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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.
Valid Species (Bold); Pronunciation;
Mineral Image Gallery;
Calculated Radioactive Intensity
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Augelite Al2(PO4)(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "luster," for its pearly luster on the cleavage.
Augite (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)(Si,Al)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1792NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek auge - "luster."
Aurichalcite (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839NAME ORIGIN: Probably from the Greek oreichalchos, "mountain copper."
Auricupride Cu3Au Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of Au and Cu.
Aurivilliusite 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 IMANAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (AUROium ANTIMONATE).
Aurorite (Mn,Ag,Ca)Mn++++3O7·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1967NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Aurora mine, Treasure Hill, Hamilton, Nevada, USA.
Aurostibite AuSb2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952NAME ORIGIN: In reference to its composition.
Austinite CaZn(AsO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935NAME ORIGIN: To honor Professor Austin Flint Rogers (1877-1957), American mineralogist, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Autunite Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·10-12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: L'Ouche de Jau, St. Symphorien, and other places near Autun, Saone-et-Loire, France.
Avdoninite 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 Cu5(VO4)2O2·CuCl2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)NAME ORIGIN: Name for V. V. Averiev (1929-1968), Russian volcanologist.
Avicennite Tl2O3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958NAME 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 (K,Cs)BF4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926NAME ORIGIN: Named for Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), Professor of Physics at the University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Awaruite Ni2Fe to Ni3Fe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1885NAME 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) Ca2Fe++Al2BO3Si4O12(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909NAME 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) Ca2MgAl2BO3Si4O12(OH) Approved IMA 1975NAME 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) Ca2Mn++Al2BO3Si4O12(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909NAME 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 (Mg,Fe++)2(Fe+++,Ti,Mg)BO5 Approved IMA 1970NAME 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 SantabarbaraiteREMARKS: Massive non-crystalline hydrous Fe-phosphate mixed with goethite
Azurite Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) PrehistoricNAME ORIGIN: From the Persian lazhward, meaning "blue.".
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