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A complete list of the Minerals

Groups of Minerals 

  1. Silicate minerals and their groups/types
  2. Minerals of Feldspar group
  3. Minerals of Feldspathoid group
  4. Minerals of Silica Group
  5. Minerals of Pyroxene Group
  6. Minerals of Amphibole Group
  7. Minerals of Mica Group
  8. Minerals of Olivine Group
  9. Minerals of Garnet Group
  10. Minerals of Chlorite Group
  11. Minerals of Clay Group
  12. Minerals of Serpentine Group
  13. Polymorphs/ Minerals of Al2SiO5
  14. Calcium Minerlas
  15. Aluminium Minerals
  16. Iron Minerals
  17. Manganese Minerals
  18. Copper Minerals
  19. Isotropic and An-isotropic minerals

Complete List of Minerals 

(A)

  1. Abelsonite
  2. Abenakiite-(Ce)
  3. Abernathyite
  4. Abhurite
  5. Abramovite
  6. Abswurmbachite
  7. Acanthite
  8. Achavalite
  9. Actinolite
  10. Acuminite
  11. Adamite
  12. Adamsite-(Y)
  13. Adelite
  14. Admontite
  15. Aegirine
  16. Aenigmatite
  17. Aerinite
  18. Aerugite
  19. Aeschynite-(Ce)
  20. Aeschynite-(Nd)
  21. Aeschynite-(Y)
  22. Afghanite
  23. Afwillite
  24. Agardite
  25. Agrellite
  26. Agrinierite
  27. Aguilarite
  28. Aheylite
  29. Ahlfeldite
  30. Aikinite
  31. Ajoite
  32. Akaganéite
  33. Akatoreite
  34. Akdalaite
  35. Åkermanite
  36. Akhtenskite
  37. Akimotoite
  38. Akrochordite
  39. Aksaite
  40. Aktashite
  41. Alabandite
  42. Alacránite
  43. Alamosite
  44. Alarsite
  45. Albite
  46. Albrechtschraufite
  47. Aldermanite
  48. Aleksite
  49. Alforsite
  50. Algodonite
  51. Aliettite
  52. Allabogdanite
  53. Allactite
  54. Allanite
  55. Allanpringite
  56. Allargentum
  57. Alleghanyite
  58. Alloclasite
  59. Alluaivite
  60. Alluaudite
  61. Almandine
  62. Almarudite
  63. Alsakharovite-Zn
  64. Alstonite
  65. Altaite
  66. Althausite
  67. Althupite
  68. Altisite
  69. Alum-(K)
  70. Aluminite
  71. Aluminium
  72. Alunite
  73. Alunogen
  74. Amakinite
  75. Amarantite
  76. Amblygonite
  77. Ameghinite
  78. Amesite
  79. Amicite
  80. Amphibole (mineral group)
  81. Analcime (analcite)
  82. Anandite
  83. Anapaite
  84. Anatase
  85. Ancylite (mineral group)
  86. Andalusite
  87. Andersonite
  88. Andesine
  89. Andorite (IV/VI)
  90. Andradite
  91. Andyrobertsite
  92. Anglesite
  93. Anhydrite
  94. Ankerite
  95. Annabergite
  96. Annite
  97. Anorthite
  98. Anorthoclase
  99. Antarcticite
  100. Anthonyite
  101. Anthophyllite
  102. Antigorite
  103. Antimony
  104. Antitaenite
  105. Antlerite
  106. Apachite
  107. Apatite (mineral group)
  108. Aphthitalite
  109. Apophyllite
  110. Aragonite
  111. Arcanite
  112. Archerite
  113. Arctite
  114. Arcubisite
  115. Ardaite
  116. Arfvedsonite
  117. Argentite
  118. Argutite
  119. Argyrodite
  120. Armalcolite
  121. Arsenic
  122. Arseniosiderite
  123. Arsenoclasite
  124. Arsenolite
  125. Arsenopyrite
  126. Arthurite
  127. Artinite
  128. Artroeite
  129. Ashburtonite
  130. Ashoverite
  131. Asisite
  132. Astrophyllite
  133. Atacamite
  134. Athabascaite
  135. Atheneite
  136. Aubertite
  137. Augelite
  138. Augite
  139. Aurichalcite
  140. Auricupride
  141. Aurostibite
  142. Austinite
  143. Autunite
  144. Avicennite
  145. Avogadrite
  146. Awaruite
  147. Axinite (mineral group)
  148. Azurite
  149. Adamantine spar (variety of corundum)
  150. Agate (variety of chalcedony and quartz)
  151. Alabaster (variety of gypsum)
  152. Alexandrite (variety of chrysoberyl)
  153. Allingite (synonym of amber)
  154. Alum
  155. Amazonite (variety of microcline)
  156. Amethyst (purple variety of quartz)
  157. Ametrine (variety of quartz)
  158. Ammolite (organic; also a gemstone)
  159. Amosite (asbestiform grunerite)
  160. Antozonite (variety of fluorite)
  161. Anyolite (metamorphic rock – zoisite, ruby, and hornblende)
  162. Aquamarine (light blue variety of beryl)
  163. Argentite (high temperature form of acanthite)
  164. Asbestos (fibrous serpentine- or amphibole minerals)
  165. Auerlite (variety of thorite)
  166. Avalite (chromian variety of illite)
  167. Aventurine (variety of quartz)

