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P Mineral Index (418 Count)

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

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Partzite Say Partzite  View Partzite Image Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 (?) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1867
NAME ORIGIN: Named for A. F. W. Partz, who discovered the mineral.
Parvo-mangano-edenite View Parvo-mangano-edenite Image   Na(CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Parvo-manganotremolite   [ ](CaMn)2Mg5(Si7Al)O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883).
Parvowinchite View Parvowinchite Image  Na(NaMn++)(Mg4Fe+++)Si8O22(OH)2 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Renamed IMA 1997 as the Mn analog of cummintonite, Formerly Tirodite which was named after its locality. LOCALITY: Tirodi, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Parwanite View Parwanite Image  (Na,K)(Mg,Ca)4Al8(PO4)8(CO3)(OH)7·30H2O Proposed IMA 2006
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Parwan lava cave, 45 km WNW of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Parwelite Say Parwelite   (Mn,Mg)5Sb(As,Si)2O12 Approved IMA 1968
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alexander Parwel, Swedish chemist, Swedish National History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
Pasavaite View Pasavaite Image Pd3Pb2Te2 Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jan Pasava, in recognition of his important contributions to the geochemistry of platinum-group elements in anoxic environments and related ore deposits.
Pascoite Say Pascoite  View Pascoite Images Gallery  Ca3V10O28·17(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality LOCALITY: Minasragra, Pasco Province, Peru.
Patronite Say Patronite  View Patronite Image  VS4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Antenor Rizo-Patron, Peruvian engineer, discoverer of the Peruvian occurrence.
Pattersonite  PbFe3(PO4)2(OH)4(H2O,OH)2 Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Arthur Lindo Patterson (1902-1966), a crystallographer who developed a method employing a Fourier series to generate a three-dimensional function, the now well-known "Patterson function" in crystal-structure determination.
Pauflerite View Pauflerite Image  VO(SO4) Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter Paufler (b. 1940), of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
Paulingite - See Paulingite-K
Paulingite-Ca Say Paulingite-Ca  View Paulingite-Ca Image   (Ca,K,Na,Ba)5[Al10Si35O84]·34(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), professor of chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.
Paulingite-K Say Paulingite-K  View Paulingite-K Image  (K2,Ca,Na2,Ba)5Al10Si35O90·45(H2O) Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), professor of chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. K modifier added by zeolite nomenclature committee.
Paulingite-Na Say Paulingite-Na  View Paulingite-Na Image  (Na2,K2,Ca,Ba)5Al10Si35O90·45(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), professor of chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. Named as the Na-dominant member ot the paulingite series.
Paulkellerite Say Paulkellerite  View Paulkellerite Image  Bi2Fe+++(PO4)O2(OH)2 Approved IMA 1988
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Paul Keller (1940- ), Professor of Mineralogy, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.
Paulkerrite Say Paulkerrite  View Paulkerrite Image  K(Mg,Mn)2(Fe+++,Al)2Ti(PO4)4(OH)3·15(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Paul Francis Kerr (1897-1981), Professor of Mineralogy, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.
Paulmooreite Say Paulmooreite  View Paulmooreite Image  Pb2As+++2O5 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Paul Brian Moore (1940- ), American mineralogist and structural crystallographer, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pautovite   CsFe2S3 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Name for Leonid Anatol'evich Pautov, a Russian mineralogist affiliated with the Fersman Mineralogical Museum of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Pavonite Say Pavonite  View Pavonite Images Gallery  (Ag,Cu)(Bi,Pb)3S5 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin "pavo", peacock, which honored Professor Martin Alfred Peacock (1898-1950), a Canadian mineralogist.
Paxite Say Paxite CuAs2 Approved IMA 1961
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Latin "pax" for peace.
PDF 20-1390 - See Winchite
PDF38-0686 - See Heklaite
Pearceite Say Pearceite  View Pearceite Image View Pearceite Form  [Ag9CuS4] [(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7] Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American chemist, R. Pearce (1837-1927).
Pearceite-M2a2b2c - See Arsenpolybasite
REMARKS: Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
Pearceite-T2ac - See Arsenpolybasite
REMARKS: Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
Pearceite-Tac - See Pearceite
REMARKS: Suggested nomenclature from AmMin v92:918
Pecoraite Say Pecoraite  View Pecoraite Image Ni3Si2O5(OH)4 Approved IMA 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Thomas Pecora (1913-1972), Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, geologist and student of nickel silicate deposits.
Pectolite Say Pectolite  View Pectolite Image  NaCa2Si3O8(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek pektos - "compacted" and lithos - "stone."
Pehrmanite - See Ferrotaaffeite-6N3S
Peisleyite Say Peisleyite  View Peisleyite Image Na3Al16(SO4)2(PO4)10(OH)17·20(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Vincent Peisley (1941-), Australian mineral collector who found the mineral.
Pekoite Say Pekoite  View Pekoite Image  PbCuBi11(S,Se)18 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its locality. LOCALITY: Peko mine, Tennant Creek, Australia.
Pekovite View Pekovite Image  SrB2Si2O8 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Igor Viktorovich Pekov (1967-), Russian mineralogist and alkaline rock expert.
