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K Mineral Index (263 Count)

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

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Khademite Say Khademite  View Khademite Image  Al(SO4)F·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for N. Khadem, (b1910), director, Geological Survey of Iran.
Khaidarkanite View Khaidarkanite Image  Na0.34Cu4Al3(OH)14F3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the discovery locality. LOCALITY: Khaidarkan antimony-mercury deposit, northern slope of the Alai Range, Fergana Valley, Kyrgyzstan.
Khamrabaevite Say Khamrabaevite  View Khamrabaevite Image  (Ti,V,Fe)C Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ibragim Khamrabaevich Khamrabaeva (1920-), Director, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Khanneshite Say Khanneshite  View Khanneshite Image   (NaCa)3(Ba,Sr,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Khanneshin carbonatite complex, Afghanistan,
Kharaelakhite Say Kharaelakhite  View Kharaelakhite Image (Pt,Cu,Pb,Fe,Ni)9S8 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: For the Kharaelakh Plateau, Noril'sk region, USSR.
Khatyrkite Say Khatyrkite  View Khatyrkite Image  (Cu,Zn)Al2 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Khatirskii ultramafic zone of the Koryak-Kamchata fold area, Koryak Mountains, Russia.
Khibinskite Say Khibinskite    K2ZrSi2O7 Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Gakman Valley, Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Khinite Say Khinite PbCu++3Te++++++O6(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ba Saw Khin (1931-), Burmese-American geologist and petrographier.
Khmaralite  (Mg,Al,Fe)16(Al,Si,Be)12O40 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality, which was named in honor of Ivan Fedorovich Khmara (1936-1956), a tractor driver who perished in Antarctica. LOCALITY: From "Zircon Point,", Khmara Bay, Enderby Land, Antarctica.
Khomyakovite  Na12Sr3Ca6Fe3Zr3W(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3 (OH,Cl)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Alexander Petrovich Khomyakov (b. 1933), of the Institute of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Crystal Chemistry of Rare Elements, Moscow, Russia, for his extensive contributions to the mineralogy and geochemistry of alkaline rocks.
Khristovite-(Ce) Say Khristovite-(Ce)  View Khristovite-(Ce) Image  (Ca,REE)(Ce,REE)(Mg,Fe,Cr,Ti,V,Al)Mn++Al(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)(F,O) Approved IMA 1991 - Dana Number Modified from 58.2.1a.9
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Evgenia Valdimirovicha Khristova (1933-), Russian geologist and specialist in Tien-shan geology.
Kiddcreekite Say Kiddcreekite  View Kiddcreekite Image Cu6SnWS8 Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kidd Creek mine, near Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
Kidney Ore - See Hematite
Kidwellite Say Kidwellite  View Kidwellite Image  Na(Fe+++,Cu)9+x(PO4)6(OH)11·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Albert Laws Kidwell (1919-), Houston, Texas.
Kieftite Say Kieftite  View Kieftite Image  CoSb3 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1994 for Cornelis Kieft (b.1924), Dutch mineralogist.
Kieserite Say Kieserite  View Kieserite Image View Kieserite Form  MgSO4·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1860
NAME ORIGIN: Named after D. G. Kieserr. President of the Academy in Jena, Germany (1770-1826).
Kilbrickenite - See Geocronite
Kilchoanite Say Kilchoanite   Ca3Si2O7 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan, Scotland.
Killalaite Say Killalaite  View Killalaite Image  2Ca3Si2O7·(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: From near Inishcrone, along the east shore of Killala Bay, Co. Sligo, and at Carneal, Co. Antrim, Ireland.
Kimolite - See Endellite
Kimrobinsonite Say Kimrobinsonite Ta(OH)3(O,CO3) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kim Robertson, (1951-), Autralian geologist of Perth, Western Autralia, who found the first specimen.
Kimuraite-(Y) Say Kimuraite-(Y)  View Kimuraite-(Y) Image CaY2(CO3)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kenjiro Kimura (1896-), Geochemist, University of Japan.
