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M Mineral Index (492 Count)

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

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Malinkoite View Malinkoite Image  NaBSiO4 Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Svetlana V. Malinko(1927-), Russian mineralogist who specializes in B minerals.
Malladrite Say Malladrite  View Malladrite Image  Na2SiF6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alessandro Malladra (1865-1945), Italian volcanologist, director of the Vesuvius Observatory.
Mallardite Say Mallardite Mn++SO4·7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Name for Ernest Mallard (1833-1894), French crystallographer.
Mallestigite View Mallestigite Image Pb3Sb+++++(SO4)(AsO4)(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Dump of a Cu-Pp-Zn mine 1 km NW of Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
Malyshevite PdCuBiS3 Proposed IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Mammothite Say Mammothite  View Mammothite Image  Pb6Cu4AlSb+++++O2(SO4)2Cl4(OH)16 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mammoth vein, Tiger, Arizona, USA and from Laurium, Attika, Greece.
Manaksite Say Manaksite  View Manaksite Image  KNaMn++Si4O10 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: For MAnganese; sodium, NAtrium; potassium, Kalium; and SIlicon in its composition.
Manandonite Say Manandonite  View Manandonite Image  Li2Al4[(Si2AlB)O10](OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Antandrokomby, near Mt. Bity on the Manandona River, Madagascar.
Manasseite Say Manasseite  View Manasseite Image Mg6Al2(CO3)(OH)16·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ernesto Manasse (1875-1922), mineralogist of Florence, Italy.
Mandarinoite Say Mandarinoite  View Mandarinoite Image View Mandarinoite Form  Fe+++2Se3O9·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph A. Mandarino of the Royal Ontario Museum in recognition of his work on selenites.
Manganarsite Say Manganarsite Mn++3As+++204(OH)4 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the composition (Manganese, Arsenic).
Manganaxinite - See Axinite-(Mn)
REMARKS: Renamed Axinite-(Mn) by Mineralogical Record v39 (2008), 131
Manganbabingtonite Say Manganbabingtonite  View Manganbabingtonite Image Ca2(Mn,Fe++)Fe+++Si5O14(OH) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the manganese content and relation to babingtonite.
Manganbelyankinite Say Manganbelyankinite  View Manganbelyankinite Image (Mn,Ca)(Ti,Nb)5O12·9(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Presumably for its MANGANese content and relationship to belyankinite.
Manganberzeliite Say Manganberzeliite  View Manganberzeliite Image View Manganberzeliite Form (Ca,Na)3(Mn,Mg)2(AsO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the manganese dominant analogue of berzeliite.
Manganblende - See Alabandite
Manganese-hornesite - See Manganohornesite
REMARKS: Renamed as Manganohornesite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Manganese-shadlunite - See Manganoshadlunite
REMARKS: Renamed as Manganoshadlunite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Manganese spar - See Rhodochrosite
Mangangordonite Say Mangangordonite  View Mangangordonite Image  (Mn++,Fe++,Mg)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the manganese analog of gordonite.
Manganhumite Say Manganhumite   (Mn,Mg)7(SiO4)3(OH)2 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for manganese in the composition and relation to humite.
Manganiandrosite-(Ce)   (Mn++,Ca)(Ce,REE)AlMn+++Mn++(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Manganiandrosite-(La) View Manganiandrosite-(La) Image   (Mn,Ca)(La,Ce,Ca,Nd)AlMn+++Mn++(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH) Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its discovery locality. LOCALITY: Petalon Mountain, Andros Island, Cyclades, Greece.
Manganidocrase - See Manganvesuvianite
Manganilvaite View Manganilvaite Image  CaFe++Fe+++(Mn,Fe++)(Si2O7)O(OH) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Mn analogue of ilvaite with which it forms a continuous solid solution.
