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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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Plumbophyllite View Plumbophyllite Image Pb2Si4O10·H2O Proposed IMA 2008
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for the morphology and composition.
Plumbopyrochlore Say Plumbopyrochlore  View Plumbopyrochlore Images Gallery   (Pb,Y,U,Ca)2-xNb2O6(OH) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: For lead, PLUMBum, in its composition and its relationship to pyrochlore.
Plumbotellurite Say Plumbotellurite PbTe++++O3 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Pb, Te).
Plumbotsumite Say Plumbotsumite  View Plumbotsumite Image Pb5Si4O8(OH)10 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: For lead, PLUMBum, in the mineral's composition, and the type locality, TSUMeb, Namibia. LOCALITY: From Tsumeb, Namibia. In the Mammoth-St. Anthony mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA.
Plumbum - See Lead
Plumosite View Plumosite Image Pb2Sb2S5 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the feathery habit (plumose).
Podlesnoite View Podlesnoite Image  BaCa2(CO3)2F2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named (pronounced "pod-lez'-no-ite") for Aleksandr Semenovich Podlesnyi (born 1948), Russian amateur mineralogist and prominent mineral collector, in recognition of his significant contributions to the mineralogy of the Khibiny massif
Poitevinite Say Poitevinite  View Poitevinite Image  (Cu,Fe++,Zn)SO4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Theophile Eugene Poitevin (1888-1978), Canadian mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada.
Pokrovskite Say Pokrovskite  View Pokrovskite Image  Mg2(CO3)(OH)2·0.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pavel Vladimirovich Pokrovskii (1912-1979), Russian mineralogist, Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Sverdlovsk, Russia.
Polarite Say Polarite  View Polarite Image  Pd(Bi,Pb) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Talnakh, Norilsk, Polar Ural Mountians, Russia.
Poldervaartite Say Poldervaartite  View Poldervaartite Image  (Ca,Mn++)2SiO3(OH)2 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arie Poldervaart (1918-1964), Professor of Petrology, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.
Polhemusite Say Polhemusite  View Polhemusite Image (Zn,Hg)S Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Clyde Polhemus Ross, American economic geologist.
Polianite - See Pyrolusite
Polkanovite Say Polkanovite  View Polkanovite Image  Rh12As7 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Yuri Aleksandrovich Polkanov (b. 1935), Academician, Institute of Mineral Resources, Academy of Technical Sciences of Ukraine, known for his studies of the mineralogy and ore deposits of the Crimean Peninsula, and particularly of placers.
Polkovicite Say Polkovicite (Fe,Pb)3(Ge,Fe)1-xS4 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Polkovice mine, Lower Silesia, Poland.
Pollucite Say Pollucite  View Pollucite Image   (Cs,Na)2Al2Si4O12·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1846
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Pollux, a figure from Greek mythology, brother of Castor, for its common association with "castorite" (petalite).
Polyakovite-(Ce) View Polyakovite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La,Nd,Pr,Ca)4(Mg,Fe++)(Cr,Fe+++)2(Ti,Nb)2Si4O22 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladislav O. Polyakoy (1950-1993), Russian mineralogist.
Polybasite Say Polybasite  View Polybasite Images Gallery View Polybasite Form  [Ag9CuS4] [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7] Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1829
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, poly, "many" and basis, "a base" in allusion to the basic character of the compound.
Polybasite-M2a2b2c - See Polybasite
REMARKS: Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
Polybasite-T2ac - See Polybasite
REMARKS: Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
Polybasite-Tac - See Antimonpearceite
REMARKS: Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
Polycrase-(Y) Say Polycrase-(Y)  View Polycrase-(Y) Image View Polycrase-(Y) Form   (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "many" and "mixture", in reference to the large number of chemical elements in the formula.
Polydymite Say Polydymite  View Polydymite Image View Polydymite Form  NiNi2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "many" and "twin", as the mineral is observed in twinned forms.
Polyhalite Say Polyhalite  View Polyhalite Image View Polyhalite Form   K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1818
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, polys, meaning "much" and hals, meaning "salt." in allusion to the many salt components in the formulae..
Polylithionite Say Polylithionite  View Polylithionite Image   KLi2AlSi4O10(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek "ploy" for many or much, and in allusion to its high LITHIum content.
Polymignite - See Zirkelite
REMARKS: metamict
Polymignite - See Zirconolite
REMARKS: metamict zirconolite
Polyphite-VII Say Polyphite-VII Na17Ca3Mg(Ti,Mn)4[Si2O7]2(PO4)6O2F6 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "many" and PHosphorus for the multiple phosphate anions in the formula.
Polyphite-VIII Say Polyphite-VIII Na17Ca3Mg(Ti,Mn)4[Si2O7]2(PO4)6O2F6 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "many" and PHosphorus for the multiple phosphate anions in the formula.
