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N Mineral Index (207 Count)

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

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Nepskoeite View Nepskoeite Image Mg4Cl(OH)7·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after it's location. LOCALITY: The Asia Nepskoe salt deposit, Nepa river basin in the northern part of Lower Tunguska, Eastern Siberia, Russia.
Neptunite Say Neptunite  View Neptunite Image View Neptunite Form   KNa2Li(Fe++,Mn)2Ti2Si8O24 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1893
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, because it was found with aegirine, named for the Scandinavian god of the sea.
Neskevaaraite-Fe View Neskevaaraite-Fe Image  NaK3Fe(Ti,Nb)4(Si4O12)2(O,OH)4·6(H2O) Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality and composition. LOCALITY: Drillcore from the Neskevaara Hill, central part of the Vuoriyarvi alkaline-ultrabasic massif, northern Karelia, Russia.
Nesquehonite Say Nesquehonite  View Nesquehonite Image View Nesquehonite Form  Mg(HCO3)(OH)·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Coal mine at Nesquehoning, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Neustadtelite View Neustadtelite Images Gallery View Neustadtelite Form  Bi2Fe+++(Fe+++,Co)(O,OH)2(OH)2(AsO4)2 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Mine dumps in the Schneeberg-Neustädtel area, Saxony, Germany.
Nevadaite View Nevadaite Image  (Cu++,[ ],Al,V+++)6[Al8(PO4)8F8] (H2O)23 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: 5425-5375 (elevation) benches, Gold Quarry open-pit mine near Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada.
Nevskite Say Nevskite  View Nevskite Image  Bi(Se,S) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Nevskii tin deposit, northeastern Russia.
Nevyanakite - See Osmium
Newberyite Say Newberyite  View Newberyite Images Gallery View Newberyite Form  Mg(PO3OH)·3(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
NAME ORIGIN: Named for James Cosmo Newbery (1843-1895), geologist, Melbourne, Australia, who initially found the mineral.
Neyite Say Neyite  View Neyite Image  AgCu3Pb12.5Bi13S34 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles Stewart Ney (1918-1975 ), Geologist.
Nezilovite Say Nezilovite  View Nezilovite Image View Nezilovite Form  PbZn2(Mn++++,Ti++++)2Fe+++8O19 Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Nezilovo, Republic of Macedonia.
Niahite Say Niahite   (NH4)(Mn++,Mg,Ca)PO4·(H2O) Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Niah Great Cave, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Niccolite - See Nickeline
Nichromite Say Nichromite  View Nichromite Form  (Ni,Co,Fe++)(Cr,Fe+++,Al)2O4 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for chromite with dominant nickel, Ni.
Nickel Say Nickel  View Nickel Image  Ni Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: From the German Nickel - "demom", from a contraction of kupfernickel, or "Devil's Copper", as the mineral was believed to contain copper but yielded none when smelted.
Nickelalumite Say Nickelalumite  View Nickelalumite Image  (Ni,Cu)Al4[(SO4),(NO3)2](OH)12·3(H2O) Not Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named in allusion to its composition.
Nickelaustinite Say Nickelaustinite  View Nickelaustinite Image  Ca(Ni,Zn)(AsO4)(OH) Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the predominance of nickel in the composition and relation to austinite.
Nickelbischofite Say Nickelbischofite   NiCl2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Nickel analog of bischofite.
Nickelblodite Say Nickelblodite Na2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its relation to blodite, with Ni > Mg.
Nickelbloedite - See Nickelblodite
Nickel Bloom - See Annabergite
Nickelboussingaultite View Nickelboussingaultite Image  (NH4)2(Ni,Mg)(SO4)2·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the nickel-bearing analog of boussingaultite.
Nickel-boussingaultite - See Nickelboussingaultite
REMARKS: Renamed Nickelboussingaultite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Nickel glance - See Gersdorffite
Nickelhexahydrite Say Nickelhexahydrite  View Nickelhexahydrite Image  (Ni,Mg,Fe++)(SO4)·6(H2O) Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for nickel in the compostion and relationship to hexahydrite.
Nickelian Pyrite - See Bravoite
Nickeline Say Nickeline  View Nickeline Image View Nickeline Form  NiAs Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition.
Nickellinnaeite - See Polydymite
Nickellotharmeyerite View Nickellotharmeyerite Image View Nickellotharmeyerite Form  Ca(Ni,Fe,Co)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named to indicate the chemical and structural similarities with lotharmeyerite.
Nickelphosphide View Nickelphosphide Image  (Ni,Fe)3P Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: The name reflects its composition.
Nickel Porphyrin - See Abelsonite
Nickelschneebergite View Nickelschneebergite Image View Nickelschneebergite Form  Bi(Ni,Co)2(AsO4)2(OH,H2O)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Ni-dominant analog of schneebergite (Locality).
