pb8Cu+(As+++O3)2O3Cl5 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert L. Freed (1950-), U.S. Mineralogist.
Freibergite Say Freibergite  View Freibergite Image  (Ag,Cu,Fe)12(Sb,As)4S13 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Freiberg district, Saxony.
Freieslebenite Say Freieslebenite  View Freieslebenite Image View Freieslebenite Form  AgPbSbS3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: For Johann Karl Freiesleben (1774-1846), Mining Commissioner of Saxony, Germany.
Fremontite - See Natromontebrasite
Fresnoite Say Fresnoite  View Fresnoite Image  Ba2TiSi2O8 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Big Creek - Rush Creek sanbornite deposit, 5 miles NE of Trimmer, Fresno Co. California.
Freudenbergite Say Freudenbergite  View Freudenbergite Image  Na2Fe+++2Ti6O16 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wilhelm Freudenberg (1881-), German geologist, who studied the rocks of Odenwald, Germany, where the mineral was found.
Friedelite Say Friedelite  View Friedelite Image  Mn8Si6O15(OH,Cl)10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Friedel (1832-1899), French chemist and mineralogist.
Friedrichbeckeite Say Friedrichbeckeite    K([ ],Na)Mg2(Be2Mg)Si12O30 Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich Johann Karl Becke (1855-1931), Austrian mineralogist and petrographer.
Friedrichite Say Friedrichite  View Friedrichite Image Pb5Cu5Bi7S18 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor Dr.-Ing O.M. Friedrich, of the Mining University, Leoben, Styria, Austria.
Fritzscheite Say Fritzscheite   Mn(UO2)2[(V,P)O4]2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1865
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karl Julius Fritzsche (1808-1871), German chemist.
Fritzsche's salt - See Meridianiite
Frohbergite Say Frohbergite  View Frohbergite Image  FeTe2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Max Hans Frohberg, mining geologist, Toronto, Canada.
Frolovite Say Frolovite  View Frolovite Image  CaB2(OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Novo-Frolvsk, Turinsk region, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Frondelite Say Frondelite  View Frondelite Image Mn++Fe+++4(PO4)3(OH)5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1949
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Clifford Frondel (1907-2002), one of the founders of Mineralogical Society of America and one of the authors of Dana's Mineralogy, 7th edition.
Froodite Say Froodite  View Froodite Image  PdBi2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: For the Frood mine in Canada, in which it occurs.
Fuchsite (Cr) - See Muscovite
Fuenzalidaite Say Fuenzalidaite  View Fuenzalidaite Image   K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SO4)12(IO3)12·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For Humberto Fuenzalida P. (1904-1966), who planned and directed the first school of geology at the University of Chile.
Fukalite Say Fukalite   Ca4Si2O6(CO3)(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Bicchu, Fuka, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
Fukuchilite Say Fukuchilite  View Fukuchilite Image  Cu3FeS8 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: For Nobuyo Fukuchi (1877-1934).
Fulgurites - See Lechatelierite
Fullerene - See Fullerite
Fullerite C60 Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), American architect and visionary. Invented the geodesic dome which illustrates the molecular morphology of fullerenes.
Fuloppite Say Fuloppite  View Fuloppite Image View Fuloppite Form  Pb3Sb8S15 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Bela Fulopp.
Fundylite (calcite pseudomorphs) - See Ikaite
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