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P Mineral Index (418 Count)

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

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Philipsbornite Say Philipsbornite  View Philipsbornite Image PbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5·(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Helut von Philipsborn (1892-1983), Mineralogist, University of Bonn, Germany.
Philipsburgite Say Philipsburgite  View Philipsburgite Image (Cu,Zn)6(AsO4,PO4)2(OH)6·(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Black Pine mine, Flink Creek Valley, John Long Mountains, 14.5 km west of Philipsburg, Montana, USA.
Phillipsite - See Phillipsite-Na
Phillipsite-Ca Say Phillipsite-Ca  View Phillipsite-Ca Image   (Ca,K,Na)1-2(Si,Al)8O16·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William Phillips (1775-1829), English mineralogist and founder of the Geological Society of London. The Ca-dominant member of the phillipsite series.
Phillipsite-K Say Phillipsite-K  View Phillipsite-K Image   (K,Na,Ca)1-2(Si,Al)8O16·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William Phillips (1775-1829), English mineralogist and founder of the Geological Society of London. The K-dominant member of the phillipsite series.
Phillipsite-Na Say Phillipsite-Na  View Phillipsite-Na Image   (Na,K,Ca)1-2(Si,Al)8O16·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William Phillips (1775-1829), English mineralogist and founder of the Geological Society of London. Na modifier added by zeolite nomenclature committee.
Philolithite Say Philolithite  View Philolithite Image View Philolithite Form  Pb12O6Mn(Mg,Mn)2(Mn,Mg)4(SO4)(CO3)4Cl4(OH)12 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is from the Greek philos (=loving) and lithos (=stone) in honor of the Friends of Mineralogy.
Phlogopite Say Phlogopite  View Phlogopite Images Gallery View Phlogopite Form   KMg3(Si3Al)O10(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek flogopos - "resembling fire."
Phlogopite-Na - See Aspidolite
REMARKS: Renamed to Aspidolite - NOMENCLATURE OF THE MICAS, The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, pp. 90s-912 (1998)
Phoenicochroite Say Phoenicochroite  View Phoenicochroite Image  Pb2(CrO4)O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "deep red" and "color", in allusion to the color
Phosgenite Say Phosgenite  View Phosgenite Images Gallery View Phosgenite Form  Pb2(CO3)Cl2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the composition phosgene (COCl2), as the mineral contains this compound.
Phosinaite-(Ce) Say Phosinaite-(Ce)    Na13Ca2Ce[Si4O12](PO4)4 Approved IMA 1975 ( Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For PHOsphorus, SIlicon, and sodium, NAtrium, in the composition.
Phosphammite Say Phosphammite  View Phosphammite Image  (NH4)2HPO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: Named as a PHOSPHate of AMMonium.
Phosphate-walpurgite - See Walpurgite
Phosphoellenbergerite Say Phosphoellenbergerite Mg14(PO4)6(PO3OH,CO3)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the phosphate analogue of ellenbergerite.
Phosphoferrite Say Phosphoferrite  View Phosphoferrite Image View Phosphoferrite Form  (Fe++,Mn)3(PO4)2·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the compositoin, PHOSPHate and FERRous Iron.
Phosphofibrite Say Phosphofibrite  View Phosphofibrite Image  KCuFe+++15(PO4)12(OH)12·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for phosphorus in the composition and its characteristic fibrous habit.
Phosphogartrellite Say Phosphogartrellite PbCuFe+++(PO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the relationship with gartrellite.
Phosphohedyphane View Phosphohedyphane Image  Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the phosphate analog of hedyphane.
Phosphoinnelite View Phosphoinnelite Image  Ba4Na3Ti3Si4O14(PO4,SO4)2(O,F)3 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the P analog of innelite.
Phosphomimetite - See Pyromorphite
Phosphophyllite Say Phosphophyllite  View Phosphophyllite Image View Phosphophyllite Form  Zn2(Fe++,Mn)(PO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition containing phosphorus and the Greek fyllon - meaning "leaf."
Phosphorrosslerite Say Phosphorrosslerite Mg(PO3OH)·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the phosphate analog of rosslerite.
Phosphosiderite Say Phosphosiderite  View Phosphosiderite Image View Phosphosiderite Form  Fe+++PO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition, PHOSPHrous and SIDERos, Iron..
Phosphovanadylite Say Phosphovanadylite  View Phosphovanadylite Image   (Ba,Ca,K,Na)x[(V,Al)4P2(O,OH)16]·12(H2O) x~0.66 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of phosphate and the vanadyl (V++++O2)-- group.
Phosphowalpurgite View Phosphowalpurgite Image  (UO2)Bi4(PO4)O4·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the phosphate (PO4---) analogue of walpurgite.
