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G Mineral Index (227 Count)

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

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Gismondite - See Gismondine
Gittinsite Say Gittinsite  View Gittinsite Image  CaZrSi2O7 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Gittins, Canadian petrologist, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Giuseppettite Say Giuseppettite  View Giuseppettite Image   [Na42K16Ca6]S64Si48Al48O192(SO4)10Cl2·5H2O Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giuseppe Giuseppetti, Professor of Mineralogy, University of Pavia, Pava, Italy.
Gjerdingenite-Ca View Gjerdingenite-Ca Image  K2Ca(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·6H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Ca-dominant analogue of gjerdingenite-Fe
Gjerdingenite-Fe View Gjerdingenite-Fe Images Gallery   K2[(H2O)2(Fe,Mn)][(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4]·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Gjerdingselva, Lunnar, Pooland, Norway.
Gjerdingenite-Mn View Gjerdingenite-Mn Image   (K,Na)2(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Mn-dominant analogue of gjerdingenite-Fe.
Gjerdingenite-Na View Gjerdingenite-Na Images Gallery  (K,Na)2Na(Nb,Ti)4(Si4O12)2(OH,O)4·5H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Na-dominant analogue of gjerdingenite-Fe
Gladite Say Gladite  View Gladite Image  PbCuBi5S9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality LOCALITY: Gladhammer, Province of Kalmar, Sweden.
Gladiusite View Gladiusite Images Gallery View Gladiusite Form  Fe++2(Fe+++,Mg)4(PO4)(OH)13·H2O Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name alludes to the crystal morphology which resembles a double edged sword (gladius, Latin for sword).
Glagolevite View Glagolevite Image  NaMg6[Si3AlO10](OH,O)8·H2O Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. A. Glagolev (1927-1993), Russian mineralogist.
Glaserite - See Aphthitalite
Glauberite Say Glauberite  View Glauberite Image View Glauberite Form  Na2Ca(SO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1808
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Glauber's Salt, of alchemist origin which is named for Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1668), German alchemist.
Glauber's Salt - See Glauberite
Glaucocerinite Say Glaucocerinite  View Glaucocerinite Image (Zn,Cu)5Al3(SO4)1.5(OH)16·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "blue" and "waxlike".
Glaucochroite Say Glaucochroite  View Glaucochroite Image  CaMnSiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for blue green and color, in allusion to its color.
Glaucodot Say Glaucodot  View Glaucodot Image View Glaucodot Form  (Co,Fe)AsS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1849
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "blue," in reference to its use in the dark blue glass called smalt.
Glauconite Say Glauconite  View Glauconite Image  (K,Na)(Fe+++,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek "glaucos" for the blue green color.
Glaucophane Say Glaucophane  View Glaucophane Image  [ ]Na2(Mg3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek glaukos - "blue" and fanos - "appearing."
Glaukosphaerite Say Glaukosphaerite  View Glaukosphaerite Image  (Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for bluish green and spherical, the typical color and habit.
Glendonite - See Calcite
REMARKS: Pseudomorph of calcite after ikaite
Glendonite (calcite pseudomorphs) - See Ikaite
Globosite - See Strengite
Glucine Say Glucine  View Glucine Image CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4·0.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the alternative name for beryllium: Glucinum.
Glushinskite Say Glushinskite  View Glushinskite Images Gallery Mg(C2O4)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Petr Ivanovich Glushinskii (1908- ), coal geologist, Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Geology, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Gmelinite - See Gmelinite-Na
Gmelinite-Ca Say Gmelinite-Ca  View Gmelinite-Ca Image   (Ca,Na2)Al2Si4O12·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1982 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German mineralogist and chemist, Christian Gottlob Gmelin (1792-1860) of Turbingen, Germany. The Ca-dominant member of the gmelinite series.
Gmelinite-K Say Gmelinite-K  View Gmelinite-K Image   (K,Na,Ca)6(Al7Si17O48)·22(H2O) Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German mineralogist and chemist, Christian Gottlob Gmelin (1792-1860) of Turbingen, Germany. The K-dominant member of the gmelinite series.
Gmelinite-Na Say Gmelinite-Na  View Gmelinite-Na Image   (Na2,Ca)Al2Si4O12·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German mineralogist and chemist, Christian Gottlob Gmelin (1792-1860) of Turbingen, Germany. Na modifier added by the zeolite nomenclature committee.
Gobbinsite Say Gobbinsite  View Gobbinsite Image   (Na2,Ca)2K2Al6Si10O32·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Basalt cliffs near Hills Port, south of the Gobbins area, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Godlevskite Say Godlevskite  View Godlevskite Image  (Ni,Fe)9S8 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mikhail N. Godlevsky (1902-1984), Russian economic geologist.
Godovikovite Say Godovikovite  View Godovikovite Image (NH4)(Al,Fe+++)(SO4)2 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. A. Godovikov.
Goedkenite Say Goedkenite  View Goedkenite Image (Sr,Ca)2Al(PO4)2(OH) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for V. L. Goedken.
