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K Mineral Index (263 Count)

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

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Korzhinskite Say Korzhinskite  View Korzhinskite Image CaB2O4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for D.S. Korzhinski
Kosmochlor Say Kosmochlor  View Kosmochlor Image  NaCr+++Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: From the German kosmisch, for cosmic, in allusion to its meteoritic occurrence, and the Greek chlor, for green.
Kosnarite Say Kosnarite  View Kosnarite Images Gallery   KZr++++2(PO4)3 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard A. Kosnar (1946-), mineral dealer.
Kostovite Say Kostovite  View Kostovite Images Gallery CuAuTe4 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ivan Kostov (1912-), Bulgarian mineralogist.
Kostylevite Say Kostylevite    K2ZrSi3O9·(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yekaterina Eutikhievna Kostyleva-Labuntsova (1894-1974), Russian Mineralogist.
Kotoite Say Kotoite  View Kotoite Image  Mg3B2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bundjiro Koto (1856-1935), Japanese geologist.
Kottigite Say Kottigite  View Kottigite Image View Kottigite Form  Zn3(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Otto Köttig (1824-?), chemist of Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany.
Kotulskite Say Kotulskite  View Kotulskite Image  Pd(Te,Bi) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Klement'evich Kotul'skii, economic geologist and an authority on Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Koutekite Say Koutekite  View Koutekite Image  Cu5As2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jaromir Koutek (1902-1983), Czech mineralogist.
Kovdorskite Say Kovdorskite  View Kovdorskite Image  Mg5(PO4)2(CO3)(OH)2·4.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kovdor massif, Kola Pneinsula, Russia.
Kozoite-(La) View Kozoite-(La) Image  La(CO3)(OH) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the La-dominant analog of kozoite-(Nd).
Kozoite-(Nd) View Kozoite-(Nd) Image View Kozoite-(Nd) Form   (Nd,La,Sm,Pr)(CO3)(OH) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kozo Hanashima (1925-1985), a chemist, and pioneer in the study of chemistry of rare earth minerals in Japan.
Kozulite Say Kozulite  View Kozulite Image NaNa2Mn++4(Fe+++,Al)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Shukusuke Kozu (1880-1955), Japanese mineralogist, Tohoku University.
Kraisslite Say Kraisslite  View Kraisslite Image (Mn++,Mg)24Zn3Fe+++(As+++O3)2(As+++++O4)3(SiO4)6(OH)18 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frederick Kraissl, Jr. (1899-1986) and Alice L. Kraissl (1905-1986), of Hackensack, New Jersey.
Krasnogorite WO3 Not Submitted IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Krasnoselskaya mine in Krasnogorsk, Chelyabinsk basin, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Krasnoselskite CoWO4 Not Submitted IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Krasnoselskaya mine in Krasnogorsk, Chelyabinsk basin, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Krasnovite Say Krasnovite  View Krasnovite Image Ba(Al,Mg)(PO4,CO3)(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for N. I. Krasnova (1941-), mineralogist at St. Petersburg University.
Kratochvilite Say Kratochvilite  View Kratochvilite Image  (C6H4)2CH2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for J. Kratochvil.
Krausite Say Krausite  View Krausite Image View Krausite Form   KFe+++(SO4)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1931
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edward Henry Krous (1875-1973), American mineralogist, University of Michigan.
Krauskopfite Say Krauskopfite  View Krauskopfite Image  BaSi2O4(OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Konrad Bates Krauskopf (1910- ), Professor of Geochemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Krautite Say Krautite  View Krautite Image  MnAs+++++O3(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francois Kraut, mineralogist, Natural History Museum, Paris, France.
K-Rectorite - See Rectorite
Kremersite Say Kremersite  View Kremersite Image   (NH4,K)2Fe+++Cl5·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter Kremers (1827-?), German chemist.
Krennerite Say Krennerite  View Krennerite Image View Krennerite Form  AuTe2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph A. Krenner (1839-1920), Hungarian mineralogist.
Krettnichite View Krettnichite Images Gallery View Krettnichite Form  PbMn+++2(VO4)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Krettnich, Saarland, Germany.
Kribergite Say Kribergite Al5(PO4)3(SO4)(OH)4·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1945
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Kristineberg mine, Vasterbotten, Sweden.
Krieselite  (Al,Ga)2(Ge,C)O4 (OH)2 Proposed IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Krinovite Say Krinovite   NaMg2CrSi3O10 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Evgeny Leonidovich Krinov (1906-1984), Russian student of meteorites.