Phosphuranylite Say Phosphuranylite  View Phosphuranylite Images Gallery   KCa(H3O)3(UO2)7(PO4)4O4·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composititon, PHOSPHorus, and URANYL, U4+.
Phthalimide - See Kladnoite
Phuralumite Say Phuralumite  View Phuralumite Image   Al2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition of PHosphate, URanium, and ALUMinum.
Phurcalite Say Phurcalite  View Phurcalite Images Gallery   Ca2(UO2)3O2(PO4)2·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for PHosphorus, URanium, and CALcium in the composition.
Phyllotungstite Say Phyllotungstite CaFe+++3H(WO4)6·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the crystal habit and composition.
Pianlinite - See Kaolinite
REMARKS: Disordered kaolinite
Picene - See Idrialite
Pickeringite Say Pickeringite  View Pickeringite Image  MgAl2(SO4)4·22(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1844
NAME ORIGIN: Named after J. Pickering (1777-1846).
Picotpaulite Say Picotpaulite  View Picotpaulite Image  TlFe2S3 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paul Picot (1931-), French mineralogist.
Picroilmenite - See Ilmenite
REMARKS: Mg-rich ilmenite
Picromerite Say Picromerite  View Picromerite Image View Picromerite Form   K2Mg(SO4)2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1855
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "bitter" and "part" in allusion to the magnesium content which makes this water-soluble salt bitter to the taste.
Picropharmacolite Say Picropharmacolite  View Picropharmacolite Images Gallery  Ca4Mg(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2·11(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1819
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its magnesia content and the similarity to pharmacolite.
Picrosmine - See Antigorite
Piedmontite - See Piemontite
Piemontite Say Piemontite  View Piemontite Image  Ca2(Al,Mn,Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH) = Ca2(Mn,Fe)Al2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853 - Dana number changed from 58.2.1a.11
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Piedmont, Italy.
Piemontite-(Sr) Say Piemontite-(Sr)  View Piemontite-(Sr) Image (Ca,Mn++)(Sr,Ca)Mn+++(Al,Mn+++,Fe+++)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Approved IMA 1990 - Dana # changed from 58.2.1a.12
NAME ORIGIN: From its strontium content and similarity to piemontite.
Piergorite-(Ce) View Piergorite-(Ce) Image   Ca8Ce2(Al0.5 Fe+++0.5)([ ],Li,Be)2Si6B8O36(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as an acronym from the names of two Italian collectors that have provided us with the sample in study: Giancarlo PIERini and Pietro GORini.
Pierrotite Say Pierrotite  View Pierrotite Image  Tl2Sb6As4S16 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Roland Pierrot (1930-), French mineralogist.
Pigeonite Say Pigeonite  View Pigeonite Image  (Mg,Fe++,Ca)(Mg,Fe++)Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pigeon Point, Cook Co., Minnesota
Pillaite View Pillaite Image  Pb9Sb10S23ClO0.5 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Leopoldo Pilla (1805-1848), Italian Earth scientist.
Pilsenite Say Pilsenite  View Pilsenite Image  Bi4Te3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Deutsch Pilsen ( Nagybörzsöny), Hungary
Pimelite Ni3Si4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Greek word for "fat", in allusion to the mineral's appearance.
Pimelite - See Willemseite
REMARKS: (Mg, H20) bearing willemseite
Pinakiolite Say Pinakiolite  View Pinakiolite Image View Pinakiolite Form  Mg2Mn+++O2(BO3) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "small tablet", in allusion to the morphology.
Pinalite Say Pinalite  View Pinalite Image  Pb3(WO4)OCl2 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mammoth mine, Pinal County, Arizona, USA.
Pinchite Say Pinchite  View Pinchite Image  Hg++5O4Cl2 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Wallace Pinch (1940- ), American mineral collector of Rochester, New York, USA, who first noted the species.
Pingguite Say Pingguite Bi+++6Te++++2O13 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: At Yangjiava, Pinggu County, near Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Pinnoite Say Pinnoite  View Pinnoite Image View Pinnoite Form  MgB2O4·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: Named for chief councilor of Mines, Pinno, of Halle, Germany.
Pintadoite Say Pintadoite  View Pintadoite Image Ca2V2O7·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Canyon Pintado, San Juan Co., New Mexico, USA.
