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F Mineral Index (284 Count)

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

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Ferro-aluminotschermakite View Ferro-aluminotschermakite Image Ca2Fe++3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Not Approved IMA 1997
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Gustav Tschermak von Sessenegg (1836-1927), Austrian mineralogist.
Ferro-anthophyllite View Ferro-anthophyllite Image [ ]Fe++7Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
NAME ORIGIN: From its composition and from the Latin anthophyllum - "clove" in allusion to the color.
Ferroaxinite - See Axinite-(Fe)
Ferro-axinite - See Axinite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Renamed Axinite-(Fe) by Mineralogical Record v39 (2008), 131
Ferrobarroisite Say Ferrobarroisite [ ](CaNa)Fe++3AlFe+++Si7AlO22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferrobustamite Say Ferrobustamite  View Ferrobustamite Image  Ca(Fe++,Ca,Mn)Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: For FERROan iron in its composition and its relation to bustamite.
Ferrocarpholite Say Ferrocarpholite  View Ferrocarpholite Image  (Fe++,Mg)Al2Si2O6(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe-dominant member of the carpholite series.
Ferroceladonite Say Ferroceladonite  View Ferroceladonite Image  K2Fe++Fe+++Si8O20(OH)4 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its composition (Fe++) and the French 'celadon,' sea-green, in allusion to its common color.
Ferrochloropargasite NaCa2(Fe++4Al)Si6Al2O22Cl2 Not Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the chlorine analog of ferropargasite.
Ferroclinoholmquistite - See Clinoferroholmquistite
Ferrocolumbite - See Columbite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Renamed to Columbite-(Fe) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Ferro-eckermannite View Ferro-eckermannite Image NaNa2(Fe++4Al)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferro-edenite View Ferro-edenite Image NaCa2Fe++5Si7AlO22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and the relationship to edinite.
Ferroferribarroisite CaNa(Fe++,Mg)3Fe+++2[AlSi7O22](OH)2 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferroferritschermakite View Ferroferritschermakite Image Ca2(Fe++,Mg)3Fe+++2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Not Approved IMA 1997
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Gustav Tschermak von Sessenegg (1836-1927), Austrian mineralogist.
Ferroferriwinchite CaNa(Fe++,Mg)4Fe+++[Si8O22](OH)2 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Howard J. Winch, Geological survey of India.
Ferrogedrite Say Ferrogedrite  View Ferrogedrite Image [ ]Fe++5Al2Si6Al2O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and the original gederite location at Heas, Gedres, France. LOCALITY:
Ferroglaucophane Say Ferroglaucophane  View Ferroglaucophane Image  [ ]Na2(Fe++3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferrohagendorfite Say Ferrohagendorfite (Na,Ca)2Fe++(Fe++,Fe+++)2(PO4)3 Not Approved IMA 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality and the iron-rich end member of hagendorfite. LOCALITY: Hagendorf, Barvaria, Germany.
Ferrohexahydrite Say Ferrohexahydrite  View Ferrohexahydrite Image Fe++SO4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, FERROus iron and HEXAHYDrate in allusion to the six water molecules in the crystal structure.
Ferrohogbomite-2N2S View Ferrohogbomite-2N2S Image  (Fe++,Zn,Mg,Al)6Al14(Ti,Fe)2O30(OH)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe-dominant member of the hogbomite series.
Ferroholmquistite Say Ferroholmquistite  View Ferroholmquistite Image   [ ](Li2Fe++3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects its composition and relationship to holmquistite..
Ferrohornblende Say Ferrohornblende  View Ferrohornblende Image  [ ]Ca2[Fe++4(Al,Fe+++)]Si7AlO22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: For its ferrous iron content and from the German for horn and to deceive, in allusion to its similarity to valuable minerals in ores.
Ferrokaersutite Say Ferrokaersutite NaCa2(Fe++4Ti)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferrokentbrooksite View Ferrokentbrooksite Image  Na15Ca6(Fe,Mn)3Zr3NbSi25O73(O,OH,H2O)3(Cl,F,OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe-analogue of kentbrooksite.
Ferrokesterite Say Ferrokesterite  View Ferrokesterite Image Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relationship to kesterite.
Ferrokinoshitalite   (Ba,K)(Fe++,Mg)3(Si2Al2)O10 (OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects the mineral’s iron content and relationship to kinoshitalite.
Ferrolaueite View Ferrolaueite Image Fe++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Not Approved IMA 1992 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the ferrous analog of laueite.
Ferroleakeite Say Ferroleakeite NaNa2(Fe++)3(Fe+++)2Li(Si8O22)(OH)2 Proposed IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883). Dashkensanite (1936) was revalidated and renamed 2005.
Ferromerrillite View Ferromerrillite Image Ca9NaFe(PO4)7 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe analog of merrillite.
Ferronickelplatinum Say Ferronickelplatinum  View Ferronickelplatinum Image  Pt2FeNi Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition (Fe, Ni, Pt).
