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B Mineral Index (389 Count)

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

LEGEND: Valid Species (Bold);  Pronunciation;  Mineral Image;  Mineral Image Gallery;  jCrystal Form;  jPOWD Form;          Calculated Radioactive Intensity

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Bundle zeolite - See Stilbite-Ca
Bunsenite Say Bunsenite  View Bunsenite Image  NiO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor Robert William Eberhard Bunsen (1811-1899), German chemist of the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, who had observed artificial NiO.
Burangaite Say Burangaite  View Burangaite Image  (Na,Ca)2(Fe++,Mg)2Al10(PO4)8(OH,O)12·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Buranga pegmatite, near Gatumba, Rwanda.
Burbankite Say Burbankite  View Burbankite Images Gallery   (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wilbur Sweet Burbank (1898-1975), geologist of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Burckhardtite Say Burckhardtite  View Burckhardtite Image Pb2(Fe+++,Mn+++)Te++++(AlSi3O10)O2(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carlos Burckhardt (1869-19350, Swiss geologist working in Mexico.
Burgessite View Burgessite Images Gallery Co2(H2O)4[(AsO3OH)]2·(H2O) Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for David S. Burgess (born April 18, 1951) of Newington, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Burkeite Say Burkeite  View Burkeite Image View Burkeite Form  Na6(CO3)(SO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Edmund Burke (1880-1966), chemical engineer, American Potash and Chemical Co., who discovered the artificial salt.
Burnsite View Burnsite Image   KCdCu7O2(SeO3)2Cl9 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter C. Burns (1966-), Canadian-born mineralogist and crystallographer.
Burovaite-Ca  (K,Na)4Ca2(Ti,Nb)8[Si4O12]4(OH,O)8·12H2O Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Burpalite Say Burpalite  View Burpalite Image  Na2CaZrSi2O7F2 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: For its occurrence in the Burpala massif, Russia.
Bursaite Say Bursaite Pb5Bi4S11 Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality in Bursa Province, Turkey. LOCALITY: From Uludag, Bursa Province, Turkey.
Burtite Say Burtite   CaSn(OH)6 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Donald McLain Burt (1943- ), Professor of Mineralogy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, authority on mineral equilibria and greisen deposits, who had predicted the natural occurrence of the compound.
Buryatite View Buryatite Image Ca3(Si,Fe+++,Al)[SO4][B(OH)4](OH,O)6·12(H2O) Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Solongo boron deposit, Buryatiya, Ural Mts, Russia.
Bushmakinite View Bushmakinite Image  Pb2Al(PO4)(VO4)(OH) Approved IMA 2002, Dana # Added
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anatolly F. Bushmakin (1947-1999), in recognition of his work on the Berezovskoye deposit.
Bussenite View Bussenite Image  Na2(Ba,Sr)2(Fe,Mn)TiSi2O7(CO3)(OH)3F Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Irina V. Bussen (1915-), Russian petrologist.
Bussyite-(Ce) View Bussyite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,REE)3(Na,H2O)6MnSi9Be5(O,OH)30F4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Antoine Alexandre Brutus Bussy (1794-1882), French chemist who is co-credited in isolating the element beryllium in August 1828.
Bustamite Say Bustamite  View Bustamite Image  (Mn,Ca)3Si3O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: For General Anastasio Bustamente (1780-1853), of Mexico.
Butlerite Say Butlerite  View Butlerite Image View Butlerite Form  Fe+++(SO4)(OH)·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gurdon Montague Butler (1881-1961), American mining geologist, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Butschliite Say Butschliite  View Butschliite Image   K2Ca(CO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Johann Adam Otto Butschli (1848-1920), professor of zoology, Heidelberg, Germany, who studied the double carbonates of K and Ca.
Buttgenbachite Say Buttgenbachite  View Buttgenbachite Image  Cu19Cl4(NO3)2(OH)32·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henri J. Buttgenback (1874-1964), Belgian mineralogist.
Byelorussite-(Ce) Say Byelorussite-(Ce)    NaBa2(Ce,La)2Mn++Ti2Si8O26(F,OH)·(H2O) Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: For the occurrence in Belarus (formerly Byelorussia, USSR), and the "cerium" content.
Bykovaite View Bykovaite Image  BaNa{(Na,Ti)4[(Ti,Nb)2(OH,O)3Si4O14](OH,F)2}·3H2O Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named to honor analytical chemist Alexandra Vasilyevna Bykova (1917-2001), who first discovered that bornemanite could be transformed to a synthetic form of bykovaite upon treatment with water.
Byssolite - See Actinolite
Bystrite Say Bystrite  View Bystrite Image   (Na,K)7Ca(Si6Al6)O24S4.5·(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: In the Malaya Bystraya lazurite deposit, south of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia.
Bystroemite - See Bystromite
Bystromite Say Bystromite  View Bystromite Image MgSb2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anders Bystrom (1916-1956), Swedish crystal chemist, who made a structural analysis of the synthetic compound.
Bytownite Say Bytownite  View Bytownite Image View Bytownite Form  (Ca,Na)(Si,Al)4O8 Not Approved IMA 1835
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: "Bytown," now Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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