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L Mineral Index (239 Count)

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

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Lemanskiite View Lemanskiite Image NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5H2O Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Chester (Chet) S. Lemanski, Jr (b. 1947),.
Lemmleinite - See Lemmleinite-K
Lemmleinite-Ba View Lemmleinite-Ba Image   Na2K2Ba1-xTi4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Ba-dominant member of the lemmleinite subgroup.
Lemmleinite-K View Lemmleinite-K Image View Lemmleinite-K Form   NaK2(Ti,Nb)2Si4O12(O,OH)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georgy G. Lemmlein (1901-1962), prominent Russian mineralogist and crystallographer.
Lemoynite Say Lemoynite  View Lemoynite Image   (Na,K)2CaZr2Si10O26·5-6(H2O) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Lemoyne (1625-1685), Lord of Longuevil, and his four sons, well-known personalites in French-Canadian history.
Lenaite Say Lenaite  View Lenaite Image  AgFeS2 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Lena River.
Lengenbachite Say Lengenbachite  View Lengenbachite Images Gallery Pb6(Ag,Cu)2As4S13 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Lengenbach quarry, Binnental, Valais, Switzerland.
Leningradite Say Leningradite   PbCu++3(VO4)2Cl2 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the city (Leningrad) where many vulcanic sublimates have been studied.
Lennilenapeite Say Lennilenapeite  View Lennilenapeite Image  K6-7(Mg,Mn,Fe++,Fe+++,Zn)48(Si,Al)72(O,OH)216·16(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe, who first inhabited the type locality region. LOCALITY: Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA.
Lenoblite Say Lenoblite  View Lenoblite Image V2O4·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Andre Lenoble, French mineralogist-geologist.
Leogangite View Leogangite Image  Cu10(AsO4)4(SO4)(OH)6·8(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: A mine dump of the Danielstollen, in the Schwarzleo valley about 10 km west-southwest of Leogang, Salzburg, Austria.
Leonhardite - See Laumontite
Leonite Say Leonite  View Leonite Image View Leonite Form   K2Mg(SO4)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Leo Strippelmann, Director of the salt works at Westeregeln, Germany.
Lepersonnite-(Gd) Say Lepersonnite-(Gd)   CaGd2(UO3)24(CO3)8(SiO4)4O4·60(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Jacques Lepersonne (1909-), honorary head of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Musee Royale de l'Afrique Centrale, Brussels, Belgium.
Lepidocrocite Say Lepidocrocite  View Lepidocrocite Image View Lepidocrocite Form  FeO(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1813
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek lipis - "scale" and krokis - "fibre."
Lepidolite Say Lepidolite  View Lepidolite Image View Lepidolite Form   K(Li,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1792
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek lepidion - "scale" and lithos - "stone."
Lepidomelane (Fe) - See Biotite
Lepkhenelmite-Zn View Lepkhenelmite-Zn Image   Ba2Zn(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·7(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality and composition. LOCALITY: Lepkhe-Nelm Mountain, Lovozero alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Lerbachite - See Clausthalite
Lermontovite Say Lermontovite   U++++(PO4)(OH)·(H2O) (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Mikhail Yur’evich Lermontov (1814-1841), Russian poet.
Lessingite - See Britholite-(Ce)
Lessingite-(Ce) - See Britholite-(Ce)
Lesukite Say Lesukite  View Lesukite Image Al2(OH)5Cl·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Grigorii Ivanovich Lesuke (1935–1995), technical worker in the Department of Crystallography, University of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Letovicite Say Letovicite  View Letovicite Image  (NH4)3H(SO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Letovice, Moravia, Czech Republic.
Lettsomite - See Cyanotrichite
Leucite Say Leucite  View Leucite Image   KAlSi2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1791
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek leukos - "white."
Leucophanite Say Leucophanite  View Leucophanite Image  (Na,Ca)2BeSi2(O,OH,F)7 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek leucos, "white" and phanein, " to appear" in allusion to the white color
Leucophoenicite Say Leucophoenicite  View Leucophoenicite Image  Mn7(SiO4)3(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek leukos, "pale" and foinis, "red purple", in allusion to its color
Leucophosphite Say Leucophosphite  View Leucophosphite Image   KFe+++2(PO4)2(OH)·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for white and the phosphate in its composition.