Kristiansenite View Kristiansenite Image  Ca2ScSn(Si2O7)(Si2O6OH) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Roy Kristiansen (1943-), amateur mineralogist who first observed the mineral.
Krivovichevite Pb3[Al(OH)6](SO4)(OH) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sergey Vladimirovich Krivovichev, Professor of mineralogy and crystallography at St. Petersburg State University.
Kroehnkite - See Krohnkite
Krohnkite View Krohnkite Image View Krohnkite Form  Na2Cu(SO4)2·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named after B. Kroehnke, who was the first person to analyze it.
Krupkaite Say Krupkaite  View Krupkaite Images Gallery  PbCuBi3S6 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Krupka, Srredocesky kraj, Czech Republic.
Krutaite Say Krutaite  View Krutaite Image  CuSe2 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tomas Kruta, Director of the Mineralogy Laboratory, Moravian Museum, Bron, Czechoslovakia.
Krutovite Say Krutovite  View Krutovite Image  NiAs2 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georgi Alekseevich Krutov, Professor of Mineralogy, Moscow Gosdarst Univeristy, Moscow, Russia.
Kryzhanovskite Say Kryzhanovskite  View Kryzhanovskite Image  MnFe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Ilyitch Kryzhanovsky (1881-1947), curator of the Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Ktenasite Say Ktenasite  View Ktenasite Image  (Cu,Zn)5(SO4)2(OH)6·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Constantine A. Ktenas (1884-1935), Greek mineralogist.
Kuannersuite-(Ce)   Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kuannersuit Plateau (formerly Kvanefjeld) in the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland.
Kudriavite View Kudriavite Image  (Cd,Pb)Bi2S4 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kudriavy volcano, Iturup Island, Kurile arc, Russia.
Kukharenkoite-(Ce) Say Kukharenkoite-(Ce)  View Kukharenkoite-(Ce) Image   Ba2Ce(CO3)3F Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. Alexander A. Kukharenko (1914-1993), Department of Mineralogy, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Kukharenkoite-(La) Say Kukharenkoite-(La)  View Kukharenkoite-(La) Image   Ba2(La,Ce)(CO3)3F Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the La dominant analogue of kukharenkoite-Ce).
Kukisvumite Say Kukisvumite   Na6ZnTi4Si8O28·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: At the Korovskii apatite mine, Mt. Kukisvumchorr, Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Kuksite Say Kuksite Pb3Zn3Te++++++O6(PO4)2 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. I. Kuks, Russian prospector, one of the discoverers of the Kuranakh deposit.
Kulanite Say Kulanite  View Kulanite Image  Ba(Fe++,Mn,Mg)2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alan Kulan (1921-1977), prospector who found the first specimen.
Kuliokite-(Y) Say Kuliokite-(Y)  View Kuliokite-(Y) Image   (Y,REE)4Al(SiO4)2(OH)2F5 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kuliok River, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Kulkeite Say Kulkeite Na0.35Mg8AlSi7O20(OH)10 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Holger Kulke, geologist, Essen, Germany.
Kullerudite Say Kullerudite NiSe2 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gunner Kullerud, Geophisical Laboratory, Washington, D.C., USA.
Kumdykolite NaAlSi3O8 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kumdy Kol, Kokchetav, Northern Kazakhstan
Kumtyubeite View Kumtyubeite Image Ca5(SiO4)2F2 Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name derives from Kum-Tyube, the name of a mountain plateau situated at the locality where this mineral was found. LOCALITY: Upper Chegem caldera structure, Kabardino-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus, Russia
Kunatite CuFe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·4H2O Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Kunzite - See Spodumene
REMARKS: Pink, violet, purple spodumene
Kupcikite View Kupcikite Image  Cu3.4Fe0.6Bi5S10 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Kupcik (1934-1990), professor at the University of Bratislava and Gottingen in recognition of his contributions to the crystal chemistry of sulfosalts.
Kupfer - See Copper
Kupletskite Say Kupletskite  View Kupletskite Image   K2Na(Mn,Fe++)7(Ti,Nb)2Si8O26(OH)4F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Boris Mikhailovich Kupletski (1984-1964) and Elsa Maximilianove Bohnshtedt Kupletskaya (1897-1974), Russian geologists.
Kupletskite-(Cs) Say Kupletskite-(Cs)  View Kupletskite-(Cs) Image  (Cs,K)2Na(Mn,Fe++,Li)7(Ti,Nb)2Si8O26(OH)4F Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: For the cesium in the composition and similarity to kupletskite. Renamed kupletskite-(Cs) from cesium kupletskite (IMA order 04-A).