Ferronigerite-2N1S View Ferronigerite-2N1S Image (Zn,Mg,Fe++)(Sn,Zn)2(Al,Fe+++)12O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality and FERRO (Iron). (S=Spinel, N=Nolanite Layers). LOCALITY: Egbe district, Nigeria, Africa.
Ferronigerite-6N6S View Ferronigerite-6N6S Image  (Fe++,Zn)4Sn2(Al,Fe+++)15O30(OH)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality and FERRO (Iron). (S=Spinel, N=Nolanite Layers). LOCALITY: Nigeria, Africa.
Ferronordite-(Ce) Say Ferronordite-(Ce)  View Ferronordite-(Ce) Image   Na3SrCeFe++Si6O17 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe++ dominant analogue of nordite-(Ce). Nordite series is named after the word for north because of its northern origin in the Lovozero Massif.
Ferronordite-(La) Say Ferronordite-(La)  View Ferronordite-(La) Image  Na3Sr(La,Ce)FeSi6O17 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: La dominant analog of ferronordite-(Ce).
Ferronyboite Say Ferronyboite NaNa2(Fe++)3Al2(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Proposed IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883). Dashkensanite (1936) was revalidated and renamed 2005.
Ferropargasite Say Ferropargasite  View Ferropargasite Image  NaCa2(Fe++4Al)Si6Al2O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferropumpellyite - See Pumpellyite-(Fe++)
Ferropyrosmalite - See Pyrosmalite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Renamed to Pyrosmalite-(Fe) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Ferrorhodsite View Ferrorhodsite Image  (Fe,Cu)(Rh,Ir,Pt)2S4 Approved IMA 1996
NAME ORIGIN: For it's composition and relationship to cuprorhodsite.
Ferrorichterite Say Ferrorichterite  View Ferrorichterite Image Na(CaNa)Fe++5[Si8O22](OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Ferrorosemaryite View Ferrorosemaryite Image  [ ]NaFe++Fe+++Al(PO4)3 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe-dominant analogue of rosemaryite.
Ferrosaponite View Ferrosaponite Images Gallery  Ca0.3(Fe++,Mg,Fe+++)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe2+ dominant analog of saponte.
Ferroschallerite - See Nelenite
Ferroselite Say Ferroselite  View Ferroselite Image  FeSe2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: For the composition.
Ferrosilite Say Ferrosilite  View Ferrosilite Image  (Fe++,Mg)2Si2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Ferrous Silicate).
Ferroskutterudite (Fe,Co)As3 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Fe analog of skutterudite.
Ferrostilpnomelane - See Stilpnomelane
REMARKS: Low Fe+++ stilpnomelane
Ferrostrunzite Say Ferrostrunzite  View Ferrostrunzite Image Fe++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Hugo Strunz (1910-), mineralogist, Berlin, who authored the Strunz system of mineral classification.
Ferrotaaffeite-6N3S (Fe++,Zn,Mg)2Al6BeO12 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the FERRous analog of magnesiotaaffeite. (S=Spinel, N=Nolanite Layers).
Ferrotantalite - See Tantalite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Renamed to Tantalite-(Fe) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Ferrotapiolite - See Tapiolite-(Fe)
REMARKS: Renamed to Tapiolite-(Fe) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Ferrotitanowodginite Fe++TiTa2O8 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects its composition and relationship to wodginite.
Ferrotschermakite View Ferrotschermakite Image  [ ]Ca2(Fe++3AlFe+++)Si6Al2O22(OH) Approved IMA 1978 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Gustav Tschermak von Sessenegg (1836-1927), Austrian mineralogist.
Ferrotychite Say Ferrotychite  View Ferrotychite Image  Na6Fe++2(SO4)(CO3)4 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the essential FERROus iron and the relation to tychite.
Ferrowinchite Say Ferrowinchite  View Ferrowinchite Image [ ](CaNa)Fe++4(Al,Fe+++)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Howard J. Winch, Geological survey of India.
Ferrowodginite Say Ferrowodginite  View Ferrowodginite Image Fe++SnTa2O8 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its content of FERROus iron and its relation to wodginite.
Ferrowyllieite Say Ferrowyllieite  View Ferrowyllieite Image  (Na,Ca,Mn)(Fe++,Mn)(Fe++,Fe+++,Mg)Al(PO4)3 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Dominant ferrous iron and relationship to wyllieite.
Ferruccite Say Ferruccite  View Ferruccite Image  NaBF4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ferruccio Zambonini.
Fersilicite Say Fersilicite  View Fersilicite Image FeSi Not Approved IMA - Published without Approval 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the chemical composition (Ferrous and Silicide).
Fersmanite Say Fersmanite  View Fersmanite Image  Ca4(Na,Ca)4(Ti,Nb)4(Si2O7)2O8F3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander Yevgenievich Fersman (1883-1945), Russian mineralogist and geochemist.
Fersmite Say Fersmite  View Fersmite Image   (Ca,Ce,Na)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(O,OH,F)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksandr Evgenevich Fersman (1883-1945), eminent Russian mineralogist, geochemist, and gemologist.
