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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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Suanite Say Suanite  View Suanite Image  Mg2B2O5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hol Kol Au-Cu mine, about 75 km southeast of Pyongyang, Suan Co., North Korea.
Succinite - See Amber
Sudburyite Say Sudburyite  View Sudburyite Image  (Pd,Ni)Sb Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the locality. LOCALITY: Copper Cliff South mine and Frood mine, Sudbury district, Ontario, Canada
Sudoite Say Sudoite  View Sudoite Image  Mg2(Al,Fe+++)3Si3AlO10(OH)8 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Toshio Sudo (1911-), University of Tokyo, Japan.
Sudovikovite Say Sudovikovite   PtSe2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For N. G. Sudovikov (1903-1966), noted Russian petrologist.
Suessite Say Suessite  View Suessite Image  (Fe,Ni)3Si Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hans E. Suess (1909-1957), U.S. Newspaper ppublisher and researcher on iron meteorites.
Sugakiite View Sugakiite Image Cu(Fe,Ni)8S8 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Asahiko Sugaki (b. 1923) of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Sugilite Say Sugilite  View Sugilite Image   KNa2(Fe+++,Mn+++,Al)2Li3Si12O30 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ken-ichi Sugi (1901-1948), Japanese petrologist
Suhailite View Suhailite Image  (NH4)Fe3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Not stated in paper.
Sukulaite - See Stannomicrolite
Sulfatic cancrinite - See Vishnevite
Sulfoborite Say Sulfoborite  View Sulfoborite Image  Mg3B2(SO4)(OH)8(OH,F)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the sulfur and boron in the composition.
Sulfur Say Sulfur  View Sulfur Image View Sulfur Form  S8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Sanskrit, sulvere = "sulfur;" Latin sulphurium.
Sulphohalite Say Sulphohalite  View Sulphohalite Image  Na6(SO4)2FCl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of sulfate plus NaCl (halite). .
Sulphotsumoite Say Sulphotsumoite  View Sulphotsumoite Image Bi3Te2S Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named in allusion to the chemical relationship with tsumoite.
Sulrhodite - See Bowieite
Sulvanite Say Sulvanite  View Sulvanite Image View Sulvanite Form  Cu3VS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
NAME ORIGIN: Named after sulfur (sul) and vanadium (van) in the chemical formula.
Sundiusite Say Sundiusite  View Sundiusite Image Pb10(SO4)Cl2O8 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nils Sundius (1886-1976), Swedish mineralogist.
Sunstone - See Oligoclase
Suolunite Say Suolunite  View Suolunite Image  Ca2Si2O5(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From Suolun, Inner Mongolia, China.
Suredaite View Suredaite Images Gallery  PbSnS3 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name honors R. J. Sureda Leston, head of the Department of Mineralogy end Economic Geology, University of Salta, Argentina.
Surinamite Say Surinamite  View Surinamite Image  (Mg,Fe++)3Al4BeSi3O16 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From the Bakhuis Mountains, Surinam.
Surite Say Surite  View Surite Image (Pb,Cu)2-3(CO3)1.5-2(OH,F)0.5-1[(Al,Fe+++)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2]·n(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Cruz del Sur mine, Rio Negro Province, Argentina.
Surkhobite View Surkhobite Image   KBa3Ca2Na2(Mn, Fe++,Fe+++)16Ti8(Si2O7)8O8(OH)4 (F,O,OH)8 Redifined IMA 2008, Discredited IMA 2007, Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Serkhob River Basin, Dara-i-Pioz massif, Central Tajikistan.
Surkhobite - See Jinshajiangite
Sursassite Say Sursassite  View Sursassite Image  Mn++2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA)
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Roman name for Oberhalbstein, Sursass, Switzerland.
Susannite Say Susannite  View Susannite Image  Pb4(SO4)(CO3)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Susanna mine, Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Sussexite Say Sussexite  View Sussexite Image  MnBO2(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Franklin and Sterling Hill, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA.
Suzukiite Say Suzukiite BaVO(SiO3)2 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jan Suzuki (1996-1970), mineralogist and petrologist at Hokkaido University, Sapporo.
Svabite Say Svabite  View Svabite Image View Svabite Form  Ca5(AsO4)3F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anton Svab (1703-1768), Swedish mining official.
Svanbergite Say Svanbergite  View Svanbergite Image View Svanbergite Form  SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1854
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lars F. Svanberg (1805-1878), Swedish chemist.
Sveite Say Sveite   KAl7(NO3)4Cl2(OH)16·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sociedad Venezolana de Espeleolgia.
Svenekite Ca(H2AsO4)2 Proposed IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Sverigeite Say Sverigeite   NaMnMgSn++++Be2Si3O12(OH) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the country where the mineral was found, Sweden, Sverige in Swedish.
