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This is a list of minerals with Wikipedia articles. Mineral variety names and mineraloids are to be listed after the valid minerals for each letter.

For a complete listing (about 4000) of all mineral names: List of minerals (complete).

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Sorted by name:

A

  1. Actinolite
  2. Adamite
  3. Aegirine
  4. Albite
  5. Alforsite
  6. Altaite
  7. Alunite
  8. Amblygonite
  9. Amphibole (mineral group)
  10. Analcime (synonym of analcite)
  11. Analcite
  12. Anatase
  13. Andalusite
  14. Anglesite
  15. Anhydrite
  16. Ankerite
  17. Anorthite
  18. Anorthoclase
  19. Anthophyllite
  20. Antigorite
  21. Apatite (mineral group)
  22. Aragonite
  23. Arfvedsonite
  24. Argentite
  25. Armalcolite
  26. Arsenopyrite
  27. Astrophyllite
  28. Augite
  29. Aurichalcite
  30. Auricupride
  31. Autunite
  32. Axinite (mineral group)
  33. Azurite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Abichite
  2. Agate(variety of quartz)
  3. Alabaster (variety of gypsum)
  4. Alexandrite (variety of chrysoberyl)
  5. Allingite (synonym of amber)
  6. Alum
  7. Amazonite (variety of microcline)
  8. Amber (fossilized resin)
  9. Amethyst (purple variety of quartz)
  10. Ammolite (organic; also a gemstone)
  11. Amosite (asbestiform grunerite)
  12. Anyolite (metamorphic rock - zoisite, ruby, and hornblende)
  13. Aquamarine (light blue variety of beryl)
  14. Asbestos (fibrous serpentine- or amphibole minerals)
  15. Avalite (A chromian variety of Illite.)
  16. Aventurine (variety of quartz)

B

  1. Baddeleyite
  2. Barite (Baryte, British spelling)
  3. Bastnaesite (mineral group)
  4. Benitoite
  5. Bertrandite
  6. Beryl
  7. Biotite
  8. Bismuthinite
  9. Bixbyite
  10. Bl?e
  11. Boehmite
  12. Boracite
  13. Borax
  14. Bornite
  15. Brazilianite
  16. Briartite
  17. Brookite
  18. Brucite
  19. Bytownite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Bauxite (it's a rock)
  2. Beckerite (natural resin)
  3. Bixbite (red gem variety of beryl)
  4. Burmite (amber from Burma)

C

  1. Calaverite
  2. Calcite
  3. Caledonite
  4. Canfieldite
  5. Carnallite
  6. Carnotite
  7. Cassiterite
  8. Celadonite
  9. Celestite
  10. Cerussite
  11. Chabazite (a group of closely-related minerals in the zeolite group)
  12. Chalcanthite
  13. Chalcocite
  14. Chalcopyrite
  15. Chlorite (mineral group)
  16. Chromite
  17. Chrysoberyl
  18. Chrysocolla
  19. Cinnabar
  20. Clinochrysotile
  21. Clinoclase
  22. Clintonite
  23. Cobaltite
  24. Coesite
  25. Coffinite
  26. Colemanite
  27. Columbite (mineral group)
  28. Copper
  29. Cooperite
  30. Cordierite
  31. Corundum
  32. Covellite
  33. Creedite
  34. Cristobalite
  35. Crookesite
  36. Cryolite
  37. Cummingtonite
  38. Cuprite
  39. Cyanotrichite
  40. Cylindrite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Carnelian (variety of quartz)
  2. Chalcedony (cryptocrystalline variety of quartz)
  3. Chrysolite (gemmy yellow-green forsterite)
  4. Chrysoprase (green nickel bearing chalcedony)
  5. Chrysotile (group name - asbestiform serpentine)
  6. Citrine (yellow variety of quartz)
  7. Cleveite
  8. Coltan (short for minerals of the columbite group)
  9. Crocidolite (asbestiform riebeckite)
  10. Cymophane (variety of chrysoberyl)

D

  1. Datolite
  2. Dawsonite
  3. Diamond
  4. Diaspore
  5. Dickite
  6. Diopside
  7. Dioptase
  8. Dolomite
  9. Dumortierite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Delessite (magnesian chamosite)
  2. Diatomite (diatomaceous earth)

E

  1. Enargite
  2. Enstatite
  3. Epidote
  4. Epsomite
  5. Erythrite
  6. Euclase
  7. Euxenite-(Y)
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Emerald (green gem variety of beryl)

