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H Mineral Index (279 Count)

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

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Henryite Say Henryite Cu4Ag3Te4 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Norman F. M. Henry, (1909-1983), English mineralogist.
Henrymeyerite View Henrymeyerite Images Gallery  BaFe++Ti7O16 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Prof. Henry. O. A. Meyer (1937-1995).
Hentschelite Say Hentschelite  View Hentschelite Image  Cu++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gerhard Hentschel (1930- ), Geological Survey of Hesse, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Hephaistosite View Hephaistosite Image  TlPb2Cl5 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Greek god of fire, Hephaistos (Hephaestus), whose workshops were alleged located at the locality (Vulcano). LOCALITY: La Fossa crater, Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy.
Herbertsmithite View Herbertsmithite Image Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for G.F. Herbert Smith (1872-1953), of the British Museum (Natural History), who discovered paratacamite.
Hercynite Say Hercynite  View Hercynite Image View Hercynite Form  Fe++Al2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
NAME ORIGIN: From the old Latin, Hercynia Silva, "Forested Mountains."
Herderite Say Herderite  View Herderite Image View Herderite Form  CaBe(PO4)F Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Siegmund August Wolfgang von Herder (1776-1838), mining official in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany.
Herrengrundite - See Devilline
Herschelite - See Chabazite-Na
Herschelite Say Herschelite  View Herschelite Image  (Na,Ca,K)AlSi2O6·3(H2O) Discredited IMA 1997 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1825 for John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871), British astronomer.
Herzenbergite Say Herzenbergite  View Herzenbergite Image  SnS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1934
NAME ORIGIN: For Robert Herzenberg (1885-?), German chemist of Oruro, Bolivia.
Hessite Say Hessite  View Hessite Image View Hessite Form  Ag2Te Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Swiss chemist, G. H. Hesse (1802-1850).
Hessonite - See Grossular
REMARKS: Brownish orange grossular garnet
Hetaerolite Say Hetaerolite  View Hetaerolite Image View Hetaerolite Form  ZnMn+++2O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "companian", for its occasional association with chalcophanite.
Heterogenite-2H Say Heterogenite-2H  View Heterogenite-2H Image  Co+++O(OH) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "of another kind", as differing in composition from similar minerals. 2H polytype.
Heterogenite-3R Say Heterogenite-3R  View Heterogenite-3R Image  Co+++O(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for "of another kind", as differing in composition from similar minerals. 3R polytype.
Heteromorphite Say Heteromorphite  View Heteromorphite Image  Pb7Sb8S19 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek many - 'hetero' and form - 'morphos.'
Heterosite Say Heterosite  View Heterosite Image  Fe+++PO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek for another, probably because it was the second manganese-bearing species described from the type locality. LOCALITY: Palermo #1 mine, New Hampshire, USA.
Heulandite - See Heulandite-Ca
Heulandite-Ba Say Heulandite-Ba  View Heulandite-Ba Image   (Ba,Ca,K,Na,Sr)5Al9Si27O72·22(H2O) Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Ba-dominant analogue of heulandite (heulandite-Ca).
Heulandite-Ca Say Heulandite-Ca  View Heulandite-Ca Image   (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1822
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineral collector, John Henry Heuland (1778-1856), a British mineral collector and dealer. Ca modifier added by zeolite nomenclature committee.
Heulandite-K Say Heulandite-K  View Heulandite-K Image   (K,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineral collector, John Henry Heuland (1778-1856), a British mineral collector and dealer. The K-dominant member of the heulandite series.
Heulandite-Na Say Heulandite-Na  View Heulandite-Na Image   (Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineral collector, John Henry Heuland (1778-1856), a British mineral collector and dealer. The Na-dominant member of the heulandite series.
Heulandite-Sr Say Heulandite-Sr  View Heulandite-Sr Image   (Sr,Na,Ca)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1982 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineral collector, John Henry Heuland (1778-1856), a British mineral collector and dealer. The Sr-dominant member of the heulandite series.
Hewettite Say Hewettite  View Hewettite Image  CaV6O16·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Donnel Foster Hewett (1881-1971), geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, who described the mineralogy of Minasragra, Peru.
Hexaferrum View Hexaferrum Image (Fe,Os,Ru,Ir) Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the symmetry and composition.
Hexagonite (Mn) - See Actinolite
Hexahydrite Say Hexahydrite  View Hexahydrite Image  MgSO4·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the number of water molecules hexa, "six" and hydor, "water."
Hexahydroborite Say Hexahydroborite  View Hexahydroborite Image  Ca[B(OH)4]2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Hexamolybdenum View Hexamolybdenum Image (Mo,Ru,Fe,Ir,Os) Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name refers to the symmetry (primitive hexagonal) and composition (Mo-rich).