Kimzeyite Say Kimzeyite  View Kimzeyite Image View Kimzeyite Form  Ca3(Zr,Ti)2(Si,Al,Fe+++)3O12 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Kimzey family, long associated with the mineralogy at Magnet Cove, Arkansas.
Kingite Say Kingite  View Kingite Image  Al3(PO4)2(F,OH)2·8(H2O,OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for D. King, 1926-1990), geologist, Department of Mines, SA, Australia.
Kingsmountite Say Kingsmountite  View Kingsmountite Image (Ca,Mn++)4(Fe++,Mn++)Al4(PO4)6(OH)4·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Foote Quarry, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA.
Kingstonite  (Rh,Ir,Pt)3S4 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in honor of Gordon Andrew Kingston (b. 1939), senior lecturer in the Department of Geology, University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Kinichilite Say Kinichilite  View Kinichilite Image  Mg0.5[Mn++Fe+++(TeO3)3]·4.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kin-Ichi Sakurai (1912-1993), Japanese amateur mineralogist and collector, coauthor of "Minerals of Japan" 1938.
Kinoite Say Kinoite  View Kinoite Images Gallery  Ca2Cu2Si3O8(OH)4 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), Jesuit explorer of the southwestern United States.
Kinoshitalite Say Kinoshitalite  View Kinoshitalite Image   (Ba,K)(Mg,Mn,Al)3Si2Al2O10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Dr. Kameki Kinshita (1896-1974), investigator of ore deposits in Japan.
Kintoreite Say Kintoreite  View Kintoreite Image  PbFe+++3(PO4)2(OH,H2O)6 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: Kintore opencut and Block 14 opencut, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
Kipushite Say Kipushite  View Kipushite Images Gallery  (Cu,Zn)5Zn(PO4)2(OH)6·(H2O) Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kipushi, 28 km southwest of Lubumbashi, Katanga Province, Congo (Shaba Province, Zaire).
Kirkiite Say Kirkiite   Pb10Bi3As3S19 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: In the Aghios Philippos Pb-Zn deposit, near Kirki, Thrace, Greece.
Kirschsteinite Say Kirschsteinite  View Kirschsteinite Image  CaFe++SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Egon Kirschstein, German geologist, a pioneer in the geological exploration of Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire).
Kitaibelite - See Pavonite
REMARKS: Pb-containing pavonite
Kitaibelite View Kitaibelite Image Ag10PbBi30S51 Discredited IMA 2006 - Published 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Unknown.
Kithilite - See Bassetite
Kitkaite Say Kitkaite  View Kitkaite Image NiTeSe Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the river Kitka, in findland, in the valley of which the mineral was found.
Kittatinnyite Say Kittatinnyite Ca2Mn+++2Mn++Si2O8(OH)4·9(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Algonquin for "endless hills," in allusion to the topography of the Franklin, New Jersey, area.
Kittlite - See Metacinnabar
REMARKS: Se-bearing metacinnabar
Kivuite View Kivuite Image  (Th,Ca,Pb)H2(UO2)4(PO4)2(OH)8·7(H2O) Discredited IMA 1962 - Valid Mineral (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1958 for the locality. LOCALITY: Kobokobo pegmatite, Kivu, Zaire.
Kladnoite Say Kladnoite  View Kladnoite Image  C6H4(CO)2NH Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1942
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: From the Scholler coal mine, Libus´?n, Kladno coal basin, about 30 km west-northwest of Prague, and at Radvanice, Czech Republic.
Klaprothite - See Emplectite
REMARKS: Mixture of emplaectite with wittichenite
Klaprothite - See Lazulite
Klaprothite - See Wittichenite
REMARKS: Mixture with emplectite
Klebelsbergite Say Klebelsbergite  View Klebelsbergite Image  Sb+++4O4(OH)2(SO4) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kuno Klebelsberg (1875-1932), Hungarian educator.
Kleberite FeTi6O13·4(H2O) (?) Not Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Will Kleber (1906-1970), Humboldt University, Berlin.