Goergeyite - See Gorgeyite
Goethite Say Goethite  View Goethite Image View Goethite Form  Fe+++O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1806
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the German poet, J. W. Goethe (1749-1832).
Goetzenite - See Gotzenite
Go Juice - See Dilithium
Gold Say Gold  View Gold Image View Gold Form  Au Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Anglo Saxon, of uncertain origin.
Goldamalgam (Au,Ag)Hg Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the gold dominent analoge of amalgam.
Goldfieldite Say Goldfieldite  View Goldfieldite Image  Cu12(Te,Sb,As)4S13 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Mohawk mine, Goldfield, Esmeralda County., Nevada, USA.
Goldichite Say Goldichite  View Goldichite Image   KFe+++(SO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel Stephen Goldich (1909-2000), American mineralogist, petrologist, and analytical isotope chemist, Professor of Geology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Goldmanite Say Goldmanite  View Goldmanite Image View Goldmanite Form  Ca3(V,Al,Fe+++)2(SiO4)3 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: The name honors Macus I. Goldman, a sedimentary petrologist with the U. S. Geological Survey.
Goldquarryite View Goldquarryite Image View Goldquarryite Form   (Cu,[ ])(Cd,Ca)2Al3(PO4)4F2(H2O)10{(H2O,F)}2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: 5,425-foot bench of the Gold Quarry mine, Eureka County, Nevada, USA.
Golyshevite View Golyshevite Image   (Na,Ca)10Ca9(Fe+++,Fe++)2Zr3NbSi25O72(CO3)(OH)3·H2O Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir Mikhailovich Golyshev (1943-2000), crystallographer from the Mordvinian State University, Saransk, Russia.
Gonnardite Say Gonnardite  View Gonnardite Image  Na2CaAl4Si6O20·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ferdinand Gonnard, French mineralogist, Lyons, France.
Gonyerite Say Gonyerite  View Gonyerite Image Mn++3[Mn++3Fe+++][(Si,Fe+++)4O10](OH,O)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Forest A. Gonyer (1899-1971), chemist-analyst and mineralogist, Harvard University.
Goosecreekite Say Goosecreekite  View Goosecreekite Image  CaAl2Si6O16·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: In the Goose Creek quarry, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA.
Gorceixite Say Gorceixite  View Gorceixite Images Gallery  BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French mineralogist Claude-Henri Gorceix (1842 - 1919) founder of the Mining School (Escola de Minas) in Ouro Preto.
Gordaite Say Gordaite  View Gordaite Image  NaZn(SO4)(OH)6Cl·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: The San Francisco mine, 2 km northeast of the Sierra Groda Railway Station, in the Sierra Gorda, northeast of Antofagasta, 2nd region, northern Chile.
Gordonite Say Gordonite  View Gordonite Image View Gordonite Form  MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
NAME ORIGIN: Named for S. G. Gordon.
Gorgeyite Say Gorgeyite  View Gorgeyite Image   K2Ca5(SO4)6·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rolf von Gorgey (1886-1915), mineralogist specializing in Austrian salt deposits.
Gormanite Say Gormanite  View Gormanite Images Gallery Fe++3Al4(PO4)4(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Donald Herbert Groman (1922-), University of Toronto, Canada.
Gortdrumite Say Gortdrumite (Cu,Fe)6Hg2S5 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Gortdrum deposit, Tipperary, Eire.
Goshenite - See Beryl
REMARKS: Colorless beryl
Goslarite Say Goslarite  View Goslarite Image ZnSO4·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Rammelsberg mine, near Goslar, Harz, Germany.
Gottardiite Say Gottardiite   Na3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272·93(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Professor Glauco Gottardi (1928-1988), University of Modena, in recognition of his pioneering work on the structure and crystal chemistry of natural zeolites.
Gottlobite View Gottlobite Image  CaMg(VO4,AsO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Long abandoned Glucksstern Mine at Gottlob hill, Friedrichroda, Thuringia, Germany.
Gotzenite Say Gotzenite  View Gotzenite Image  (Ca,Na)3(Ti,Al)Si2O7(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gustav Adolf Von Gotzen (1866-1910), German traveler and first European to climb Mt. Shaheru, North Kivu, Zaire.
Goudeyite Say Goudeyite  View Goudeyite Image (Al,Y)Cu6(AsO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hatfield Goudey (1906-1985), mining geologist and mineral collector of San Mateo, California, USA.
Gowerite Say Gowerite  View Gowerite Image  CaB6O10·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Harrison Preston Gower (1890-1967), Mining Manager, U.S. Borax and Chemical Company, USA.
Goyazite Say Goyazite  View Goyazite Image View Goyazite Form  SrAl3(PO4)2(OH)5·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the province of Goyaz, Brazil.
Graemite Say Graemite  View Graemite Image CuTeO3·(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Graeme, American geologist.
Graeserite Say Graeserite  View Graeserite Image  (Fe+++,Ti)4Ti3AsO13(OH) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Prof. Dr. Stefan Graeser (1935-), in recognition of his extensive research on the oxides and sulfosalts of arsenic in the Binntal region of Switzerland.