Hexatestibiopanickelite Say Hexatestibiopanickelite   (Ni,Pd)(Te,Sb) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Presumably named for the crystal system and composition.
Heyite Say Heyite  View Heyite Image Pb5Fe++2(VO4)2O4 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Max Hutchinson Hey (1904-1984), eminent British mineralogist and chemist, British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Heyrovskyite Say Heyrovskyite  View Heyrovskyite Image  Pb10AgBi5S18 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Czech chemist, J. Heyrovsky (1890-1967).
Hiarneite Say Hiarneite  View Hiarneite Image (Ca,Mn,Na)2(Zr,Mn+++)5(Sb,Ti,Fe)2O16 Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Urban Hiarne (1641-1724), a pioneer in Swedish geology.
Hibbingite Say Hibbingite  View Hibbingite Image (Fe,Mg)2(OH)3Cl Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Drill cores in the Duluth complex, near Hibbing, St. Louis Co., Minnesota,
Hibonite Say Hibonite  View Hibonite Image   (Ca,Ce)(Al,Ti,Mg)12O19 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paul Hibon, who discovered the mineral.
Hibschite Say Hibschite  View Hibschite Image  Ca3Al2(SiO4)3-x(OH)4x(x=0.2-1.5) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Josef Emanuel Hibsch (1852-1940), German Agricultural Academy, Tetschen, Czech Republic.
Hidalgoite Say Hidalgoite  View Hidalgoite Image PbAl3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: San Pascual mine, nine km northwest of Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Hiddenite - See Spodumene
REMARKS: Emerald green spodumene
Hieratite Say Hieratite  View Hieratite Image   K2SiF6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locaity in the crater of Vulcano (Greek name , Hiera). LOCALITY: Crater of Vulcano, Lipari Islands.
Higginsite - See Conichalcite
Hilairite Say Hilairite  View Hilairite Image View Hilairite Form  Na2ZrSi3O9·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
Hilgardite Say Hilgardite  View Hilgardite Image  Ca2B5O9Cl·(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eugene W. Hilgard (1833-1916), German-American geologist, one of the first to describe the Loiuisiana salt dome deposits.
Hillebrandite Say Hillebrandite  View Hillebrandite Image  Ca6Si3O9(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Francis Hillebrand (1853-1925), American geochemist and analytical chemist.
Hillite View Hillite Image  Ca2(Zn, Mg)[PO4]2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Roderik Hill (1949-), Chief of Mineral Research Division, CSIRO, Melbourne, Autralia.
Hingganite-(Ce) Say Hingganite-(Ce)  View Hingganite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,Ca)2([ ],Fe)Be2Si2O8[(OH),O]2 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for it's relationship to hingganite-(Y).
Hingganite-(Y) Say Hingganite-(Y)  View Hingganite-(Y) Image   Y2([ ])Be2Si2O8(OH)2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for it's locality. LOCALITY: Heilonghiang, and greater Khingan (Hinggan) area, Manchuria, China.
Hingganite-(Yb) Say Hingganite-(Yb)   (Yb,Y)2([ ])Be2Si2O8(OH)2 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for it's relationship to hingganite.
Hinsdalite Say Hinsdalite  View Hinsdalite Image  (Pb,Sr)Al3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Golden Fleece mine, Hinsdale County., Colorado, USA.
Hiortdahlite Say Hiortdahlite  View Hiortdahlite Image (Ca,Na,Y)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O7(F,O,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named for prof. Thorstein Hallager Hiortdahl (1839-1925), Mineralogist of Christiania (now Olso), Norway.
Hisingerite Say Hisingerite  View Hisingerite Image Fe+++2Si2O5(OH)4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wilhelm Hisinger (1766-1852), eminent Swedish chemist.
Hitchcockite - See Plumbogummite
Hocartite Say Hocartite  View Hocartite Image Ag2FeSnS4 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: For Raymind Hocart, Professor of Mineralogy, University of Paris, France.
Hochelagaite Say Hochelagaite  View Hochelagaite Image (Ca,Na,Sr)Nb4O11·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for "Hochelaga," the Native American name for Montreal, Canada.
Hodgkinsonite Say Hodgkinsonite  View Hodgkinsonite Image  MnZn2SiO4(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
NAME ORIGIN: Named for H. H. Hodgkinson, assistant underground supervisor of Franklin mine who discovered the mineral.
Hodrushite Say Hodrushite  View Hodrushite Image  Cu8Bi12S22 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Hodursa, Czechoslovakia.
Hoegbomite - See Magnesiohogbomite-2N2S
Hoegtuvaite - See Hogtuvaite
Hoelite Say Hoelite  View Hoelite Image  (C6H4)2(CO)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Adolf Hoel (1879-?), geologist, leader of a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen.
Hoernesite - See Hornesite
Hoganite  Cu(CH3COO)2·H2O Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Graham P. Hogan (1957-) who collected the mineral.