Polysphaerite - See Phosphohedyphane
Ponomarevite Say Ponomarevite  View Ponomarevite Image   K4Cu++4OCl10 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vasilii Vasil’evich Ponomarev (1940-1976), Russian vulcanologist, Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, Russia.
Poppiite View Poppiite Image   Ca2(V+++,Fe+++,Mg)(V+++,Al)2(Si,Al)3(O,OH)14 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in memory of Luciano Poppi, Professor of Mineralogy at Modena and Reggio Emilia University, Italy.
Portlandite Say Portlandite  View Portlandite Image View Portlandite Form  Ca(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: Named because the material is a common product of hydration of portland cement.
Posnjakite Say Posnjakite  View Posnjakite Image  Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the geochemist, E. W. Posnjak (1888-1949).
Potarite Say Potarite  View Potarite Images Gallery  PdHg Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Potaro River area, Guyana.
Potash Alum - See Alum-(K)
Potash Mica - See Muscovite
Potassicarfvedsonite   KNa2Fe++4Fe+++Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the K-dominant analogue of arfvedsonite.
Potassiccarpholite View Potassiccarpholite Image  (K,Na,[ ])(Li,Mn++)2Al)4Si4O12(OH)4(F,OH)4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the potassium-dominant member of carpholite.
Potassic-carpholite - See Potassiccarpholite
REMARKS: Renamed Potassiccarpholite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Potassic-chlorohastingsite   (K,Na)Ca2(Fe++,Mg)4Fe+++[Si6Al2O22](Cl,OH)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition and for Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada..
Potassic-chloropargasite  (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe2+)4Al(Si6Al2O22)(Cl,OH)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as K-rich chloroparagasite as per IMA-approved amphibole nomenclature.
Potassicferrisadanagaite View Potassicferrisadanagaite Image  (K,Na)Ca2(Fe++,Mg)2(Fe+++,Al)2[Si5Al3O22](OH,F,O)2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and relationship to sadanagaite.
Potassic-ferropargasite  KCa2(Fe++4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Potassic-fluororichterite View Potassic-fluororichterite Image  (K,Na)(CaNa)Mg5[Si8O22]F2 Approved IMA 1992 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Potassicleakeite View Potassicleakeite Image  KNa2Mg2Fe+++2LiSi8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the K-dominant analog of leakeite.
Potassic-magnesiohastingsite View Potassic-magnesiohastingsite Image  (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe++,Fe+++,Al)5(Si,Al)8O22(OH,Cl)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Potassic-magnesiosadanagaite  (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe++,Al,Ti)5[(Si,Al)8O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Potassicpargasite Say Potassicpargasite  View Potassicpargasite Image View Potassicpargasite Form   (K,Na)Ca2(Mg,Fe++)5Si8O22(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its containing potassium and the locality. LOCALITY: Pargas, Turku-Pori, Finland.
Potassicrichterite View Potassicrichterite Image  (K,Na)(CaNa)2Mg5[Si8O22](OH,F)2 Proposed IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Potassicsadanagaite View Potassicsadanagaite Image  (K,Na)Ca2[Fe++3(Al,Fe+++)2][Si5Al3O22](OH)2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and for Ryoichi Sadanaga (1920-), professor emeritus, University of Tokyo.
Potassium-alum - See Alum-(K)
REMARKS: Renamed to Alum-(K) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Potassium autunite - See Meta-ankoleite
Potassium-fluor-richterite - See Potassic-fluororichterite
Potosiite Say Potosiite  View Potosiite Image Pb6Sn2FeSb2S14 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its locality. LOCALITY: Andacaba deposit, Potosi, Bolivia.
Pottsite Say Pottsite  View Pottsite Image PbBiH(VO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Potts, Lander Coundy, Nevada. USA.
Poubaite Say Poubaite  View Poubaite Image PbBi2Se2(Te,S)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Z. Pouba, economic geologist, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Poudretteite Say Poudretteite  View Poudretteite Image   KNa2B3Si12O30 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Poudrette family, operators of the quarry where type material was discovered.
Poughite Say Poughite  View Poughite Image  Fe+++2(TeO3)2(SO4)·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frederick Harvey Pough (1906-), American mineralogist, curator, and writer.
Povondraite Say Povondraite  View Povondraite Image   (Na,K)(Fe+++,Fe++)3(Fe,Mg,Al)6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Changed)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pavel Povandra (1924-), mineralogits, Charles University, Prague, Czech Repubic.
Povondraite - See Povondraite
REMARKS: (61.3.1.6)
Powellite Say Powellite  View Powellite Image View Powellite Form  CaMoO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American geologist, John Westly Powell (1834-1902).