Svetlozarite - See Dachiardite-Ca
REMARKS: Twinned
Svetlozarite - See Dachiardite-Na
REMARKS: Twinned
Svyatoslavite Say Svyatoslavite CaAl2Si2O8 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Svyatoslav Nestorovich Ivanov (b1911), Russian geologist.
Svyazhinite Say Svyazhinite  View Svyazhinite Image MgAl(SO4)2F·14(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai Vasilevich Svyazhin (1927-1967), Russian mineralogist.
Swaknoite Say Swaknoite (NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the acronym for the Siud Wes Aftica Karst Navorsing Organisasie (SWANKNO), a speleological association in Namibia.
Swamboite Say Swamboite  View Swamboite Image  U++++++H6(UO2)6(SiO4)6·30(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Swambo, Shaba, Zaire.
Swartzite Say Swartzite  View Swartzite Image   CaMg(UO2)(CO3)3·12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles K. Swartz (1861-1949), geologist and mineralogist, John Hopkins University.
Swedenborgite Say Swedenborgite  View Swedenborgite Image View Swedenborgite Form  NaBe4SbO7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), Swedish philosopher and theologian.
Sweetite Say Sweetite  View Sweetite Image Zn(OH)2 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jessie May Sweet (1901-1979), Curator of the mineral collections of the British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Swelling chlorite - See Corrensite
Swinefordite Say Swinefordite  View Swinefordite Image (Li,Ca0.5,Na)0.72(Li,Al,Mg)2.66(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ada Swineford (1917-1993), clay mineralogist and professor of geology at Western Washington State College, Bellingham, Washinton, USA.
Switzerite Say Switzerite  View Switzerite Image  (Mn++,Fe++)3(PO4)2·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Switzer, retired chairman of the Dept. of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian
Sylvanite Say Sylvanite  View Sylvanite Image View Sylvanite Form  (Au,Ag)2Te4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
NAME ORIGIN: Named after TranSYLVANia, for the part of Romainia where it was first found..
Sylvite Say Sylvite  View Sylvite Image View Sylvite Form   KCl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Dutch chemist, Sylvia de la Boe (1614-1672).
Symesite  Pb10(SO4)O7Cl4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Robert Symes (1937-) of the Department of Mineralogy, the Natural History Museum (London) in recognition of his studies of the ore deposits of South-West England.
Symplesite Say Symplesite  View Symplesite Image Fe++3(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1837
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, syn, "together" and plesiazein, "to associate."
Synadelphite Say Synadelphite  View Synadelphite Image View Synadelphite Form  (Mn,Mg,Ca,Pb)9(As+++O3)(As+++++O4)2(OH)9·2(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "with" and "brother," as it is commonly associated with several other chemically similar minerals.
Synchysite-(Ce) Say Synchysite-(Ce)  View Synchysite-(Ce) Image   CaCe(CO3)2F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
NAME ORIGIN: Named for "confounding" having been mistaken for parisite and for the Ce end-member of the series.
Synchysite-(Nd) Say Synchysite-(Nd)   CaNd(CO3)2F Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Nd end-member of the Synchysite-(Ce) series.
Synchysite-(Y) Say Synchysite-(Y)  View Synchysite-(Y) Image CaY(CO3)2F Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Y end-member of the Synchysite-(Ce) series.
Syngenite Say Syngenite  View Syngenite Image View Syngenite Form   K2Ca(SO4)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for related, for the chemical resemblance to polyhalite.
Szaibelyite Say Szaibelyite  View Szaibelyite Image  MgBO2(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Stephan Szaibely (1777-1855), Hungarian mine surveyor who first collected the mineral.
Szenicsite Say Szenicsite  View Szenicsite Image View Szenicsite Form  Cu3MoO4(OH)4 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its finders, Terry and Marissa Szenics.
Szmikite Say Szmikite  View Szmikite Image  MnSO4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ignaz Nathaniel Szmik (1815-1881), Hungarian mining official at Felsobanya, Hungary (now Baia Sprie, Romania), who discovered the mineral.
Szomolnokite Say Szomolnokite  View Szomolnokite Images Gallery  Fe++SO4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Smoln?k (Szomolnok), 16 km northeast of Roznava, Slovakia.
Sztrokayite Bi3TeS2 Not Approved IMA - Published without Approval 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Unknown.
Szymanskiite Say Szymanskiite  View Szymanskiite Image  Hg+16(Ni,Mg)6(H3O)8(CO3)12·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jan T. Szymanski (b1938), CANMET crystallographer, Ottawa, Canada who solved the crystal structure.
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