Hogbomite-10T - See Magnesiohogbomite-2N3S
Hogbomite-15R-18R-24R - See Magnesiohogbomite-6N6S
Hogbomite-24R - See Magnesiohogbomite-6N6S
Hogbomite-8H - See Ferrohogbomite-2N2S
Hogbomite-8H - See Magnesiohogbomite-2N2S
Hogtuvaite Say Hogtuvaite  View Hogtuvaite Image  (Ca,Na)2(Fe++,Fe+++,Ti,Mg,Mn)6(Si,Be,Al)6O20 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hogtuva Mountain, near the type locality in Norway. LOCALITY: Found about 16 km northwest of Mo i Rana, Norway
Hohmannite Say Hohmannite  View Hohmannite Image  Fe+++2(SO4)2(OH)2·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Hohmann (1843-1897), mining engineer of Valparaiso, Chile who discovered the first specimens.
Holdawayite Say Holdawayite  View Holdawayite Image  Mn++6(CO3)2(OH)7(Cl,OH) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Michael J. Holdaway of Southern Methodist University.
Holdenite Say Holdenite  View Holdenite Image View Holdenite Form  (Mn,Mg)6Zn3(AsO4)2(SiO4)(OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Albert Fairchild Holden (1866-1913), mining engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Holfertite View Holfertite Image   U++++++1.75TiCa0.25 O7.5(H2O)3 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John W. Holfert, claim holder at Starvation (formerly Searle) Canyon.
Hollandite Say Hollandite  View Hollandite Image  Ba(Mn++++,Mn++)8O16 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Henry Holland (1868-1947), Director of the Indian Geologic Survey.
Hollingworthite Say Hollingworthite  View Hollingworthite Image  (Rh,Pt,Pd)AsS Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: For Professor Sidney Ewart Hollingworth (1899-1966).
Holmquistite Say Holmquistite  View Holmquistite Images Gallery  [ ](Li2Mg3Al2)Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Per Johan Holmquist (1866-1946), petrologist, Stockhom, Sweden.
Holtedahlite Say Holtedahlite  View Holtedahlite Image  Mg12(PO3OH,CO3)(PO4)5(OH,O)6 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Olaf Holtedahl (1885-1975), Professor of Geology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Holtite Say Holtite  View Holtite Image  Al6(Al,Ta)(BO3)[(SiO4,SbO4,AsO4)]3(O,OH)3 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Harold Edward Holt (1908-1967), Prime minister of Australia (1966-1967).
Holtstamite  Ca3(Al,Mn+++)2(SiO4)2(OH)4 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Dr. Dan Holtstam (b. 1963) in honor of his contributions to Swedish mineralogy and specifically of Mn-deposits of the Långban type.
Homilite Say Homilite  View Homilite Image  Ca2(Fe++,Mg)B2Si2O10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "to occur together", in allusion to its association with meliphanite and "erdmannite" (allanite).
Honessite Say Honessite  View Honessite Image Ni6Fe+++2(SO4)(OH)16·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur P. Honess, (1886-1942), Pennsylvania State University.
Hongquiite TiO Not Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tao district, Hongqui, China.
Hongshiite Say Hongshiite  View Hongshiite Image PtCu Not Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hong district, China.
Hopeite Say Hopeite  View Hopeite Image View Hopeite Form  Zn3(PO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1908
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Scottish chemist, Thomas Charles Hope (1766-1844).
Hornblende - See Magnesiohornblende
Hornblende - See Ferrohornblende
Hornesite Say Hornesite  View Hornesite Image  Mg3(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1860
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Moritz Hornes (1815-1868), Curator of the Imperial Cabinet, Vienna, Austria.
Horn Lead - See Phosgenite
Horn Quicksilver - See Calomel
Horn Silver - See Chlorargyrite
Horobetsuite (Bi,Sb)2S3 Not Approved IMA
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Horobetsu mine, Hokkaido, Japan.
Horomanite Fe6Ni3S8 Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Horsfordite Say Horsfordite Cu5Sb Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1855
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eben N. Horsford, (1818-1893), U.S. chemist.
Hortonolite - See Fayalite
REMARKS: Mn,Mg bearing fayalite
Horvathite-(Y) Say Horvathite-(Y)  View Horvathite-(Y) Image  NaY(CO3)F2 Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Elsa (1947-) and Laszlo (1937-) Horvath, husband-and-wife team dedicated to the collection, study, and documentation of the minerals from Mont Saint-Hilaire.
Hoshiite - See Magnesite
REMARKS: Ni-bearing magnesite
Hotsonite-VI Say Hotsonite-VI Al5(SO4)(PO4)(OH)10·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Hotson 42, about 65 km W of Pofadder, Bushmanland, Cape Province, South Africa.
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