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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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Coskrenite-(Ce) View Coskrenite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,Nd,La)2(SO4)2(C2O4)·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. Dennis Coskren (1942-), geologist from Columbia, Maryland, whose work was instrumental in the discovery to the mineral.
Cosmochlore - See Kosmochlor
Cossyrite - See Aenigmatite
Costibite View Costibite Image  CoSbS Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, Cobalt and STIBium (Latin name for Antimony).
Cotton stone - See Mesolite
Cotunnite View Cotunnite Image View Cotunnite Form  PbCl2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Domenico Cotugno (Cotunnius) (1736-1822), Italian physician and Professor of Anatomy, University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
Coulsonite View Coulsonite Image  Fe++V+++2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Lennox Coulson (1898-?), geologist of the Indian Geological Survey.
Cousinite View Cousinite Image  MgU2Mo2O13·6(H2O) (?) Approved IMA 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jules Cousin (1884-1965), Belgian, president of Union Miniere du Haut Katanga.
Coutinhite - See Lanthanite-(Nd)
Coutinhite - See Lanthanite-(La)
Coutinhoite View Coutinhoite Images Gallery  ThxBa1-2x(H2O)y(UO2)2Si5O13·H2O Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jose Moacyr Vianna Coutinho (1924-), Professor of Mineralogy and Petrography the the Instituto de Geociencieas of Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Coutinite - See Lanthanite-(La)
Coutinite - See Lanthanite-(Nd)
Covelline - See Covellite
Covellite Say Covellite  View Covellite Image View Covellite Form  CuS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Italian mineralogist, N. Covelli (1790-1829).
Cowlesite Say Cowlesite  View Cowlesite Image CaAl2Si3O10·5-6(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John George Cowles (1907-1985), American amateur mineralogist and zeolite collector.
Coyoteite View Coyoteite Image NaFe3S5·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Coyote Peak diatreme, 16 miles SW of Orick, Humboldt Co. California.
Crandallite Say Crandallite  View Crandallite Image  CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Milan L. Crandall, Jr., engineer, Knight Syndicate, Provo, Utah, USA.
Crawfordite  Na3Sr(PO4)(CO3) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For the Scottish doctor and chemist, Dr. A. Crawford (1748-1795).
Creaseyite View Creaseyite Images Gallery Pb2Cu2(Fe+++,Al)2Si5O17·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for S. C. Creasey (1917-), in recognition of his studies of the Mammoth-St. Anthony mine.
Crednerite View Crednerite Image  CuMnO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Karl F. H. Credner (1809-1876), German mining geologist and mineralogist.
Creedite Say Creedite  View Creedite Images Gallery View Creedite Form Ca3Al2(SO4)(F,OH)10·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1916
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Wagon Wheel Gap, Creed Quadrangle, Colorado, USA.
Crerarite (Pt,Pb)Bi3(S,Se)4-x (x~0.7) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. David Crerar (1945-1994) of Princeton University.
Crestmoreite - See Tobermorite
REMARKS: Mixture with wilkeite
Crichtonite View Crichtonite Image   (Sr,La,Ce,Y)(Ti,Fe+++,Mn)21O38 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1813
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sir Alexander A. Crichton (1763-1856), Scottish physician and mineral collector.
Criddleite View Criddleite Image TlAg2Au3Sb10S10 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alan J. Criddle (1944-2002), English mineralogist.
Cristobalite Say Cristobalite  View Cristobalite Image  SiO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Cerro San Cristobal, Mexico.
Crocidolite - See Riebeckite
REMARKS: Asbestos form
Crocoite Say Crocoite  View Crocoite Images Gallery View Crocoite Form  PbCrO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek krokos, meaning "crocus" or "saffron."
Cromfordite - See Phosgenite
Cronstedtite Say Cronstedtite  View Cronstedtite Image  Fe++2Fe+++(SiFe+++)O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1821
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722-1765), Swedish mineralogist and chemist.
Cronusite View Cronusite Image Ca0.2(H2O)2CrS2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name derived from the Greek Titan "Cronos" and alludes to the combined meteor-terrestrial origin where cronusite is derived from terretrial weathering of meteoric minerals.
Crookesite View Crookesite Image  Cu7(Tl,Ag)Se4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: After Sir William Crookes (1832-1919), who discovered thallium.
Crossite View Crossite Images Gallery Na2(Mg,Fe++)3(Al,Fe+++)2Si8O22(OH)2 Discredited IMA 1997 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1894 for Charles Whitman Cross, (1854-1949), geologist, United States Geological Survey.
Cross stone - See Phillipsite-Na
Cross stone - See Phillipsite-K
Cross stone - See Phillipsite-Ca
Cryolite Say Cryolite  View Cryolite Images Gallery View Cryolite Form  Na3AlF6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1799
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek, kryos "frost" and lithos "stone."
Cryolithionite View Cryolithionite Image View Cryolithionite Form  Na3Li3Al2F12 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1904
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its similarity to CRYOlite and high LITHIum content.
Cryptohalite View Cryptohalite Image  (NH4)2SiF6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for concealed and salt, for being admixed with sal ammoniac.