(B)

  1. Babefphite
  2. Babingtonite
  3. Baddeleyite
  4. Bakerite
  5. Balangeroite
  6. Banalsite
  7. Baotite
  8. Bararite
  9. Barrerite
  10. Barstowite
  11. Baryte (barite)
  12. Barytocalcite
  13. Bassanite
  14. Bastnäsite (mineral group)
  15. Baumhauerite
  16. Bayldonite
  17. Bayleyite
  18. Bazzite
  19. Becquerelite
  20. Benitoite
  21. Benstonite
  22. Bentorite
  23. Beraunite
  24. Berborite
  25. Bergenite
  26. Berlinite
  27. Berryite
  28. Berthierite
  29. Bertrandite
  30. Beryl
  31. Beryllonite
  32. Beudantite
  33. Bicchulite
  34. Biehlite
  35. Bilibinskite
  36. Bílinite
  37. Billietite
  38. Billwiseite
  39. Biotite
  40. Birnessite
  41. Bischofite
  42. Bismite
  43. Bismuth
  44. Bismuthinite
  45. Bismutite
  46. Bityite
  47. Bixbyite
  48. Blödite
  49. Blossite
  50. Bobfergusonite
  51. Boehmite
  52. Boleite
  53. Boltwoodite
  54. Bonaccordite
  55. Boracite
  56. Borax
  57. Bornite
  58. Botallackite
  59. Botryogen
  60. Boulangerite
  61. Bournonite
  62. Boussingaultite
  63. Bowieite
  64. Braggite
  65. Brassite
  66. Braunite
  67. Brazilianite
  68. Breithauptite
  69. Brewsterite (series of zeolites)
  70. Brezinaite
  71. Brianite
  72. Brianyoungite
  73. Briartite
  74. Bridgmanite
  75. Brochantite
  76. Brockite
  77. Bromargyrite
  78. Bromellite
  79. Bronzite
  80. Brookite
  81. Brownleeite
  82. Brownmillerite
  83. Brucite
  84. Brushite
  85. Buddingtonite
  86. Bukovite
  87. Bukovskyite
  88. Bultfonteinite
  89. Bunsenite
  90. Bustamite
  91. Bystrite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Barbertonite (polytype of stichtite)
  2. Bauxite (aluminium ore)
  3. Beckerite (natural resin)
  4. Bentonite (mixture of montmorillonite and other clays)
  5. Bixbite (red gem variety of beryl)
  6. Bowenite (variety of antigorite)
  7. Brammallite (variety of illite)
  8. Brokenhillite (not approved by IMA)
  9. Buergerite (renamed to fluor-buergerite)
  10. Bursaite (not approved by IMA)
  11. Bytownite (variety of anorthite)

(C)

  1. Cabalzarite
  2. Cabriite
  3. Cacoxenite
  4. Cadmium
  5. Cadmoindite
  6. Cadmoselite
  7. Cadwaladerite
  8. Cafarsite
  9. Cafetite
  10. Cahnite
  11. Calaverite
  12. Calciborite
  13. Calcite
  14. Calderite
  15. Caledonite
  16. Calumetite
  17. Campigliaite
  18. Canavesite
  19. Cancrinite
  20. Canfieldite
  21. Carletonite
  22. Carlosruizite
  23. Carlsbergite
  24. Carminite
  25. Carnallite
  26. Carnotite
  27. Carobbiite
  28. Carpathite
  29. Carpholite
  30. Carrollite
  31. Caryopilite
  32. Cassiterite
  33. Cattierite
  34. Cavansite
  35. Celadonite
  36. Celestine
  37. Celsian
  38. Cerite
  39. Cerium
  40. Cerussite
  41. Cervandonite-(Ce)
  42. Cervantite
  43. Cesanite
  44. Cesbronite
  45. Chabazite (series of zeolites)
  46. Chaidamuite
  47. Chalcanthite
  48. Chalcocite
  49. Chalconatronite
  50. Chalcophyllite
  51. Chalcopyrite
  52. Challacolloite
  53. Chambersite
  54. Chamosite
  55. Changbaiite
  56. Chaoite
  57. Chapmanite
  58. Charlesite
  59. Charoite
  60. Chatkalite
  61. Chesterite
  62. Chibaite
  63. Childrenite
  64. Chlorargyrite
  65. Chlorite (mineral group)
  66. Chloritoid
  67. Chlormayenite
  68. Chlorocalcite
  69. Chloroxiphite
  70. Chondrodite
  71. Chrisstanleyite
  72. Christite
  73. Chromite
  74. Chromium
  75. Chrysoberyl
  76. Chrysocolla
  77. Chrysotile
  78. Chvaleticeite
  79. Cinnabar
  80. Clarkeite
  81. Claudetite
  82. Clausthalite
  83. Clearcreekite
  84. Cleusonite
  85. Clinoclase
  86. Clinohedrite
  87. Clinohumite
  88. Clinoptilolite
  89. Clinozoisite
  90. Clintonite
  91. Cobaltite
  92. Coccinite
  93. Coconinoite
  94. Coesite
  95. Coffinite
  96. Cohenite
  97. Colemanite
  98. Colimaite
  99. Collinsite
  100. Coloradoite
  101. Columbite (mineral group)
  102. Combeite
  103. Conichalcite
  104. Connellite
  105. Cooperite
  106. Copiapite
  107. Copper
  108. Corderoite
  109. Cordierite
  110. Corkite
  111. Cornubite
  112. Cornwallite
  113. Corundum
  114. Cotunnite
  115. Covellite
  116. Coyoteite
  117. Creedite
  118. Cristobalite
  119. Crocoite
  120. Cronstedtite
  121. Crookesite
  122. Crossite
  123. Cryolite
  124. Cryptomelane
  125. Cubanite
  126. Cummingtonite
  127. Cupalite
  128. Cuprite
  129. Cuprosklodowskite
  130. Cuprospinel
  131. Curite
  132. Cuspidine
  133. Cyanotrichite
  134. Cylindrite
  135. Cymrite
  136. Cyrilovite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Campylite (variety of mimetite)
  2. Carnelian (variety of quartz)
  3. Cementite (synthetic cohenite)
  4. Ceylonite (variety of spinel)
  5. Chalcedony (cryptocrystalline variety of quartz and moganite)
  6. Chiastolite (variety of andalusite)
  7. Chlorastrolite (variety of pumpellyite-(Mg))
  8. Chrysoprase (green nickel bearing chalcedony)
  9. Chrysotile (group name – asbestiform serpentine)
  10. Citrine (yellow variety of quartz)
  11. Cleveite (variety of uraninite)
  12. Clinochrysotile (polytype of chrysotile)
  13. Coltan (short for minerals of the columbite group)
  14. Crocidolite (asbestiform riebeckite)
  15. Cymophane (variety of chrysoberyl)

