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D Mineral Index (177 Count)

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

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Dickinsonite - See Dickinsonite-(NaNa)
Dickinsonite-(KMnNa) Say Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)    KNaMnNa3Ca(Mn,Fe,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO4)(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after dickinsonite and site occupancy of the arrojadite-dickensonite structure.
Dickinsonite-(KNa) Say Dickinsonite-(KNa)   KNa4Ca(Mn,Fe,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO4)(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after dickinsonite and site occupancy of the arrojadite-dickensonite structure.
Dickinsonite-(KNaNa) Say Dickinsonite-(KNaNa)   KNaNa4Ca(Mn,Fe,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO4)(OH,F)2 Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after dickinsonite and site occupancy of the arrojadite-dickensonite structure.
Dickinsonite-(NaNa) Say Dickinsonite-(NaNa) Na2Na4Ca(Mn,Fe,Mg)13Al(PO4)11(PO4)(OH,F)2 Not Submitted IMA (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after dickinsonite and site occupancy of the arrojadite-dickensonite structure.
Dickite Say Dickite  View Dickite Image  Al2Si2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Scottish chemist, A. B. Dick.
Dickthomssenite View Dickthomssenite Images Gallery  Mg(V+++++2O6)·7(H2O) Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Richard W. Thomssen (1933-), consulting geologist from Dayton, Nevada, USA.
Dienerite - See Nickelskutterudite
Dienerite Say Dienerite  View Dienerite Images Gallery Ni3As Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Karl Diener (1862-1928), Austrian paleontologist from Vienna who discovered the mineral.
Dietrichite Say Dietrichite  View Dietrichite Image  (Zn,Fe++,Mn)Al2(SO4)4·22(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gustav Heinrich Dietrich, from Pribram, Czech Republic, who analyzed the first specimens.
Dietzeite Say Dietzeite  View Dietzeite Image View Dietzeite Form  Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: Named for August Dietze (?-1893?), German chemist who first described this mineral.
Digenite Say Digenite  View Digenite Image  Cu9S5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1844
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "two kinds" or "sexes," in reference to the presumed presence of both cuprous and cupric ions.
Dihydrite - See Pseudomalachite
Dilithium View Dilithium Image View Dilithium Form  Li2Te Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's composition.
Dillage - See Diopside
Dimorphite Say Dimorphite  View Dimorphite Image  As4S3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "two" and "form," in reference to the two forms in which the species was thought to occur.
Dingdaohengite-(Ce)   (Ce,La)4Fe++(Ti,Fe++,Mg,Fe+++)2Ti2Si4O22 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ding Daoheng (1899-1955), who made the first discovery of the world-famous Bayan Obo REE-Nb-Fe ore deposit in 1927.
Dinite  C20H36 Not Approved (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Olinto Dini (1802-1866), Italian teacher and professor of physics, University of Pisa.
Diomignite Say Diomignite   Li2B4O7 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek meaning divine mix, in allusion to its likely pronounced fluxing effects.
Diopside Say Diopside  View Diopside Image View Diopside Form  CaMgSi2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek dis - "two kinds" and opsis - "opinion."
Dioptase Say Dioptase  View Dioptase Images Gallery View Dioptase Form  CuSiO2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1797
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, dia - "through" and optomai - "vision."
Direnzoite View Direnzoite Images Gallery   NaK6MgCa2(Al13Si47O120)·36H2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francesco Di Renzo (b1954), Research Director at the Laboratoire de Matériaux Catalytiques et Catalyse en Chimie Organique, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (France),
Discredited - See Arsenobismite
Discredited - See Vanuranylite
Discredited - See Crossite
Discredited - See Monsmedite
Discredited - See Laubmannite
Discredited - See Donathite
Discredited - See Magnesioanthophyllite
Discredited - See Magniotriplite
Discredited - See Hydromolysite
Discredited - See Tetranatrolite
Discredited - See Imgreite
Discredited - See Pseudo-autunite
Discredited - See Magnesiogedrite
Discredited - See Spodiosite
Discredited - See Foshallasite
REMARKS: Foshallasite (1936) is now considered zeophyllite (1902).