Kleberite-(OH) - See Pseudorutile
Kleemanite Say Kleemanite ZnAl2(PO4)2(OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alfred William Kleeman, petrologist, University of Adelaide, SA, Aurtalia.
Kleinite Say Kleinite  View Kleinite Image View Kleinite Form  Hg2N(Cl,SO4)·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carl Klein (1832-1907), German mineralogist, University of Berlin.
Kliachite - See Boehmite
REMARKS: Colloidal Al hydroxide
Klochite  ([ ]1Na1)KFe2Zn3[Si12O30] Proposed IMA 2007
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Klockmannite Say Klockmannite  View Klockmannite Image  CuSe Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich Klockmann (1857-1937), German mineralogist of Aachen.
Klyuchevskite Say Klyuchevskite  View Klyuchevskite Image   K3Cu3(Fe+++,Al)O2(SO4)4 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Great Tolbachik fissure eruption, Kamchatka, Russia.
Klyuchevskite-Duplicate Say Klyuchevskite-Duplicate  View Klyuchevskite-Duplicate Image  K3Cu3Fe+++O2(SO4)4 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Great Tolbachik fissure eruption, Kamchatka, Russia.
Knasibfite View Knasibfite Image   K3Na4[SiF6]3[BF4] Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the chemical compostion (K-Na-Si-B-F).
Knebelite(Mn) - See Fayalite
Knopite (Ce) - See Perovskite
Knorringite Say Knorringite  View Knorringite Form Mg3Cr2(SiO4)3 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Oleg von Knorring (1915-1994), Department of Earth Sciences, Leeds University, Leeds, England.
Koashvite Say Koashvite  View Koashvite Image Na6(Ca,Mn)(Ti,Fe)Si6O18·(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mt. Koashva, Khibiny massif, Kola, Peninsula, Russia.
Kobeite-(Y) Say Kobeite-(Y)  View Kobeite-(Y) Image  (Y,U)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1950
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kobe-Mura [presently Oyama-cho], Japan.
Kobellite Say Kobellite  View Kobellite Image  Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Wolfgang Franz von Kobell (1803-1882), German mineralogist.
Kochelite - See Zircon
REMARKS: Mixture of fergusonite-(Y) and zircon
Kochelite - See Fergusonite-(Y)
REMARKS: Mixture of fergusonite-(Y) and zircon
Kochite   Na2(Na,Ca)4Ca4(Mn,Ca)2Zr2Ti2(Si2O7)4(O,F)4F4 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lauge Koch (1892-1964), Danish geologist who mapped Werner Bjerge.
Kochkarite Say Kochkarite  View Kochkarite Image  PbBi4Te7 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Kochkar deposit, Ural Mountains, Russia
Kochsandorite View Kochsandorite Images Gallery CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4·H2O Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Sándor Koch, (1896-1983), professor in the Department of Mineralogy, Petrography and Geochemistry Josef Atilla University.
Koechlinite Say Koechlinite  View Koechlinite Image View Koechlinite Form  Bi2MoO6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Rudolf Koechlin (1862-1939), Austrian mineralogist.
Koenenite Say Koenenite  View Koenenite Image  Na4Mg4Cl12·Mg5Al4(OH)22 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Adolf von Koenen (1837-1915), German geologist of Gottingen, who first found the mineral.
Koettigite - See Kottigite
Kogarkoite Say Kogarkoite  View Kogarkoite Image  Na3(SO4)F Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lia Nikolaevna Kofarko (1936-), Russian geochemist, who first noticed the mineral in Russia.
Koivinite - See Florencite-(Ce)
Kokchetavite View Kokchetavite Image  KAlSi3O8 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kumdy-Kul, Kokchetav, Kazakhstan.
Koktaite Say Koktaite  View Koktaite Image (NH4)2Ca(SO4)2·(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jaroslav Kokta (1904-1970), Czech chemist, who analyzed the artificial compound.
Kolarite Say Kolarite  View Kolarite Image PbTeCl2 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Champion Reef mine, Kolar Geold Fields, Karnataka, India.