Pellouxite View Pellouxite Image  (Cu,Ag)Pb10Sb12S27(Cl,S)0.6O Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Alberto Pelloux (1868-1948), curator of the mineralogical Museum at the University of Genova.
Pellyite Say Pellyite  View Pellyite Image  Ba2Ca(Fe++,Mg)2Si6O17 Approved IMA 1972
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pelly and Ross River, Yukon Territories, Canada.
Pendletonite - See Karpatite
Penfieldite Say Penfieldite  View Penfieldite Images Gallery View Penfieldite Form  Pb2Cl3(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel L. Penfield (1856-1905), American mineralogist and mineral chemist.
Pengzhizhongite-24R - See Magnesionigerite-6N6S
Pengzhizhongite-6H - See Magnesionigerite-2N1S
Pengzhizhongite-6T - See Magnesionigerite-2N1S
Penikisite Say Penikisite  View Penikisite Image BaMg2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Gunar Penikis (1936-1979), who discovered the locality. LOCALITY: Rapid Creek (Cross Cut Creek), Big fish River, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Penkvilksite Say Penkvilksite  View Penkvilksite Image  Na4(Ti++++,Zr)2[Si8O22]·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1974
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Lapp "penk" and "vilkis", white and curly in allusion to its appearance.
Pennantite Say Pennantite  View Pennantite Image Mn5Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1946
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), Welsh naturalist.
Pennine - See Clinochlore
Penobsquisite Say Penobsquisite  View Penobsquisite Image  Ca2Fe++[B9O13(OH)6]Cl·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1994 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (New Brunswick Division) mine at Penobsquis, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Penroseite Say Penroseite  View Penroseite Image  (Ni,Co,Cu)Se2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr. (1863-1931), American economic geologist, of Philaelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Pentagonite Say Pentagonite  View Pentagonite Image View Pentagonite Form  Ca(VO)Si4O10·4(H2O) Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek, penta, "five" and angle in allusion to the fiveling twins common in this species.
Pentahydrite Say Pentahydrite  View Pentahydrite Image  MgSO4·5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
NAME ORIGIN: Named from the Greek, penta, "five" and hydros "water" in allusion to the 5 water molecules in the formula.
Pentahydroborite Say Pentahydroborite  View Pentahydroborite Image  CaB2O(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1962
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the composition.
Pentlandite Say Pentlandite  View Pentlandite Image  (Fe,Ni)9S8 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1856
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Irish natural historian, J. B. Pentland (1797-1873).
Penwithite - See Neotocite
Penzhinite Say Penzhinite (Ag,Cu)4Au(S,Se)4 Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Penzhina River, near the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
Peprossiite-(Ce) View Peprossiite-(Ce) Image   (Ce,La)(Al3O)2/3B4O10 Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Giuseppe "PEP" = Rossi (1938-1990), Italian crystallographer and mineralogist.
Percleveite-(Ce)   (Ce,La,Nd)2Si2O7 Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Per Theodor Cleve (1840-1905), discoverer of Holmium (Ho) and Thulium (Tm).
Percylite - See Boleite
Percylite - See Pseudoboleite
Peretaite Say Peretaite  View Peretaite Image  CaSb+++4O4(OH)2(SO4)2·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Pereta, Tuscany, Italy.
Perhamite Say Perhamite  View Perhamite Image  Ca3Al7(SiO4)3(PO4)4(OH)3·16.5(H2O) Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Frank C. Perham (1934-), U.S. Geologist and pegmatite miner.
Periclase Say Periclase  View Periclase Image  MgO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek peri - "around" and klao - "to cut."
Peridot - See Forsterite
Peridot - See Olivine
Perite Say Perite  View Perite Image  PbBiO2Cl Approved IMA 1960
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Per Adolf Geijer (1886-1976), Swedish economic geologist with the Geological Survey of Sweden.
Perlialite Say Perlialite  View Perlialite Image   K8Tl4Al12Si24O72·20(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named after Lily Alekseevna Perekrest, teacher of mineralogy at the Kirovsk Mining Technical School
Perloffite Say Perloffite  View Perloffite Image Ba(Mn,Fe++)2Fe+++2(PO4)3(OH)3 Approved IMA 1977
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Louis Perloff (1907-), American lawyer and collector of microscopic minerals.
Permanganogrunerite Say Permanganogrunerite [ ]Mn4(Fe++)3(Si8O22)(OH)2 Proposed IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named as per current IMA amphibole nomenclature (Burke and Leake 2004; Can. Mineral., 42, 1881-1883). Dashkensanite (1936) was revalidated and renamed 2005.
Permingeatite Say Permingeatite Cu3SbSe4 Approved IMA 1971
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Francois Permingeat (1917-1988), mineralogist, University of Toulouse, France.
Perofskite - See Perovskite
Perovskite Say Perovskite  View Perovskite Image View Perovskite Form  CaTiO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Russian mineralogist, L. A. Perovski (1792-1856).
Perraultite Say Perraultite  View Perraultite Image   (Na,Ca)2(Ba,K)2(Mn++,Fe++)8(Ti,Nb)4Si8O32(OH,F,O)6 Approved IMA 1991
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Guy Perault (1937-) of Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada.