(D)

  1. Danalite
  2. Danburite
  3. Datolite
  4. Daubréeite
  5. Daubréelite
  6. Davidite
  7. Dawsonite
  8. Delafossite
  9. Delvauxite
  10. Demesmaekerite
  11. Derriksite
  12. Descloizite
  13. Devilline
  14. Diaboleite
  15. Diadochite
  16. Diamond
  17. Diaspore
  18. Dickite
  19. Digenite
  20. Dimorphite
  21. Diopside
  22. Dioptase
  23. Djerfisherite
  24. Djurleite
  25. Dmitryivanovite
  26. Dollaseite-(Ce)
  27. Dolomite
  28. Domeykite
  29. Donnayite-(Y)
  30. Drysdallite
  31. Duftite
  32. Dumortierite
  33. Dundasite
  34. Dypingite
  35. Dyscrasite
  36. Dzhalindite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Delessite (magnesian chamosite)

(E)

  1. Edenite
  2. Edingtonite
  3. Edscottite
  4. Efremovite
  5. Ekanite
  6. Elbaite (type of multicoloured tourmaline)
  7. Emmonsite
  8. Empressite
  9. Enargite
  10. Enstatite
  11. Eosphorite
  12. Ephesite
  13. Epidote
  14. Epsomite
  15. Ericssonite
  16. Erionite (series of zeolites)
  17. Erythrite
  18. Eskolaite
  19. Esperite
  20. Ettringite
  21. Euchroite
  22. Euclase
  23. Eucryptite
  24. Eudialyte
  25. Eudialyte group
  26. Euxenite-(Y)
  27. Eveite
  28. Evenkite
  29. Eveslogite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Elsmoreite (pure hydrokenoelsmoreite)
  2. Emerald (green gem variety of beryl)

F

  1. Fabianite
  2. Farneseite
  3. Faujasite (subgroup of zeolites)
  4. Faustite
  5. Fayalite (olivine group)
  6. Feldspar (mineral group)
  7. Feldspathoid (mineral group)
  8. Felsőbányaite
  9. Ferberite
  10. Fergusonite (mineral group)
  11. Feroxyhyte
  12. Ferrierite (subgroup of zeolite minerals)
  13. Ferrihydrite
  14. Ferrimolybdite
  15. Ferro-actinolite
  16. Ferrogedrite
  17. Ferrohortonolite (olivine group)
  18. Ferronigerite-2N1S
  19. Ferropericlase
  20. Ferroselite
  21. Fettelite
  22. Fichtelite
  23. Fletcherite
  24. Fluckite
  25. Fluellite
  26. Fluoborite
  27. Fluocerite
  28. Fluor-buergerite
  29. Fluor-liddicoatite
  30. Fluor-uvite
  31. Fluorapatite (apatite group)
  32. Fluorapophyllite-(K)
  33. Fluorcaphite
  34. Fluorellestadite
  35. Fluorite
  36. Fluororichterite (amphibole group)
  37. Fornacite
  38. Forsterite (olivine group)
  39. Fougèrite (layered double hydroxide)
  40. Fourmarierite
  41. Fraipontite
  42. Francevillite
  43. Franckeite
  44. Frankamenite
  45. Frankdicksonite
  46. Frankhawthorneite
  47. Franklinite (spinel group)
  48. Franklinphilite
  49. Freibergite
  50. Freieslebenite
  51. Fukuchilite
    Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Fassaite (variety of augite)
  2. Ferrocolumbite (synonym of columbite-(Fe))
  3. Ferrotantalite (synonym of tantalite-(Fe))
  4. Fluorspar (synonym of fluorite)
  5. Francolite (variety of fluorapatite)