Kolbeckite Say Kolbeckite  View Kolbeckite Image View Kolbeckite Form  ScPO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich L. W. Kolbeck (1860-1943), mineralogist, Mining Academy, Freiberg, Germany.
Kolfanite Say Kolfanite Ca2Fe+++3O2(AsO4)3·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the abbreviation for the Russian KOL’skii Filial Akademii Nauk SSSR [Kola Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR].
Kolicite Say Kolicite  View Kolicite Image  Mn7Zn4(AsO4)2(SiO4)2(OH)8 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Kolic, of Rockaway, New Jersey, USA, who first discovered the mineral.
Kolovratite Say Kolovratite  View Kolovratite Image Hydrous vanadate of Ni and Zn Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Lev S. Kolovrat-Chervinsky (1884-1921), a Russian physicist.
Kolwezite Say Kolwezite  View Kolwezite Image (Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the mine locality. LOCALITY: Kolwezi-Kamoto-Musonoi, southern Shava, Zaire.
Kolymite Say Kolymite Cu7Hg6 Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Krokhalin antimony deposit, Kolyma River, Russia.
Komarovite Say Komarovite  View Komarovite Image (Ca,Mn)2(Nb,Ti)2Si2O7(O,F)2·3.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vladimir M. Komarov (1927-1967), Russian cosmonaut, who was killed during his return flight on April, 23, 1967.
Kombatite Say Kombatite  View Kombatite Image  Pb14(VO4)2O9Cl4 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: The name is for the Kombat mine, which is the Anglicized version of the Herero names, "Okombahe Tijinene" and "Okombahe Katiti" which mean "the large drinking place of the giraffe," and the "small drinking place of the giraffe."
Komkovite Say Komkovite   BaZrSi3O9·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aleksandr Ivanovich Komkov (1926-1987), Russian mineralogist and crystallographer, Karpinskii All-Union Research Institute of Geology, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Konderite Say Konderite PbCu3(Rh,Pt,Ir)8S16 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Konder massif, Yakutia, Russia.
Kondorite - See Konderite
Kongsbergite - See Amalgam
Koninckite Say Koninckite  View Koninckite Image Fe+++PO4·3(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Laurent Guillaumen de Koninck (1809-1887), Belgian geologist.
Konyaite Say Konyaite  View Konyaite Image Na2Mg(SO4)2·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Cakmak, between Eregli and Nigde, Great Konya Basin, Konya Province, Turkey.
Koragoite Say Koragoite  View Koragoite Image  (Mn++,Fe+++)3(Nb,Ta,Ti)2(Nb,Mn)2(W,Ta)2O20 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Aleksei Aleksandrovich Korago (1942-1993), geologist who investigated the formation of river pearls in the Arkhangel'sk district of Russia, and the origin of amber.
Koritnigite Say Koritnigite  View Koritnigite Image  ZnHAsO4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Sigmund Koritnig (1912-1984), petrologist, University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany.
Kornelite Say Kornelite  View Kornelite Image  Fe+++2(SO4)3·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Kornel Hlavacsek (1835-1914), hungarian mining engineer at the Szomolnok copper mine.
Kornerupine Say Kornerupine  View Kornerupine Image  (Mg,Fe++)4Al6(SiO4,BO4)5(O,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Danish geologist, Andreas Nikolaus Kornerup (1857-1881).
Kornite Say Kornite Na(CaNa)Fe++4(Al,Fe+++)Si7AlO22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Hermann Korn (b1946), German geologist who lived in South Africa.
Korobitsynite View Korobitsynite Image View Korobitsynite Form Na3(Ti,Nb)2[Si4O12](OH,O)2·3-4(H2O) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Mikhail Fedorovich Korobitsyn (1928-1996), amateur mineralogist and collector who made significant contributions to mineralogical investigations of the Lovozero alkaline complex.
Korshunovskite Say Korshunovskite  View Korshunovskite Image  Mg2Cl(OH)3·3.5-4(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's locality. LOCALITY: Korshunov iron ore deposti, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia.
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