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M Mineral Index (492 Count)

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

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Messing - See Brass
Meta-aluminite Al2(SO4)(OH)4·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of aluminite.
Meta-alunogen Al4(SO4)6·27(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for meta, indicating a lower hydrate, and alunogen.
Meta-ankoleite  K2(UO2)2(PO4)2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Mungenyi pegmatite, Ankole District, Uganda.
Meta-autunite View Meta-autunite Images Gallery   Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·2-6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of autunite.
Meta Autunite - See Meta-autunite
Metaberyllite - See Beryllite
REMARKS: Variety of beryllite with lower H2O content
Metaborite Say Metaborite HBO2 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek meta, as a lesser hydrate than orthoboric acid.
Metacalciouranoite Say Metacalciouranoite  View Metacalciouranoite Image  (Ca,Na,Ba)U2O7·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named from meta 'change' and calciouranoite indicating it's lower hydrate content.
Metacinnabar Say Metacinnabar  View Metacinnabar Image View Metacinnabar Form  HgS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek meta and cinnabar (similar chemical composition and association with cinnabar).
Metadelrioite Say Metadelrioite  View Metadelrioite Image CaSrV2O6(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of delrioite which was named for Andres M. del Rio (1764-1849), Mexican mineralogist, who discovered vanadium.
Metahaiweeite Say Metahaiweeite  View Metahaiweeite Image  Ca(UO2)2Si6O15·n(H2O), n<5 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Dehydration product of haiweeite.
Metaheinrichite Say Metaheinrichite  View Metaheinrichite Images Gallery  Ba(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate and for Eberhardt William Heinrich (1918-1991), Mineralogist, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Metahewettite Say Metahewettite  View Metahewettite Image  CaV6O16·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its lower hydrate relationship to hewettite.
Metahohmannite Say Metahohmannite  View Metahohmannite Image  Fe+++2[O(SO4)2]·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the similarity to hohmannite, with a lower state of hydration.
Metakahlerite Say Metakahlerite    Fe++(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named by adding the prefix meta which indicates the dehydration product of kahlerite.
Metakirchheimerite Say Metakirchheimerite    Co(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for meta which indicates membership of this species in the meta-autunite group and for Franz Waldemar Kirchheimer (1911-), former Director of the Geological Survey of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
Metakoettigite - See Metakottigite
Metakottigite Say Metakottigite  View Metakottigite Image (Zn,Fe+++,Fe++)3(AsO4)2·8((H2O),OH) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its dimorphous relationship to kottigite, and by analogy to metavivianite.
Metalodevite Say Metalodevite  View Metalodevite Image  Zn(UO2)2(AsO4)2·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Lodeve, Herault, and St. Martin du bose, France.
Meta-lodevite - See Metalodevite
REMARKS: Renamed as Metalodevite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Metamunirite Say Metamunirite  View Metamunirite Image  Na2[V+++++2O6] or NaVO3 Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to munirite.
Meta-natrium-uranospinite - See Natrouranospinite
Metanovacekite Say Metanovacekite  View Metanovacekite Image  Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2·4-8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: The prefix meta indicates the dehydration product of novacekite.
Metarauchite  Ni(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8H2O Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Metarossite Say Metarossite  View Metarossite Images Gallery  CaV2O6·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the dehydration product of rossite.
Metaschoderite Say Metaschoderite  View Metaschoderite Image Al2(PO4)(VO4)·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the dehydration product of schoderite.
Metaschoepite Say Metaschoepite  View Metaschoepite Image   UO3·n(H2O)(n<2) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of schoepite.
Metasideronatrite Say Metasideronatrite  View Metasideronatrite Image Na2Fe+++(SO4)2(OH)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the similarity to sideronatrolite with a lower hydrate.
Metastibnite Say Metastibnite  View Metastibnite Image Sb2S3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "with" and stibnite, in allusion to its composition.
Metastrengite - See Phosphosiderite
Metastudtite Say Metastudtite  View Metastudtite Image  UO4·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydration product of studtite.
Metaswitzerite Say Metaswitzerite  View Metaswitzerite Image  Mn3(PO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of switzerite.
Metatorbernite Say Metatorbernite  View Metatorbernite Image   Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1916
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of tobernite.
Metatyuyamunite Say Metatyuyamunite  View Metatyuyamunite Images Gallery  Ca(UO2)2V2O8·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of tyuyamunite.
