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W Mineral Index (138 Count)

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

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Willemseite Say Willemseite  View Willemseite Image (Ni,Mg)3Si4O10(OH)2 Approved IMA 1970
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Johannes Willemse (1909-?), geologist University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Willhendersonite Say Willhendersonite  View Willhendersonite Image   KCaAl3Si3O12·5(H2O) Approved IMA 1984
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William A. Henderson, of Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., who noted this as an unusual mineral and provided it for study.
Williamsite - See Antigorite
Willyamite Say Willyamite  View Willyamite Image (Co,Ni)SbS Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: A.B.H. Consols mine, Broken Hill, Willyama Township, New South Wales, Australia.
Wiltshireite - See Rathite
Wiluite Say Wiluite  View Wiluite Image View Wiluite Form  Ca19(Al,Mg,Fe,Ti)13(B,Al,[ ])5Si18O68(O,OH)10 Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the discovery locality. LOCALITY: Wilui River, Yakutia, Russia.
Winchite Say Winchite  View Winchite Images Gallery   [ ](CaNa)Mg4(Al,Fe3+)Si8O22(OH)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and for Howard J. Winch, Geological survey of India.
Winebergite (discredited) - See Hydrobasaluminite
Winstanleyite Say Winstanleyite  View Winstanleyite Image  TiTe++++3O8 Approved IMA 1979
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Betty Jo Winstanley (1934-), amateur mineralogist, who found the first specimen.
Wiserite Say Wiserite  View Wiserite Image  Mn4B2O5(OH,Cl)4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named for David Friedrich Wiser (1802-1878), Swiss mineralogist who first analyzed the mineral.
Witherite Say Witherite  View Witherite Image View Witherite Form  BaCO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1790
NAME ORIGIN: Named after William Withering (1741-1799). English physician and mineralogist.
Wittichenite Say Wittichenite  View Wittichenite Image  Cu3BiS3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
NAME ORIGIN: Named after its locality. LOCALITY: Wittichen, Baden, Germany.
Wittite Say Wittite  View Wittite Image Pb3Bi4(S,Se)9 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
NAME ORIGIN: Named for T. Witt, Swedish mining engineer.
Wodginite Say Wodginite  View Wodginite Image  Mn++(Sn,Ta)(Ta,Nb)2O8 Approved IMA 1963
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Wodgina, Marble Bar, and Greenbushes, Western Australia.
Woehlerite - See Wohlerite
Woelsendorfite - See Wolsendorfite
Wohlerite Say Wohlerite  View Wohlerite Image  NaCa2(Zr,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Friedrich Wohler (1800-1882), German chemist, Gottingen, Germay.
Wolchonskoite - See Volkonskoite
Wolfeite Say Wolfeite  View Wolfeite Image View Wolfeite Form  (Fe++,Mn++)2(PO4)(OH) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1949
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Caleb Wroe Wolfe (1908-1980), crystallographer, Boston University.
Wolframite Say Wolframite  View Wolframite Image View Wolframite Form  (Fe,Mn)WO4 Not Approved IMA 1863
NAME ORIGIN: From the German, Wolfram, name for tungsten.
Wolframoixiolite Say Wolframoixiolite  View Wolframoixiolite Image (Fe,Mn,Nb)(Nb,W,Ta)O4 Not Approved IMA 1996 - Published 1969
NAME ORIGIN: Named for its composition and structure, which show similarities to both wolframite and ixiolite.
Wolfsbergite - See Chalcostibite
Wollastonite - See Wollastonite-1A
Wollastonite - See Wollastonite-2M
Wollastonite-1A Say Wollastonite-1A  View Wollastonite-1A Image  CaSiO3 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1818
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineralogist and chemist, W. H. Wollaston (1766-1828).
Wollastonite-1T - See Wollastonite-1A
Wollastonite-2M Say Wollastonite-2M  View Wollastonite-2M Image  CaSiO3 Not Approved IMA 1935
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineralogist and chemist, W. H. Wollaston (1766-1828).
