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L Mineral Index (239 Count)

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

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Lodestone - See Magnetite
Loellingite - See Lollingite
Loeweite - See Loweite
Lokkaite-(Y) Say Lokkaite-(Y)  View Lokkaite-(Y) Image CaY4(CO3)7·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Lauri Lokka (1875-1966), mineralogist and chief chemist, Geological Survey of Finland.
Lollingite Say Lollingite  View Lollingite Image View Lollingite Form  FeAs2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Lölling, Hüttenberg, Carinthia, Austria
Lomonite - See Laumontite
Lomonosovite Say Lomonosovite  View Lomonosovite Image  Na5Ti2O2(Si2O7)(PO4) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mikhail V. Lomonosov (1711-1765), Russian mineralogist and naturalist.
Londonite View Londonite Images Gallery   CsAl4Be4(B,Be)12O28 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for David London (1953-), petrologist at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA.
Lonecreekite Say Lonecreekite  View Lonecreekite Form (NH4)(Fe+++,Al)(SO4)2·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lone Creek Fall cave, near Sabie, eastern Transvaal, South Africa.
Lonsdaleite Say Lonsdaleite  View Lonsdaleite Image  C Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), English crystallographer.
Loparite-(Ce) Say Loparite-(Ce)  View Loparite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,Na,Ca)2(Ti,Nb)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: From the Russian name for the Lapps, "Lopar", inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Lopezite Say Lopezite  View Lopezite Image   K2Cr2O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Emiliano Lopez Saa (1871-1959), Iquique, Chile, Chilean mining engineer and mineral collector long associated with the Chilean nitrate industry.
Lorandite Say Lorandite  View Lorandite Image View Lorandite Form  TlAsS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eotovos Laorand (1848-1919), physicist of Budapest, Hungary.
Loranskite-(Y) Say Loranskite-(Y)   (Y,Ce,Ca)ZrTaO6 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Apollonie Mikhailovich Loranski (1847-1917), inspector and teacher of the Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Lorenzenite Say Lorenzenite  View Lorenzenite Image  Na2Ti2Si2O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1897
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Johannes Theodor Lorenzen (1855-1884), Danish mineralogist and student of Greenland minerals.
Lorettoite View Lorettoite Image Pb7O6Cl2 Discredited IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1916 for its original locality. LOCALITY: Loretto, Tennessee, USA. Laurium, Greece. Chubut, Argentina.
Lorettoite - See Chubutite
Loseyite Say Loseyite  View Loseyite Form  (Mn,Zn)7(CO3)2(OH)10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel R. Losey (1830-1904), mineral collector of Franklin, New Jersey, USA.
Lotharmeyerite Say Lotharmeyerite  View Lotharmeyerite Image CaZnMn+++(AsO3OH)4(OH)3 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Julius Lothar Meyer (1830-1895), German chemist who developed concepts for the periodic table.
Louderbackite - See Romerite
Loudounite Say Loudounite  View Loudounite Image NaCa5Zr4Si16O40(OH)11·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Goose Creek Quarry, Loudoun Co., Virginia, USA.
Loughlinite Say Loughlinite  View Loughlinite Image Na2Mg3Si6O16·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gerald Francis Loughlin (1880-1946), chief geologist, U. S. Geological Survey.
Lourenswalsite Say Lourenswalsite  View Lourenswalsite Image  (K,Ba)2(Ti,Mg,Ca,Fe)4(Si,Al,Fe)6O14(OH)12 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lourens Wals (1939-), a leading Belgian mineral collector.
Lovdarite Say Lovdarite  View Lovdarite Image   K2Na6Be4Si14O36·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: From the Russian phrase "dar Lovozera", for a gift of Lovozero.
Loveringite Say Loveringite  View Loveringite Image   (Ca,Ce)(Ti,Fe+++,Cr,Mg)21O38 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Francis Lovering (1930-), Australian geochemist, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australina, for his work on fission-track methods in geochemistry.
Lovozerite Say Lovozerite  View Lovozerite Image  H4Na2Ca(Zr,Ti)[Si6O18] Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Loweite Say Loweite  View Loweite Image  Na12Mg7(SO4)13·15(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: Alexander Lowe (1808-1895), Austrian chemist, Chief Assayer at the Mint, Vienna, Austria.
