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B Mineral Index (389 Count)

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

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Bazirite Say Bazirite  View Bazirite Image  BaZrSi3O9 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: For Barium and ZIRconium in the composition.
Bazzite Say Bazzite  View Bazzite Image  Be3(Sc,Al)2Si6O18 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1915
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Italian engineer, A. E. Bazzi.
Bearsite Say Bearsite   Be2(AsO4)(OH)·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Be, Arsenic).
Bearthite Say Bearthite   Ca2Al(PO4)2(OH) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Honors Professor Peter Bearth (1902-1989), for his pioneering petrologic studies of the high-pressure terranes of the western Alps.
Beaumontite - See Heulandite-Na
Beaumontite - See Heulandite-K
Beaumontite - See Heulandite-Ca
Beaumontite - See Heulandite-Sr
Beaverite Say Beaverite  View Beaverite Image  PbCu++(Fe+++,Al)2(SO4)2(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Horn Silver mine, Beaver County, Utah, USA.
Bechererite Say Bechererite  View Bechererite Form  (Zn,Cu)6Zn2(OH)13[(S,Si)(O,OH)4]2 Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Dr. Karl Becherer (1926-) of the University of Vienna, in recognition of his contributions to the mineralogy of Spangolite from Lavrion.
Beckelite - See Britholite-(Ce)
Beckelite-(Ce) - See Britholite-(Ce)
Becquerelite Say Becquerelite  View Becquerelite Image View Becquerelite Form   Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), who discovered radioactivity in 1896.
Bederite View Bederite Image  ([ ],Na)Ca2(Mn++,Mg,Fe++)2(Fe+++,Mg++,Al)2Mn++2(PO4)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Roberto Beder (1888-1930) in recognition of his major contributions to the development of mineralogy in Argentina.
Beegerite - See Matildite
REMARKS: mixture of schirmerite and matildite
Beegerite - See Schirmerite
REMARKS: Mixture of schirmerite and matildite
Beegerite - See Aschamalmite
Behierite Say Behierite  View Behierite Image  (Ta,Nb)BO4 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Behier (1903-1965), French mineralogist, Geological Survey of Madagascar, who discovered the mineral.
Behoite Say Behoite  View Behoite Image  Be(OH)2 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Beryllium, Be, and hydroxyl, OH, in its composition.
Beidellite Say Beidellite  View Beidellite Image Na0.5Al2(Si3.5Al0.5)O10(OH)2·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Beidell, Colorado, USA..
Belendorffite Say Belendorffite  View Belendorffite Image  Cu7Hg6 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Names in 1992 for Klaus Belendorff (b.1956), German mineral collector.
Belkovite Say Belkovite  View Belkovite Image  Ba3(Nb,Ti)6(Si2O7)2O12 Approved IMA 1989 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For I.V. Bel'kov (1917-1989), Soviet mineralogist who explored the Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Bellbergite Say Bellbergite  View Bellbergite Image   (K,Ba,Sr)2Sr2Ca2(Ca,Na)4Al18Si18O72·30(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Bellberg volcano, Mayen, Laacher See area, Eifel, Germany.
Bellidoite Say Bellidoite  View Bellidoite Image Cu2Se Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: For Eleodoro Bellido Bravo, Director of Servicio de Geologia y Mineria, Peru.
Bellingerite Say Bellingerite  View Bellingerite Image View Bellingerite Form  Cu++3(IO3)6·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Herman C. Bellinger (1867-1940), General Manager of the Chile Exploration Company, who submitted the first specimens.
Bellite - See Crocoite
REMARKS: Mixture of quartz, mimetite and crocoite, or simply Cr-bearing mimetite
Bell metal ore - See Stannite
Belloite  Cu(OH)Cl Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andres Bello (1780-1865), founder and first rector of the Universidad de Chile.
Belmontite = mixture with other minerals - See Bindheimite
Belovite - See Belovite-(La)
Belovite-(Ce) Say Belovite-(Ce)  View Belovite-(Ce) Image   (Sr,Ce,Na,Ca)5(PO4)3(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai Vassilievich Belov (1891-1982), mineralogist and crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.
Belovite-(La) Say Belovite-(La)  View Belovite-(La) Image View Belovite-(La) Form   (Sr,La,Ce,Ca)5(PO4)3(F,OH) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nikolai Vassilievich Belov (1891-1982), mineralogist and crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.
Belyankinite Say Belyankinite  View Belyankinite Image Ca1-2(Ti,Zr,Nb)5O12·9(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dmitry Stepanovich Belyankin (1876-1953), prominent Russian mineralogist and petrographer.
Bementite Say Bementite  View Bementite Image  Mn8Si6O15(OH)10 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: For Clarence Sweet Bement (1843-1923), mineral collector of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Benauite Say Benauite HSrFe+++3(PO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the Benauer Berg, Germany, near which the Clara mine is situated.