Manganipiemontite-(Sr) View Manganipiemontite-(Sr) Image CaSr(Mn+++,Fe+++)2Al[Si3O12](OH) Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel M. Tweddill, first curator (1897 to 1915) of the Museum of the Geological Survey, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Manganite Say Manganite  View Manganite Image View Manganite Form  MnO(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its chemical composition.
Manganlotharmeyerite View Manganlotharmeyerite Image  Ca(Mn+++,Mg,)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Mn-dominant lotharmeyerite.
Mangan-neptunite - See Manganoneptunite
REMARKS: Renamed as Manganoneptunite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131
Manganoan silicic edenite - See Parvo-mangano-edenite
Manganocalcite - See Calcite
REMARKS: Variety of Mn bearing calcite
Manganochromite Say Manganochromite  View Manganochromite Image View Manganochromite Form  (Mn,Fe++)(Cr,V)2O4 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its MANGANese in the composition and relationship to magnesiochromite.
Manganocolumbite - See Columbite-(Mn)
REMARKS: Renamed to Columbite-(Mn) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Manganocummingtonite View Manganocummingtonite Image  Na(Na,Mn)2(Mg4,Fe+++)5Si8O22(OH)2 Renamed IMA 2003, Formerly Tirodite 1938
NAME ORIGIN: Renamed IMA 2003, Formerly Tirodite (1938). Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Tirodi, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Manganogrunerite Say Manganogrunerite  View Manganogrunerite Image  [ ]Mn2Fe++5Si8O22(OH) Renamed IMA 1997, Formerly Dannemorite 1855
NAME ORIGIN: Renamed IMA 1997 as the Mn analog of grunerite, Formerly dannemorite (1855) which was named after its locality. LOCALITY: Dannemora, Uppsala, Sweden.
Manganohornesite View Manganohornesite Image (Mn,Mg)3(AsO4)2·8(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and relationship to hornesite.
Manganokhomyakovite View Manganokhomyakovite Image View Manganokhomyakovite Form Na12Sr3Ca6Mn3Zr3W(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(OH,Cl)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects the composition and similarity to khomyakovite.
Manganokukisvumite View Manganokukisvumite Image  Na6MnTi4Si8O28·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the manganese-dominant analogue of kukisvumite.
Manganolangbeinite  K2Mn2(SO4)3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named as a manganese compound analogous to langbeinite.
Manganonaujakasite Na6(Mn,Fe++ )Al4Si8O26 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the manganese analog of naujakasite.
Manganoneptunite View Manganoneptunite Image   KNa2Li(Mn,Fe++)2Ti2Si8O24 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1923
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition and relationship to neptunite.
Manganonordite-(Ce) Say Manganonordite-(Ce)  View Manganonordite-(Ce) Image   Na3SrCeMn++Si6O17 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Mn++ dominant analogue of nordite-(Ce). Nordite series is named after the word for north because of its northern origin in the Lovozero Massif.
Manganoparawollastonite - See Wollastonite-2M
REMARKS: Mn-bearing wollastonite
Manganophyllite (Mn) - See Biotite
Manganosegelerite Say Manganosegelerite (Mn,Ca)(Mn,Fe++,Mg)Fe+++(PO4)2(OH)·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the manganese analog of segelerite.
Manganoshadlunite (Mn,Pb)(Cu,Fe)8S8 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Tatyana Shadlun, Russian ore mineralogist.
Manganosite Say Manganosite  View Manganosite Image  MnO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
NAME ORIGIN: Named as an oxide of manganese.
Manganostibite Say Manganostibite   (Mn++,Fe++)7(SbO4)(AsO4,SiO4)O4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the MANGANese and antimony, STIBium, in the composition.
Manganotantalite - See Tantalite-(Mn)
REMARKS: Renamed to Tantalite-(Mn) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Manganotapiolite - See Tapiolite-(Mn)
REMARKS: Renamed to Tapiolite-(Mn) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Manganotychite View Manganotychite Image Na6(Mn++,Fe++,Mg)2(SO4)(CO3)4 Approved IMA 1990
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the manganese analog of tychite.