Graftonite Say Graftonite  View Graftonite Image  (Fe++,Mn,Ca)3(PO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1900
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality at Grafton, New Hampshire, USA. LOCALITY:
Gramaccioliite-(Y) View Gramaccioliite-(Y) Image   (Pb,Sr)(Y,Mn)Fe2(Ti,Fe)18O38 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. Carlo M. Gramaccioli (1935-) of the University of Milano, Italy.
Grandidierite Say Grandidierite  View Grandidierite Image  (Mg,Fe++)Al3(BO4)(SiO4)O Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alfred Grandidier (1836-1912), French naturalist and explorer, an authority on Madagascar.
Grandreefite Say Grandreefite   Pb2SO4F2 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Grand Reef mine, about six km northeast of Klondyke, Aravaipa district, Graham Co., Arizona, USA.
Grandviewite View Grandviewite Image Cu3Al9(SO4)2(OH)29 Proposed IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Grandview mine, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Grantsite Say Grantsite  View Grantsite Image Na4CaxV++++2xV+++++12-2xO32·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the town of Grants, New Mexico.
Graphite Say Graphite  View Graphite Images Gallery View Graphite Form  C Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, graphein, "to write."
Gratonite Say Gratonite  View Gratonite Image View Gratonite Form  Pb9As4S15 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
NAME ORIGIN: For Louis Carly Graton (1880-1970), Professor of Economic Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Grattarolaite Say Grattarolaite  View Grattarolaite Image  Fe+++3O3(PO4) Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Giuseppe Grattarola (1905-1988), professor of mineralogy at the University of Florence, Italy.
Graulichite-(Ce) View Graulichite-(Ce) Image   CeFe+++3(AsO4)2(OH)6 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean-Marie Graulich (1920-2001), Belgian mining engineer and Honorary Driector of the Geological survey of Belgium.
Gravegliaite Say Gravegliaite  View Gravegliaite Image  Mn++(SO3)·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Gambatesa mine, near Reppia, Val Graveglia, Liguria, Italy.
Gray Antimony - See Stibnite
Grayite  (Th,Pb,Ca)PO4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anton Gray, mining engineer, advisor to U. K. Atomic Energy Authority.
Gray nickel pyrites - See Gersdorffite
Grechishchevite Say Grechishchevite  View Grechishchevite Image  Hg3S2(Br,Cl,I)2 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Oleg Konstantinovich Grechishchev, Russian engineering geologist, long-time student of mercury ores from Tuva, Siberia.
Greenalite Say Greenalite  View Greenalite Image  (Fe++,Fe+++)2-3Si2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
NAME ORIGIN: In allusion to its green color.
Green lead ore - See Pyromorphite
Greenockite Say Greenockite  View Greenockite Image View Greenockite Form  CdS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Lord Greenock (Ch. M. Cathcart 1783-1859).
Greenovite - See Titanite
REMARKS: Mn bearing sphene
Green Rust - See Fougerite
Green Vitrol - See Melanterite
Gregoryite Say Gregoryite  View Gregoryite Image  (Na2,K2,Ca)CO3 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Walter Gregory (1864-1932), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia and University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.
Greifensteinite View Greifensteinite Image  Ca2Be4(Fe++,Mn)5(PO4)6(OH)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Greifenstein, Saxony, Germany.
Greigite Say Greigite  View Greigite Image  Fe++Fe+++2S4 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Joseph Wilson Grieg (1895-1977).
Grenmarite  (Zr,Mn)2(Zr,Ti)(Mn,Na)(Na,Ca)4(Si2O7)2(O,F)4 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name is after Grenmar, the Norse name of the Langesundsfjord.
Griceite Say Griceite  View Griceite Image  LiF Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joel D. Grice (1946-), curator of minerals, Canadian Museum of Hature, Ottawa, Canada.
Griffithite 4(Mg,Fe,Ca)O.(Al,Fe)2O3.5SiO2·7(H2O) Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Cahuenga Pass, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Griffithite-Ferroan - See Saponite
Grimaldiite Say Grimaldiite  View Grimaldiite Image  Cr+++O(OH) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank Saverio Grimaldi (1915- ), formerly Chief Chemist, U.S. Geological Survey.
Grimselite Say Grimselite  View Grimselite Images Gallery   K3Na(UO2)(CO3)3·(H2O) Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Gerstenegg (Kabelstollen Gerstenegg-Grimsel I), Grimsel, Bern, Switzerland.
Griphite Say Griphite  View Griphite Image  Ca(Mn,Na,Li)6Fe++Al2(PO4)6(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "enigma", as the chemical composition was originally puzzling.
Grischunite Say Grischunite  View Grischunite Image  NaCa2Mn++5Fe+++(AsO4)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the former Romansch name Grischun for Graubunden Canton.
Grossite Say Grossite   CaAl4O7 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Shulamit Gross (1923- ), Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel, who noted the species in the Hatrurim Formation, Israel.
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