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G Mineral Index (227 Count)

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

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Grossmanite CaTi+++AlSiO6 Proposed IMA 2009
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Grossular Say Grossular  View Grossular Images Gallery View Grossular Form  Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1811
NAME ORIGIN: Grossular is from the Latin grossularia meaning "gooseberry." Hessonite is from the Greek hesson, meaning "slight" in reference to the smaller specific gravity.
Grossularite - See Grossular
Grothite - See Titanite
REMARKS: Al bearing
Groutellite - See Ramsdellite
REMARKS: Pseudomorph of ramsdellite after groutite
Groutite Say Groutite  View Groutite Image  Mn+++O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1945
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank Fitch Grout (1880-1958), petrologist, of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Grovesite - See Pennantite
Grumantite Say Grumantite   NaHSi2O5·(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the old Russian name for the Spitzbergen Archipelago, Arctic Ocean.
Grumiplucite Say Grumiplucite  View Grumiplucite Image  HgBi2S4 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the amateur mineralogical organization Gruppo Mineralogico e Paleontologico Lucchese, members of which provided the specimens for study.
Grunerite Say Grunerite  View Grunerite Image  [ ]Fe++7Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis Emmanuel Gruner (1809-1883), Swiss-French chemist who analyzed the mineral.
Grunlingite - See Imogolite
Gruzdevite Say Gruzdevite  View Gruzdevite Image Cu6Hg3Sb4S12 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: To honor the Russian mineralogist, V.S. Gruzdev (1938-1977).
Guadalcazarite(Zn) - See Metacinnabar
Guanacoite View Guanacoite Image  (Cu,Mg)2Mg2(Mg,Cu)(OH)4(H2O)4(AsO4)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mine dump at the El Guanaco Mine, East Catalina, Chile, South America
Guanajuatite Say Guanajuatite  View Guanajuatite Image  Bi2Se3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: In the Santa Catarina and La Industrial mines, Sierra de Santa Rosa, near Guanajuato, Mexico.
Guanglinite - See Isomertieite
Guanine Say Guanine   C5H3(NH2)N4O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1844
NAME ORIGIN: Namd for its derivation from and association with guano.
Guarinoite Say Guarinoite  View Guarinoite Image (Zn,Co,Ni)6(SO4)(OH,Cl)10·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andre Guarino, French mineral collector.
Gudmundite Say Gudmundite  View Gudmundite Image View Gudmundite Form  FeSbS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Gudmundstorp, Sala, Västmanland, Sweden.
Guerinite Say Guerinite  View Guerinite Image  Ca5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for H. Guerin.
Guettardite Say Guettardite Pb(Sb,As)2S4 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Etienne Guettard (17-15-1786), French geologist.
Gugiaite Say Gugiaite   Ca2BeSi2O7 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Near the village of Gugia, otherwise unlocated in China.
Guildite Say Guildite  View Guildite Image CuFe+++(SO4)2(OH)·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank Nelson Guild (1870-1939), American mineralogist and economic geologist, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Guilleminite Say Guilleminite  View Guilleminite Image   Ba(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for French Claude Guillemin (1923-1994), founder of the National Geological Service of the BRGM.
Guimaraesite View Guimaraesite Images Gallery Ca2(Zn,Mg,Fe)5Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O Proposed IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Guitermanite - See Baumhauerite
Gumbelite - See Illite
Gummite - See Uraninite
Gunningite Say Gunningite  View Gunningite Image  (Zn,Mn)SO4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry Cecil Gunning (1901-1991), Geological Survey of Canada and Professor of Geology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Gupeiite Say Gupeiite  View Gupeiite Image Fe3Si Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the eastern passageway, Gupeikou, of the Great Wall of China.
Gustavite Say Gustavite  View Gustavite Image  PbAgBi3S6 (?) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gustav Hageman (1842-1916), Danish chemical engineer.
Gutkovaite-Mn View Gutkovaite-Mn Image  CaK2Mn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·5(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for N. N. Gukova (1896-1960?), Russian mineralogist..
Gutsevichite View Gutsevichite Image Al3(PO4)2(OH)3·8(H2O) Discredited IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1959 for V. P. Gutsevich, geologist in Kazakhstan.
Guyanaite Say Guyanaite   CrO(OH) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the localtiy. LOCALITY: Merume River and its tributaries, Mazaruni district, Guyana.
Gwihabaite Say Gwihabaite  View Gwihabaite Form   (NH4,K)(NO3) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Gewihaba Cave (also known as Drotsky's Cave), northwestern Botswana, 280 km west of Maun.
Gypsum Say Gypsum  View Gypsum Images Gallery View Gypsum Form  CaSO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, gyps meaning "burned" mineral. Selenite from the Greek in allusion to its pearly luster (moon light) on cleavage fragments.
Gyrolite Say Gyrolite  View Gyrolite Image  NaCa16Si23AlO60(OH)8·64(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek guros = "circle", in allusion to the round form of the crystalline groupings.
Gysinite-(Nd) Say Gysinite-(Nd)    Pb(Nd,La)(CO3)2(OH)·(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Marcel Gysin (1891-1974), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
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