Manganpyrosmalite - See Pyrosmalite-(Mn)
REMARKS: Renamed to Pyrosmalite-(Mn) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131
Manganvesuvianite Say Manganvesuvianite  View Manganvesuvianite Image View Manganvesuvianite Form  Ca19Mn+++(Al,Mn+++,Fe+++)10(Mg,Mn++)2Si18O69(OH)9 Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the relationship to vesuvianite (idocrase) and Mn.
Mangazeite Al2(SO4)(OH)4·3H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Mangazeiskoye silver ore deposit, Eastern Yakutia, Siberia, Russia.
Manjiroite Say Manjiroite  View Manjiroite Image  (Na,K)(Mn++++,Mn++)8O16·n(H2O) Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Manjiro Watanabe (1891-?), Emeritus Professor of Mineralogy, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
Mannardite Say Mannardite  View Mannardite Image  BaTi6V+++2O16·(H2O) Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George William Mannard (1932-1982), formerly President of Kidd Creek Mines, Ltd., Toronto, Canada.
Mansfieldite Say Mansfieldite  View Mansfieldite Image  AlAsO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1948
NAME ORIGIN: Named for George Rogers Mansfield (1875-1947), geologist, U. S. Geological Survey.
Mantienneite Say Mantienneite   KMg2Al2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3·15(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Joseph Mantienne (1929-), Bureau de Recherches G´eologiques et Mini`eres, Orl`eans, France.
Maoniupingite-(Ce)  (REE,Ca)4(Fe+++,Ti,Fe++,[ ])(Ti,Fe+++,Fe++,Nb)4Si4O22 Proposed IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Mapimite Say Mapimite   Zn2Fe+++3(AsO4)3(OH)4·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Ojuela mine, Mapim?, Durango, Mexico.
Marcasite Say Marcasite  View Marcasite Image View Marcasite Form  FeS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Arabic or Moorish name for pyrites and similar material of uncertain origin.
Marecottite View Marecottite Image   Mg3(H2O)18[(UO2)4O3(SO4)2]2·10(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: La Creusaz U-prospect near Les Marecottes, Western Swiss Alps, Switzerland.
Margaritasite Say Margaritasite  View Margaritasite Image   (Cs,K,H3O)2(UO2)2V2O8·(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Margaritas uranium deposit, Pe˜na Blanca district, about 70 km north of Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Margarite Say Margarite  View Margarite Image  CaAl2(Al2Si2)O10(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1823
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek margaritos - "pearl."
Margarosanite Say Margarosanite  View Margarosanite Image  Pb(Ca,Mn++)2Si3O9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1916
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek for "pearl" and "tablet", in reference to its luster and lamellar habit.
Marialite Say Marialite  View Marialite Image View Marialite Form  Na4Al3Si9O24Cl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named by von Rath in honor of his wife, Maria Rosa vom Rath (1830-1888).
Marianoite View Marianoite Images Gallery Na2Ca4(Nb,Zr)2(Si2O7)2(O,F)4 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anthony ("Tony") Nicola Mariano (b. 1930) in recognition for his contributions to the study of alkaline rocks and carbonatites.
Maricite Say Maricite  View Maricite Image  NaFe++PO4 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Luka Maric (1899-?), Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Maricopaite Say Maricopaite  View Maricopaite Image  Pb7Ca2(Si,Al)48O100·32(H2O) Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Moon Anchor mine, near Tonopah, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.
Marignacite - See Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce)
Marinellite View Marinellite Image   [(Na,K)42Ca6](Si36Al36O144)(SO4)8Cl2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giorgio Marinelli (1922-1993), Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pisa, specialist in magma genesis and tectonic settings.
Marionite - See Hydrozincite
Marokite Say Marokite  View Marokite Image  CaMn+++2O4 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Tachgagalt, Ouarzazate, Morocco. Morocco in French "Maroc".
