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S Mineral Index (522 Count)

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

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Shahovite - See Shakhovite
Shakhovite Say Shakhovite   Hg+4Sb+++++O3(OH)3 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Feliks Nikolaevich Shakhov (1894-1971), Head of the Division of Geochemistry in the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Shandite Say Shandite  View Shandite Image  Pb2Ni3S2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel James Shand (1882-1957), Scottish petrologist, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.
Shannonite Say Shannonite   Pb2OCO3 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For David M. Shannon (1942- ), a mineral dealer who helped collect the first samples of the mineral.
Sharpite Say Sharpite   Ca(UO2)6(CO3)5(OH)4·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for R. R. Sharp (1881-1956), English engineer, prospector, and soldier, who discovered the Shikolobwe uranium deposit in 1915.
Shattuckite Say Shattuckite  View Shattuckite Images Gallery  Cu5(SiO3)4(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Shattuck mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA.
Shcherbakovite Say Shcherbakovite  View Shcherbakovite Image   KKNaTi2O(OH)[Si4O12] Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dmitrii Ivanovich Shcherbakov (1893-1966), Russian mineralogist and geochemist
Shcherbinaite Say Shcherbinaite  View Shcherbinaite Image  V2O5 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir V. Shcherbina (1907-1978), Russian geochemist.
Sheldrickite Say Sheldrickite   NaCa3(CO3)2F3·(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George M. Sheldrick, creator of the SHELX software, widely used for the refinement of crystal structures.
Sherwoodite Say Sherwoodite  View Sherwoodite Image  Ca9Al2V++++4V+++++24O80·56(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander M. Sherwood (1888-?), American analytical chemist, U.S. Geological Survey.
Shibkovite View Shibkovite Image   K(Ca,Mn,Na)2(K2-x,[ ]x)2ZnSi12O30 (x~0.8) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after two prominent Russian geologists, Viktor Sergeevitch Shibkov (1926-1992) and Nikolai Viktorovitch Shibkov (1951-1991), who both spent their professional lives working on the geology of Soviet Asia.
Shigaite Say Shigaite  View Shigaite Images Gallery  Mn++7Al4(SO4)2(OH)22·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Loi mine, Shinga Prefecture, Japan.
Shirokshinite View Shirokshinite Image   K(NaMg2)Si4O10F2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolay V. Shirokshin (1809-), Russian geologist who in 1835 published the first geological data for the Khibiny massif.
Shirozulite View Shirozulite Image   KMn3(AlSi3)O10(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Haruo Shirozu, Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University for his contributions to the crystal chemistry of sheet-silicate minerals.
Shkatulkalite Say Shkatulkalite  View Shkatulkalite Image {(Na,Mn,Ca,[ ])4[Nb2(O,H2O)4Si4O14](OH,F)2}·2(H2O,[ ]) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the Shkatulka vein in which the mineral was found.
Shlykovite  KCa[Si4O9(OH)]·3H2O Proposed IMA 2009
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Shomiokite-(Y) Say Shomiokite-(Y)  View Shomiokite-(Y) Image  Na3Y(CO3)3·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Shomiok River, in the Lovozero massif, flowing near Mt. Alluaiv, where the mineral was first found.
Shortite Say Shortite  View Shortite Images Gallery View Shortite Form  Na2Ca2(CO3)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Maxwell Naylor Short (1889-1952), professor of mineralogy, University of Arizona.
Shuangfengite Say Shuangfengite   IrTe2 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: After the locality. LOCALITY: Located hear the village of Shuangfeng about 190 km NNE of Beijing, People's Republic of China.
Shubnikovite Say Shubnikovite Ca2Cu8(AsO4)6Cl(OH)·7(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksei V. Shunikov (1887-1971), crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.
Shuiskite Say Shuiskite  View Shuiskite Image Ca2(Mg,Al)(Cr,Al)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for V. P. Shuisk, petrologist of the Ural Scientific Center, Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Russia.
Sibirskite Say Sibirskite  View Sibirskite Image CaHBO3 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Siberia (sibirski).
Sicherite View Sicherite Form  TlAg2(As,Sb)3S6 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Valentin Sicher (1925-), member of the Lengenbach syndicates who contributed greatly to the specimen recovery efforts.
Sicklerite Say Sicklerite  View Sicklerite Image Li(Mn++,Fe+++)PO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the discoverer of the Pala pegmatite deposits, Sickler.
Siderazot Say Siderazot  View Siderazot Image  Fe5N2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Greek, "sideros" = iron).
Siderite Say Siderite  View Siderite Images Gallery View Siderite Form  Fe++CO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek sideros, "iron."
Sideronatrite Say Sideronatrite  View Sideronatrite Image Na2Fe+++(SO4)2(OH)·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition.
