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C Mineral Index (527 Count)

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

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Clinozoisite Say Clinozoisite  View Clinozoisite Images Gallery View Clinozoisite Form  Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH) = Ca2AlAl2(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896 - Dana # changed from 58.2.1a.4
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its resemblance to zoisite and the monoclinic crystal form.
Clinozoisite-(Sr) Say Clinozoisite-(Sr)  View Clinozoisite-(Sr) Images Gallery CaSrAl3(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Itoigawa-Ohmi district, Niigata Prefecture, central Japan.
Clintonite View Clintonite Image  Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3Si)O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
NAME ORIGIN: Named for De Witt Clinton (1769-1828), American statesman.
Cloncurryite  [Cu0.56(VO)0.44]Al2(PO4)2(F,OH)·2.5H2O) Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Great Australia deposit, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
Coalingite View Coalingite Image  Mg10Fe+++2(CO3)(OH)24·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the town of Coalinga, California. The town was named after the railroad's Coaling Station "A."
Cobaltarthurite View Cobaltarthurite Image  CoFe+++2(AsO4)2(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Co-dominant member of the arthurite group.
Cobaltaustinite View Cobaltaustinite Image  CaCo(AsO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its content of cobalt and similarity to austinite.
Cobalt Bloom - See Erythrite
Cobaltian Arsenopyrite - See Arsenopyrite
Cobaltian Malanite - See Dayingite
Cobaltian Pyrite - See Pyrite
Cobaltite Say Cobaltite  View Cobaltite Image View Cobaltite Form  CoAsS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: From the German, Kobold, "underground spirit" or "goblin," in allusion to the refusal of cobaltiferous ores to smelt properly, hence "bewitched."
Cobaltkieserite  CoSO4·H2O Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Co analog of kieserite.
Cobaltkoritnigite View Cobaltkoritnigite Image  (Co,Zn)(AsO3OH)·(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relation to koritnigite and high cobalt content.
Cobaltlotharmeyerite View Cobaltlotharmeyerite Image  Ca(Co,Fe,Ni)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the cobalt dominant analogue of lotharmeyerite,
Cobaltmalanite - See Malanite
REMARKS: Co-bearing malanite
Cobaltneustadtelite View Cobaltneustadtelite Form  Bi2Fe+++(Co,Fe+++)(O,OH)2(OH)2(AsO4)2 Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality and chemical composition. LOCALITY: Mine dumps in the Schneeberg-Neustädtel area, Saxony, Germany.
Cobaltocalcite - See Sphaerocobaltite
Cobaltokoritnigite - See Cobaltkoritnigite
Cobaltomenite View Cobaltomenite Image  CoSeO3·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the content of cobalt and the Greek for moon.
Cobaltpentlandite View Cobaltpentlandite Image  Co9S8 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: For the cobalt content and the relationship with pentlandite.
Cobalt pentlandite - See Cobaltpentlandite
REMARKS: Renamed to Cobaltpentlandite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Cobalttsumcorite View Cobalttsumcorite Image  Pb(Co,Fe)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the chemical and structural relationship to tsumcorite
Cobaltzippeite  Co++2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10·16(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Franz Xaver Maxmillian Zippe (1791-1863), Austrian mineralogist.
Cobalt-zippeite - See Cobaltzippeite
REMARKS: Renamed Cobaltzippeite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Coccinite View Coccinite Image Hg++I2 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Unknown.
Cochromite View Cochromite Form  (Co,Ni,Fe++)(Cr,Al)2O4 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for a chromite with essential cobalt.
Cocinerite - See Silver
REMARKS: Mixture with chalcocite
Cocinerite - See Chalcocite
REMARKS: Mixture with silver plus chalcocite
Coconinoite View Coconinoite Images Gallery  Fe+++2Al2(UO2)2(PO4)4(SO4)(OH)2·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its locality. LOCALITY: Sun Valley mine, Coconino County, Arizona, USA.
