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List of minerals named after people



This is a list of minerals named after people. The chemical composition follows name when available.

For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see Lists of etymologies.
For a list of eponyms sorted by name see List of eponyms.

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Contents

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Sorted by name:

A

  • Adamite Zn2AsO4OH – French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881)
  • Alexandrite (variety of Chrysoberyl) – Tsar Alexander II of Russia (1818-1881)
  • Alforsite Ba5Cl(PO4)3 – American geologist John T. Alfors (1930 - 2005)
  • Ankerite CO3)2 – an Austrian mineralogist Matthias Joseph Anker (1771-1843)
  • Arfvedsonite Na3(Fe,Mg)4FeSi8O22(OH)2 – Swedish chemist Johan August Arfwedson (1792-1841)
  • Armalcolite (Mg,Fe++)Ti2O5 – American astronauts ARM Neil Armstrong, AL Buzz Aldrin and COL Michael Collins

B

  • Baddeleyite ZrO2 – Joseph Baddeley
  • Bertrandite Be4Si2O7(OH)2 – French mineralogist Léon Bertrand
  • Bilibinskite Au2Cu2PbTe2+ – Soviet geologist Yuri A. Bilibin (1901-1952)
  • Bixbite Be3(AlMn)2Si6O18 – ; American mineralogist Maynard Bixby
  • Bixbyite (Fe,Mn)2O3 – American mineralogist Maynard Bixby
  • Blödite Na2Mg(SO4)2•4(H2O – German chemist Carl August Blöde (1773-1820)
  • Blossite αCu2V2O7 – mineralogist F. Donald Bloss
  • Bournonite PbCuSbS3 – French aristocrat Count J. L. de Bournon (1756-1825)[1]
  • Briartite Cu2(Zn,Fe)GeS4 – Belgian geologist Gaston Briart
  • Brookite TiO2 – English mineralogist Henry James Brooke (1771–1857)
  • Brucite Mg(OH)2 – American mineralogist Archibald Bruce (1777-1818).

C

  • Canfieldite Ag8SnS6 – American mining engineer Frederick Alexander Canfield (1849-1926)
  • Carnallite KMgCl3•6(H2O) – Prussian mining engineer, Rudolph von Carnall (1804-1874)
  • Carnotite K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 – French mining engineer and chemist Marie Adolphe Carnot (1839-1920)
  • Cernyite Cu2CdSnS4 – Canadian mineralogist Petr Cerny
  • Cesbronite Cu6(TeO3)2(OH) 62H20 – French mineralogist Fabian Cesbron
  • Cleveite UO2•UO3•PO•ThO2 – Swedish chemist Per Teodor Cleve (1840–1905)
  • Clintonite Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3Si)O10(OH)2 – De Witt Clinton (1769-1828)
  • Coesite (form of SiO2)– Loring Coes, Jr.
  • Coffinite U(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x – American geologist Reuben Clare Coffin
  • Colemanite (Ca2B6O11•5H2O) – mine owner William T. Coleman (1824-1893)
  • Cooperite (Pt,Pd,Ni)S – mineralogist R. Cooper
  • Cordierite (Mg,Fe)2Al4Si5O18 to (Fe,Mg)2Al4Si5O18 – French geologist P. L. A. Cordier (1777-1861)
  • Covellite both Cu2+, S2- and 2Cu+, S22- – Niccola Covelli (1790-1829)
  • Crookesite either as Cu7(Tl,Ag)Se4 or (Cu,Tl,Ag)2Se – English chemist and physicist Sir William Crookes (1832-1919)

D

  • Dawsonite NaAlCO3(OH)2 – Canadian geologist Sir John William Dawson (1820–1899)
  • Dickite Al2Si2O5(OH)4 – Scottish metallurgical chemist Allan Brugh Dick (1833-1926)
  • Domeykite Cu3As – Polish geologist and mineralogist Ignacy Domeyko (1802-1889)
  • Donnayite NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6•3H20 – Canadian professors J. D. H. Donnay and G. Donnay
  • Dumortierite Al6.5-7BO3(SiO4)3(O,OH)3 – French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803-1873)