Nickel Selenide - See Sederholmite
Nickelskutterudite View Nickelskutterudite Images Gallery (Ni,Co)As3-x Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the nickel-rich version of skutterudite.
Nickel-skutterudite - See Nickelskutterudite
REMARKS: Renamed Nickelskutterudite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Nickeltalmessite Ca2Ni(AsO4)2·2H2O Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)
Nickel Vitriol - See Morenosite
Nickelzippeite View Nickelzippeite Image  Ni++2(UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10·16(H2O) Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Franz Xaver Maxmillian Zippe (1791-1863), Austrian mineralogist.
Nickel-zippeite - See Nickelzippeite
REMARKS: Renamed Nickelzippeite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Nickenichite Say Nickenichite  View Nickenichite Image  Na0,8Ca0,4(Mg,Fe+++,Al)3Cu0,4(AsO4)3 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Nickenich village, near the Nickenicher Sattel Volcano, Eifel district, Germany.
Nicols - See Calcite
Nicolsonite (Zn) - See Aragonite
Niedermayrite Say Niedermayrite   Cu4Cd(SO4)2(OH)6·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Gerhard Niedermayr (b. 1941), mineralogist and geologist, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria, compiler of the regional mineralogy of the eastern Alps.
Nielsbohrite  K(UO2)3(AsO4)(OH)4·H2O Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner in Physics (1922) who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics.
Nielsenite View Nielsenite Image  PdCu3 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Troels F.D. Nielsen (b. 1950), a geologist with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
Nierite Say Nierite   Si3N4 Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For A. O. Nier (1912-1994), who was responsible for the now accepted measurement of the atmospheric N-isotope composition.
Nifontovite Say Nifontovite  View Nifontovite Image  Ca3B6O6(OH)12·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Roman V. Nifontov (1901-1960), Russian geologist.
Nigerite - See Ferronigerite-2N1S
Nigerite-24R - See Ferronigerite-6N6S
Nigerite-6H - See Ferronigerite-2N1S
Nigerite-6T - See Ferronigerite-2N1S
Niggliite Say Niggliite  View Niggliite Image  PtSn Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paul Niggli (1888-1953), Professor at Zurich, Switzerland.
Niigataite - See Clinozoisite-(Sr)
REMARKS: Renamed to Clinozoisite-(Sr) - Recommended nomenclature of epidote-group minerals, Eur. J. Mineral. 2006, 18, 551-567.
Nikischerite Say Nikischerite  View Nikischerite Images Gallery View Nikischerite Form  NaFe++6Al3(SO4)2(OH)18(H2O)12 Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Anthony (Tony) J. Nikischer (1949-), geologist (Excalibur Minerals) who discovered the mineral.
Niksergievite View Niksergievite Image  [Ba,Ca)2(Al,Si)7O10(CO3)(OH)6·nH2O Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named in honor of Prof. Nikolai Grigorievich Sergiev (1901-1960), a Soviet geologist, for his contributions to the geology of Kazakhstan.
Nimesite - See Brindleyite
Nimite Say Nimite  View Nimite Image (Ni,Mg,Fe++)5Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)8 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: An acronym for the National Institute of Metallurgy of South Africa.
Ningyoite Say Ningyoite  View Ningyoite Image  (U,Ca,Ce)2(PO4)2·1-2(H2O) Approved IMA 1959
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ningyo Pass, Japan, where the mine in which the mineral was first found is located. LOCALITY: Ningyo-Toge uranium mine, Tottori Prefecture, Japan.
Niningerite Say Niningerite  View Niningerite Image  (Mg,Fe++,Mn)S Approved IMA 1967
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Harvey Harlow Nininger (1887-1986), of Sedona Arizona, USA for his contributions to meteorite studies.
Niobite - See Columbite-(Fe)
Niobo-aeschynite-(Ce) - See Nioboaeschynite-(Ce)
REMARKS: Renamed Nioboaeschynite-(Ce) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Nioboaeschynite-(Ce) View Nioboaeschynite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,Ca)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6 Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the composition and the Greek for "shame," in allusion to the inability of chemists, at the time of its discovery, to separate some of its constituents.
Niobo-aeschynite-(Nd) - See Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)
REMARKS: Renamed Nioboaeschynite-(Nd) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Nioboaeschynite-(Nd)  (Nd,Ce)(Nb,Ti)2(O,OH)6 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and from the Greek for "shame," in allusion to the inability of chemists, at the time of its discovery, to separate some of its constituents.
Niobo-aeschynite-(Y) - See Nioboaeschynite-(Y)
REMARKS: Renamed Nioboaeschynite-(Y) by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
Nioboaeschynite-(Y) View Nioboaeschynite-(Y) Image  [(Y,REE),Ca,Th,Fe](Nb,Ti,Ta)2(O,OH)6 Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the dominant B-site cation, niobium and for the aeschynite group.