Metauranocircite View Metauranocircite Image  Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2·6-8(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its lower hydrate relationship to uranocercite.
Meta-uranocircite - See Metauranocircite
REMARKS: Renamed as Metauranocircite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Metauranopilite View Metauranopilite Image  (UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of uranopilite.
Meta-uranopilite - See Metauranopilite
REMARKS: Renamed as Metauranopilite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Metauranospinite View Metauranospinite Image  Ca(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: The prefix meta indicates the dehydration product of uranospinite.
Meta-uranospinite - See Metauranospinite
REMARKS: Renamed as Metauranospinite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Metavandendriesscheite Say Metavandendriesscheite  View Metavandendriesscheite Image  PbU7O22·n(H2O)(n<12) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Adrien Vandendriessche (1914-1940), Belgain mineralogist and geologist. Meta is used for dehydrated vandendriesscheite.
Metavanmeersscheite Say Metavanmeersscheite  View Metavanmeersscheite Image View Metavanmeersscheite Form  U++++++(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named by adding the prefix meta which indicates the dehydration product of vanmeersscheite.
Metavanuralite Say Metavanuralite  View Metavanuralite Image  Al(UO2)2(VO4)2(OH)·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of vanuralite.
Metavariscite Say Metavariscite  View Metavariscite Image View Metavariscite Form  AlPO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its dimorphic relationship to variscite.
Metavauxite Say Metavauxite  View Metavauxite Images Gallery View Metavauxite Form  Fe++Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the chemical relationship to vauxite.
Metavivianite Say Metavivianite  View Metavivianite Image  (Fe++3-x,Fe+++x)(PO4)2(OH)x·8-x(H2O), x=0.5 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named to reflect the relationship with vivianite.
Metavoltine Say Metavoltine  View Metavoltine Image   K4Na4(Fe++,Zn)Fe+++6(SO4)12O2·20(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "with" and voltine, because is was found associated with voltaite at the original locality. LOCALITY: From Vesuvius and Cape Miseno, near Naples, Italy.
Metazellerite Say Metazellerite  View Metazellerite Image  Ca(UO2)(CO3)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the relationship to zellerite (after Howard D. Zeller (1922-), U.S Geological Survey.
Metazeunerite Say Metazeunerite  View Metazeunerite Image   Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lower hydrate of zeunerite
Methane Clathrate - See Methane hydrate-H
Methane Clathrate - See Methane hydrate-II
Methane Clathrate - See Methane hydrate-I
Methane hydrate - See Methane hydrate-II
Methane hydrate - See Methane hydrate-I
Methane hydrate - See Methane hydrate-H
Methane hydrate-H 34(H2O)·3(S)·2(M)·1(L) Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition of the component chemicals.
Methane hydrate-I View Methane hydrate-I Image 46(H2O)·2(S)·6(L) Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition of the component chemicals.
Methane hydrate-II 136(H2O)·16(S)·8(L) Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition of the component chemicals.
Meurigite - See Meurigite-K
Meurigite-K Say Meurigite-K  View Meurigite-K Images Gallery   [K(H2O)2.5][Fe+++8(PO4)6(OH)7(H2O)4] Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added), Renamed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sir John Meurig Thomas, British chemist and potassium in formula.
Meurigite-Na Say Meurigite-Na  View Meurigite-Na Images Gallery  [Na(H2O)2.5][Fe+++8(PO4)6(OH)7(H2O)4] Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Na analog of meurigite-K.
Meyerhofferite Say Meyerhofferite  View Meyerhofferite Image View Meyerhofferite Form  Ca2B6O6(OH)10·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wilhelm Myerhoffer (1864-1906), German chemist who synthesized the mineral.
Meymacite Say Meymacite  View Meymacite Image WO3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Meymac, Correze, France.
Mgriite Say Mgriite   (Cu,Fe)3AsSe3 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Moscow Geological Exploration Institute (MGEI).
Mg-zippeite - See Magnesiozippeite
Miargyrite Say Miargyrite  View Miargyrite Image View Miargyrite Form  AgSbS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1829
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, meyon, "smaller" and argyros, "silver." in allusion to the lessor silver content of the mineral.