Poyarkovite Say Poyarkovite  View Poyarkovite Image  Hg3ClO Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vlakimir Erastovich Poyarkov, Russian geologist, well-known investigator of mercury and antimony deposits.
Prase - See Opal
REMARKS: Green opal
Prassoite - See Miassite
Prassoite Rh17S15 (?) Withdrawn IMA 2003 in favor of miassite, Approved IMA 1971 ? (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: No derivation of name stated.
Pravdite - See Britholite-(Ce)
Precious opal - See Opal
REMARKS: Opalescent
Prehnite Say Prehnite  View Prehnite Image View Prehnite Form  Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1789
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Dutch Colonel, H. Von Prehn (1733-1785).
Preisingerite Say Preisingerite  View Preisingerite Image  Bi3(AsO4)2O(OH) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anton Preisinger (1925-), Mineralogist, University of Technology, Vienna.
Preiswerkite Say Preiswerkite  View Preiswerkite Image  NaMg2Al3Si2O10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for H. Preiswerk (1876-1940), Professor in Basel, Switzerland.
Preobrazhenskite Say Preobrazhenskite  View Preobrazhenskite Image  Mg3B11O15(OH)9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pavel Ivanovich Preobrazhenskii (1874-1944), investigator of Russian salt deposits, Institute of Halurgy, St. Petersburg.
Pretulite Say Pretulite  View Pretulite Image View Pretulite Form  ScPO4 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the mountain Pretul, one of the localities at which the mineral occurs. LOCALITY: The type locality is 100 m southwest of Hollkegel, which is 12 km south-southwest of Murzzuschlag, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria.
Prewittite  KPb1.5ZnCu6O2(SeO3)2Cl10 Proposed IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Priazovite - See Samarskite-(Y)
REMARKS: Mixture of samarskite-(Y) and U,Ti-rich mineral of the pyrochlore group
Priceite Say Priceite  View Priceite Image  Ca2B5O7(OH)5·H2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American metallurgist, Thomas Price (1837-?), San Francisco metallurgist, who first analyzed the mineral.
Priderite Say Priderite  View Priderite Image   (K,Ba)(Ti,Fe+++)8O16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rex Tregilgas Prider (1910-), Professor of Geology, University of Western Australia.
Pringleite Say Pringleite  View Pringleite Image  Ca9B26O34(OH)24Cl4·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gordon J. Pringle (1944- ), mineralogist, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Prismatine Say Prismatine  View Prismatine Image ([ ],Fe,Mg)(Mg,Al,Fe)5Al4Si2(Si,Al)2(B,Si,Al)(O,OH,F)22 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the prismatic form of typical crystals.
Prismatine - See Kornerupine
Prixite - See Mimetite
Probertite Say Probertite  View Probertite Image View Probertite Form  NaCaB5O7(OH)4·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank H. Probert (1876-1940), University of California, who discovered the mineral.
Prochlorite - See Clinochlore
Proshchenkoite-(Y) View Proshchenkoite-(Y) Image  (Y,REE,Ca,Na,Mn)15Fe++Ca(P,Si)Si6B3(O,F)48 Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Prosopite Say Prosopite  View Prosopite Image View Prosopite Form  CaAL2(F,OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek prosopon - "mask."
Prosperite Say Prosperite  View Prosperite Image  CaZn2(AsO4)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prosper J. Williams (1910-), South African-Canadian mineral dealer from Toronto, Canada.
Protasite Say Protasite  View Protasite Image   Ba(UO2)3O3(OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Protas (1931-), University of Nancy, France.
Protoallophane - See Allophane
Protoanthophyllite View Protoanthophyllite Image  (Mg,Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the proto-type analog of anthophyllite. The prefix proto refers to a half-rotation about the b axis between successive layers of octahedra.
Protoantigorite - See Antigorite
Protoferro-anthophyllite Say Protoferro-anthophyllite  View Protoferro-anthophyllite Image  (Fe++,Mn++)2(Fe++,Mg)5(Si4O11)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name indicates the structural relationship to protoamphiboles, and the compositional relationship to anthophyllite.
Protojoseite Say Protojoseite Bi4TeS2 (?) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named as a precursor of joseite.
Protomangano-ferro-anthophyllite Say Protomangano-ferro-anthophyllite  View Protomangano-ferro-anthophyllite Image  (Mn++,Fe++)2(Fe++,Mg)5(Si4O11)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1986 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name indicates the structural relationship to protoamphiboles, and the compositional relationship to protoferro-anthophyllite and anthophyllite.
Proudite Say Proudite  View Proudite Image  Cu1.9Ag0.1Pb15.6Bi20.4Sb0.1S32.4Se14.5 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for J. S. Proud, a Director of the Peko-Wallsend mining.
Proustite Say Proustite  View Proustite Image View Proustite Form  Ag3AsS3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: After the French chemist, J. L. Proust (1755-1826).
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