Coeruleolactite - See Planerite
REMARKS: Mixture of planerite + variscite + wavellite
Coeruleolactite - See Variscite
REMARKS: Mixture of planerite + variscite + wavellite
Coeruleolactite View Coeruleolactite Image (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8·4-5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "blue" and "milk", for its typical color.
Coeruleolactite - See Wavellite
REMARKS: mixture of planerite + variscite + wavellite
Coesite View Coesite Images Gallery  SiO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Loring Coes, Jr. (1915-1973), American chemist, Norton Company, who first synthesized the phase.
Coffinite View Coffinite Image   U(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Reuben Clare Coffin (1886-1972), Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, pioneer geologist in the study of uranium deposits of the Colorado Plateau.
Cohenite View Cohenite Image  (Fe,Ni,Co)3C Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Emil Wilhelm Cohen (1842-1905), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany.
Coiraite View Coiraite Image (Pb,Sn)12.5As3Sn5FeS28 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Colbaltian wad - See Asbolane
Colbalt Vitrol - See Bieberite
Colemanite Say Colemanite  View Colemanite Images Gallery View Colemanite Form  Ca2B6O11·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: After William T. Coleman, owner of the Death Valley, California mine where this species was first found.
Colimaite  K3VS4 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality LOCALITY: Colima volcano, Colima State, México
Collinsite Say Collinsite  View Collinsite Image  Ca2(Mg,Fe++)(PO4)2·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Henry Collins (1878-1937), formerly Director of the Geological Survey of Canada.
Collinsite-Zn - See Hillite
Collophane - See Carbonate-fluorapatite
Collophane - See Carbonate-hydroxylapatite
Coloradoite Say Coloradoite  View Coloradoite Image  HgTe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Smuggler mine, Ballerat district, Boulder County, Colorado, USA.
Colquiriite View Colquiriite Image  CaLiAlF6 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Colquiri mine, Colquiri, Bolivia
Coltan - See Columbite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Trade name for columbite-tantalite ores
Coltan - See Tantalite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Trade name for columbite-tantalite ores
Coltan - See Tantalite-(Mn)
Columbite - See Columbite-(Mg)
Columbite - See Columbite-(Fe)
Columbite - See Columbite-(Mn)
Columbite-(Fe) Say Columbite-(Fe)  View Columbite-(Fe) Images Gallery  Fe++Nb2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1802
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its content of the element niobium, formerly called columbium and the Latin ferrium - "iron."
Columbite-(Mg) Say Columbite-(Mg)   (Mg,Fe++,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dominent MAGNESIum and its relationship to ferrocolumbite (formerly columbite).
Columbite-(Mn) Say Columbite-(Mn)  View Columbite-(Mn) Image  (Mn,Fe++)(Nb,Ta)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the MANGANese content and the relationship to columbite (ferrocolumbite).
Columbite-Tantalite - See Tantalite-(Fe)
Columbite-Tantalite - See Columbite-(Fe)
Colusite View Colusite Image View Colusite Form  Cu12-13V(As,Sb,Sn,Ge)3S16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: For the Colusa claim, Butte, Montana, USA.
Comancheite View Comancheite Image Hg13(Cl,Br)8O9 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Comanche Indians, who were the first miners in the Terligua district, using cinnabar for war paint.
Combeite View Combeite Image  Na2Ca2Si3O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Delmar Combe, Geological Survey of Uganda.
Comblainite Ni++6Co+++2(CO3)(OH)16·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gordon Comblain (1929-) of the Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium who discovered the mineral.
Common asbestos - See Parachrysotile
Compreignacite View Compreignacite Image   K2(UO2)6O4(OH)6·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Margnac mine, Compreignac, Haute-Vienne, France.
Comuccite - See Jamesonite
Congolite View Congolite Image  (Fe++,Mg,Mn)3B7O13Cl Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Brazzaville, Congo.