F

  • Ferberite FeWO4 – Moritz Rudolph Ferber (1805-1875)
  • Ferrierite (Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36(OH)9H2O – Canadian geologist and mining engineer Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865-1950)
  • Fergusonite (Ce,La,Nd)NbO4 – British Politician and mineral collector Robert Ferguson of Raith (1767–1840)
  • Forsterite (Mg2SiO4) – German naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798)
  • Franckeite Pb5Sn3Sb2S14 – mining engineers Carl Francke and Ernest Francke
  • Freieslebenite AgPbSbS3 – Johann Karl Freiesleben (1774-1846)
  • Friedrichite CU5Pb5Bi7S18 – Austrian geologist O. M. Friedrich

G

 

  • Gadolinite (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2FeBe2Si2O10 – Finnish mineralogist- chemist Johan Gadolin (1760-1852)
  • Gahnite ZnAl2O4 – Swedish chemist Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745-1818)
  • Garnierite – Jules Garnier
  • Geigerite Mn5(AsO3OH)2(AsO4)2•10H2O – Swiss mineralogist Thomas P. Geiger
  • Genkinite (Pt,Pd)4Sb3 – Soviet mineralogist A. D. Genkin
  • Gibbsite Al(OH)3 – American collector G. Gibbs (1776-1833)
  • Goethite FeOOH – German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
  • Grunerite Fe7Si8O22(OH)2 – Swiss-French chemist Louis Gruner
  • Gunningite (Zn,Mn2+)SO4•H2O – Canadian geologist and academic Dr. Henry Cecil Gunning (1901–1991)

H

  • Haggertyite Ba(Fe2+6Ti5Mg)O19 – Stephen E. Haggerty (born 1938)
  • Hapkeite Fe2Si – American planetary scientist Bruce Hapke
  • Hawleyite – Canadian mineralogist James Edwin Hawley (1897 - 1965)
  • Heulandite (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36·12H2O – English mineral collector Henry Heuland (1778-1856)
  • Hübnerite MnWO4 – German mineralologist Adolf Huebner
  • Hutchinsonite (Tl,Pb)2As5S9 – Cambridge mineralogist Arthur Hutchinson (1866-1937)

K

  • Kieserite (MgSO4•H2O) – Dietrich Georg von Kieser
  • Kleberite FeTi6013•4H20 – German professor Will Kleber (1906-1970)
  • Kobellite (Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69) – German mineralogist Wolfgang Franz von Kobell (1803-1882)
  • Kogarkoite Na3(SO4)F – Russian scientist Lia Nikolaevna Kogarko
  • Kolbeckite ScPO4·2H2O – German mineralogist Friedrich LW Kolbeck
  • Krennerite AuTe2 varying to (Au0.8,Ag0.2)Te2 – Hungarian mineralogist Joseph Krenner (1839-1920)
  • Kukharenkoite-(Ce) Ba3CeF(CO3)3 – Russian mineralogist Alexander A. Kukharenko (1914-1993)

L

M

P

  • Penikisite – Canadian explorer Gunar Penikis
  • Perovskite CaTiO3 – Russian mineralogist, L. A. Perovski (1792-1856)
  • Petzite Ag3AuTe2 W. Petz
  • Pezzottaite Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18 Italian geologist and mineralogist Federico Pezzotta
  • Phillipsite (Ca,Na2,K2)3Al6Si10O32·12H2O. or KCaAl3Si5O16·6H2O – English mineralogist and geologist William Phillips (1775-1828)
  • Prehnite Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2 – Dutch governor Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn
  • Proustite Ag3AsS3 Chemist J. L. Proust