F

  1. Fayalite (olivine group)
  2. Feldspar (mineral group)
  3. Feldspathoid (mineral group)
  4. Ferberite
  5. Feroxyhyte
  6. Ferrierite (subgroup of zeolite minerals)
  7. Ferro-anthophyllite
  8. Ferrocolumbite
  9. Ferrohortonolite (olivine group)
  10. Ferrotantalite
  11. Fergusonite (mineral group)
  12. Fluorapatite (apatite group)
  13. Fluorichterite (amphibole group)
  14. Fluorite
  15. Fluorspar (synonym of fluorite)
  16. Forsterite (olivine group)
  17. Franckeite
  18. Franklinite (spinel group)
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Ferricrete Iron oxide cemented soil or sediment

G

  1. Gadolinite (mineral group)
  2. Gahnite
  3. Galena
  4. Garnet (mineral group)
  5. Garnierite
  6. Germanite
  7. Geigerite
  8. Gibbsite
  9. Glauberite
  10. Glauconite
  11. Glaucophane
  12. Goethite
  13. Graphite
  14. Greenockite
  15. Grunerite
  16. Gypsum
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Gedanite (fossilized resin)
  2. Golden beryl (golden-yellow variety of beryl)
  3. Green beryl (light green variety of beryl)
  4. Glessite (natural resin)

H

  1. Halite
  2. Hapkeite
  3. Hematite
  4. Hemimorphite
  5. Hibonite
  6. Hornblende
  7. H?te
  8. Hutchinsonite
  9. Hydroxylapatite
  10. Hydrozincite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Heliodor (greenish-yellow variety of beryl)
  2. Hiddenite (variety of spodumene)
  3. Hyalite (variety of opal)

I

  1. Ice
  2. Idocrase (synonym of vesuvianite)
  3. Idrialite
  4. Illite
  5. Ilmenite

J

  1. Jadeite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Jade (tough, green mineral either jadeite or nephrite amphibole)
  2. Jasper (variety of quartz)

K

  1. Kainite
  2. Kalsilite
  3. Kamacite
  4. Kaolinite
  5. Karpinskyite
  6. Kernite
  7. Kieserite
  8. Kobellite
  9. Kogarkoite
  10. Kolbeckite
  11. Kyanite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Keilhauite (variety of titanite)
  2. Krantzite (natural resin)
  3. Kunzite (variety of spodumene)

L

  1. Labradorite
  2. Lansfordite
  3. Lazurite
  4. Lepidolite
  5. Leucite
  6. Lizardite
  7. Lonsdaleite
  8. Lorandite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Lapis lazuli (a rock consisting primarily of lazurite, calcite and pyrite)
  2. Lechatelierite (fused quartz glass)
  3. Lignite (a type of coal)
  4. Limonite (a mixture of iron oxides and hydroxides - rust!)
  5. Lodestone (a synonym of magnetite)

M

  1. Maghemite
  2. Magnesite
  3. Magnetite
  4. Malachite
  5. Malacolite
  6. Manganite
  7. Manganocolumbite
  8. Marcasite
  9. Margaritasite
  10. Mendozite
  11. Menilite
  12. Metacinnabarite
  13. Mica (a group of silicate minerals)
  14. Microcline
  15. Millerite
  16. Mimetite
  17. Mirabilite
  18. Moissanite
  19. Molybdenite
  20. Monazite
  21. Montmorillonite (clay mineral)
  22. Moolooite
  23. Murdochite
  24. Muscovite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Magnesia
  2. Mariposite (variety of phengite/muscovite)
  3. Meerschaum (variety of sepiolite)
  4. Milky quartz (a cloudy white quartz)
  5. Morganite (a pink beryl)
  6. Morion (synonum of smoky quartz)

N

  1. Natrolite
  2. Natron
  3. Nepheline
  4. Nephrite
  5. Niccolite
  6. Niobite (synonym of columbite)
  7. Niobite-tantalite (synonym of columbite-tantalite)

O

  1. Olivine (a group of silicate minerals)
  2. Opal
  3. Orpiment
  4. Orthochrysotile
  5. Orthoclase
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Onyx (a monochromatic banded variety of chalcedony)

P

  1. Palagonite
  2. Parachrysotile
  3. Pentlandite
  4. Periclase
  5. Perovskite
  6. Petalite
  7. Petzite
  8. Pezzottaite
  9. Phenacite
  10. Phillipsite
  11. Phlogopite
  12. Plagioclase Na-Ca feldspar.
  13. Pollucite
  14. Potassium alum
  15. Polycrase
  16. Prehnite
  17. Proustite
  18. Pyrite
  19. Pyrochlore
  20. Pyrolusite
  21. Pyromorphite
  22. Pyrophyllite
  23. Pyroxene (group of silicate minerals)
  24. Pyrrhotite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Perlite (volcanic glass)
  2. Phosphorite (name given to impure, massive apatite.)
  3. Pitchblende (a massive impure form of uraninite)
  4. Pumicite (synonym of pumice)