G

  1. Gabrielite
  2. Gadolinite (mineral group)
  3. Gagarinite-(Ce)
  4. Gahnite
  5. Galaxite
  6. Galena
  7. Galkhaite
  8. Gananite
  9. Garnet (mineral group)
  10. Gaspeite
  11. Gatehouseite
  12. Gaylussite
  13. Gedrite
  14. Geerite
  15. Gehlenite
  16. Geigerite
  17. Geikielite
  18. Gembone
  19. Geocronite
  20. Georgerobinsonite
  21. Germanite
  22. Gersdorffite
  23. Getchellite
  24. Gibbsite
  25. Gilalite
  26. Gismondine
  27. Glauberite
  28. Glaucochroite
  29. Glaucodot
  30. Glauconite
  31. Glaucophane
  32. Gmelinite
  33. Godovikovite
  34. Goethite
  35. Gold
  36. Goldmanite
  37. Gonnardite
  38. Gordaite
  39. Gormanite
  40. Goslarite
  41. Graftonite
  42. Grandidierite
  43. Grandreefite
  44. Graphite
  45. Gratonite
  46. Greenalite
  47. Greenockite
  48. Gregoryite
  49. Greifensteinite
  50. Greigite
  51. Grossite
  52. Grossular
  53. Groutite
  54. Grunerite
  55. Guettardite
  56. Gugiaite
  57. Guilleminite
  58. Gunningite
  59. Guyanaite
  60. Gwihabaite
  61. Gypsum

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Garnierite (a nickel ore)
  2. Gedanite (fossilized resin)
  3. Glessite (natural resin)
  4. Goshenite (colorless variety of beryl)

H

  1. Hafnon
  2. Hagendorfite
  3. Haggertyite
  4. Haidingerite
  5. Haiweeite
  6. Håleniusite-(La)
  7. Halite
  8. Halloysite
  9. Halotrichite
  10. Hambergite
  11. Hanksite
  12. Hapkeite
  13. Hardystonite
  14. Harmotome
  15. Hauerite
  16. Hausmannite
  17. Hauyne
  18. Hawleyite
  19. Haxonite
  20. Hazenite
  21. Heazlewoodite
  22. Hectorite
  23. Hedenbergite
  24. Hellyerite
  25. Hematite
  26. Hemihedrite
  27. Hemimorphite
  28. Hemusite
  29. Heptasartorite
  30. Herbertsmithite
  31. Hercynite
  32. Herderite
  33. Hermannjahnite
  34. Hessite
  35. Heulandite (series of zeolites)
  36. Hexaferrum
  37. Hiärneite
  38. Hibonite
  39. Hidalgoite
  40. Hilgardite
  41. Hisingerite
  42. Hodgkinsonite
  43. Hoelite
  44. Hollandite
  45. Holmquistite
  46. Homilite
  47. Hopeite
  48. Hornblende (series of amphiboles)
  49. Howlite
  50. Hsianghualite
  51. Hubeite
  52. Hübnerite
  53. Huemulite
  54. Humite
  55. Huntite
  56. Hureaulite
  57. Hutchinsonite
  58. Huttonite
  59. Hydroboracite
  60. Hydrogrossular (series of garnets)
  61. Hydrohalite
  62. Hydrokenoelsmoreite
  63. Hydromagnesite
  64. Hydrotalcite
  65. Hydroxylapatite
  66. Hydrozincite
    Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Hatchettite (a paraffin wax)
  2. Heliodor (greenish-yellow variety of beryl)
  3. Heliotrope (variety of chalcedony)
  4. Hessonite (variety of grossular)
  5. Hiddenite (variety of spodumene)
  6. Hyalite (variety of opal)
  7. Hyalophane
  8. Hypersthene (synonym of enstatite or ferrosilite, or mid-way member of the enstatite–ferrosilite series)

I

  1. Ianbruceite
  2. Ichnusaite
  3. Icosahedrite
  4. Idrialite
  5. Ikaite
  6. Illite
  7. Ilmenite
  8. Ilvaite
  9. Imogolite
  10. Indite
  11. Indium
  12. Inyoite
  13. Iodargyrite
  14. Iranite
  15. Iridium
  16. Iron
  17. Ixiolite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Idocrase (synonym of vesuvianite)
  2. Iolite (a gem-quality variety of cordierite)

J

  1. Jacobsite
  2. Jadarite
  3. Jadeite
  4. Jaffeite
  5. Jalpaite
  6. Jamesonite
  7. Janggunite
  8. Jarosewichite
  9. Jarosite
  10. Jennite
  11. Jeremejevite
  12. Jerrygibbsite
  13. Jimthompsonite
  14. Johannite
  15. Jolliffeite
  16. Jonesite
  17. Jordanite
  18. Julgoldite
  19. Junitoite
  20. Jurbanite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Jade (tough, green mineral either jadeite or nephrite amphibole)
  2. Jasper (variety of quartz)
  3. Jeffersonite (variety of augite)

