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M Mineral Index (492 Count)

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

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Minrecordite Say Minrecordite  View Minrecordite Image View Minrecordite Form CaZn(CO3)2 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the journal Mineralogical Record.
Minyulite Say Minyulite  View Minyulite Images Gallery   KAl2(PO4)2(OH,F)·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Minyulo Well in western Australia.
Mirabilite Say Mirabilite  View Mirabilite Image View Mirabilite Form  Na2SO4·10(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Latin, sal mirabile - "miracle salt" expressing Glauber's surprise on its synthesis.
Misenite Say Misenite  View Misenite Image  K8H8(SO4)7 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Cape Miseno, near Naples, Italy.
Miserite Say Miserite  View Miserite Image   K1.5-x(Ca, Y,REE)5[Si6O15][Si2O7](OH,F)2·yH2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hugh Dinsmore Miser (1884-1969), geologist, U. S. Geological Survey.
Mispickel - See Arsenopyrite
Misy - See Copiapite
Mitaxite - See Orthochrysotile
REMARKS: Splintery chrysotile
Mitridatite Say Mitridatite  View Mitridatite Image  Ca2Fe+++3(PO4)3O2·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mithridat Hill, Kerch, Crimea, Russia.
Mitryaevaite Say Mitryaevaite  View Mitryaevaite Image  Al5[(PO4)2[(P,S)O3(OH,O)]2F2(OH)2(H2O)8·6.48(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Nonna Mikhailovna Mitryaeva (1920-) in recognition of her contributions to the mineralogy of Kazakhstan.
Mitscherlichite Say Mitscherlichite    K2CuCl4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eilhardt Mitscherlich (1794-1863), German crystallographer and chemist, who first synthesized the compound.
Mixite Say Mixite  View Mixite Image  BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the mining engineer, A. Mixa from Jachymov, Czechoslovakia.
Miyashiroite - See Nyboite
Mn-palygorskite - See Yofortierite
Mock Lead Ore - See Sphalerite
Moctezumite Say Moctezumite  View Moctezumite Image   Pb(UO2)(TeO3)2 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality which was named after Moctezuma (1466-1520), last king of the Aztecs. LOCALITY: Moctezuma mine (La Bambolla), Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico.
Modderite Say Modderite  View Modderite Image  (Co,Fe)As Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Modderfontein mine, Witwatersrand, Transvaal, South Africa.
Moeloite View Moeloite Image  Pb6Sb6S14(S3) Approved IMA 2002, Dana # Added
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yves Moelo who synthesized and characterized the synthetic material prior to the discovery of the mineral.
Moganite Say Moganite   SiO2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mogan, on southern Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
Moganite - See Lutecite
Mogovidite  Na9(Ca,Na)6Ca6Fe2Zr3[ ]Si25O72(CO3)(OH)4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Mountain Mogo-Vid near the mineral locality. LOCALITY: Northern face of the iron-ore mine, Kovdor massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
Mohite Say Mohite Cu2SnS3 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gunter Moh, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Mohrite Say Mohrite  View Mohrite Image  (NH4)2Fe++(SO4)2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806-1879), German analytical chemist, for whom the synthetic compound has long been named.
Mohr's salt - See Mohrite
Moissanite Say Moissanite  View Moissanite Image  SiC Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Henri Moissan (1852-1907), French chemist.
Moluranite Say Moluranite  View Moluranite Image  H4U++++(UO2)3(MoO4)7·18(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the MOLybdenum and URANium in the composition.
Molybdenite Say Molybdenite  View Molybdenite Image View Molybdenite Form  MoS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
NAME ORIGIN: Greek, molybdos = "lead."
Molybdic ochre - See Molybdenite
Molybdite - See Ferrimolybdite
Molybdite Say Molybdite  View Molybdite Image  MoO3 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Molybdoferrite - See Bamfordite
Molybdofornacite Say Molybdofornacite  View Molybdofornacite Image Pb2Cu[(As,P)O4][(Mo,Cr)O4](OH) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its predominance of molybdenum and relation to fornacite.
Molybdomenite Say Molybdomenite   PbSeO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition of lead (Greek - molybdos) and selenium (Greek - mene "moon").
Molybdophyllite Say Molybdophyllite Pb9Mg9Si9O24(OH)24 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "lead" and "leaf", in allusion to its composition and foliated habit.
Molysite Say Molysite  View Molysite Image  Fe+++Cl3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for a stain, as it stains the host rock.
Monazite-(Ce) Say Monazite-(Ce)  View Monazite-(Ce) Image View Monazite-(Ce) Form   (Ce,La,Nd,Th)PO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1829
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek monazeis - "to be alone" in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found.
Monazite-(La) Say Monazite-(La)  View Monazite-(La) Image View Monazite-(La) Form   (La,Ce,Nd)PO4 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek monazeis - "to be alone" in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found.
