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S Mineral Index (522 Count)

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

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Starkeyite Say Starkeyite  View Starkeyite Image  MgSO4·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the localtiy. LOCALITY: Starkey mine, Madison Co., Missouri, USA.
Staurolite Say Staurolite  View Staurolite Image View Staurolite Form  (Fe++,Mg)2Al9(Si,Al)4O20(O,OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1792
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, stauros - "cross" and lithos - "stone" in allusion to the common cross shaped twins of the crystals.
Staurotide - See Staurolite
Stavelotite-(La)   La3Mn++3Cu++(Mn+++,Fe+++,Mn++++)26(Si2O7)6O30 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Stavelot Massif in the Belgian Ardennes Mountains, and Stavelot, which is a historical town in eastern Belgium.
Steacyite Say Steacyite  View Steacyite Image  K1-x(Ca,Na)2ThSi8O20 (x=0.2 to 0.4) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Harold R. Steacy, formerly Curator of the National Mineral Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Steatite - See Talc
REMARKS: Massive talc
Steenstrupine-(Ce) Say Steenstrupine-(Ce)  View Steenstrupine-(Ce) Image   Na14Ce6Mn++Mn+++Fe++2(Zr,Th)(Si6O18)2(PO4)7·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1881
NAME ORIGIN: Name for Knud Hohannes Vogelius Steenstrup (1842-1913), geologist, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Steigerite Say Steigerite  View Steigerite Image AlVO4·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Steiger (1869-1944), Chief chemist, U. S. Gological Survey.
Stellerite Say Stellerite  View Stellerite Images Gallery  CaAl2Si7O18·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746), German explorer, zoologist and the discoverer of the Komandor Islands.
Stenhuggarite Say Stenhuggarite  View Stenhuggarite Image  CaFe+++(As+++O2)(As+++Sb+++O5) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Swedish for "stonemason", in honor of Brian Harold Mason (1917-), U.S. National Museum, Washington, D.C., USA for his Langban deposit studies.
Stenonite Say Stenonite  View Stenonite Image  (Sr,Ba,Na)2Al(CO3)F5 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nicholaus Stenonis (Steno) (1638-1686), Danish scientist, who determined the constancy of interfacial angles of crystals.
Stepanovite Say Stepanovite  View Stepanovite Image NaMgFe+++(C2O4)3·8-9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Namde for Pavel Ivanovich Stepanov (1880-1047), Russian geologist.
Stephanite Say Stephanite  View Stephanite Image View Stephanite Form  Ag5SbS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Archduke Victor Stephan (1817-1867). Former Austrian Mining Director and engineer,
Stercorite Say Stercorite   H(NH4)Na(PO4)·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin for dung.
Sterlinghillite Say Sterlinghillite Mn++3(AsO4)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, USA.
Sternbergite Say Sternbergite  View Sternbergite Image View Sternbergite Form  AgFe2S3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Count Casper Maria Sternberg (1761-1838), of the National Museum in Prague.
Steropesite View Steropesite Image  Tl3BiCl6 Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name is after Steropes, one of the three Cyclops and a son of Uranus. This mythological half-god was a helper of Hephaistos, the ancient Greek god of fire.
Sterrettite - See Kolbeckite
Sterryite Say Sterryite  View Sterryite Image Ag2Pb10(Sb,As)12S29 Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. Sterry Hunt (1826-1892), first mineralogist with the Geological Survey of Canada.
Stetefeldtite Say Stetefeldtite  View Stetefeldtite Image Ag2Sb2O6(O,OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1867
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl A. Stetefeld (1838-1896), German-American mining engineer.
Stetfeldtite - See Stetefeldtite
Stevensite Say Stevensite  View Stevensite Image (Ca0.5,Na)0.33(Mg,Fe++)3Si4O10(OH)2·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: Named for E. A. Stevens, founder of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
Steverustite Pb++5(OH)5[Cu+(SO3S--)3](H2O)1.67 Proposed IMA 2008
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Stewartite Say Stewartite  View Stewartite Image  Mn++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Stuart mine, Queen Mountains, Pala, San Diego Co., California.
Stibarsen Say Stibarsen  View Stibarsen Image  SbAs Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition of antimony (Latin=stibium) and arsenic.
Stibiconite Say Stibiconite  View Stibiconite Image  Sb+++Sb+++++2O6(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin stibium - "antimony" and the Greek konis - "powder."
Stibiobetafite Say Stibiobetafite (Sb+++,Ca)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2(O,OH)7 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for antimony (STIBium) in its composition and membership in the betafite subgroup of the pyrochlore group.
Stibioclaudetite View Stibioclaudetite Image  AsSbO3 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Sb analog of claudetite.
Stibiocolumbite Say Stibiocolumbite   SbNbO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin for antimony, STIBium, in its composition, and relation to columbite.
Stibiocolusite Say Stibiocolusite Cu13V(Sb,As,Sn)3S16 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1992 for its relationship to colusite.
