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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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Carbocernaite View Carbocernaite Image   (Ca,Na)(Sr,Ce,Ba)(CO3)2 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the essential chemical components, CARBOnate, CERium, and sodium, Natrium.
Carboirite-III Fe++Al2GeO5(OH)2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Carboire, Marimana Dome, Ariege< Ptrenees< France.
Carboirite-VIII Fe++(Al,Ge)2 O[(Ge,Si)O4](OH)2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Carboire, Ariege, central Pyrenees, France.
Carbokentbrooksite View Carbokentbrooksite Image  (Na,[ ])12(Na,Ce)3Ca6Mn3Zr3Nb(Si25O73)(OH)3(CO3)·H2O Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for it's relationship to kentbrooksite.
Carbonado - See Diamond
Carbonatecyanotrichite Say Carbonatecyanotrichite  View Carbonatecyanotrichite Image Cu++4Al2(CO3,SO4)(OH)12·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the composition and structural similarity to cyanotrichite, Greek for "blue hair".
Carbonate-cyanotrichite - See Carbonatecyanotrichite
REMARKS: Renamed Carbonatecyanotrichite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Carbonate-fluorapatite Say Carbonate-fluorapatite  View Carbonate-fluorapatite Image View Carbonate-fluorapatite Form  Ca5(PO4,CO3)3F Discredited IMA 2008 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the carbonate and fluorine end-member and from the Greek apatao - "I am misleading."
Carbonate-hydroxylapatite Say Carbonate-hydroxylapatite  View Carbonate-hydroxylapatite Image View Carbonate-hydroxylapatite Form  Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(OH) Discredited IMA 2008 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the carbonate and hydroxyl end-member and from the Greek apatao - "I am misleading."
Carbonate vishnevite - See Cancrisilite
Carborundum - See Moissanite
Ca-Rectorite - See Rectorite
Caresite View Caresite Image View Caresite Form Fe++4Al2(OH)12CO3·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1997
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Steve Cares (1909-) and Janet Cares (1921-) of Sudbury, MA, Canada, who found the mineral.
Carletonite Say Carletonite  View Carletonite Image   KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F)·(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada where it was first recognized.
Carlfriesite View Carlfriesite Image  CaTe++++2Te++++++O8 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Fries, Jr. (1910-1965), U.S. Geological Survey and the Geological Institute of the National University, Mexico City, Mexico
Carlhintzeite View Carlhintzeite Image Ca2AlF7·(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Hintze (1851-1916), German mineralogist, Professor of mineralogy at the University of Breslau and compiler of the "Handbuch der mineralogie."
Carlinite View Carlinite Image  Tl2S Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: For the Carlin gold deposit, Nevada, USA.
Carlosite - See Neptunite
Carlosruizite View Carlosruizite Image   K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(Se++++++O4)12(IO3)12·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For Carlos Ruiz F. (1916- ), who planned and directed the first national geological institution of Chile.
Carlosturanite View Carlosturanite Image (Mg,Fe++,Ti,Mn)21(Si,Al)12O28(OH)34 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. Carlo Sturani (1938-1976), University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Carlsbergite View Carlsbergite Image  CrN Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Carlsberg Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark, which supported recovery and cutting of the Agpalilik meteorite.
Carmichaelite View Carmichaelite Image  (Ti,Cr,Fe)[O2-x(OH)x],x~0.5 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ian S. E. Charmchael, Professor of Geology at the University of California, Berkeley, in recognition
Carminite Say Carminite  View Carminite Image  PbFe+++2(AsO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the characteristic carmine color.
Carnallite View Carnallite Images Gallery View Carnallite Form   KMgCl3·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1856
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German mining engineer, R. von Carnall (1804-1874).
Carnotite Say Carnotite  View Carnotite Image   K2(UO2)2V2O8·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French chemist, M. A. Carnot (1839-1920).
Carobbiite   KF Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Guido Carobbi (1900-1983), Italian geologist, Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, who collected the first specimens.
Carpathite - See Karpatite
Carpholite View Carpholite Image  MnAl2Si2O6(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1817
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek karfos - "straw" and lithos - "stone."
Carraraite View Carraraite Image View Carraraite Form  Ca3Ge(OH)6(SO4)(CO3 )·12H2 O Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Gioia quarry, Colonnata valley, Carrara basin region, Apuan Alps, Italy.