Luanheite Say Luanheite  View Luanheite Image Ag3Hg Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Luanhe River, Chengde Co.,Hebei Province, China.
Luberoite Say Luberoite   Pt5Se4 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1992 for the locality. LOCALITY: Lubero region, Kivu Prov., Zaire.
Lucasite-(Ce) Say Lucasite-(Ce)  View Lucasite-(Ce) Image   CeTi2(O,OH)6 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hans Lucas, CRA Exploration Pty., Ltd,. Who noted the mineral in concentrates.
Lucinite - See Variscite
Luddenite Say Luddenite  View Luddenite Image Pb2Cu2Si5O14·14(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Raymond W. Ludden, chief geologist, Phelps-Dodge Corporation.
Ludjibaite Say Ludjibaite  View Ludjibaite Image  Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Ludjiba mine, about 12 km southeast of Kambove, Katanga Province, Congo (Shaba Province, Zaire).
Ludlamite Say Ludlamite  View Ludlamite Image View Ludlamite Form  (Fe++,Mg,Mn)3(PO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry Ludlam (1824-1880), English mineralogist and collector.
Ludlockite - See Ludlockite-(Pb)
Ludlockite Say Ludlockite  View Ludlockite Image  (Fe++,Pb)As+++++2O6 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F. Ludlow Smith III and C. Locke Key, mineral collectors and dealers in New Jersy.
Ludlockite-Pb - See Ludlockite
Ludlockite-(Pb) Say Ludlockite-(Pb) PbFe+++4As+++10O22 Not Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for mineral dealers Ludlow Smith and Locke Key, who discovered the mineral.
Ludwigite Say Ludwigite  View Ludwigite Images Gallery  Mg2Fe+++BO5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Austrian chemist, Ernst Ludwig (1842-1915).
Lueneburgite - See Luneburgite
Lueshite Say Lueshite  View Lueshite Image  NaNbO3 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lueshe, Goma, Congo, Zaire.
Luetheite Say Luetheite  View Luetheite Image  Cu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ronald D. Luethe (1944- ), geologist for Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Arizona, USA, who found the first material.
Lukechangite-(Ce) Say Lukechangite-(Ce)  View Lukechangite-(Ce) Form   Na3Ce2(CO3)4F Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. Luke L. Y. Chang (1934-) University of Maryland, for his contributions to the study of carbonate group minerals.
Lukrahnite Ca(Cu,Zn)(Fe,Zn)(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ludger Krahn (1957-), Geologischer Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen, geologist who provided the initial specimen for study.
Lulzacite View Lulzacite Image Sr2Fe++(Fe++,Mg)2Al4(PO4)4(OH)10 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for mining geologist Y. Lulzac (1934-) of the BRGM who discovered the mineral.
Luneburgite Say Luneburgite   Mg3B2(PO4)2(OH)6·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Liineburg, 40 km south-southeast of Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Lunijianlaite Say Lunijianlaite LiAl6(Si7Al)O20(OH)10 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for "chlorite alternating with pyrophyllite".
Lunnite - See Pseudomalachite
Lunokite (Mn,Ca)(Mg,Fe++,Mn)Al(PO4)2(OH)·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Lun'ok River, nearby Mt. Vasin-Myl'k, Russia.
Lun'okite - See Lunokite
Luobusaite Fe0.83Si2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Luobusa mine, Indus-Yarlung Zangbo suture zone, Qusong County, Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China.
Lusungite - See Goyazite
Lusungite View Lusungite Image (Sr,Pb)Fe+++3(PO4)2(OH)5·(H2O) Discredited IMA 1983 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1958 for the Lusungu River, Zaire.
Lusungite - See Benauite
Lutecine - See Lutecite
Lutecite SiO2 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1892.
Luzonite Say Luzonite  View Luzonite Images Gallery  Cu3AsS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality LOCALITY: Mancayan, Luzon Island, Phillippines.
Lyndochite - See Euxenite-(Y)
Lyonsite Say Lyonsite  View Lyonsite Image  Cu++3Fe+++4(VO4)6 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Bartholomew Lyons (1916-1998), Professor of Mineralogy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
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