Feruvite Say Feruvite  View Feruvite Images Gallery  (Ca,Na)(Fe,Mg,Ti)3(Al,Mg,Fe)6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4 Approved IMA 1989 (Dana # Changed)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the iron content and relationship to uvite.
Feruvite - See Feruvite
REMARKS: (61.3.1.4)
Fervanite Say Fervanite  View Fervanite Image Fe+++4(VO4)4·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1931
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition.
Fetiasite Say Fetiasite  View Fetiasite Image View Fetiasite Form  (Fe++,Fe+++,Ti++++)3O2(As+++2O5) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For the Fe, Ti, and As in its chemical composition.
Fettelite Say Fettelite  View Fettelite Image [Ag6As2S7][Ag10HgAs2S8] Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for M. Fettel, an experienced mineral collector who found the mineral.
Fianelite Say Fianelite  View Fianelite Image View Fianelite Form  Mn++2V+++++(V+++++,As+++++)O7·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: The Fianel mine, Val Ferrera, Canton Graubunden, Switzerland.
Fibroferrite Say Fibroferrite  View Fibroferrite Image View Fibroferrite Form  Fe+++(SO4)(OH)·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1833
NAME ORIGIN: From the Latin, fibra, meaning "fibre" and ferrum, meaning "iron."
Fibrolite - See Sillimanite
Fichtelite Say Fichtelite  View Fichtelite Image  C19H34 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Redwitz, Fichtel Mts, Bayern (Bavaria), Germany
Fiedlerite Say Fiedlerite  View Fiedlerite Image View Fiedlerite Form  Pb3Cl4F(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: Named for K.G. Fiedler, superintendant of the Laurion mines.
Filatovite View Filatovite Image   K[(Al,Zn)2(As,Si)2O8] Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Stanislav K. Filatov (b. 1940), Professor, Department of Crystallography, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Filipstadite Say Filipstadite  View Filipstadite Image  (Mn++,Mg)4Sb+++++Fe+++O8 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the town of Filipstad, Sweden, which is near the mine.
Fillowite Say Fillowite  View Fillowite Image View Fillowite Form  Na2Ca(Mn,Fe++)7(PO4)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Abijah N. Fillow (1822-1895), of Branchville, Connecticut, who supplied minerals from his quarry at the locality. LOCALITY: Branchville, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.
Fingerite Say Fingerite  View Fingerite Image  Cu11(VO4)6O2 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Larry W. Finger (1940- ), American mineralogist, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C., USA.
Finnemanite Say Finnemanite  View Finnemanite Image View Finnemanite Form  Pb5(As+++O3)3Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1923
NAME ORIGIN: Named for K.J. Finneman who discovered the mineral.
Fire Blende - See Pyrostilpnite
Fire Opal - See Opal
REMARKS: Red colored opal
Fischesserite Say Fischesserite  View Fischesserite Image  Ag3AuSe2 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: For Raymond Fischesser, Director of the National School of Mines, Paris, France.
Fizelyite Say Fizelyite  View Fizelyite Image Pb14Ag5Sb21S48 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: For Sandor Fizely, mining engineer, who discovered the mineral.
Flagstaffite Say Flagstaffite  View Flagstaffite Image  C10H22O3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: San Francisco Peaks, North of Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.
Fleischerite Say Fleischerite  View Fleischerite Image  Pb3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Michael Fleischer (1908-1998), mineralogist and geochemist, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., USA.
Fletcherite Say Fletcherite  View Fletcherite Image Cu(Ni,Co)2S4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: For the Fletcher mine, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA.
Flinkite Say Flinkite  View Flinkite Image  Mn++2Mn+++(AsO4)(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gustav Flink (1849-1931), Swedish mineralogist and collector.
Florencite-(Ce) Say Florencite-(Ce)  View Florencite-(Ce) Image  CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: Named for W. Florence and its cerium content.
Florencite-(La) Say Florencite-(La)  View Florencite-(La) Image  (La,Ce)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for W. Florence and its lanthanum content.
Florencite-(Nd) Say Florencite-(Nd)  View Florencite-(Nd) Image  (Nd,Ce)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for W. Florence and its neodymium content.
Florenskyite View Florenskyite Image  (Fe,Ni)TiP Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Cyrill P. Florensky (1915-19820, Russian geochemist, who is one of the founders of Colleagues in the Laboratory of Comparative Planetology.
Florensovite Say Florensovite   Cu(Cr1.5Sb0.5)S4 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1989 for Nikolai A. Florensov (1909-1986), Russian geologist.
Florkeite  (K3Ca2Na)[Al8Si8O32]·12H2O Proposed IMA 2008
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Fluckite Say Fluckite  View Fluckite Image  CaMn(HAsO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Fluck, Mineralogist at Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France.
Fluellite Say Fluellite  View Fluellite Image View Fluellite Form  Al2(PO4)F2(OH)·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the chemical compositon of fluorine (Latin, fluere = "to flow").
Fluoborite Say Fluoborite  View Fluoborite Image  Mg3(BO3)(F,OH)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the essential chemical components, FLUOrine and BORon
Fluocerite - See Fluocerite-(La)
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