Cryptomelane Say Cryptomelane  View Cryptomelane Image   K(Mn++++,Mn++)8O16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for hidden and black, as the identity of this common, black mineral is lost in the group of other black Mn-bearing oxides.
Cryptophyllite  K2Ca[Si4O10]·5H2O Proposed IMA 2009
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Csiklovaite - See Tetradymite
Csiklovaite - See Galenobismutite
Csiklovaite - See Bismuthinite
Cualstibite  Cu++6Al3Sb3(OH)36 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Cu, Al, Stibium - Latin for antimony).
Cubanite Say Cubanite  View Cubanite Image View Cubanite Form  CuFe2S3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Barracanao, Cuba.
Cuboargyrite AgSbS Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name alludes to the polymorphic relationship with miargyrite.
Cuivre - See Copper
Cumengeite - See Cumengite
Cumengite View Cumengite Image Cu20Pb21Cl42(OH)40·6H2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Edouard Cumenge (1828-1902), French mining engineer for the Boleo mines.
Cummingtonite View Cummingtonite Image  [ ]Mg7Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Cummington, Massachusetts, USA.
Cupalite (Cu,Zn)Al Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Cu, Al).
Cuprite Say Cuprite  View Cuprite Images Gallery  Cu2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, cuprum, meaning copper. Chalcotrichite from the Greek, meaning "hairy copper."
Cuproadamite - See Adamite
REMARKS: Cu-bearing adamite
Cuproartinite-Cu bearing - See Artinite
Cuprobismutite View Cuprobismutite Image  Cu10Bi12S23 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: For the composition.
Cuprocopiapite View Cuprocopiapite Image CuFe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2·20(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the cuprian member of the copiapite group.
Cuprodescloizite - See Mottramite
Cuprofaustite - See Faustite
REMARKS: Cu-bearing faustite
Cuproiridsite View Cuproiridsite Image  CuIr2S4 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: For the chemical composition.
Cupromakovickyite View Cupromakovickyite Images Gallery  Cu4AgPb2Bi9S18 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Cu-dominant analogue of makovickyite.
Cupropavonite View Cupropavonite Image AgPbCu2Bi5S10 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: To stress a similarity with pavonite.
Cupropearceite View Cupropearceite Image [Cu6As2S7][Ag9CuS4] Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Cupropolybasite  [Cu6Sb2S7][Ag9CuS4] Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Cu-rich analog of polybasite
Cuprorhodsite View Cuprorhodsite Image  CuRh2S4 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: For the chemical composition.
Cuprorivaite View Cuprorivaite Image  CaCuSi4O10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Named for a high copper content and presumed similarity to rivaite.
Cuproscheelite - See Scheelite
REMARKS: Mixture of scheelite + copper tungstate
Cuprosklodowskite Say Cuprosklodowskite  View Cuprosklodowskite Images Gallery   Cu[(UO2)(SiO2OH)]2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: A name supplied by Buttgenbach while introducing Vaes' paper, in the mistaken belief that it was the copper analog of sklodowskite.
Cuprospinel View Cuprospinel Image View Cuprospinel Form  (Cu,Mg)Fe+++2O4 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the copper content and the spinel structure.
Cuprostibite View Cuprostibite Image  Cu2(Sb,Tl) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Cuprotungstite View Cuprotungstite Image Cu++3(WO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1869
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition.
Curetonite View Curetonite Image  Ba4Al3Ti(PO4)4(O,OH)6 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Forrest Cureton, mineralogist, and Michael Cureton, of Tucson, AZ, who found the mineral.
Curienite Say Curienite  View Curienite Image   Pb(UO2)2V2O8·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hubert Curien (1924- ), French mineralogist and crystallographer, Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Pierre and Marie Curie (Sorbonne), Paris, France.
Curite Say Curite  View Curite Image View Curite Form   Pb3+x(H2O)2[(UO2)4+x(OH)3-x]2, x~0.5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Curie-Sklodowska (1867 - 1934), French research team of radioactive minerals. Discoverd the element radium.
Curtisite - See Idrialite
Cuspidine View Cuspidine Image  Ca4Si2O7(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek cuspis, for a spear, the characteristic shape of the twinned crystals.
Custerite - See Cuspidine
Cuzticite View Cuzticite Image Fe+++2Te++++++O6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Nahuatl for "something yellow", in allusion to its color.
Cyanochroite View Cyanochroite Image   K2Cu(SO4)2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1855
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for blue and color, in reference to its appearance in white light.
Cyanophyllite View Cyanophyllite Image Cu++5Al2(SbO4)3(OH)7·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for blue and a leaf, in allusion to the color and habit.
Cyanotrichite Say Cyanotrichite  View Cyanotrichite Images Gallery Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, kyaneos, "blue" and triches, "hair," hence, blue hair.
Cylindrite View Cylindrite Image Pb3Sn4FeSb2S14 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, kylindros, "cylinder."
Cymrite View Cymrite Image  BaAl2Si2O8·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1949
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Cymru, the old Welsh name for Wales.
Cyrilovite View Cyrilovite Image  NaFe+++3(PO4)2(OH)4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality Cyrilov, Czechoslovakia. LOCALITY:
Cyrtolite - See Zircon
REMARKS: High U and metamict zircon
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