Monazite-(Nd) Say Monazite-(Nd)  View Monazite-(Nd) Form   (Nd,Ce,La)(P,Si)O4 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek monazeis - "to be alone" in allusion to its isolated crystals and their rarity when first found.
Monazite-(Sm) Say Monazite-(Sm)  View Monazite-(Sm) Image   SmPO4 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Sm-dominant member of the monazite series.
Moncheite Say Moncheite  View Moncheite Image  (Pt,Pd)(Te,Bi)2 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Monchegorsk deposit, Monche Tundra, Murmansk,Kola peninsula, Russia.
Monetite Say Monetite  View Monetite Image  CaHPO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Moneta (now Monito) Island, which contains a notable occurrence.
Mongolite Say Mongolite  View Mongolite Image Ca4Nb6Si5O24(OH)10·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Khan-Bogdinsky massif, Gobi desert, Mongolia, China.
Mongshanite (Mg,Cr,Fe++)2(Ti,Zr)5O12 Not Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality ? LOCALITY: Yimenguan area (?), Shandong, China.
Monimolite Say Monimolite  View Monimolite Image (Pb,Ca)2Sb2O7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1865
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "stable," because it decomposed chemically with great difficulty.
Monipite  MoNiP Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Monohydrocalcite Say Monohydrocalcite  View Monohydrocalcite Image  CaCO3·(H2O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its calcite composition with one molecule of water.
Monrepite - See Tetraferriannite
Monsmedite - See Voltaite
Monsmedite Say Monsmedite   H8K2Tl2(SO4)8·11(H2O) Discredited IMA 2002
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1968 from the Latin 'Mons Medius', for Baia Sprie, Romania, the locality for the mineral. LOCALITY: Baia Sprie, Baia Mare region, Romania.
Montanite Say Montanite  View Montanite Image Bi2Te++++++O6·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Highland, Montana, USA.
Montbrayite Say Montbrayite   (Au,Sb)2Te3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the locality. LOCALITY: Robb-Montbray mine, Montbray, Abitibi County, Québec, Canada.
Montdorite Say Montdorite  View Montdorite Image  (K,Na)(Fe++,Mn++,Mg)2.5[Si4O10](F,OH)2 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mt. Dore stratovolcano, near La Bourboule, France.
Montebrasite Say Montebrasite  View Montebrasite Image View Montebrasite Form  LiAl(PO4)(OH,F) Discredited IMA 2005 No. 05-E
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality in 1872. LOCALITY: Montebras, Creuse, France.
Monteponite Say Monteponite   CdO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Monte Poni, near Iglesias, Cagliari, Sadinia.
Monteregianite - See Hydrodelhayelite
Monteregianite-(Y) Say Monteregianite-(Y)  View Monteregianite-(Y) Image   (Na,K)6(Y,Ca)2Si16O38·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Monteregian Hills, a series of intrusions.
Montesommaite Say Montesommaite  View Montesommaite Image   (K,Na)9Al9Si23O64·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Monte Somma, Pollena, Camania, Italy.
Montetrisaite View Montetrisaite Image Cu6(SO4)(OH)10·H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, Italy
Montgomeryite Say Montgomeryite  View Montgomeryite Image  Ca4MgAl4(PO4)6(OH)4·12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Mongomery (1909-), mineralogist, teacher, collector, and founder of the Friends of Mineralogy.
Monticellite Say Monticellite  View Monticellite Images Gallery  CaMgSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1831
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Teodoro Monticelli (1759-1846), Italian Mineralogist.
Montmorillonite Say Montmorillonite  View Montmorillonite Images Gallery  (Na,Ca)0,3(Al,Mg)2Si4O10(OH)2·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Veinne, Montmorillone, France.
Montmorillonite(Ca) - See Beidellite
Montmorillonite(Na) - See Beidellite
Montroseite Say Montroseite  View Montroseite Image  (V+++,Fe+++,V++++)O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Bitter Creek, Jo Dandy, Whitney, and Virgin mines, Uravan district, Montrose County, Colorado, USA.
Montroyalite Say Montroyalite  View Montroyalite Image Sr4Al8(CO3)3(OH,F)26·10-11(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Monteregian Hill, Mont Royal, prominent landmark in Montreal, Canada, from which the city’s name was derived.
Montroydite Say Montroydite  View Montroydite Image View Montroydite Form  HgO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Montroyd Sharp, an owner of the mercury deposit at Terlingua, Texas, USA.
Mooihoekite Say Mooihoekite  View Mooihoekite Image  Cu9Fe9S16 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mooihoek Farm, Lydenberg district, Transvaal, South Africa
Moolooite Say Moolooite  View Moolooite Image Cu++(C2O4)·n(H2O) (n < 1) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Bunbury Well, Mooloo Downs, WA, Australia.
