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A Mineral Index (383 Count)

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

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Augelite Say Augelite  View Augelite Images Gallery View Augelite Form  Al2(PO4)(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "luster," for its pearly luster on the cleavage.
Augite Say Augite  View Augite Image View Augite Form  (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)(Si,Al)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1792
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek auge - "luster."
Aurichalcite Say Aurichalcite  View Aurichalcite Image  (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Probably from the Greek oreichalchos, "mountain copper."
Auricupride Say Auricupride  View Auricupride Image  Cu3Au Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of Au and Cu.
Aurivilliusite View Aurivilliusite Image Hg+Hg++OI Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karin Aurivillius (1920-1982), chemist-crystallographer at the University of Lund, Sweden, who determined the crystal structure of numerous synthetic Hg compounds.
Auroantimonate AuSbO3 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (AUROium ANTIMONATE).
Aurorite Say Aurorite  View Aurorite Image (Mn,Ag,Ca)Mn++++3O7·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Aurora mine, Treasure Hill, Hamilton, Nevada, USA.
Aurostibite Say Aurostibite  View Aurostibite Image  AuSb2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: In reference to its composition.
Austinite Say Austinite  View Austinite Image View Austinite Form  CaZn(AsO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
NAME ORIGIN: To honor Professor Austin Flint Rogers (1877-1957), American mineralogist, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Autunite Say Autunite  View Autunite Image View Autunite Form   Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·10-12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: L'Ouche de Jau, St. Symphorien, and other places near Autun, Saone-et-Loire, France.
Avdoninite View Avdoninite Image  K2Cu5Cl8(OH)4·H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Nikolaevich Avdonin (b 1925), a senior researcher of the Ural Geological Museum of the Ural State Mining University.
Averievite Say Averievite  View Averievite Form  Cu5(VO4)2O2·CuCl2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name for V. V. Averiev (1929-1968), Russian volcanologist.
Avicennite Say Avicennite  View Avicennite Image  Tl2O3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: For the medieval (Persian) scholar and physician, Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Sina (Avicenna) (930-1037), who lived in Bukhara, Tadzhikistan.
Avogadrite Say Avogadrite  View Avogadrite Images Gallery View Avogadrite Form   (K,Cs)BF4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), Professor of Physics at the University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Awaruite Say Awaruite  View Awaruite Image  Ni2Fe to Ni3Fe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality near Awarua Bay, New Zealand. LOCALITY: From the Red Hills and the Gorge River draining them, near Awarua Bay, south Westland, New Zealand. At Coolac, New South Wales, and in the Lord Brassey mine, Tasmania, Australia.
Axinite - See Tinzenite
Axinite-(Fe) Say Axinite-(Fe)  View Axinite-(Fe) Image  Ca2Fe++Al2BO3Si4O12(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek acine - "ax" in allusion to the acute shape of typical crystals and the Latin - ferrum - "iron" in reference to the Fe in the chemical formula.
Axinite-(Mg) Say Axinite-(Mg)  View Axinite-(Mg) Image  Ca2MgAl2BO3Si4O12(OH) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek acine - "axe" in allusion to the acute shape of typical crystals and the Greek, "Magnesia" a district in Thessaly in reference to the Mg in the chemical formula.
Axinite-(Mn) Say Axinite-(Mn)  View Axinite-(Mn) Image  Ca2Mn++Al2BO3Si4O12(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek acine - "axe" in allusion to the acute shape of typical crystals and the from the Latin magnes = "magnet" in reference to Mn in the chemical formula.
Azoproite Say Azoproite  View Azoproite Image (Mg,Fe++)2(Fe+++,Ti,Mg)BO5 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named from a Russian acronym honoring the Study of Deep Zones of the Earth’s Crust (AZOPRO in Russian) sponsored in 1969 by the International Geological Association.
Azovskite - See Santabarbaraite
REMARKS: Massive non-crystalline hydrous Fe-phosphate mixed with goethite
Azurite Say Azurite  View Azurite Images Gallery View Azurite Form  Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Persian lazhward, meaning "blue.".
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