Benavidesite Say Benavidesite  View Benavidesite Image  Pb4(Mn,Fe)Sb6S14 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. Benavides to honor his contributions in the development of mining in Peru.
Bendadaite Fe++Fe+++2(AsO4)2(OH)2·4H2O Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Bendada near Guarda, province Beira Alta, central Portugal
Benitoite Say Benitoite  View Benitoite Image View Benitoite Form  BaTiSi3O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1907
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its locality. LOCALITY: Benitoite Gem mine, head waters of the San Benito river, 1 mile south of Santa Rita Peak, San Benito County, California, USA
Benjaminite Say Benjaminite  View Benjaminite Image  (Ag,Cu)3(Bi,Pb)7S12 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Marcus Benjamin (1857-1932), of the U.S. National Museum.
Benleonardite Say Benleonardite  View Benleonardite Images Gallery Ag8(Sb,As)Te2S3 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Benjamin F. Leonard (1921-), U.S. Geologist.
Benstonite Say Benstonite  View Benstonite Image  (Ba,Sr)6(Ca,Mn)6Mg(CO3)13 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Orlando J. Benston (1901-1966), metallurgist for the Baroid Division, National Lead Co., Malvern, Arkansas, USA, who supplied the first specimens.
Bentonite - See Beidellite
Bentonite - See Montmorillonite
Bentorite Say Bentorite  View Bentorite Image Ca6(Cr,Al)2(SO4)3(OH)12·26(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Y.K. Bentor, Professor at the University of California, San Diego, California, USA, for his contributions to geology and mineralogy in Israel.
Benyacarite Say Benyacarite  View Benyacarite Image View Benyacarite Form   (H2O,K)2Ti(Mn++,Fe++)2(Fe+++,Ti)2Ti(PO4)4(O,F)2·14(H2O) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: For Maria Angelica R. de Benyacar (1928-), Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Ares, Argentina, for her contribution to mineralogical studies.
Beraunite Say Beraunite  View Beraunite Image View Beraunite Form  Fe++Fe+++5(PO4)4(OH)5·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: For its occurrence near Beroun (formerly Beraun), Czech Republic.
Berborite Say Berborite  View Berborite Image  Be2(BO3)(OH,F)·(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the BERyllium and BORate in the composition.
Berdesinskiite Say Berdesinskiite V+++2TiO5 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Waldemar Berdesinski (1911-1990), German mineralogist, University of Heidelberg.
Berezanskite Say Berezanskite  View Berezanskite Image  KLi3Ti2Si12O30 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Anatolyi Vladimirovich Berezanskii (b. 1948), who mapped the geology of remote areas of the Turkestan-Alai range, in Tajikistan.
Bergenite Say Bergenite  View Bergenite Images Gallery   Ca2Ba4[(UO3)2O2(PO4)2]3 (H2O)16 Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mine dump at Streuberg, Bergen, Saxony, Germany.
Bergmannite - See Natrolite
Bergslagite Say Bergslagite  View Bergslagite Image  CaBe(AsO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: For the occurrence at Langban, which is in the Bergslagen region of Sweden.
Berlinite Say Berlinite  View Berlinite Image  AlPO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Honoring Professor Nils Johan Berlin (1812-1891), pharmacologist, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
Bermanite Say Bermanite  View Bermanite Image View Bermanite Form  Mn++Mn+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1936
NAME ORIGIN: In honor of Dr. Harry Berman (1902-1944), Professor of Mineralogy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Bernalite Say Bernalite  View Bernalite Image  Fe(OH)3 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: To honor John Desmond Bernal (1901-1971), eminent British crystallographer and historian of science.
Bernardite Say Bernardite  View Bernardite Form  Tl(As,Sb)5S8 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Names in 1989 for Jan Bernard (b.1928), Czech mineralogist.
Berndtite Say Berndtite  View Berndtite Image  SnS2 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Fritz Berndt, German mineralogist.
Bernstein - See Amber
Berryite Say Berryite  View Berryite Image  Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor Leonard Gascoigne Berry (1914-1982), mineralogist, Queen's University, Toronto, Canada, who obtained the first X-ray powder pattern of the mineral.
Berthierine Say Berthierine  View Berthierine Image (Fe++,Fe+++,Al,Mg)2-3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Berthier (1782-1861), French geologist.
Berthierite Say Berthierite  View Berthierite Image  FeSb2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French chemist, P. Berthier (1782-1861).
Bertossaite Say Bertossaite  View Bertossaite Image Li2CaAl4(PO4)4(OH)4 Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Antonio Bertossa, director of the Geological Survey of Rwanda.
Bertrandite Say Bertrandite  View Bertrandite Images Gallery  Be4Si2O7(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French mineralogist, E. Bertrand.