Marrite Say Marrite  View Marrite Images Gallery  PbAgAsS3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1904
NAME ORIGIN: Named for John Edward Marr (1857-1933), geologist of Canbridge, England.
Marrucciite View Marrucciite Image  Hg3Pb16Sb18S46 Approved IMA 2006 - (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Angelo Marrucci (1956-2003), a mineral collector in recognition for his contributions to the mineralogy of Tuscany.
Marshite Say Marshite  View Marshite Image View Marshite Form  CuI Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: Named for C. W. Marsh, Autralian mineral collector who first described the mineral.
Marsturite Say Marsturite  View Marsturite Image NaCaMn3[Si5O14(OH)] Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Marion Stuart of Bellvue, Idaho, who has been a staunch supporter of the preservation of natural history specimens, particularly those of geological interest.
Marthozite Say Marthozite  View Marthozite Images Gallery View Marthozite Form   Cu[(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2]·8(H2O) Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Aime Marthoz (1864-1962), French mineralogist and inspector General, Bureau de Recherches Geolgiques et Miniere.
Martinite View Martinite Image  (Na,[ ],Ca)12Ca4(Si,S,B)14B2O38(OH,Cl)2F2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name for Robert François Martin (b. 1941), Professor of Geology at McGill University and long-time editor of The Canadian Mineralogist.
Martite - See Hematite
Martourite - See Berthierite
Martyite View Martyite Image Zn3V2O7(OH)2·2H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its discoverer, Joe Marty, of Salt Lake City, Utah, who is also responsible for the discovery of three other new minerals from the same area.
Marumoite Pb32As40S92 Proposed IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Mascagnite Say Mascagnite  View Mascagnite Image  (NH4)2SO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1779
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paolo Mascagni (1752-1815), Italian anatomist, University of Siena who first described the natural salt.
Maslovite Say Maslovite  View Maslovite Image  PtBiTe Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for G. D. Maslov (1915-1968).
Massicot Say Massicot  View Massicot Image  PbO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
NAME ORIGIN: French name for lead oxide.
Masutomilite Say Masutomilite  View Masutomilite Image   K(Li,Al,Mn++)3[(Si,Al)4O10](F,OH)2 Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Kazunosuke Masutomi, Japanese pharmacist and prominent amateur mineralogist and mineral collector.
Masuyite Say Masuyite  View Masuyite Images Gallery   Pb[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gustave Masuy (1905-1945), Belgian geologist, shot by the German occupiers at the end of World War II.
Mathewrogersite Say Mathewrogersite Pb7(Fe,Cu)Al3GeSi12O36·(OH,H2O)6 Approved IMA 1986
NAME ORIGIN: Named to honor Mathew Rogers, first European prospector at Tsumeb, Namibia.
Mathiasite Say Mathiasite  View Mathiasite Image   (K,Ca,Sr)(Ti,Cr,Fe,Mg)21O38 Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frances Celia Morna Mathias (1913-), British-South African geochemist, University of Capetown, South Africa.
Matildite Say Matildite  View Matildite Images Gallery  AgBiS2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1883
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality LOCALITY: Matilda mine, near Moroccha, Provinence Junin, Peru.
Matioliite View Matioliite Image  NaMgAl5(PO4)4(OH)6·2H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in honor of Paulo Anselmo Matioli (b.1975), mineral collector, founder, and curator of the Museu de Ciências Naturais Jobas "José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva" Santos, SP, Brazil.
Matlockite Say Matlockite  View Matlockite Image View Matlockite Form  PbFCl Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
NAME ORIGIN: Named from its locality. LOCALITY: Cromford, near Matlock, Derbyshire. Ancient lead slags at Laurium, Greece.
Matraite Say Matraite ZnS Discredited IMA 2006 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Name for the locality. LOCALITY: Gyöngyösoroszi, Mátra Mountains locality, Heves Co., Hungary.
Mátraite - See Sphalerite
REMARKS: Densely twinned
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