Discredited - See Ashanite
Discredited - See Clinoholmquistite
REMARKS: IMA2004-002
Discredited - See Platynite
Discredited IMA 1987 - See Sobotkite
Discredited IMA 1995 - See Lusungite
Discredited IMA 1997 - See Magnesioclinoholmquistite
Discredited IMA 1997 - See Yftisite-(Y)
Discredited IMA 1997 - See Herschelite
Discredited IMA 2001 - See Duhamelite
Discredited IMA 2002 - See Squawcreekite
Dissakisite-(Ce) View Dissakisite-(Ce) Image   Ca(Ce,REE)(Mg,Fe++)(Al,Fe+++)2Si3O12(OH) Approved IMA 1991- Dana Number Modified from 58.2.1a.5
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "twice over," for a magnesium analog of allanite being described twice.
Dissakisite-(La) View Dissakisite-(La) Images Gallery  (Ca,Fe++,Th, La)(La,REE,Ca)(Al,Cr,Ti)2(Mg,Fe,Al)Si3O12(OH,F) with La > Ce Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its A2 site cation content and relationship to Dissakisite-(Ce).
Disthene - See Kyanite
Dittmarite Say Dittmarite  View Dittmarite Image (NH4)Mg(PO4)·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Dittmar (1833-1892), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.
Diversilite-(Ce) View Diversilite-(Ce) Image  Na2(Ba,K)6Ce2Fe++Ti3Si12O36(OH)3(OH,H2O)9 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the Latin diversus (hetrogeneous) and silicate, reflecting the main structural features.
Dixenite Say Dixenite  View Dixenite Image  Cu+Mn++14Fe+++(As+++O3)5(SiO4)2(As+++++O4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek di, for two, and xenos, for stranger, in reference to the then unique association of silica and arsenious oxide in the mineral.
Djalmaite - See Uranmicrolite
Djerfisherite Say Djerfisherite  View Djerfisherite Image   K6Na(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Daniel Jerome Fisher (1896-1988), American mineralogist.
Djurleite Say Djurleite  View Djurleite Image  Cu31S16 Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: For S. Djurle, who first synthesized the compound later found in nature.
Dmisteinbergite Say Dmisteinbergite  View Dmisteinbergite Image  CaAl2Si2O8 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dmitri Sergeievich Steinberg (1910-1992), Russian petrographer, Institute of Geology, Ekaterinburg, Russa.
Dmitryivanovite View Dmitryivanovite Image CaAl2O4 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dmitriy A. Ivanov (1962-1986), a geologist, mineralogist, and petrologist who died tragically on a field expedition to study igneous rocks in the Caucasus Mountains.
Dolerophanite Say Dolerophanite  View Dolerophanite Image View Dolerophanite Form  Cu2(SO4)O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek "DOLEROS" = misleading and "PHANESTAI" = appearance, in allusion to its low content of copper
Dollaseite-(Ce) Say Dollaseite-(Ce)  View Dollaseite-(Ce) Image   CaCeMg2AlSi3O11(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1988 - Dana Number Modified from 58.2.1a.6
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wayne A. Dollase (1938-?), American mineralogist, University of California at Los Angeles.
Dolomite Say Dolomite  View Dolomite Image View Dolomite Form  CaMg(CO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1791
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French mineralogist and geologist, Deodat Guy Tancrede Gratet de Dolomieu (1750-1801).
Doloresite Say Doloresite  View Doloresite Image  H8V++++6O16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: La Sal No. 2 mine, Lumsden Canyon, Gateway District, Dolores River, southwestern Colorado, USA.
Domeykite Say Domeykite  View Domeykite Image  Cu3As Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Chilean mineralogist, I. Domeyk (1802-1889).
Donathite View Donathite Image (Fe++,Mg)(Cr,Fe+++)2O4 Discredited IMA 1998 - Published 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for M. Donath, who described the material in I930.
Donbassite Say Donbassite  View Donbassite Image Al2[Al2.33][Si3AlO10](OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1940 for the location. LOCALITY: Utrennyaia shaft and Uralskaya vein, Nagolyn area, Donbass region, Ukraine.
Donharrisite Say Donharrisite  View Donharrisite Image Ni8Hg3S9 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Donald C. Harris (1936-), Canadian mineralogist.
Donnayite-(Y) Say Donnayite-(Y)  View Donnayite-(Y) Image Sr3NaCaY(CO3)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph Desire Hubert Donnay (1902-1994), Belgian-American-Canadian crystallographer and minereralogist and Gabrielle (Hamburger) Donnay (1920-1987), American Canadian mineralogist, McGill Univeristy.
Donpeacorite Say Donpeacorite  View Donpeacorite Image  (Mn,Mg)MgSi2O6 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Donald R. Peacor (1937- ), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Dorallcharite Say Dorallcharite    (Tl,K)Fe+++3(SO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the French dore, golden yellow, and the famous mining locality, Alsar (Allchar), Macedonia. LOCALITY: Alsar (Allchar), near Rosden, Macedonia.