Kuramite Say Kuramite   Cu3SnS4 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the locality. LOCALITY: Kochbulak Au-Ag-Te deposit, Chatkal-Kuraminskii (Kuramin) Mountains, Angren Region, Tashkent District, Uzbekistan.
Kuranakhite Say Kuranakhite  View Kuranakhite Image PbMn++++Te++++++O6 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kuranakh gold deposit, southern Yakutia, Russia.
Kurchatovite Say Kurchatovite  View Kurchatovite Image  Ca(Mg,Mn,Fe++)B2O5 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Igor V. Kurchatov (1903-1960), Russian physicist.
Kurgantaite View Kurgantaite Image CaSr[B5O9]Cl·(H2O) Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. Revalidated 2002 from a mineral described in 1952 and discredited in 1984. LOCALITY: Western Kargan-tau, Inder uplift (Salt Dome), northern Caspian area, western Kazakhstan.
Kurilite View Kurilite Image (Ag,Au)2(Te,Se,S) Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kurile-Kamtchatka volcanic belt, Siberia, Russia
Kurilite - See Rheniite
Kurilite - See Petzite
REMARKS: Hessite or petzite (?)
Kurilite - See Hessite
REMARKS: Hessite or petzite (?)
Kurnakovite Say Kurnakovite  View Kurnakovite Images Gallery  MgB3O3(OH)5·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai S. Kurnakov (1860-1941), Russian mineralogist.
Kurtzite - See Harmotome
Kurumsakite Say Kurumsakite (Zn,Ni,Cu)8Al8V2Si5O35·27(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kurumsak, near Dzhambul, Karatau Mountanins, Kazakhstan.
Kusachiite Say Kusachiite  View Kusachiite Image  CuBi2O4 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Isao Kusachi (1942- ), of Okayama University in recognition of his work on the skarn minerals of the locality. LOCALITY: Fika, Bitchu-Cho, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
Kushiroite CaAl2SiO6 Proposed IMA 2009
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Kusuite - See Wakefieldite-(Ce)
Kutinaite Say Kutinaite   Cu14Ag6As7 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jan Kutina (1924-), Czech mineralogist.
Kutnahorite - See Kutnohorite
Kutnohorite Say Kutnohorite  View Kutnohorite Image View Kutnohorite Form  Ca(Mn,Mg,Fe++)(CO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality in Czechoslovakia. LOCALITY:
Kuzelite Say Kuzelite Ca4Al2.4(OH)12.8(SO4)·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Prof. Hans Jurgen Kuzel of Erlangen, Germany. who first synthesized th compound.
Kuzmenkoite - See Kuzmenkoite-Mn
Kuzmenkoite-Mn View Kuzmenkoite-Mn Image View Kuzmenkoite-Mn Form   (K,Na)2(Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb)4[Si4O12]2(OH)4·5(H2O) Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Russian geochemist and mineralogist Maria V. Kuz'menko (1918-1995).
Kuzmenkoite-Zn  K2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4·6-8(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Russian geochemist and mineralogist Maria V. Kuz'menko (1918-1995) and the Zn content.
Kuzminite Say Kuzminite   Hg2(Br,Cl)2 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Aleksei Mikhailovich Kuzmin (1891-1980), Russian mineralogist of the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute, Tomsk, Russia.
Kuznetsovite Say Kuznetsovite   Hg3Cl(AsO4) Approved IMA 1980 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for V. A. Kuznetsov.
Kvanefjeldite Say Kvanefjeldite   Na4(Ca,Mn)Si6O14(OH)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality, which is Danish for the mountain where the angelica grows. LOCALITY: On the Kvanefjeld Plateau, in the Ilimaussaq intrusion, southern Greenland.
Kyanite Say Kyanite  View Kyanite Images Gallery View Kyanite Form  Al2SiO5 = Al[6]Al[6]OSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1789
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek kyanos = "blue."
Kyanoxalite View Kyanoxalite Image Na7(Al5-6Si6-7O24)(C2O4)0.5-1.0·5H2O Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the blue color and containing the oxalate anion.
Kyrgyzstanite View Kyrgyzstanite Image ZnAl4(SO4)(OH)12·3(H2O) Proposed IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Kyzylkumite Say Kyzylkumite  View Kyzylkumite Image V+++2Ti3O9 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kyzul-Kum, Uzbekistan.
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