Leucophyllite (Starkl 1883) - See Aluminoceladonite
Leucosapphire - See Corundum
REMARKS: Colorless corundum
Leucosphenite Say Leucosphenite  View Leucosphenite Images Gallery  Na4BaTi2O2[B2Si10O28] Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1901 by Flink from the Greek for white (=leuco) and wedge (=sphen), in allusion to its color and morphology.
Leucoxene - See Ilmenite
REMARKS: Alteration product of ilmenite
Levinsonite-(Y) View Levinsonite-(Y) Image   (Y,Nd,La)Al(SO4)2(C2O4)·12(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Al A. Levinson of the University of Calgary, who is the originator of the nomenclature system used by REE minerals.
Levyclaudite Say Levyclaudite Pb8Sn7Cu3(Bi,Sb)3S28 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Claude Levy (1924-), French mineralogist.
Levyne - See Levyne-Ca
Levyne-Ca Say Levyne-Ca  View Levyne-Ca Image   (Ca,Na2,K2)Al2Si4O12·6(H2O) Valid Species 1997 (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Armand Levy (1794-1841), French mineralogist and crystallographer, Paris University, France. Ca modifier added by zeolite nomenclature committee.
Levyne-Na Say Levyne-Na  View Levyne-Na Image  (Na2,Ca,K2)Al2Si4O12·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Armand Levy (1794-1841), French mineralogist and crystallographer, Paris University, France. The Na-dominant member of the levyne series.
Levynite - See Levyne-Na
Levynite - See Levyne-Ca
Lewisite - See Romeite
REMARKS: Mn deficient, Ti-bearing roméite
Lewisite Say Lewisite   (Ca,Fe++,Na)2(Sb,Ti)2O7 Discredited IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Willam James Lewis (1847-1926), Professor of Mineralogy, Cambridge University, Canbridge, England.
Lewistonite - See Carbonate-fluorapatite
Liandratite Say Liandratite  View Liandratite Image  U++++++(Nb,Ta)2O8 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georges Liandrat and his wife, of Samoens, France, who had prospected extensively in Madagascar.
Liberite Say Liberite   Li2BeSiO4 Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Presumably for LIthium and BERyllium in the composition.
Libethenite Say Libethenite  View Libethenite Images Gallery View Libethenite Form  Cu2(PO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Lubietova (German Livethen), Czechoslovakia.
Liddicoatite Say Liddicoatite  View Liddicoatite Images Gallery  Ca(Li,Al)3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(O,OH,F)4 Approved IMA 1977 (Dana # Changed)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard T. Liddicot (1918-2003), gemologist, who invented the diamond grading system, for his many contributions to the Gemological Institute of America.
Liddicoatite - See Liddicoatite
REMARKS: (61.3.1.2)
Liebauite Say Liebauite   Ca3Cu5Si9O26 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich Liebau, Kiel, Germany, prominent worker on silicate minerals.
Liebenbergite Say Liebenbergite   (Ni,Mg)2SiO4 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for W.R. Liebenberg, Deputy Director-General of the National Institute for Metallurgy of South Africa.
Liebigite Say Liebigite  View Liebigite Image   Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3·11(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1848
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Justus van Liebig (1803-1873), German chemist.
Lievrite - See Ilvaite
Light Red Silver Ore - See Proustite
Likasite Say Likasite  View Likasite Image  Cu3(NO3)(OH)5·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Likasi mine, Shaba, Zaire.
Lillianite Say Lillianite  View Lillianite Image  Pb3Bi2S6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1889
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Lillian Mining Co. in Colorado.
Lime Say Lime   CaO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Old English, quicklime.
Lime Uranite - See Autunite
Limonite - See Goethite
Linarite Say Linarite  View Linarite Images Gallery View Linarite Form  PbCu(SO4)(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Linares, Spain.
Lindackerite Say Lindackerite  View Lindackerite Image  CuCu4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2·~9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph Lindacker, Austrain chemist, who made the analysis.
Lindbergite View Lindbergite Images Gallery Mn(C2O4)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Marie Louise Lindburg-Smith (1918-), USGS scientist who described several new species from the mine.
Lindgrenite Say Lindgrenite  View Lindgrenite Image View Lindgrenite Form  Cu3(MoO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Waldemar Lindgren (1860-1939), American mining geologist and teacher.