Carrboydite View Carrboydite Image (Ni,Cu)14Al9(SO4,CO3)6(OH)43·7(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Carr Boyd Rocks, WA, Australia.
Carrollite Say Carrollite  View Carrollite Images Gallery  Cu(Co,Ni)2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: For its occurrence in Carroll Co., Maryland, USA.
Caryinite View Caryinite Image  (Na,Pb)(Ca,Na)(Ca,Mn++)(Mn++,Mg)2(AsO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Greek for "nut-brown", its common color.
Caryochroite View Caryochroite Image  (Na,Sr)3(Fe+++,Mg)10[Ti2Si12O37](O,OH)9·8H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is taken from the Greek for (nut) and (color) which recalls its hazel-brown color.
Caryopilite Say Caryopilite  View Caryopilite Image (Mn++,Mg,Zn,Fe++)3(Si,As)2O510(OH,Cl)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "nut" and "felt," in allusion to its brown color and felted structure.
Cascandite View Cascandite Image  Ca(Sc,Fe++)Si3O8(OH) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for CAlcium and SCANDium in the composition.
Cassagnaite  (Ca,Mn++)4(Fe+++,Mn+++,Al)4(OH)4(V+++,Mg,Al)2(O,OH)4(Si3O10)(SiO4)2 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Cassagna mine, Val Graveglia, eastern Liguria, northern Apennines, Italy.
Cassedanneite View Cassedanneite Image Pb5(VO4)2(CrO4)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jacques P. Cassedanne (1928-), Brazilian mineralogist.
Cassidyite Ca2(Ni,Mg)(PO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William A. Cassidy, who mapped the Wolf Creek, Australia, crater in 1953.
Cassiterite Say Cassiterite  View Cassiterite Images Gallery View Cassiterite Form  SnO2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek kassiteros - "tin."
Castaingite-(Cu) - See Molybdenite
Castanite - See Hohmannite
Caswellsilverite View Caswellsilverite Image  NaCrS2 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: To honor Dr. Caswell Silver, geologist associated with the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Catalanoite Na2H(PO4)· 8(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Luciano R. Catalano (1890-1970), well-known Argentine economic geologist and pioneer in the study of Andean salars in the Puna.
Catamarcaite View Catamarcaite Image  Cu6GeWS8 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Old dumps near the La Rosario vein, Capillitas epithermal deposit, Catamarca Province, Argentina.
Cataphorite - See Ferrikatophorite
Catapleiite Say Catapleiite  View Catapleiite Image  (Na,Ca,[ ])2ZrSi3O9·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "wholly' and "full", because it is always accompanied by a number of rare minerals.
Catophorite - See Magnesioferrikatophorite
Catophorite - See Katophorite
Catophorite - See Magnesiokatophorite
Catoptrite - See Katoptrite
Cattierite View Cattierite Image  CoS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1945
NAME ORIGIN: For Felicien Cattier, former Chairman of Union Miniere du Haut Katanga, Belgium.
Cattiite View Cattiite Image  Mg3(PO4)2·22(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Michele Catti, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy.
Cavansite Say Cavansite  View Cavansite Image View Cavansite Form  Ca(VO)Si4O10·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of calcium, vanadium, and silicon.
Cavoite   CaV3O7 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, Ca, V, O.
Cawk - See Barite
Caysichite-(Y) View Caysichite-(Y) Image   Y2(Ca,Gd)2Si4O10(CO3)3(H2O,O,OH)·3H20 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Ca, Y, Si, CO3).
Cebaite-(Ce) View Cebaite-(Ce) Image   Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the composition.
Cebaite-(Nd)  Ba3(Nd,Ce)2(CO3)5F2 Not Approved IMA 1988 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the composition.
Cebollite View Cebollite Image Ca5Al2(SiO4)3(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Cebolla Creek, Gunnison Co., Colorado
Cechite View Cechite Image  Pb(Fe++,Mn)(VO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frantisek Cech (1944-), mineralogist, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Cejkaite View Cejkaite Image   Na4(UO2)(CO3)3 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jiri Cejak (1929-) for his numerous contributions to the crystal chemistry of U minerals.
Celadonite Say Celadonite  View Celadonite Image   K(Mg,Fe++)(Fe+++,Al)[Si4O10](OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the French 'celadon,' sea-green, in allusion to its common color.