Siderophyllite Say Siderophyllite  View Siderophyllite Image View Siderophyllite Form   KFe++2Al(Al2Si2)O10(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "iron" and "leaf" in allusion to the composition and the micaceous character.
Siderotil Say Siderotil  View Siderotil Image  Fe++SO4·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for iron, sideros, and for fiber, tilos, for its composition and structure.
Sidorenkite Say Sidorenkite  View Sidorenkite Image  Na3Mn(PO4)(CO3) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander V. Sidorenko (1917-1982), Russian mineralogist.
Sidpietersite  Pb++4(S++++++O3S--)O2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Sidney Pieters (1920-2003), of Windhoek, Namibia for his outstanding contributions to Namibian mineralogy.
Sidwillite Say Sidwillite  View Sidwillite Image  MoO3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sidney Arthur Williams (1933- ), American mineralogist and petrologist of Douglas, Arizona, USA,
Siegenite Say Siegenite  View Siegenite Image View Siegenite Form  (Ni,Co)3S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its ore-bearing locality, Siegen, Germany. LOCALITY: Grube Jungfer, Müsen, Siegen district, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Sieleckiite Say Sieleckiite  View Sieleckiite Image Cu3Al4(PO4)2(OH)12·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert Sielecki (1958-), Australian geologist.
Sigismundite - See Arrojadite-(BaFe)
Sigloite Say Sigloite  View Sigloite Image  Fe+++Al2(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sigol XX mine, Llallagua, Potosi, Bolivia.
Silhydrite Say Silhydrite  View Silhydrite Image 3SiO2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition, a silica hydrate.
Silicified pyrochlore - See Komarovite
Silicified pyrochlore - See Natrokomarovite
Silicium - See Silicon
Silicon Say Silicon  View Silicon Image  Si Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, silicis = "flint."
Silicosmirnovskite - See Brockite
Silinaite Say Silinaite   NaLiSi2O5·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: For SIlicon, LIthium, and sodium, NAtrium, in the composition.
Sillenite Say Sillenite  View Sillenite Image  Bi12SiO20 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1943
NAME ORIGIN: Named fo rLars Gunnar Sillén (1916-1970) of Stockholm, Sweden for his work on Bi2O3 polymorphs.
Sillimanite Say Sillimanite  View Sillimanite Image View Sillimanite Form  Al2SiO5 = Al[6]Al[4]OSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American chemist and mineralogist, B. Silliman (1779-1824).
Silver Say Silver  View Silver Images Gallery  Ag Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Anglo-Saxon, of unknown origin.
Silver amalgam (Hg) - See Amalgam
Silver Glance - See Acanthite
Silver Glance - See Argentite
Silvialite View Silvialite Image  (Ca,Na)4Al6Si6O24(SO4,CO3) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Silvia Hillebrand, daughter of G. Tschermak, was first suggested in 1914 for the then-hypothetical SO4 analog of meionite.
Simferite Say Simferite   Li(Mg,Fe+++,Mn+++)2(PO4)2 Approved IMA 1999
NAME ORIGIN: Name is derived from the Greek for "hospitable," in allusion to the fact that four (non-P) cations enter its structure.
Simmonsite Say Simmonsite  View Simmonsite Image  Na2LiAlF6 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William B. "Skip" Simmons (b. 1943), University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., specialist in the mineralogy and petrology of granitic pegmatites, especially those of Colorado and of NYF type.
Simonellite Say Simonellite  View Simonellite Image  C19H24 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1919
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vittorio Simonelli (1860-1929), Italian geologist and paleontologist, University of Bologna, Italy.
Simonite Say Simonite   TlHgAs3S6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1982 for Simon Engel, son of Peter Engel (b.1942), Swiss crystalographer.
Simonkolleite Say Simonkolleite  View Simonkolleite Image  Zn5(OH)8Cl2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Werner Simon (1939-) and Kurt Kolle (1949-), mineral collectors from Conrberg, Germany.
Simplotite Say Simplotite CaV++++4O9·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jack R. Simplot (1909-) of the Simplot Mining Co., Boise, Idaho, USA.
Simpsonite Say Simpsonite  View Simpsonite Image  Al4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edward Sydney Simpson (1875-1939), Western Australian government mineralogis and mineral analyst.
Sincosite Say Sincosite  View Sincosite Image View Sincosite Form  Ca(V++++O)2(PO4)2·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sincos, Dept. Junin, Peru, about 160 km E of Lima.
Sinhalite Say Sinhalite  View Sinhalite Image  MgAlBO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sinhala, the Sanskrit name for Ceylon.
Sinjarite Say Sinjarite  View Sinjarite Image  CaCl2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sinjar, W of Mosul, Iraq.
Sinkankasite Say Sinkankasite  View Sinkankasite Image  H2MnAl(PO4)2(OH)·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Sinkankas (1915-2002), Captain, U.S. Navy, and author of books on minerals and gems.