K

  1. Kaatialaite
  2. Kadyrelite
  3. Kaersutite
  4. Kainite
  5. Kainosite-(Y)
  6. Kalininite
  7. Kalinite
  8. Kalsilite
  9. Kamacite
  10. Kambaldaite
  11. Kamiokite
  12. Kampfite
  13. Kaňkite
  14. Kanoite
  15. Kaolinite
  16. Karlite
  17. Kassite
  18. Kegelite
  19. Keilite
  20. Kenhsuite
  21. Kermesite
  22. Kernite
  23. Kesterite
  24. Keyite
  25. Khatyrkite
  26. Kieserite
  27. Kinoite
  28. Kleinite
  29. Knebelite
  30. Knorringite
  31. Kobellite
  32. Kochite
  33. Kogarkoite
  34. Kolbeckite
  35. Kornerupine
  36. Kosmochlor
  37. Kostovite
  38. Köttigite
  39. Kovdorskite
  40. Kratochvílite
  41. Kremersite
  42. Krennerite
  43. Krieselite
  44. Kröhnkite
  45. Krotite
  46. Krut’aite
  47. Krutovite
  48. Kukharenkoite-(Ce)
  49. Kuratite
  50. Kurnakovite
  51. Kutnohorite
  52. Kyanite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Keilhauite (variety of titanite)
  2. Kerolite (variety of talc)
  3. Krantzite (natural resin)
  4. Kunzite (variety of spodumene)

L

  1. Labradorite
  2. Lanarkite
  3. Langbeinite
  4. Langite
  5. Lansfordite
  6. Lanthanite (group of rare earth carbonates)
  7. Laplandite-(Ce)
  8. Larnite
  9. Laumontite
  10. Laurionite
  11. Laurite
  12. Lautite
  13. Lavendulan
  14. Lawsonite
  15. Lazulite
  16. Lazurite
  17. Lead
  18. Leadhillite
  19. Legrandite
  20. Leifite
  21. Leightonite
  22. Lepidocrocite
  23. Lepidolite
  24. Letovicite
  25. Leucite
  26. Leucophanite
  27. Leucophoenicite
  28. Lévyne (series of zeolites)
  29. Libethenite
  30. Liebigite
  31. Linarite
  32. Lindgrenite
  33. Linnaeite
  34. Lipscombite
  35. Liroconite
  36. Litharge
  37. Lithiophilite
  38. Livingstonite
  39. Lizardite
  40. Loellingite
  41. Lonsdaleite
  42. Loparite-(Ce)
  43. Lópezite
  44. Lorándite
  45. Lorenzenite
  46. Loveringite
  47. Ludlamite
  48. Ludwigite
  49. Lulzacite
  50. Lyonsite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Larimar (blue variety of pectolite)
  2. Lignite (a type of coal)
  3. Lodestone (a synonym of magnetite)
  4. Lublinite (variety of calcite)

M

  1. Macaulayite
  2. Macdonaldite
  3. Mackinawite
  4. Madocite
  5. Magadiite
  6. Maghemite
  7. Magnesioferrite
  8. Magnesiohastingsite
  9. Magnesiopascoite
  10. Magnesite
  11. Magnetite
  12. Majorite
  13. Malachite
  14. Malayaite
  15. Manganite
  16. Manganosite
  17. Manganvesuvianite
  18. Marcasite
  19. Margaritasite
  20. Margarite
  21. Marialite
  22. Maricite
  23. Marrite
  24. Marthozite
  25. Mascagnite
  26. Massicot
  27. Masuyite
  28. Mathesiusite
  29. Matlockite
  30. Maucherite
  31. Mawsonite
  32. Mckelveyite-(Y)
  33. Meionite
  34. Melanophlogite
  35. Melanterite
  36. Melilite
  37. Mellite
  38. Melonite
  39. Mendipite
  40. Mendozite
  41. Meneghinite
  42. Mercury (as solid)
  43. Mereheadite
  44. Merenskyite
  45. Meridianiite
  46. Merrillite
  47. Mesolite
  48. Messelite
  49. Metacinnabar
  50. Metatorbernite
  51. Metazeunerite
  52. Meyerhofferite
  53. Miargyrite
  54. Mica (a group of silicate minerals)
  55. Microcline
  56. Microlite
  57. Millerite
  58. Millosevichite
  59. Mimetite
  60. Minium
  61. Minnesotaite
  62. Minyulite
  63. Mirabilite
  64. Mixite
  65. Moganite
  66. Mohite
  67. Mohrite
  68. Moissanite
  69. Molybdenite
  70. Molybdite
  71. Monazite
  72. Monohydrocalcite
  73. Monticellite
  74. Montmorillonite (clay mineral)
  75. Mooihoekite
  76. Moolooite
  77. Mordenite
  78. Moschellandsbergite
  79. Mosesite
  80. Mottramite
  81. Motukoreaite
  82. Mullite
  83. Mundite
  84. Murdochite
  85. Muscovite
  86. Musgravite (magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S)

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Magnesia
  2. Magnesiocummingtonite (magnesium-rich variety of cummingtonite)
  3. Malacolite (synonym of diopside)
  4. Manganocolumbite (synonym of columbite-(Mn))
  5. Manganotantalite (synonym of tantalite-(Mn))
  6. Mariposite (variety of phengite/muscovite)
  7. Meerschaum (variety of sepiolite)
  8. Melanite (variety of andradite)
  9. Menilite (variety of opal)
  10. Milky quartz (a cloudy white quartz)
  11. Morganite (a pink beryl)