Celestine Say Celestine  View Celestine Image View Celestine Form  SrSO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1791
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin coelestis, meaning "celestial."
Celestite - See Celestine
Celsian View Celsian Image  BaAl2Si2O8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1895
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Swedish astronomer and natural scientist, A. Celsius(1701-1744).
Cenosite - See Kainosite-(Y)
Centrallasite - See Gyrolite
Cerargyrite - See Chlorargyrite
Cerchiaraite View Cerchiaraite Image  Ba4(Mn,Fe,Al)4Si6(O,OH,Cl)26 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Cerchiara manganese (braunite) mine, Val di Vara, eastern Liguria, Italy.
Cerianite-(Ce) View Cerianite-(Ce) Image   (Ce++++,Th)O2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for CERium in its composition, and by analogy to thorianite and uraninite.
Cerine - See Ferriallanite-(Ce)
Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce) View Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce) Image  (Ce,Ca,Y)2(Nb,Ta)2O6(OH,F) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: From the similarity to pyrochlore and the cerium content.
Cerite-(Ce) View Cerite-(Ce) Image   Ce+++9Fe+++(SiO4)6[(SiO3)(OH)](OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1803
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the cerium content.
Cerite-(La) View Cerite-(La) Images Gallery   (La,Ce,Ca)9(Mg,Fe+++)(SiO4)6[SiO3(OH)](OH)3 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the La dominant analog of cerite-(Ce).
Cernyite View Cernyite Image  Cu2CdSnS4 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Cerny, mineralogist at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Cerolite - See Stevensite
Cerotungstite-(Ce) View Cerotungstite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,REE)W2O6(OH)3 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Ceruleite Say Ceruleite  View Ceruleite Image Cu2Al7(AsO4)4(OH)13·12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
NAME ORIGIN: Named from cerulean, for the sky-blue color of the mineral.
Ceruleofibrite - See Connellite
Cerussite Say Cerussite  View Cerussite Images Gallery View Cerussite Form  PbCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 400 BC
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, cerussa, meaning "white lead."
Cervandonite-(Ce)   (Ce,Nd,La)(Fe+++,Fe++,Ti++++,Al)3(SiO7)1-x+y(AsO3)1+x-y(OH)3x-3y Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pizzo Cervandone, Alpe Devero, Italy.
Cervantite View Cervantite Image  Sb+++Sb+++++O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Cervantes, Spain.
Cervelleite Ag4TeS Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bernard Cervelle (1940-), French mineralogist.
Cesanite  Na7Ca3(SO4)6(OH)·0.8(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Core samples from the Cesano-I geothermal well, Cesano area, Latium, Italy.
Cesarolite View Cesarolite Image PbH2Mn++++3O8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giuseppe R. P. Cesaro (1849-1939), professor of mineralogy and crystallography, University of Liege, Belgium.
Cesbronite View Cesbronite Image Cu5(TeO3)2(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Fabien Cesbron (1938-), French mineralogist, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Miniere, Orleans. France.
Cesbronite-x Cu5(TeO3)2(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Fabien Cesbron (1938-), French mineralogist, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Miniere, Orleans. France.
Cesium-kupletskite - See Kupletskite-(Cs)
Cesium pentaborate tetrahydrate - See Ramanite-(Cs)
Cesplumtantite View Cesplumtantite Image (Cs,Na,Ca)2(Pb,Sb+++,Sn)3Ta8O24 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (CESium, PLUMium (lead), and TANTalum).
Cesstibtantite View Cesstibtantite Image  (Cs,Na)SbTa4O12 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for CESium, antimony (STIBium), and TANTalum in the composition.
Cetineite View Cetineite Image   (K,Na)3+x(Sb2O3)3(Sb2S3)(OH)x·(2.8-x)(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: In the Cetine mine, 20 km southwest of Siena, Tuscany, Italy.
Ceylonite - See Magnesioferrite
Chabazite - See Chabazite-Ca
Chabazite-Ca Say Chabazite-Ca  View Chabazite-Ca Images Gallery   (Ca0.5,Na,K)4[Al4Si8O24]·12H2O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1792
NAME ORIGIN: From Gk. chabazios, tune or melody, one of twenty stones named in the poem Peri lithos, which extolled the virtues of minerals. The poem is ascribed to Orpheus, legendary founder of the Orphic cult, which flourished in Greece in the early centuries
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