Conichalcite Say Conichalcite  View Conichalcite Image View Conichalcite Form  CaCu(AsO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for lime and copper, as both elements are essential to the composition.
Conifeite - See Pentlandite
REMARKS: Cobaltian pentlandite
Connellite Say Connellite  View Connellite Image  Cu19Cl4(SO4)(OH)32·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Scottish chemist, A. Conell (1794-1863).
Cookeite View Cookeite Image  LiAl4(Si3Al)O10(OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Josiah B. Cooke, Jr. (1827-1894), American mineralogist and chemist, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Coombsite View Coombsite Image  K(Mn++,Fe++,Mg)13(Si,Al)18O42(OH)14 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for D.S Coombs of the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Cooperite View Cooperite Images Gallery  (Pt,Pd,Ni)S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: For R.A. Cooper, of Johannesburg, South Africa, who first described the mineral.
Coparsite View Coparsite Form Cu4O2[(As,V)O4]Cl Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name recalls the mineral’s constituents: copper and arsenic.
Copiapite Say Copiapite  View Copiapite Image View Copiapite Form  Fe++Fe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2·20(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1833
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Copiapo, Chile.
Copper Say Copper  View Copper Image View Copper Form  Cu Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, Kyprios, the name of the island of Cyprus, once producing this metal.
Copperas - See Melanterite
Copper Uranite - See Torbernite
Copper Vitrol - See Chalcanthite
Coquandite View Coquandite Image Sb6O8(SO4)·(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henri-Jean-Baptiste Coquand (1813-1881), Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Marseilles, Marseilles, France
Coquimbite Say Coquimbite  View Coquimbite Images Gallery View Coquimbite Form  Fe+++2(SO4)3·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Coquimbo province, Chile.
Corderoite View Corderoite Image  Hg3S2Cl2 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its locality. LOCALITY: McDermitt Mercury mine (formerly Cordero mine), Opalite district, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA.
Cordierite Say Cordierite  View Cordierite Images Gallery  Mg2Al4Si5O18 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1813
NAME ORIGIN: From the French mining engineer and geologist P. L. A. Cordier (1777-1861).
Cordylite-(Ce) View Cordylite-(Ce) Image View Cordylite-(Ce) Form   Ba(Ce,La)2(CO3)3F2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1898
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek "cordule" = club, in allusion to the shape of the crystals.
Corkite - See Beudantite
Corkite View Corkite Image  PbFe+++3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Glandore iron mines, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Cornetite Say Cornetite  View Cornetite Images Gallery View Cornetite Form  Cu3(PO4)(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jules Cornet (1865-1929), Belgian geologist.
Cornubite View Cornubite Image  Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named from Cornubia, the Latin name for Cornwall, source of the first specimens.
Cornwallite Say Cornwallite  View Cornwallite Image  Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English leader Cornwall.
Coronadite View Coronadite Images Gallery  Pb(Mn++++,Mn++)8O16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1904
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (ca 1500-1554), first Spanish explorer of the American southwest.
Coronene - See Karpatite
Corrensite View Corrensite Images Gallery  (Ca,Na,K)(Mg,Fe,Al)9(Si,Al)8O20(OH)10·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Whilom Correns (1893-1980), German mineralogist and director of the Sedimentary Petrology Institute, University of Gottingen.
Corundum Say Corundum  View Corundum Images Gallery View Corundum Form  Al2O3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Probably derived from the Sanskrit, kuruvinda, meaning "ruby."
Corvusite View Corvusite Image  (Na,Ca,K)V8O20·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin "corvus", raven, in allusion to the bird's color.
Cosalite Say Cosalite  View Cosalite Image View Cosalite Form  Pb2Bi2S5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. Bjelkite is named after the Bjelke mine at Nordmark, Vermland, Sweden. LOCALITY: Silver Mine at Cosala, Sinaloa, Mexico.
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