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R Mineral Index (208 Count)

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

LEGEND: Valid Species (Bold);  Pronunciation;  Mineral Image;  Mineral Image Gallery;  jCrystal Form;  jPOWD Form;          Calculated Radioactive Intensity

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Rubidium pentaborate tetrahydrate - See Ramanite-(Rb)
Ruby - See Corundum
REMARKS: Red colored corundum
Ruby Silver Ore - See Pyrargyrite
Ruby Silver Ore - See Proustite
Ruby spinel - See Spinel
Rucklidgeite Say Rucklidgeite  View Rucklidgeite Images Gallery  (Bi,Pb)3Te4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for J. C. Rucklidge, University of Toronto, Canada who first noticed the mineral.
Rudashevskyite View Rudashevskyite Image  (Fe,Zn)S Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nickolay S. Rudashevsky (1944-), St. Petersburg, Russia, for his contributions to study of ore minerals.
Rudenkoite View Rudenkoite Image Sr3Al3[(Si,Al)4O10](OH,O)8Cl2·H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sergey Alexandrovich Rudenko (1917-1992). Professor at the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Mining Institute.
Ruifrancoite View Ruifrancoite Image Ca2([ ],Mn)2(Fe+++,Mn,Mg)4Be4(PO4)6(OH)4·6H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rui Ribeiro Franco (b. 1916), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Brazilian mineralogy and geology.
Ruitenbergite Say Ruitenbergite   Ca9B26O34(OH)24Cl4·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arie A. Ruitenberg (1929- ), geologist, Geological Surveys Branch, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources, Sussex, Canada
Ruizite Say Ruizite  View Ruizite Images Gallery  CaMn+++Si2O6(OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For Joe Ana Ruiz, of Mammoth, Arizona, USA, collector of microscopic minerals, who discovered the mineral.
Rusakovite Say Rusakovite  View Rusakovite Image (Fe+++,Al)5(VO4,PO4)2(OH)9·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mikhail Petrovich Rusakov (1892-1963), geologist, Kazakhstan, Russia.
Russellite Say Russellite  View Russellite Image  Bi2WO6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Edward Ian Montagu Russell (1878-1964), British mineralogist.
Rustenburgite Say Rustenburgite  View Rustenburgite Image  (Pt,Pd)3Sn Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Atok and Rustenburg mines, Merensky Reef, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.
Rustumite Say Rustumite  View Rustumite Image  Ca10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)Cl2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rustum Roy (1924- ), experimental petrologist and materials scientist, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
Ruthenarsenite Say Ruthenarsenite  View Ruthenarsenite Image (Ru,Ni)As Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Rutheniridosmine View Rutheniridosmine Image (Ir,Os,Ru) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Ru, Os, Ir).
Rutheniridosmium - See Osmium
Ruthenium Say Ruthenium  View Ruthenium Image  (Ru,Ir,Os) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the element (Latin, Ruthenia = "Russia.").
Ruthenosmiridium - See Iridium
Rutherfordine Say Rutherfordine  View Rutherfordine Image   UO2(CO3) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) British atomic physicist and Nobel laureate.
Rutile Say Rutile  View Rutile Images Gallery View Rutile Form  TiO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1803
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, rutilus - "reddish."
Rynersonite Say Rynersonite  View Rynersonite Image  Ca(Ta,Nb)2O6 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frederick James Rynerson (1882-1960), and his two sons, Buel Frederick Rynerson (1905- ) and Eugene Bonfoey Rynerson (1910- ), long-time pegmatite miners in San Diego Co., California, USA.
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