N

  1. Nabalamprophyllite
  2. Nabesite
  3. Nacrite
  4. Nadorite
  5. Nagyágite
  6. Nahcolite
  7. Naldrettite
  8. Nambulite
  9. Narsarsukite
  10. Native copper
  11. Natrolite
  12. Natron
  13. Natrophilite
  14. Nekrasovite
  15. Nelenite
  16. Nenadkevichite
  17. Nepheline
  18. Népouite
  19. Neptunite
  20. Nichromite
  21. Nickel
  22. Nickeline
  23. Niedermayrite
  24. Niningerite
  25. Nissonite
  26. Niter
  27. Nitratine
  28. Nobleite
  29. Nontronite
  30. Norbergite
  31. Normandite
  32. Northupite
  33. Nosean
  34. Nsutite
  35. Nuragheite
  36. Nyerereite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Nephrite (variety of actinolite)
  2. Niobite (synonym of columbite)
  3. Niobite-tantalite (synonym of columbite-tantalite)

O

  1. Okenite
  2. Oldhamite
  3. Olgite
  4. Olivenite
  5. Olivine (a group of silicate minerals)
  6. Omphacite
  7. Oneillite
  8. Oosterboschite
  9. Oppenheimerite
  10. Ordóñezite
  11. Oregonite
  12. Orpiment
  13. Orthoclase
  14. Osarizawaite
  15. Osmium
  16. Osumilite
  17. Otavite
  18. Ottrelite
  19. Otwayite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Oligoclase (a mixture of albite and anorthite)
  2. Onyx (a monochromatic banded variety of chalcedony)
  3. Orthochrysotile (a polytype of chrysotile)

P

  1. Pääkkönenite
  2. Pabstite
  3. Painite
  4. Palladium
  5. Palygorskite
  6. Panethite
  7. Panguite
  8. Papagoite
  9. Paragonite
  10. Paralaurionite
  11. Paramelaconite
  12. Pararealgar
  13. Pargasite
  14. Parisite-(Ce)
  15. Parsonsite
  16. Parthéite
  17. Pascoite
  18. Patrónite
  19. Paulingite (series of zeolites)
  20. Paulscherrerite
  21. Pearceite
  22. Pecoraite
  23. Pectolite
  24. Penikisite
  25. Penroseite
  26. Pentagonite
  27. Pentlandite
  28. Perhamite
  29. Periclase
  30. Perite
  31. Perovskite
  32. Petalite
  33. Petzite
  34. Pezzottaite
  35. Pharmacolite
  36. Pharmacosiderite
  37. Phenakite
  38. Phillipsite (series of zeolites)
  39. Phlogopite
  40. Phoenicochroite
  41. Phosgenite
  42. Phosphophyllite
  43. Phosphuranylite
  44. Pickeringite
  45. Picropharmacolite
  46. Piemontite
  47. Pigeonite
  48. Pinalite
  49. Pinnoite
  50. Piypite
  51. Plagioclase Na-Ca feldspar series
  52. Plancheite
  53. Platinum
  54. Plattnerite
  55. Playfairite
  56. Plumbogummite
  57. Polarite
  58. Pollucite
  59. Polybasite
  60. Polycrase
  61. Polydymite
  62. Polyhalite
  63. Portlandite
  64. Posnjakite
  65. Poudretteite
  66. Povondraite
  67. Powellite
  68. Prehnite
  69. Proustite
  70. Pseudobrookite
  71. Pseudomalachite
  72. Pseudowollastonite
  73. Pumpellyite (group of sorosilicates)
  74. Purpurite
  75. Putnisite
  76. Pyrargyrite
  77. Pyrite
  78. Pyrochlore (mineral group)
  79. Pyrolusite
  80. Pyromorphite
  81. Pyrope
  82. Pyrophanite
  83. Pyrophyllite
  84. Pyroxene (group of silicate minerals)
  85. Pyroxferroite
  86. Pyroxmangite
  87. Pyrrhotite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Parachrysotile (a polytype of chrysotile)
  2. Pelagosite (variety of aragonite)
  3. Pericline (variety of albite)
  4. Peridot (gem-quality olivine)
  5. Perlite (volcanic glass)
  6. Phengite (variety of muscovite)
  7. Phosphorite (name given to impure, massive apatite.)
  8. Pimelite (not approved by IMA)
  9. Pitchblende (a massive impure form of uraninite)
  10. Plessite (mixture of kamacite and taenite)
  11. Potassium alum or potash alum (as a mineral, is called alum-(K))

Q

  1. Qingsongite
  2. Quartz
  3. Quenstedtite
  4. Quetzalcoatlite
  5. Quintinite
  6. Qusongite

R

  1. Rakovanite
  2. Rambergite
  3. Rameauite
  4. Rammelsbergite
  5. Rapidcreekite
  6. Raslakite
  7. Raspite
  8. Rastsvetaevite
  9. Realgar
  10. Reederite-(Y)
  11. Reidite
  12. Reinerite
  13. Renierite
  14. Rheniite
  15. Rhodium
  16. Rhodochrosite
  17. Rhodonite
  18. Rhodplumsite
  19. Rhomboclase
  20. Richterite
  21. Rickardite
  22. Riebeckite
  23. Ringwoodite
  24. Roaldite
  25. Robertsite
  26. Rodalquilarite
  27. Romanèchite
  28. Romeite
  29. Rosasite
  30. Roscoelite
  31. Roselite
  32. Rosenbergite
  33. Rosickýite
  34. Routhierite
  35. Rozenite
  36. Rubicline
  37. Ruizite
  38. Russellite
  39. Ruthenium
  40. Rutherfordine
  41. Rutile
  42. Rynersonite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Rashleighite (variety of turquoise)
  2. Rhodolite (variety of pyrope)
  3. Rock crystal (quartz)
  4. Rose quartz (pink variety of quartz)
  5. Roumanite (amber)
  6. Ruby (red gem corundum)