Wollastonite-3A-4A-5A-7A Say Wollastonite-3A-4A-5A-7A CaSiO3 Not Approved IMA 1983
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the English mineralogist and chemist, W. H. Wollaston (1766-1828).
Wolnyn - See Barite
Wolsendorfite Say Wolsendorfite  View Wolsendorfite Image   (Pb,Ba,Ca)U2O7·2(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
NAME ORIGIN: Named for the locality. LOCALITY: Wolsendorf, Bavaria, Germany.
Wonesite Say Wonesite  View Wonesite Image   (Na,K).5(Mg,Fe,Al)3(Si,Al)4O10(OH,F)2 Approved IMA 1981
NAME ORIGIN: Named for petrologist David R. Wones (1932-1984), Professor of Geology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Woodallite Mg6Cr2(OH)16Cl2·4(H2O) Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Roy Woodall (1930-), Australian geologist.
Wood arsenate - See Olivenite
Wood copper - See Olivenite
Woodhouseite Say Woodhouseite  View Woodhouseite Image View Woodhouseite Form  CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Charles D. Woodhouse (1888-1975), U.S. mineral collector
Woodruffite Say Woodruffite  View Woodruffite Image  (Zn,Mn++)2Mn++++5O12·4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel Woodruff, late-nineteenth-century miner and mineral collector at Franklin, who collected and preserved many of the finest specimens found at that locality. LOCALITY: Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA.
Wood Tin - See Cassiterite
Woodwardite Say Woodwardite  View Woodwardite Image Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12·2-4(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Samuel P. Woodward (1821-1865), English naturalist and geologist.
Wooldridgeite Say Wooldridgeite  View Wooldridgeite Image  Na2CaCu++2(P2O7)2·10(H2O) Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
NAME ORIGIN: Named after James Wooldridge (1923-1995), keen amateur mineralogist, micromounter and gemologist from Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire, U.K., who discovered the mineral.
Woolridgeite - See Wooldridgeite
REMARKS: Mineral name error corrected to wooldridgeite
Wroewolfeite Say Wroewolfeite  View Wroewolfeite Image  Cu4(SO4)(OH)6·2(H2O) Approved IMA 1975
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Caleb Wroe Wolfe (1908-1980), crystallographer, Boston University.
Wuelfingite - See Wulfingite
Wuestite - See Wustite
Wulfenite Say Wulfenite  View Wulfenite Image View Wulfenite Form  PbMoO4 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the Austrian mineralogist, Frantz Xaver von Wulfen (1728-1805).
Wulfingite Say Wulfingite  View Wulfingite Image  Zn(OH)2 Approved IMA 1985
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ernst Anton Wulfing (1860-1930), professor of mineralogy and petrography, Heidelberg University.
Wupatkiite Say Wupatkiite  View Wupatkiite Image (Co,Mg,Ni)Al2(SO4)4·22(H2O) Approved IMA 1995
NAME ORIGIN: For the prehistoric pueblo dwelling near the locality. LOCALITY: On the walls of a shallow open cut 8 miles ESE of Gray Mountain, Coconino County, Arizona USA.
Wurtzite Say Wurtzite  View Wurtzite Image  (Zn,Fe)S Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1861
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the French chemist, Charles A. Wurtze (1817-1884).
Wustite Say Wustite  View Wustite Image  FeO Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Ewald Wüst (1875-1934), German metallurgist and Director for Iron Research of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany who first synthesized the compound.
Wyartite Say Wyartite  View Wyartite Image   Ca3U++++(UO2)6(CO3)2(OH)18·3-5(H2O) Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Jean Wyart (1902-1992), mineralogist at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Wycheproofite Say Wycheproofite  View Wycheproofite Image  NaAlZr(PO4)2(OH)2·(H2O) Approved IMA 1994
NAME ORIGIN: For the locality. LOCALITY: A granite quarry near Wycheproof, northwestern Victoria, Australia.
Wyllieite Say Wyllieite  View Wyllieite Image  (Na,Ca,Mn++)(Mn++,Fe++)(Fe++,Fe+++,Mg)Al(PO4)3 Approved IMA 1973
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Peter John Wyllie (1930-), Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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