Beryl Say Beryl  View Beryl Image View Beryl Form  Be3Al2Si6O18 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the ancient Greek, beryllos, signifying a "precious blue-green color of sea water" stone, but through later usage, applied only to beryl.
Beryllite Say Beryllite  View Beryllite Image Be3SiO4(OH)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named in allusion to the beryllium content.
Beryllonite Say Beryllonite  View Beryllonite Image  NaBePO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: For one of the major constituents in the composition, BERYLLium.
Berzelianite Say Berzelianite  View Berzelianite Images Gallery  Cu2Se Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848), Swedish chemist who discovered the element selenium.
Berzeliite Say Berzeliite  View Berzeliite Image View Berzeliite Form  (Ca,Na)3(Mg,Mn)2(AsO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
NAME ORIGIN: In honor of the noted Swedish chemist and mineralogist, Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848).
Beta-duftite - See Duftite-beta
Betafite Say Betafite  View Betafite Image View Betafite Form   (Ca,U)2(Ti,Nb,Ta)2O6(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Betafo, Malagasy Republic.
Beta-roselite - See Roselite-beta
Beta-uranophane - See Uranophane-beta
Beta-uranotile - See Uranophane-beta
Betekhtinite Say Betekhtinite  View Betekhtinite Image  Cu10(Fe,Pb)S6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anatolii Gergievich Betekhtin (1897-119620, Russian mineralogist and economic geologist.
Betpakdalite Say Betpakdalite  View Betpakdalite Image  [Mg(H2O)6]Ca2(H2O)13[Mo++++++8As+++++2Fe+++3O36(OH)]·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Bet-Pak-Dal desert, Kazakhstan.
Beudantite Say Beudantite  View Beudantite Image  PbFe+++3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French mineralogist, F. S. Beudant (1787-1850).
Beusite Say Beusite  View Beusite Image  (Mn++,Fe++,Ca,Mg)3(PO4)2 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexey Alexandrovich Beus, Professor of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Moscow Polytechnical Institute.
Beyerite Say Beyerite  View Beyerite Image  (Ca,Pb)Bi2(CO3)2O2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1943
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. Beyer.
Bezsmertnovite Say Bezsmertnovite Au4Cu(Te,Pb) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Marianna S. Bezsmertnaya (1915-1991) and Valdimir V. Bezsmertny (1912-), Russian geologists.
Biachellaite  (Na,Ca,K)8(Si6Al6O24)(SO4)2(OH)0.5·H2O Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Bianchite Say Bianchite  View Bianchite Image (Zn,Fe++)(SO4)·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Angelo Bianchi (1892-1970), Italian mineralogist, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
Bicchulite Say Bicchulite  View Bicchulite Image  Ca2Al2SiO6(OH)2 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: For Bicchu, the town encompassing the Japanese type locality. LOCALITY: From Fuka, near Bicchu, Okayama Prefecture, and in the Akagane mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Bideauxite Say Bideauxite  View Bideauxite Images Gallery  Pb2AgCl3(F,OH)2 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: For Richard August Bideaux (1935-2004), of Oro Valley, Arizona, USA, American mineralogist, author, and mineral collector.
Bieberite Say Bieberite  View Bieberite Image  CoSO4·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its original locality. LOCALITY: Bieber, Hessen, Germany.
Biehlite View Biehlite Image  (Sb,As)2MoO6 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich Karl Bielh (1887-?), who was the first to do scientific work on the mineralization of the Tsumeb deposit.
Bigcreekite View Bigcreekite Image  BaSi2O5·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Esquire no. 7 claim, along Big Creek, Fresno County, California, USA.
Bijvoetite-(Y) Say Bijvoetite-(Y)    (Y,REE)8(H2O)25(UO2)16O8(OH)8(CO3)16·14(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named to honor Dutch crystallographer, Johannes Martin Bijvoet (1892-1980).
Bikitaite Say Bikitaite  View Bikitaite Image  Li2[Al2Si4O12]·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: From Bikita, Zimbabwe. In the Foote mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA.
Bilibinskite Say Bilibinskite Au3Cu2PbTe2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Yuri A. Bilibin (1902-1952), Russian geologist.
Bilinite Say Bilinite  View Bilinite Image Fe++Fe+++2(SO4)4·22(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Schwaz, near Bilin, Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Billietite Say Billietite  View Billietite Image   Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Valere Louis Billiet (1903-1944), Belgian crystallographer, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Billingsleyite Say Billingsleyite  View Billingsleyite Image  Ag7AsS6 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: For Paul Billingsley (1887-1962), mining geologist, who discovered the North Lily mine, and collected the type material.
Bindheimite Say Bindheimite  View Bindheimite Image  Pb2Sb2O6(O,OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German chemist, Johann J. Bindheim (1750-1825) who first analysed the mineral.
Binnite - See Tennantite
Binnite (Ba) - See Muscovite
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