S

  1. Sabatierite
  2. Sabieite
  3. Sabinaite
  4. Sacrofanite
  5. Safflorite
  6. Sal ammoniac
  7. Saleeite
  8. Saliotite
  9. Salzburgite
  10. Samarskite-(Y)
  11. Sampleite
  12. Samsonite
  13. Samuelsonite
  14. Sanbornite
  15. Saneroite
  16. Sanidine (orthoclase variety)
  17. Santabarbaraite
  18. Santite
  19. Saponite (clay mineral)
  20. Sapphirine
  21. Sarabauite
  22. Sarkinite
  23. Sassolite
  24. Satterlyite
  25. Sauconite
  26. Sborgite
  27. Scapolite (a group of silicate minerals)
  28. Schäferite
  29. Scheelite
  30. Schmiederite
  31. Schoepite
  32. Schorl (black tourmaline)
  33. Schreibersite
  34. Schreyerite
  35. Schröckingerite
  36. Schwertmannite
  37. Scolecite
  38. Scorodite
  39. Scorzalite
  40. Scrutinyite
  41. Seamanite
  42. Searlesite
  43. Seeligerite
  44. Segelerite
  45. Seifertite
  46. Sekaninaite
  47. Selenium
  48. Seligmannite
  49. Sellaite
  50. Semseyite
  51. Senarmontite
  52. Sepiolite
  53. Sérandite
  54. Serendibite
  55. Serpentine group
  56. Serpierite
  57. Sewardite
  58. Shandite
  59. Shattuckite
  60. Shigaite
  61. Shortite
  62. Siderite
  63. Siderophyllite
  64. Siderotil
  65. Siegenite
  66. Silicate perovskite
  67. Silicon
  68. Sillimanite
  69. Silver
  70. Simonellite
  71. Simpsonite
  72. Sincosite
  73. Sinkankasite
  74. Sinoite
  75. Skaergaardite
  76. Sklodowskite
  77. Skutterudite
  78. Smaltite
  79. Smectite (a group of clay minerals)
  80. Smithsonite
  81. Sodalite
  82. Soddyite
  83. Sonolite
  84. Sperrylite
  85. Spertiniite
  86. Spessartine
  87. Sphalerite
  88. Spherocobaltite
  89. Spinel
  90. Spodumene
  91. Spurrite
  92. Stannite
  93. Stannoidite
  94. Staurolite
  95. Steacyite
  96. Stellerite
  97. Stephanite
  98. Stercorite
  99. Stibarsen
  100. Stibiconite
  101. Stibiopalladinite
  102. Stibnite
  103. Stichtite
  104. Stilbite (series of zeolites)
  105. Stilleite
  106. Stillwaterite
  107. Stillwellite-(Ce)
  108. Stilpnomelane
  109. Stishovite
  110. Stolzite
  111. Strashimirite
  112. Strengite
  113. Stromeyerite
  114. Strontianite
  115. Struvite
  116. Studenitsite
  117. Studtite
  118. Sturmanite
  119. Stützite
  120. Suanite
  121. Suessite
  122. Sugilite
  123. Sulfur
  124. Sursassite
  125. Susannite
  126. Sussexite
  127. Svanbergite
  128. Sweetite
  129. Switzerite
  130. Sylvanite
  131. Sylvite
  132. Synchysite-(Ce)
  133. Syngenite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Sapphire (gem corundum of any color except red, especially blue varieties)
  2. Sard (a variety of chalcedony/quartz)
  3. Satinspar (a variety of gypsum)
  4. Selenite (a variety of gypsum)
  5. Simetite (a variety of amber)
  6. Smoky quartz (a brown or black variety of quartz)
  7. Soda niter (synonym of nitratine)
  8. Spectrolite (a variety of labradorite)
  9. Spessartite (synonym of spessartine)
  10. Sphene (synonym of titanite)
  11. Stantienite (a variety of amber)
  12. Stibiconite (grandfathered by IMA)
  13. Sunstone (a variety of either oligoclase or orthoclase)

