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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.

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

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Mozartite Say Mozartite  View Mozartite Image  CaMn+++SiO4(OH) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and his opera "The Magic Flute". The mineral was first noted in 1991, the 200th annivarsary of the composer's death.
Mozgovaite View Mozgovaite Image PbBi4(S,Se)7 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Russian mineralogist Nadezhda N. Mozgova (1931-).
Mpororoite Say Mpororoite  View Mpororoite Image Al(WO3)(OH)3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mpororo tungsten mine, Kigezi, Uganda.
Mrazekite Say Mrazekite  View Mrazekite Image  Bi+++2Cu++3(PO4)2O2(OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Zdenek Mrazek (1952-1984) who discovered the mineral.
Mroseite Say Mroseite  View Mroseite Image  CaTe++++(CO3)O2 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mary Emma Mrose (1910-), American mineralogist, U. S. Geological Survey.
Muchuanite - See Molybdenite
REMARKS: Mixture of molybdenite and jordisite
Muchuanite - See Jordisite
REMARKS: Mixture of molybdenite and jordisite
Muckeite Say Muckeite  View Muckeite Image  CuNiBiS3 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arno Mucke (1937-), German mineralogist.
Mueckeite - See Muckeite
Muirite Say Muirite  View Muirite Image Ba10Ca2Mn++TiSi10O30(OH,Cl,F)10 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Muir (1838-1914), American geologist and explorer who made early observations in geology in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA.
Mukhinite Say Mukhinite Ca2Al2V+++(SiO4)3(OH) Approved IMA 1969 - Dana number changed from 58.2.1a.10
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alekseia Stepanovna Mukhin (1910-1973), Russian geologist, Western Siveria Geological Administration.
Mullanite - See Boulangerite
Mullite Say Mullite  View Mullite Images Gallery  Al(4+2x)Si(2-2x)O(10-x) where x =0.17 to 0.59 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Isle of Mull, Scotland, England.
Mummeite Say Mummeite Cu0.58Ag3.11Pb1.10Bi6.65S13 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1986 for William G. Mumme (b.1936), Australian mineralogist.
Munakataite View Munakataite Image Pb2Cu2(Se++++O3)(SO4)(OH)4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kato mine, Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Mundite Say Mundite  View Mundite Image View Mundite Form  Al(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Walter Mund (1892-1956), radiochemist, University of Louvain, Belgium.
Mundrabillaite Say Mundrabillaite (NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Petrogale Cave near Mundrabilla Station, WA, Australia.
Munirite Say Munirite  View Munirite Image  NaVO3·(2-x)(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Munir Ahmad Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
Murataite Say Murataite  View Murataite Image   (Y,Na)6(Zn,Fe+++)5(Ti,Nb)12O29(O,F)14 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kiguma Jack Murata (1909-) Geochemist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California, USA.
Murate of Soda - See Halite
Murdochite Say Murdochite  View Murdochite Image  PbCu6O8-x(Cl,Br)2x Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph Murdock (1890-1973), American mineralogist, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Murmanite Say Murmanite  View Murmanite Image  (Na,[ ])2{(Na,Ti)4[Ti2(O,H2O)4Si4O14](OH,F)2}·2H2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1923
NAME ORIGIN: Named apparently for the locality. LOCALITY: Lu Javr and Hibina districts, Lovozero Massif, Murmansk, Kola peninsula, Russia.
Murunskite Say Murunskite    K2Cu3FeS4 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Murunskii massif, between the Charo and Tokko Rivers, Olekminsk, Aldan, Yakutia, Russia.
Muscovite Say Muscovite  View Muscovite Images Gallery View Muscovite Form   KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: From Muscovy glass, alluding to the Russian province of Muscovy.
Museumite Pb2(Pb,Sb)2S8[Te,Au]2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in appreciation for all the museums of the world that provide the important function of mineral specimen custodianship.
Musgravite - See Magnesiotaaffeite-6N3S
Mushistonite Say Mushistonite  View Mushistonite Image  (Cu,Zn,Fe)Sn++++(OH)6 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mushiston tin deposit, Kaznok, Tadzhikistan.
Muskoxite Say Muskoxite Mg7Fe+++4O13·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the igneous complex (the Muskox intrusion) in which the mineral occurs.
Muthmannite Say Muthmannite  View Muthmannite Image  AgAuTe2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich W. Muthmann (1861-1913), German chemist and crystallographer.
Mutinaite Say Mutinaite  View Mutinaite Form  Na3Ca4Si85Al11O192·60(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Mutina, the ancient Latin name of Modena, Italy, a center of zeolite research.
Mutnovskite View Mutnovskite Image  Pb2AsS3(I,Cl,Br) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
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