Stibioenargite Cu3(Sb,As)S4 Not Approved IMA 1959 - Published 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Sb analog of enargite.
Stibiomicrolite Say Stibiomicrolite (Sb,Ca,Na)2(Ta,Nb)2(O,OH)7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for antimony (STIBIum) in the composition and membership in the microlite subgroup of the pyrochlore group.
Stibiopalladinite Say Stibiopalladinite  View Stibiopalladinite Image  Pd5Sb2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Stibiotantalite Say Stibiotantalite  View Stibiotantalite Image View Stibiotantalite Form  SbTaO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin for antimony, STIBIum, in the composition, and relation to tantalite.
Stibium - See Stibnite
Stibivanite Say Stibivanite  View Stibivanite Image  Sb+++2V++++O5 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin for antimony, STIBIum, and VANadium in the composition.
Stibnite Say Stibnite  View Stibnite Image View Stibnite Form  Sb2S3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, stimmi or stibi, "antimony," thence to the Latin, stibium. Also from the Greek anthemon, "flower" in allusion to the form of crystal druses.
Stichtite Say Stichtite  View Stichtite Image Mg6Cr2(CO3)(OH)16·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Robert Sticht, director of a mining corporation.
Stilbite - See Stilbite-Ca
Stilbite-Ca Say Stilbite-Ca  View Stilbite-Ca Images Gallery  NaCa4[Al8Si28O72]·n(H2O) (n=28-32) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek stilbe - "luster" in allusion to the pearly to vitreous luster. Ca modifier added by zeolite committee.
Stilbite-Na Say Stilbite-Na  View Stilbite-Na Image  Na3Ca3[Al8Si28O72]·n(H2O) (n=28-32) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek stilbe - "luster" in allusion to the pearly to vitreous luster. The Na-dominant member of the stilbite series.
Stilleite Say Stilleite   ZnSe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hans Stille (1876-1966), distinguished German geologist.
Stillwaterite Say Stillwaterite  View Stillwaterite Image Pd8As3 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Stillwater Complex, Nye County, Montana, USA.
Stillwellite-(Ce) Say Stillwellite-(Ce)  View Stillwellite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La,Ca)BSiO5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank Leslie Stillwell (1888-1963), Australian ore mineralogist and the dominant Ce content.
Stilpnomelane Say Stilpnomelane  View Stilpnomelane Image   K(Fe++,Mg,Fe+++)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)27·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "shining" and "black", in allusion to its luster and color.
Stishovite Say Stishovite   SiO2 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sergei Mikhailovich Stishov, Russian Crystallographer who, with S.V. Popova, first synthesized the compound.
Stistaite Say Stistaite  View Stistaite Image  SnSb Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition of stibium (antimony) and stannum (tin).
Stoiberite Say Stoiberite   Cu5V+++++2O10 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Edwin Stoiber (1911-2001), Emeritus Professor of Geology and Vulcanology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
Stokesite Say Stokesite  View Stokesite Images Gallery  CaSnSi3O9·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903), professor of Mathematics, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
Stolzite Say Stolzite  View Stolzite Image View Stolzite Form  PbWO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Joseph Alexis Stolz (1803-1896) from Teplice, Czechoslovakia.
Stoppaniite View Stoppaniite Form  (Fe,Al,Mg)4(Na,[ ])2[Be6Si12O36]·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the mineral collector Francesco Saverio Stoppani (1947-).
Stornesite-(Y) View Stornesite-(Y) Image   (Y, Ca)[ ]2Na6(Ca,Na)8(Mg,Fe)43(PO4)36 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Johnston Fjord, Stornes Peninsula, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica
Stottite Say Stottite  View Stottite Image  Fe++Ge(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles E. Stott (1896-1978), geologist and formerly General Director of the Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia.
Straczekite Say Straczekite  View Straczekite Image   (Ca,K,Ba)(V5+,V4+)8O20·3H2O Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John A. Straczed (1914-), U. S. Geologist.
Straetlingite - See Stratlingite
Strakhovite Say Strakhovite  View Strakhovite Image  NaBa3(Mn++,Mn+++)4Si6O19(OH)3 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For N. M Strakhov (1900-1978), for his contributions to the study of sedimentary ore deposits and phosphorites.
Stranskiite Say Stranskiite  View Stranskiite Image  Zn2Cu++(AsO4)2 Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Iwan N. Stranski (1897-1979), German chemist and physicist, Berlin, Germany.
Strashimirite Say Strashimirite  View Strashimirite Image Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Strashimir Dimitrov, Bulgarian petrographer.
Stratlingite Say Stratlingite  View Stratlingite Image  Ca2Al[(OH)6AlSiO2-3(OH)4-3]·2,5(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for W. Stratling, who synthesized the mineral.
Stratopeite - See Neotocite
Strelkinite Say Strelkinite  View Strelkinite Image  Na2(UO2)2V2O8·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for M. F. Strelkin (1905-1965), mineralogist interested in uranium ores, Russia.