Niobocarbide Say Niobocarbide  View Niobocarbide Image  (Nb,Ta)C Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of Nb and C.
Niobokupletskite View Niobokupletskite Image   K2Na(Mn,Zn,Fe)7(Nb,Zr,Ti)2Si8O26(OH)4(O,F) Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as the Nb analog of kupletskite.
Niobophyllite Say Niobophyllite  View Niobophyllite Image  K2Na(Fe++,Mn)7(Nb,Ti)2Si8O26(OH)4(F,O) Approved IMA 1964
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the niobium content and foliated character common to the astrophyllite group.
Niocalite Say Niocalite  View Niocalite Image  Ca14Nb2(Si2O7)4O6F2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition (Niobium, Calcium).
Nisbite Say Nisbite   NiSb2 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition, NIckel and SB, the chemical symbol for antimony.
Nissonite Say Nissonite  View Nissonite Image Cu2Mg2(PO4)2(OH)2·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1966
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William H. Nisson (1912-1965), amateur mineralogist, mineral collector and dealer, of Petaluma, California, USA.
Niter Say Niter  View Niter Image   KNO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
NAME ORIGIN: Named derived from Herbraic neter, used in ancient times for alkaline salts extracted by water from vegetable ashes.
Nitrammite - See Gwihabaite
Nitratine Say Nitratine  View Nitratine Image  NaNO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its composition of containing nitrates.
Nitratite - See Nitratine
Nitre - See Niter
Nitrobarite Say Nitrobarite   Ba(NO3)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
NAME ORIGIN: Named for NITRate and BARium in the composition.
Nitrocalcite Say Nitrocalcite   Ca(NO3)2·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
NAME ORIGIN: Named for NITROgen and CALCium in the composition.
Nitromagnesite Say Nitromagnesite  View Nitromagnesite Image  Mg(NO3)2·6(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
NAME ORIGIN: Named for NITROgen and MAGNESium in the composition.
Nitronatrite - See Nitratine
Niveolanite View Niveolanite Image  NaBe(CO3)(OH)·2H2O Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named from Latin niveus, snow-white, and lana, wool, alluding to the visual similarity of its aggregates to snow-white, fluffy flocks of wool.
Nobleite Say Nobleite  View Nobleite Image  CaB6O9(OH)2·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Levi F. Noble ( ), Geologist, USGS for his contributions to the geology of the Death Valley region.
Noelbensonite Say Noelbensonite  View Noelbensonite Image BaMn+++2(Si2O7)(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For William Noel Benson (1855-1957), of the University of Otago, in recognition of his pioneering research in the Great Serpentine Belt and New England Fold Belt of New South Wales, Australia.
Nolanite Say Nolanite  View Nolanite Image  (V+++,Fe++,Fe+++,Ti)10O14(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Brennan Nolan (1901-1992), formerly Director of the U. S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., USA.
Nontronite Say Nontronite  View Nontronite Image  Na0.3Fe+++2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2·n(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1827
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Nontrone, Dordogne, France.
Norbergite Say Norbergite  View Norbergite Images Gallery  Mg3(SiO4)(F,OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Ostanmosoa iron mine, Norberg, Vastmanland, Sweden.
Nordenskioeldine - See Nordenskioldine
Nordenskioldine Say Nordenskioldine  View Nordenskioldine Image View Nordenskioldine Form  CaSnB2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nils A. E. Nordenskiöld (1832-1901), Swedish mineralogist and Arctic explorer.
Nordite-(Ce) Say Nordite-(Ce)  View Nordite-(Ce) Image  (Ce,La,Ca)(Sr,Ca)Na2(Na,Mn)(Zn,Mg)Si6O17 Approved IMA 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Analog to the La-dominant nordite-(La) which was named after the word for north because of its northern origin in the Lovozero Massif.
Nordite-(La) Say Nordite-(La)  View Nordite-(La) Image   (Na,Mn)3(Sr,Ca)(La,Ce)(Zn,Mg)Si6O17 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1941
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the word for north because of its northern origin in the Lovozero Massif.
Nordstrandite Say Nordstrandite  View Nordstrandite Image  Al(OH)3 Approved IMA 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for R. A. van Nordstrand (1817-), Sinclair Research Laboratories, who first synthesized the compound.
Nordstroemite - See Nordstromite
Nordstromite Say Nordstromite  View Nordstromite Image  Pb3CuBi7(S10Se4) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. Nordstrom.
Normandite Say Normandite  View Normandite Image  NaCa(Mn++,Fe++)(Ti,Nb,Zr)Si2O7(O,F)2 Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: For Mr. Charles Normand (1963-), of Montreal, who discovered the mineral.
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