Mooreite Say Mooreite  View Mooreite Image View Mooreite Form  (Mg,Zn,Mn)15(SO4)2(OH)26·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gideon E. Moore (1842-1895), U.S. Chemist who investigated the Franklin and Sterling Hill, New Jersey ores.
Moorhouseite Say Moorhouseite  View Moorhouseite Image  (Co,Ni,Mn)SO4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Wilson Moorhouse (1913-1969), Canadian Professor of Geology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Mopungite Say Mopungite  View Mopungite Image  NaSb(OH)6 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mopung Hills, Churchill County, Nevada, USA.
Moraesite Say Moraesite  View Moraesite Image  Be2(PO4)(OH)·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Liciano Jacques de Moraes (1896-1968), Brazilian geologist and mineral collector.
Mordenite Say Mordenite  View Mordenite Image   (Ca,Na2,K2)Al2Si10O24·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1864
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Shore of Bay of Fundy, 3-5 km east of Morden, King’s County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Moreauite Say Moreauite   Al3(UO2)(PO4)3(OH)2·13(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jules Moreau (1931- ), Belgian mineralogist, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium.
Morelandite Say Morelandite   (Ba,Ca,Pb)5(AsO4,PO4)3Cl Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Groven C. Moreland (1912-1978), supervisor of sample preparation laboratory, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC., USA.
Morenosite Say Morenosite  View Morenosite Image  NiSO4·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Antonio Moreno Ruiz (1796-1852), Spanish pharmacist and chemist.
Morganite - See Beryl
REMARKS: Pink colored beryl
Morimotoite Say Morimotoite  View Morimotoite Image View Morimotoite Form Ca3TiFe++Si3O12 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Nobuo Morimoto (1926- ), Professor Emeritus of Osaka University.
Morinite Say Morinite  View Morinite Images Gallery View Morinite Form  NaCa2Al2(PO4)2(F,OH)5·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named for E.A. Morineau, Director of the tin mine, Montebras, France, who supplied the first specimens.
Morozeviczite Say Morozeviczite (Pb,Fe)3Ge1-xS4 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Josef Morozewicz (1865-1941), Professor of Mineralogy, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Mosandrite View Mosandrite Image  Na(Na,Ca)2(Ca,Ce,Y)4(Ti,Nb,Zr)(Si2O7)2(O,F)2F3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Gustav Mosander (1797-1858), Swedish chemist and mineralogist, who discovered several REE elements.
Moschelite Say Moschelite Hg+2I2 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: After the locality. LOCALITY: Backofen mine, Moschel landsberg district, Opermoschel, Rhineland Pjalz, Germany.
Moschellandsbergite Say Moschellandsbergite  View Moschellandsbergite Images Gallery View Moschellandsbergite Form  Ag2Hg3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Landsberg (Moschellandsberg), near Obermoschel, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany.
Mosesite Say Mosesite  View Mosesite Image Hg2N(Cl,SO4,MoO4,CO3)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alfred J. Moses (1859-1920), professor of mineralogy, Columbia University who studies the Hg-bearing minerals at Terlingua, Texas, USA.
Moskvinite-(Y)   Na2K(Y,REE) [Si6O15] Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A.V. Moskvin (1897-1974), Russian geologist.
Mottanaite-(Ce) View Mottanaite-(Ce) Image  Ca4(Ce,Ca)2AlBe2[Si4B4O22]O2 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Annibale Mottana, Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Roma Tre (Italy).
Mottramite Say Mottramite  View Mottramite Images Gallery PbCu(VO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mottram, St. Andrews, Cheshire, England.
Motukoreaite Say Motukoreaite  View Motukoreaite Image  Na2Mg38Al24(CO3)13(SO4)8(OH)108·56(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Maori name for the locality (Motukorea - "island of the cormorants."). LOCALITY: Brown's Island, (Motukorea) within Waitemata Harbor, New Zealand.
Mounanaite Say Mounanaite  View Mounanaite Image  PbFe+++2(VO4)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mounana mine, Franceville, Haute Ogooue, Gabon.
Mountainite Say Mountainite  View Mountainite Image  (Ca,Na2,K2)2Si4O10·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edgar Donald Mountain, Professor of Geology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
Mountain Leather - See Clinochrysotile
Mountain Leather - See Actinolite
Mountkeithite Say Mountkeithite  View Mountkeithite Image (Mg,Ni)11(Fe+++,Cr)3(SO4,CO3)3.5(OH)24·11(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mount Keith nickel deposit, 400 km nnw of Kalgooolie, WA, Australia.
Mourite Say Mourite  View Mourite Image  U++++Mo++++++5O12(OH)10 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Mo, Uranium).
Moydite-(Y) Say Moydite-(Y)   YB(OH)4(CO3) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis Moyd (1916- ), Canadian mineralogist, Emeritus Curator, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Canada.
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