T

  1. Taaffeite
  2. Tachyhydrite
  3. Taenite
  4. Talc
  5. Talmessite
  6. Talnakhite
  7. Tamarugite
  8. Tangeite
  9. Tantalite
  10. Tantite
  11. Tapiolite (mineral series)
  12. Taranakite
  13. Tarapacaite
  14. Tarbuttite
  15. Tausonite
  16. Teallite
  17. Tellurite
  18. Tellurium
  19. Tellurobismuthite
  20. Temagamite
  21. Tennantite
  22. Tenorite
  23. Tephroite
  24. Terlinguaite
  25. Teruggite
  26. Tetradymite
  27. Tetrahedrite
  28. Tetrataenite
  29. Thaumasite
  30. Thenardite
  31. Thermonatrite
  32. Thiospinel group
  33. Thomasclarkite-(Y)
  34. Thomsenolite
  35. Thomsonite (series of zeolites)
  36. Thorianite
  37. Thorite
  38. Thortveitite
  39. Tiemannite
  40. Tienshanite
  41. Tin
  42. Tinaksite
  43. Tincalconite
  44. Titanite
  45. Titanium
  46. Titanowodginite
  47. Tobermorite
  48. Todorokite
  49. Tokyoite
  50. Tongbaite
  51. Topaz
  52. Torbernite
  53. Tourmaline (group of silicate minerals)
  54. Tranquillityite
  55. Tremolite
  56. Trevorite
  57. Tridymite
  58. Triphylite
  59. Triplite
  60. Triploidite
  61. Tripuhyite
  62. Troilite
  63. Trona
  64. Tschermakite
  65. Tschermigite
  66. Tsumcorite
  67. Tsumebite
  68. Tugtupite
  69. Tungsten
  70. Tungstite
  71. Tuperssuatsiaite
  72. Turquoise
  73. Tusionite
  74. Tyrolite
  75. Tyrrellite
  76. Tyuyamunite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Tanzanite (variety of zoisite)
  2. Thulite (variety of zoisite)
  3. Thuringite (variety of chamosite)
  4. Travertine (form of calcium carbonate)
  5. Tsavorite (gem variety of grossularite garnet)

U

  1. Uchucchacuaite
  2. Uklonskovite
  3. Ulexite
  4. Ullmannite
  5. Ulrichite
  6. Ulvöspinel
  7. Umangite
  8. Umbite
  9. Upalite
  10. Uraninite
  11. Uranocircite-II
  12. Uranophane
  13. Uranopilite
  14. Urea
  15. Uricite
  16. Urusovite
  17. Ussingite
  18. Utahite
  19. Uvarovite
  20. Uytenbogaardtite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Ultramarine
  2. Uralite (alteration actinolite)

V

  1. Vaesite
  2. Valentinite
  3. Valleriite
  4. Vanadinite
  5. Vanadiocarpholite
  6. Vanadium
  7. Vantasselite
  8. Vanuralite
  9. Variscite
  10. Vaterite
  11. Vauquelinite
  12. Vauxite
  13. Veatchite
  14. Vermiculite
  15. Vesuvianite
  16. Villiaumite
  17. Violarite
  18. Vishnevite
  19. Vivianite
  20. Vladimirite
  21. Vlasovite
  22. Volborthite
  23. Vulcanite

(W)

  1. Wadsleyite
  2. Wagnerite
  3. Wairakite
  4. Wakabayashilite
  5. Wakefieldite
  6. Walfordite
  7. Wardite
  8. Warikahnite
  9. Warwickite
  10. Wassonite
  11. Water (as solid)
  12. Wattersite
  13. Wavellite
  14. Weddellite
  15. Weeksite
  16. Weilite
  17. Weissite
  18. Weloganite
  19. Whewellite
  20. Whiteite (group of minerals)
  21. Whitlockite
  22. Willemite
  23. Wiluite
  24. Witherite
  25. Wodginite
  26. Wolframite
  27. Wollastonite
  28. Woodhouseite
  29. Wulfenite
  30. Wurtzite
  31. Wüstite
  32. Wyartite

X

  1. Xanthiosite
  2. Xanthoconite
  3. Xanthoxenite
  4. Xenophyllite
  5. Xenotime
  6. Xiangjiangite
  7. Xieite
  8. Xifengite
  9. Xilingolite
  10. Ximengite
  11. Xingzhongite
  12. Xitieshanite
  13. Xocolatlite
  14. Xocomecatlite
  15. Xonotlite

(Y)

  1. Ye’elimite
  2. Yttrialite
  3. Yttrogummite
  4. Yttropyrochlore-(Y) (obruchevite)
  5. Yuksporite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Yttrocerite (variety of fluorite)
  2. Yttrocolumbite (variety of columbite)

Z

  1. Zabuyelite
  2. Zaccagnaite
  3. Zaherite
  4. Zaïrite
  5. Zakharovite
  6. Zanazziite
  7. Zaratite
  8. Zektzerite
  9. Zemannite
  10. Zeolite (group of silicate minerals)
  11. Zeunerite
  12. Zhanghengite
  13. Zharchikhite
  14. Zhemchuzhnikovite
  15. Ziesite
  16. Zimbabweite
  17. Zincite
  18. Zinclipscombite
  19. Zincmelanterite
  20. Zincobotryogen
  21. Zincochromite
  22. Zincolivenite
  23. Zinkenite
  24. Zinnwaldite
  25. Zippeite
  26. Zircon
  27. Zirconolite
  28. Zircophyllite
  29. Zirkelite
  30. Znucalite
  31. Zoisite
  32. Zorite
  33. Zunyite
  34. Zussmanite
  35. Zykaite

Varieties that are not valid species:

  1. Zajacite-(Ce) (name changed to gagarinite-(Ce))
  2. Zhonghuacerite-(Ce) (considered to be kukharenkoite-(Ce) or huanghoite-(Ce))
  3. Zinalsite (synonym of fraipontite)