Miassite View Miassite Image Rh17S15 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Miass river, Ural Mountains, Russia
Micaceous Iron Ore - See Biotite
Micheelsenite View Micheelsenite Image  (Ca,Y)3Al[PO3OH,CO3](CO3)(OH)6·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for H. I. Micheelsen (1931-), of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Michenerite Say Michenerite  View Michenerite Image  (Pd,Pt)BiTe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for C. E. Michener, who discovered the mineral.
Microcline Say Microcline  View Microcline Image   KAlSi3O8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1830
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek mikron - "little" and klinein - "to stoop."
Microlite Say Microlite  View Microlite Images Gallery View Microlite Form  (Na,Ca)2Ta2O6(O,OH,F) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek mikros - "small" and lithos - "stone."
Microsommite Say Microsommite  View Microsommite Images Gallery View Microsommite Form   (Na,Ca,K)7-8(Si,Al)12O24(Cl,SO4)2-3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Mte Somma, Vesuvius, Italy.
Middendorfite View Middendorfite Image  K3Na2Mn5Si12(O,OH)36·2H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A.F. von Middendorff (1815-1894), an outstanding scientist, who carried out the first mineralogical investigations in the Khibiny pluton.
Miersite Say Miersite  View Miersite Image  (Ag,Cu)I Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1898
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henry Alexander Miers (1848-1942), English mineralogist, Oxford University.
Miessiite View Miessiite Image Pd11Te2Se2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Miessi (in Saami language, Miessijohka) River placers, Lemmenjoki area, Inari commune, Lapland, Finland.
Miharaite Say Miharaite  View Miharaite Image  Cu4FePbBiS6 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Mihara mine and the Imooka mine, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
Mikasaite Say Mikasaite  View Mikasaite Image  Fe+++2(SO4)3 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For its locality. LOCALITY: Ikushunbetsu, Mikasa City, Hokkaido, Japan.
Milarite Say Milarite  View Milarite Images Gallery   K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Val Milar, Switzerland.
Millerite Say Millerite  View Millerite Images Gallery View Millerite Form  NiS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineralogist, William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880)
Millisite Say Millisite  View Millisite Image  (Na,K)CaAl6(PO4)4(OH)9·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F. T. Millis of Lehi, Utah, who found the first specimens.
Millon's base - See Mosesite
Millosevichite Say Millosevichite  View Millosevichite Image  (Al,Fe+++)2(SO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
NAME ORIGIN: Named for F. Millosevich (1874-1942), Italian mineralogist, University of Rome.
Milotaite View Milotaite Image  PdSbSe Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Milota Makovicky, University of Copenhagen, for her outstanding investigations of sulfide and sulfarsenide systems with platinum-group elements.
Mimetesite - See Mimetite
Mimetite Say Mimetite  View Mimetite Images Gallery View Mimetite Form  Pb5(AsO4)3Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek mimethes - "imitator" , because of its resemblance to pyromorphite.
Minamiite Say Minamiite  View Minamiite Image   (Na,Ca,K)Al3(SO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A.E. Minami (1899-1977), who studied the hot springs around the Kusatsu-Shirane volcano, Japan.
Minasgeraisite-(Y) Say Minasgeraisite-(Y)  View Minasgeraisite-(Y) Image CaY2Be2Si2O10 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: The Jaguaracu Pegmatite, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Also known as the Jose Miranda mine or the Ze Pinto or Jose Pinto mine.
Minasragrite Say Minasragrite  View Minasragrite Image View Minasragrite Form  VO(SO4)·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mina Ragra (Minasragra), Junin, Cerro de Pasco, Peru.
Mineevite-(Y) Say Mineevite-(Y)    Na25Ba(Y,Gd,Dy)2(HCO3)4(CO3)11(SO4)2ClF2 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dimitry A. Mineev (1935-1992), Russian mineralogist and Geochemist.
Minehillite Say Minehillite  View Minehillite Image   (K,Na)2-3Ca28(Zn4Al4Si40)O112(OH)16 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mine Hill at Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA.
Minguzzite Say Minguzzite    K3Fe+++(C2O4)3·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carlo Minguzzi (1910-1953), Italian mineralogist and professor, University of Pavia.
Minium Say Minium  View Minium Image  Pb++2Pb++++O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: The river Minius located in NW Spain.
Minnesotaite Say Minnesotaite  View Minnesotaite Image (Fe++,Mg)3Si4O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1944
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its occurrence in Minnesota, USA.
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