Lindqvistite Say Lindqvistite  View Lindqvistite Image  Pb2(Mn++,Mg)Fe+++16027 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Bengt Lindqvist (1927-), formerly Senior Curator of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lindsleyite Say Lindsleyite  View Lindsleyite Image  (Ba,Sr)(Ti,Cr,Fe,Mg)21O38 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Donald H. Lindsley (1934-), mineralogist, Department of Earth Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Lindstroemite - See Lindstromite
Lindstromite Say Lindstromite  View Lindstromite Image  Pb3Cu3Bi7S15 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gustav Lindstrom (1838-1916), Swedish mineral chemist of the Swedish Museum of Natrual History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lingaitukuang - See Brabantite
Lingunite View Lingunite Image (Na,Ca)AlSi3O8 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Liu Lin-gun (1942-), Chinese mineralogist at the National Taiwan University who first synthesised the mineral.
Linnaeite Say Linnaeite  View Linnaeite Image View Linnaeite Form  Co++Co+++2S4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Swedish botanist, C. Linne (1707-1778).
Linneite - See Linnaeite
Lintisite Say Lintisite  View Lintisite Image  Na3LiTi2Si4O14·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the LIthium, sodium (Natrium), TItanium, and SIlicon in the composition.
Liottite Say Liottite  View Liottite Image   (Ca,Na,K)8(Si,Al)12O24[(SO4),(CO3),Cl,OH]4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Luciano Liotti, mineral collector who donated the specimen in which this mineral was first found.
Lipscombite Say Lipscombite  View Lipscombite Image  (Fe++,Mn)Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Nunn Lipscomb (1909- ), mineralogist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, who determined the crystal structure of the synthetic compound.
Liroconite Say Liroconite  View Liroconite Image View Liroconite Form  Cu2Al(AsO4)(OH)4·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1825
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, liros - "pale" and konia - "powder."
Lisetite Say Lisetite   Na2CaAl4Si4O16 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Liset eclogite pod, Selje district, Western Gneiss region, Norway.
Lishizhenite Say Lishizhenite ZnFe+++2(SO4)4·14(H2O) Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Li Shizhen (1518-1593), famous Chinese pharmacologist.
Lisiguangite  CuPtBiS3 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Not given in abstract.
Lisitsynite  KBSi2O6 Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Apollon E. Lisitsyn (1928-1999), Russian specialist in B deposits.
Liskeardite Say Liskeardite  View Liskeardite Image (Al,Fe+++)3(AsO4)(OH)6·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Liskeard, Cornwall, England.
Litharge Say Litharge  View Litharge Image  PbO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
NAME ORIGIN: Named in 1917 from a Greek word given by Diocorides to a material obtained in the process of separating lead from silver by pyrometallurgy.
Lithidionite - See Litidionite
Lithiomarsturite Say Lithiomarsturite  View Lithiomarsturite Image LiCa2Mn2HSi5O15 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the lithium analogue of marsturite
Lithionite - See Zinnwaldite
Lithiophilite Say Lithiophilite  View Lithiophilite Images Gallery View Lithiophilite Form  LiMnPO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1878
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the composition, Lithium, and from the Greek for "friend".
Lithiophorite Say Lithiophorite  View Lithiophorite Image  (Al,Li)Mn++++O2(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1870
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the content of LITHIum and the Greek for "to bear".
Lithiophosphate Say Lithiophosphate  View Lithiophosphate Image  Li3PO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its content of lithium and phosphate.
Lithiotantite Say Lithiotantite  View Lithiotantite Image Li(Ta,Nb)3O8 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for LITHIum and TANTalum in the composition.
Lithiowodginite Say Lithiowodginite  View Lithiowodginite Image  LiTa3O8 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dominant LITHium content and the relationship to wodginite.
Lithium Mica - See Lepidolite
Lithosite Say Lithosite  View Lithosite Image   K6Al4Si8O25·(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek "lithos", stone, because it contains the most abundant components of the Earth's crust.
Litidionite Say Litidionite  View Litidionite Image   KNaCuSi4O10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek "LITHIDIOS" = lapilli, in allusion to the morphology.
Litvinskite View Litvinskite Image  Na2([ ],Na,Mn)Zr[Si6O12(OH,O)6] Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Galina P. Litvinskaya (1920-1994), former crystallographer of the Moscow State University.
Liveingite Say Liveingite  View Liveingite Images Gallery  Pb9As13S28 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Geroge D. Liveing (1827-1924), Professor of Chemistry, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.
Livingstonite Say Livingstonite  View Livingstonite Image  HgSb4S8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Scottish explorer and missionary, David Livingstone (1813-1873).
Lizardite Say Lizardite  View Lizardite Image  Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Kennack Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall, England.
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