R

S

  • Samarskite Y0.2REE0.3Fe3+0.3U0.2Nb0.8Ta0.2O4 – Russian official Colonel Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets (1803-1870)
  • Sanbornite BaSi2O5 – American mineralogist Frank B. Sanborn (1862-1936)
  • Satterlyite – Canadian geologist Jack Satterly
  • Schreibersite (Fe,Ni)3P –
  • Sekaninaite ((Fe+2,Mg)2Al4Si5O18) – Czech mineralogist Josef Sekanina
  • Sillimanite Al2SiO5 – American chemist Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864)
  • Smithsonite ZnCO3 – British chemist and mineralogist, James Smithson (1754-1829)
  • Sodalite (informally named Princess Blue) – Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886-1974)
  • Sperrylite PtAs2 – American chemist Francis Louis Sperry
  • Steacyite KvariableCa.Na.Th.U.Si8O20 – Canadian mineralogist Harold Robert Steacy (b. 1923)
  • Stephanite Ag5SbS4 – Archduke Stephan of Austria
  • Stichtite Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16.4H2O – Australian mine manager Robert Stich
  • Stilleite ZnSe – German geologist Hans Stille (1876-1966)
  • Stolzite PbWO4 – Czechoslovakian Joseph Alexi Stolz
  • Stromeyerite (copper-silver sulphide) – German chemist, Friedrich Stromeyer (1776 - 1835)
  • Sugilite KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30 – Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi (1901-1948)
  • Sylvite KCl – Dutch chemist François Sylvius de le Boe (1614-1672)

T

  • Teallite PbSnS2 – British geologist Jethro Justinian Harris Teall (1849-1924)
  • Tennantite Cu12As4S13 – English chemist Smithson Tennant (1761-1815)
  • Tenorite CuO – Italian botanist Michele Tenore (1780-1861)
  • Thomasclarkite Na0.8Ce0.2Y0.5REE0.7(HCO3)(OH)3•4(H2O) – Canadian geologist Thomas Clark (1893-1996)
  • Thortveitite (Sc,Y)2Si2O7 – Norwegian engineer Olaus Thortveit
  • Tiemannite HgSe – CW Tiemann (1848-1899)
  • Torbernite Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8-12H2O – Swedish chemist Tornbern Bergmann (1735-1784)

U

  • Ulexite (NaCaB5O9•8H2O) – German chemist G. L. Ulex
  • Ullmannite NiSbS – German chemist and mineralogist Johann Christoph Ullmann (1771-1821)
  • Uvarovite Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3 – Russian Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarov (1765-1855)

V

W

  • Wardite NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4•2(H2O) – American naturalist Henry Augustus Ward (1834-1906)
  • Weloganite Na2(Sr,Ca)3Zr(CO3)6·3H2O – Canadian geologist Sir William Edmond Logan (1798-1875)
  • Whewellite CaC2O4·H2O; English mineralogist William Whewell (1794-1866)
  • Whitlockite Ca3(PO4)2 – American mineralogist Herbert Percy Whitlock (1868-1948)
  • Willemite Zn2SiO4 – King William I of the Netherlands (1772-1843)
  • Witherite BaCO3 – English physician and naturalist William Withering (1741-1799)
  • Wollastonite CaSiO3 – English chemist and mineralogist William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828)
  • Wulfenite PbMoO4 – Austrian mineralogist Franz Xavier von Wulfen (1728-1805)

Z

  • Zaccagnaite Zn4Al2CO3(OH)12.3H2O – Italian mineral collector Domenico Zaccagna
  • Zaherite Al12(OH)26(SO4)5.20H2O – Bangladeshi geologist Mohamed Abduz Zaher
  • Zajacite Na(REExCa1-x)(REEyCa1-y)F6 – Explorer Dr. I. S. Zajac
  • Zakharovite Na4Mn5Si10O20(OH)6.6H2O – Director of the Moscow Institute of Geological Exploration EE Zakharov
  • Zanazziite Ca2(MgFe)(MgFeMnAl)4Be(OH)4(PO4)6.6H2O – Italian Professor PF Zanazzi
  • Zaratite Ni3CO3(OH)4·4H2O – Spanish diplomat and dramatist Antonio Gil y Zárate (1793-1861)
  • Zhanghengite – ancient Chinese astronomer Zhang Heng (78-139)
  • Zhemchuzhnikovite NaMg(FeAl)C2O4.8H2O – Russian clay mineralogist Yury Zhemchuzhnikov
  • Ziesite βCu2V2O7 – mineralogist Emmanuel G. Zies
  • Zoisite Ca2(Al.OH)Al2(SiO4)3 – Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (aka Žiga Zois) (1747-1819)
Contents

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ W.R. Hamilton, 1974, The Hamlyn Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils, London, Hamlyn

References

  • mindat.org The Mineral Database
  • Minerals Named After People and Places
  • American Mineraligist- New Mineral Names 1979
 
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