Perrierite-(Ce) Say Perrierite-(Ce)  View Perrierite-(Ce) Images Gallery   (Ce,La,Ca)4(Fe++,Mg)2(Ti,Fe+++)3Si4O22 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Carlo Perier (1886-1948), Italian mineralogist.
Perroudite Say Perroudite  View Perroudite Images Gallery  Hg5Ag4S5(I,Br)2Cl2 Approved IMA 1992
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pierre Perroud, Professor at Voltaire College, Geneva, Switzerland, for his work on Cap-Garonne minerals.
Perryite Say Perryite  View Perryite Image  (Ni,Fe)8(Si,P)3 Approved IMA 1965
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Stuart Hoffman Perry (1874-1957), American newspaperman and leading private collector of meteorites,
Pertlikite View Pertlikite Image   K2(Fe++,Mg)2(Mg,Fe+++)4Fe+++2Al(SO4)12·18H2O Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Franz Pertlik, Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, Austria.
Pertsevite View Pertsevite Image  Mg2(BO3)F Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: After Nikolai Nikolayewich Pertsev (b. 1930), IGEM, Moscow, in recognition of his work on boron minerals and deposits.
Petalite Say Petalite  View Petalite Image  LiAlSi4O10 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek petalon - "leaf" in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage.
Petarasite Say Petarasite  View Petarasite Image  Na5Zr2Si6O18(Cl,OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1980
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter Tarasoff, amateur mineralogist, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada.
Petedunnite Say Petedunnite  View Petedunnite Image  Ca(Zn,Mn++,Fe++,Mg)Si2O6 Approved IMA 1987
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Pete J. Dunn, Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C., USA.
Peterbaylissite Say Peterbaylissite Hg+3(CO3)(OH)·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For Dr. Peter Bayliss, Prof. emeritus of Mineralogy, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Petersenite-(Ce) Say Petersenite-(Ce)  View Petersenite-(Ce) Image   (Na,Ca)4(Ce,La,Nd)2(CO3)5 Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ole Valdemar Petersen (1939-), Curator, Geology Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Petersite-(Y) Say Petersite-(Y)  View Petersite-(Y) Image  (Y,Ce,Nd,Ca)Cu6(PO4)3(OH)6·3(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Thomas A. Peters (1947-) and Joseph Peters (1951-), curators of minerals at the Paterson, New Jersey museum and the American Museum of Natural History, New York, respectively.
Petewilliamsite View Petewilliamsite Image  (Ni,Co,Cu)30(As2O7)15 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter (Pete) Allan Williams (b. 1950), Professor, Minerals and Materials Group, School of Science, Food and Horticulture, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, New South Wales, Australia.
Petitjeanite Say Petitjeanite Bi+++3(PO4)2O(OH) Approved IMA 1993
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Klaus Petitjean, amateur mineral collector who has discovered several new species in the Reichenbach, Germany district.
Petrovicite Say Petrovicite PbHgCu3BiSe5 Approved IMA 1976
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Petrovice deposit, Czech Republic.
Petrovskaite Say Petrovskaite AuAg(S,Se) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Nina Petrovskaya (1910-), Russian mineralogist.
Petrukite Say Petrukite (Cu,Fe,Zn)2(Sn,In)S4 Approved IMA 1989
NAME ORIGIN: Named for William Petruk (1930-), Canadian mineralogist.
Petscheckite Say Petscheckite   U++++Fe++(Nb,Ta)2O8 Approved IMA 1978
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Eckhard Petsch (1939-), of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, who was a noteworthy prospector in Madagascar.
Petterdite View Petterdite Images Gallery PbCr+++2(CO3)2(OH)4·H2O Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for amateur mineralogist William Frederick Petterd (1849-1910), an amateur collector who published several significant catalogues on the mineralogy of Tasmania.
Petzite Say Petzite  View Petzite Image  Ag3AuTe2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the chemist, W. Petz.
Pezzottaite View Pezzottaite Image  Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18 Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Federico Pezzotta of the Museo Civico, Milano, Italy for his work on the granitic pegmatites of Madagascar.
Phacellite - See Kaliophilite
Pharmacolite Say Pharmacolite  View Pharmacolite Image View Pharmacolite Form  CaHAsO4·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, farmakon, "poison" and lithos, "stone."
Pharmacosiderite Say Pharmacosiderite  View Pharmacosiderite Image View Pharmacosiderite Form   KFe+++4(AsO4)3(OH)4·6-7(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1813
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek, farmakon for "poison" and sideros for "iron."
Phaunouxite Say Phaunouxite  View Phaunouxite Image  Ca3(AsO4)·11(H2O) Approved IMA 1982
NAME ORIGIN: Named from Phaunoux, the French name for the Rauenthal Valley, France, within which the mineral was first found.
Phenakite Say Phenakite  View Phenakite Image View Phenakite Form  Be2SiO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1833
NAME ORIGIN: From the Greek phenakos - "deceiver", in allusion to its similarity to quartz when colorless.
Phenenthrene - See Ravatite
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