Piotine - See Saponite
Piretite Say Piretite   Ca(UO2)3(SeO3)2(OH)4-4(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Paul Piret (1932- ), Professor of Crystallography, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
Pirquitasite Say Pirquitasite Ag2ZnSnS4 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pirquitas deposit, Rinconada department, Jujuy province, Argentina
Pirssonite Say Pirssonite  View Pirssonite Image View Pirssonite Form  Na2Ca(CO3)2·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis Valentine Pirsson (1860-1919), American petrographer and mineralogist, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Pistacite - See Epidote
REMARKS: Pistachio green epidote
Pistanite (copper bearing) - See Melanterite
Pitiglianoite Say Pitiglianoite  View Pitiglianoite Image   Na6K2Si6Al6O24(SO4)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Casa Collina, Ptigliano, Tuscany, Italy.
Pitticite Say Pitticite  View Pitticite Image Hydrous ferric arsenate sulfate (Fe, AsO4, SO4, H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1813
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "pitch", for its typical resinous appearance.
Pittongite  Na0.22[(W,Fe+++)(O,OH)3·0.44H2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the former village of Pittong near the deposit.
Piypite Say Piypite  View Piypite Image   K2Cu2(SO4)2O Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Boris I. Piyp (1906-1966), Russian geologist and director, Institute of Volcanology, Petropoavlovsk-Kamchatskii.
Pizgrischite View Pizgrischite Images Gallery  (Cu,Fe)Cu14PbBi17S35 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Piz Grisch Mountain, Val Ferrera, Graubünden, Switzerland.
Placodine - See Maucherite
Plagioclase Say Plagioclase  View Plagioclase Images Gallery (Na,Ca)(Si,Al)4O8 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek plagios - "oblique" and klao - "I cleave" in allusion to the obtuse cleavage angles of the good cleavages.
Plagionite Say Plagionite  View Plagionite Images Gallery View Plagionite Form  Pb5Sb8S17 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1833
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, plagios meaning "oblique."
Plancheite Say Plancheite  View Plancheite Image  Cu8Si8O22(OH)4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
NAME ORIGIN: Named after J. Planche who brought it from Africa.
Planerite Say Planerite  View Planerite Image Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
NAME ORIGIN: Named for D. I. Planer, director of mines, Gumeshevsk, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Planoferrite - See Hydroniumjarosite
Plaster of Paris - See Bassanite
Platarsite Say Platarsite  View Platarsite Image  (Pt,Rh,Ru)AsS Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, PLATinum and ARSenic.
Platiniridium - See Iridium
Platinum Say Platinum  View Platinum Images Gallery  Pt Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1748
NAME ORIGIN: Spanish, platina = "silver."
Plattnerite Say Plattnerite  View Plattnerite Image  PbO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German metallurgist, K. F. Plattner (1800-1858).
Platynite Say Platynite  View Platynite Image (Bi,Pb)3(Se,S)4 Discredited IMA 1999 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1910 from the Greek "to broaden", in allusion to its platy habit.
Playfairite Say Playfairite Pb16Sb18S43 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Playfair (1748-1819), Professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Plazolite - See Hibschite
Pleonaste - See Magnesioferrite
Plessite - See Kamacite
REMARKS: Taenite and Kamacite
Plessite - See Taenite
REMARKS: Taenite and Kamacite
Plimerite View Plimerite Image ZnFe+++4(PO4)3(OH)5 Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Plombierite Say Plombierite  View Plombierite Image Ca5H2Si6O18·6H2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1858
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. Redefined in 1954. LOCALITY: Plombiees, Vosges, France.
Plumalsite Pb4Al2(SiO3)7 (?) Not Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Pb, Al, Si).
Plumbago - See Graphite
Plumboagardite  (Pb,REE,Ca)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as Pb (plumbo) analogue of agardite.
Plumbobetafite Say Plumbobetafite   (Pb,U,Ca)(Ti,Nb)2O6(OH,F) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the lead (PLUMBium), and other betafite minerals.
Plumboferrite Say Plumboferrite   Pb2Fe+++(11-x)Mn++xO19-2x (x=1/3) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1881
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin (PLUMum) for lead and FERROus iron in the composition.
Plumbogummite Say Plumbogummite  View Plumbogummite Image  PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition: plumbum - "lead" and gummi - "indian rubber."
Plumbojarosite Say Plumbojarosite  View Plumbojarosite Image  PbFe+++6(SO4)4(OH)12 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition (a variety of jarosite with Pb replacing K).
Plumbomicrolite Say Plumbomicrolite  View Plumbomicrolite Images Gallery   (Pb,Ca,U)2Ta2O6(OH) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for lead, "PLUMBum" and its relationship to microlite.
Plumbonacrite Say Plumbonacrite  View Plumbonacrite Image  Pb10(CO3)6O(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named in for its composition and luster.
Plumbopalladinite Say Plumbopalladinite  View Plumbopalladinite Image Pd3Pb2 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
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