Strengite Say Strengite  View Strengite Images Gallery  Fe+++PO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Johann August Streng (1830-1897), German mineralogist, University of Giessen, Germany.
Stringhamite Say Stringhamite  View Stringhamite Image  CaCuSiO4·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bronson F. Stringham (1907-1968), University of Utah.
Stromeyerite Say Stromeyerite  View Stromeyerite Image  AgCuS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Friedrich Stromeyer (1776-1835), German mineralogiist and chemist,
Stronalsite Say Stronalsite  View Stronalsite Image  SrNa2Al4Si4O16 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Strontium, Na, Al, Si).
Strontianite Say Strontianite  View Strontianite Image View Strontianite Form  SrCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1791
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its containing the element Strontium.
Strontioborite Say Strontioborite   SrB8O11(OH)4 Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Strontiochevkinite Say Strontiochevkinite   (Sr,REE)4Fe(Ti,Zr)2Ti2Si4O22 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Sr analog of chevkinite.
Strontiodresserite Say Strontiodresserite  View Strontiodresserite Image (Sr,Ca)Al2(CO3)2(OH)4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the strontium analog of dresserite.
Strontioginorite Say Strontioginorite  View Strontioginorite Image  (Sr,Ca)2B14O23·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and relationship to ginorite.
Strontiojoaquinite Say Strontiojoaquinite  View Strontiojoaquinite Image (Na,Fe++)2Ba2Sr2Ti2[Si4O12]2(O,OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition and the relationship to joaquinite (named for Joaquin Ridge, Diablo Range, California, USA).
Strontiomelane View Strontiomelane Image SrMn++++6Mn+++2O16 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects the presence of strontium and the black color, melanos in Greek.
Strontio-orthojoaquinite Say Strontio-orthojoaquinite   (Na,Fe++)2Ba2Sr2Ti2[Si4O12]2(O,OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition, orthorhombic crystal structure, and the relationship to joaquinite (named for Joaquin Ridge, Diablo Range, California, USA).
Strontiopiemontite - See Piemontite-(Sr)
REMARKS: Renamed to Piemontite-(Sr) - Recommended nomenclature of epidote-group minerals, Eur. J. Mineral. 2006, 18, 551-567.
Strontiopyrochlore Say Strontiopyrochlore  View Strontiopyrochlore Image Sr2Nb2(O,OH)7 Not Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Name for its compostion of strontium and relationship to pyrochlore.
Strontiowhitlockite Say Strontiowhitlockite  View Strontiowhitlockite Image Sr7(Mg,Ca)3(PO4)6[PO3(OH)] Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the stronium analog of whitlockite.
Strontium-apatite - See Apatite-(SrOH)
REMARKS: Renamed to Apatite-(SrOH) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Strontiumbrewsterite - See Brewsterite-Sr
Strontium Hilgardite - See Kurgantaite
Strueverite - See Struverite
Strunzite Say Strunzite  View Strunzite Image  Mn++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hugo Strunz (1910-), mineralogist, Berlin, who authored the Strunz system of mineral classification.
Struverite Say Struverite  View Struverite Image (Ti,Ta,Fe+++)O2 Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giovanni Struver (1842-1915), mineralogist, University of Rome, Italy.
Struverite - See Rutile
REMARKS: Ta-bearing rutile
Struvite Say Struvite  View Struvite Images Gallery View Struvite Form  (NH4)MgPO4·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Russian diplomat, H. G. von Struve (1772-1851).
Struvite-(K) Say Struvite-(K)   KMg(PO4)·6(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the K-analogue of struvite
Studenitsite Say Studenitsite  View Studenitsite Image View Studenitsite Form  NaCa2[B9O14(OH)4]·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For the Serbian cloister Studenitsa near the occurrence.
Studtite Say Studtite  View Studtite Image   [(UO2)O2(H2O)2](H2O)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franz Edward Studt, Belgian prospector and geologist, author of the first geological map (1913) of Shava, Zaire.
Stuetzite - See Stutzite
Stumpflite Say Stumpflite   Pt(Sb,Bi) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eugen Friedrich Stumpfl (1931-), Mineralogist, Mining University Leoben, Austria.
Sturmanite Say Sturmanite  View Sturmanite Image  Ca6(Fe+++,Al,Mn++)2(SO4)2[B(OH)4](OH)12·25(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for B. Darko Sturman (1937-), Canadian mineralogist, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Sturtite - See Hisingerite
Sturtite View Sturtite Image (Fe3+)(Mn2+,Ca,Mg)Si4O10(OH)3·10(H2O) Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for C. Sturt.
Sturtite - See Neotocite
Stutzite Say Stutzite  View Stutzite Image  Ag5-xTe3,(x=0.24-0.36) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andreas Stutz (1747-1806), Austrian mineralogist.
Stypticite - See Fibroferrite
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