Dorfmanite Say Dorfmanite  View Dorfmanite Image  Na2(PO3OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Moisei Davidovich Dorfman (1908-), Russian mineralogist who first reported a sodium phosphate in 1963.
Dorrite Say Dorrite  View Dorrite Image Ca2Mg2Fe+++4(Al,Fe+++)4Si2O20 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John A. Dorr (1922-1986), University of Michigan.
Doughtyite - See Alunogen
Douglasite Say Douglasite  View Douglasite Image  K2Fe++Cl4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its discovery locality. LOCALITY: Found at Douglasschall, northwest of Stassfurt, Germany.
Doverite - See Synchysite-(Y)
Dovyrenite View Dovyrenite Images Gallery  Ca6Zr[Si2O7]2(OH)4 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Dovyren Bald Mountain (Ioko-Dovyren layered massif), Siberia, Russia.
Downeyite Say Downeyite   SeO2 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wayne F. Downey, Jr., of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, who first collected the mineral.
Doyleite Say Doyleite  View Doyleite Image  Al(OH)3 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Canadian physician E.J. Doyle, of Ottawa, Canada, who found the mineral at Mont Saint-Hilaire, Canada.
Dozyite Say Dozyite   (Mg7Al2)(Si4Al2)O15(OH)12 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Dutch geologist Jean-Jacques Dozy (1908 - 2004), who discovered the Ertzberg mineral deposits.
Dravite Say Dravite  View Dravite Images Gallery  NaMg3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883 (Dana # Changed)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Drava River, Austria.
Dravite - See Dravite
Dresserite Say Dresserite  View Dresserite Images Gallery BaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Alexander Dresser (1866-1954), Canadian geologist who contributed to knowledge of the Monteregian Hills.
Dreyerite Say Dreyerite   BiVO4 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gerhard Dreyer, Assistant Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, who found the mineral.
Droninoite Ni3Fe+++Cl(OH)8·2H2O Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Dronino village, Kasimov District, Ryazan’ Oblast, 350 km south-east of Moscow, Russia
Drugmanite Say Drugmanite  View Drugmanite Image  Pb2(Fe+++,Al)H(PO4)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Julien Drugman (1875-1950), Belgian mineralogist.
Drysdallite Say Drysdallite  View Drysdallite Image Mo(Se,S)2 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: For A.R. Drysdall, Director, Geological Survey of Zambia.
Dualite  Na30(Ca,Na,Ce,Sr)12(Na,Mn,Fe,Ti)6Zr3Ti3MnSi51O144(OH,H2O,Cl)9 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is derived from Latin dualis (dual) alluding to the dual taxonomic membership of this mineral, which is at the same time zirconosilicate and titanosilicate.
Dufrenite Say Dufrenite  View Dufrenite Image  Fe++Fe+++4(PO4)3(OH)5·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1833
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Armand Small Dufrenoy (1792-1857), French mineralogist and geologist.
Dufrenoysite Say Dufrenoysite  View Dufrenoysite Images Gallery View Dufrenoysite Form  Pb2As2S5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: For Ours Pierre Armand Petit Dufrenoy (1792-1857), French mineralogist, National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Duftite-alpha Say Duftite-alpha  View Duftite-alpha Image PbCu(AsO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1920 for G. Duft, general manager of the mine at Tsumeb, Namibia.
Duftite-beta - See Duftite-alpha
REMARKS: Compositional intermediate in the duftite-conichalcite series
Duftite-beta Say Duftite-beta  View Duftite-beta Image PbCu(AsO4)(OH) Discredited IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1920 for G. Duft, general manager of the mine at Tsumeb, Namibia.
Dugganite Say Dugganite  View Dugganite Image  Pb3Zn3Te(As,V,Si)2(O,OH)14 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Marjorie Duggan, analytical chemist, in reference to her discovery of Te6+ [hexavalent tellurium] in nature.
Duhamelite - See Mottramite
Duhamelite Say Duhamelite Pb2Cu4Bi(VO4)4(OH)3·8(H2O) Discredited IMA 2001 - Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1981 for J. E. DuHamel, geologist, Phelps Dodge Corp., who found the mineral.
Dukeite View Dukeite Image  Bi+++24Cr++++++8O57(OH)6(H2O)3 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Duke University, Duham, North Carolina, USA and for the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.
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