Sinnerite Say Sinnerite  View Sinnerite Image  Cu6As4S9 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rudolph von Sinner (1890-1960), President of the Commission of the Natural History Museum, Bern, Switzerland.
Sinoite Say Sinoite   Si2N2O Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1964 for the composition (SiNO).
Siserskite - See Osmium
Sismondine - See Magnesiochloritoid
Sismondine(Mg) - See Chloritoid
Sitinakite Say Sitinakite  View Sitinakite Image   Na2K(Ti,Nb)4O4(SiO4)2(O,OH)·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named forr SIlicon; TItanium; sodium, NAtrium; and potassium, Kalium, in its composition.
Sjoegrenite - See Sjogrenite
Sjogrenite Say Sjogrenite  View Sjogrenite Image  Mg6Fe+++2(CO3)(OH)16·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Stens Anders Hjalmar Sjogren (1856-1922), Swedish mineralogist, Professor of Mineralogy, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
Skaergaardite View Skaergaardite Image  CuPd Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Skaergaard intrusion, Kangerdlugssuaq area, East Greenland.
Skinnerite Say Skinnerite  View Skinnerite Image  Cu3SbS3 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Brian J. Skinnner, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Skippenite Say Skippenite  View Skippenite Image  Bi2Se2(Te,S) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Skippen, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Skleroklas - See Sartorite
Sklodowskite Say Sklodowskite  View Sklodowskite Images Gallery   (H3O)2Mg(UO2)2(SiO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Marie Curie-Sklodowska (1867 - 1934), Polish-born French researcher of radioactive minerals. Discoverd the element radium.
Skorpionite Ca3Zn2(PO4)2CO3(OH)2·H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Skorpion zinc deposit, Namibia
Skutterudite Say Skutterudite  View Skutterudite Images Gallery View Skutterudite Form  (Co,Ni)As3-x Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. Smaltite In reference to smalt, a deep blue glaze in which this mineral was used to furnish the necessary cobalt. LOCALITY: Skutterud, Norway.
Slavikite Say Slavikite  View Slavikite Image View Slavikite Form  NaMg2Fe+++5(SO4)7(OH)6·33(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Czech mineralogist, Frantisek Slavik (1876-1957).
Slavkovite Cu13(AsO4)6(AsO3OH)4·23(H2O) Proposed IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Slawsonite Say Slawsonite  View Slawsonite Image  (Sr,Ca)Al2Si2O8 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Chester Baker Slawson (1898-1964, Mineralogist AT THE University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Smaltite - See Skutterudite
Smaragdite - See Actinolite
REMARKS: Emerald green actinolite
Smectite - See Rectorite
Smirnite Say Smirnite  View Smirnite Image  Bi2Te++++O5 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Ivanovich Smirnov (1910-1988), Russian economic geologist and department chairman, University of Moscow.
Smirnovskite - See Brockite
Smithite Say Smithite  View Smithite Image View Smithite Form  AgAsS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Frederick Smith (1872-1953), crystallographer of the British Museum, London, England.
Smithsonite Say Smithsonite  View Smithsonite Images Gallery View Smithsonite Form  ZnCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named after James Smithson (1765-1829), English mineralogist who financed the founding of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA.
Smoky Quartz - See Quartz
REMARKS: Brown to black colored quartz
Smolianinovite Say Smolianinovite  View Smolianinovite Image (Co,Ni,Mg,Ca)3(Fe+++,Al)2(AsO4)4·11(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai A. Smoljaninov (1885-1957), Mineralogist, Moscow Univerisity, Russia.
Smrkovecite Say Smrkovecite  View Smrkovecite Image Bi2O(OH)(PO4) Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Smrkovec, Slavkovsky Mt, Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic.
Smythite Say Smythite  View Smythite Image  (Fe,Ni)9S11 or (Fe,Ni)13S16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Henry Smyth (1866-1937), economic geologist and petrologist of Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
Soapstone - See Talc
Sobolevite Say Sobolevite  View Sobolevite Image  Na11(Na,Ca)4(Mg,Mn)Ti++++4(Si4O12)(PO4)4O5F3 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir S. Sobolev (1908-1982), Soviet petrologist and former President of the Internatinal Mineralogical Association.
Sobolevskite Say Sobolevskite  View Sobolevskite Image  PdBi Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Petr Grigorevich Sobolevski (1781-1841), Russian metallurgist, who studied the platinum deposits of the Ural Mountains.
Sobotkite View Sobotkite Image  (K,Ca0.5)0.33(Mg,Al)3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2·1-5(H2O) Discredited IMA 1987 - Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1976 for the locality. LOCALITY: Mt. Sobotka, Godolow-Jordanow massif, Wiry, Lower Silesia, Poland.
Sobotkite - See Saponite
REMARKS: Al bearing
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