Q

  1. Quartz

R

  1. Realgar
  2. Rhodochrosite
  3. Rhodonite
  4. Riebeckite
  5. Rutile
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Rock crystal (quartz)
  2. Rose quartz
  3. Roumanite (amber)
  4. Ruby (red gem corundum)

S

  1. Safflorite
  2. Sal ammoniac
  3. Samarskite
  4. Sanbornite
  5. Sanidine (orthoclase variety)
  6. Saponite (clay mineral)
  7. Sapphirine
  8. Sauconite
  9. Scapolite (a group of silicate minerals)
  10. Scheelite
  11. Schorl (black tourmaline)
  12. Schreibersite
  13. Scolecite
  14. Seeligerite
  15. Segelerite
  16. Sekaninaite
  17. Selenide
  18. Selenite
  19. Selenium
  20. Seligmannite
  21. Sepiolite
  22. Serpentine
  23. Shattuckite
  24. Siderite
  25. Sillimanite
  26. Silver
  27. Simetite
  28. Skutterudite
  29. Smaltite
  30. Smectite
  31. Smithsonite
  32. Soda niter
  33. Sodalite
  34. Sperrylite
  35. Spessartite
  36. Sphalerite
  37. Sphene
  38. Spinel
  39. Spodumene
  40. Stannite
  41. Staurolite
  42. Steacyite
  43. Steatite (talc)
  44. Stephanite
  45. Stibnite
  46. Stichtite
  47. Stilbite
  48. Stolzite
  49. Stromeyerite
  50. Strontianite
  51. Sulfur
  52. Sussexite
  53. Sylvanite
  54. Sylvite
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. Smoky quartz (a brown or black variety of quartz)
  5. Soapstone (a rock)
  6. Stantienite (variety of amber)

T

  1. Talc
  2. Tantalite
  3. Tarapacaite
  4. Teallite
  5. Tennantite
  6. Tenorite
  7. Tephroite
  8. Telinguaite
  9. Tetrahedrite
  10. Thorianite
  11. Thorite
  12. Thortveitite
  13. Tiemannite
  14. Tin
  15. Tincalconite
  16. Titanite
  17. Topaz
  18. Torbernite
  19. Tourmaline (group of silicate minerals)
  20. Tremolite
  21. Tridymite
  22. Triphylite
  23. Troctolite
  24. Trona
  25. Tschermigite
  26. Tugtupite
  27. Turquoise
  28. Tyuyamunite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Tanzanite (variety of Zoisite)
  2. Thulite (variety of Zoisite)
  3. Travertine (form of calcium carbonate)
  4. Tsavorite (gem variety of grossularite garnet)

U

  1. Ulexite
  2. Ullmannite
  3. Ulvospinel
  4. Umangite
  5. Unakite
  6. Uralite
  7. Uraninite
  8. Uranophane
  9. Uvarovite
Varieties that are not valid species:
  1. Ultramarine

V

  1. Valentinite
  2. Vanadinite
  3. Variscite
  4. Vaterite
  5. Vermiculite
  6. Vesuvianite
  7. Villiaumite
  8. Vivianite

W

  1. Wardite
  2. Wavellite
  3. Weloganite
  4. Whitlockite
  5. Willemite
  6. Witherite
  7. Wolframite
  8. Wollastonite
  9. Wulfenite

X

  1. Xenotime

Y

  1. Yttria

Z

  1. Zabuyelite
  2. Zaccagnaite
  3. Zaherite
  4. Zajacite-(Ce)
  5. Zakharovite
  6. Zanazziite
  7. Zappinite
  8. Zaratite
  9. Zeolite (group of silicate minerals)
  10. Zhanghengite
  11. Zharchikhite
  12. Zhemchuzhnikovite
  13. Zhonghuacerite-(Ce)
  14. Ziesite
  15. Zimbabweite
  16. Zinalsite
  17. Zinc-melanterite
  18. Zincite
  19. Zincobotryogen
  20. Zincochromite
  21. Zinkenite
  22. Zinnwaldite
  23. Zippeite
  24. Zircon
  25. Zirconolite
  26. Zircophyllite
  27. Zirkelite
  28. Zoisite
  29. Zunyite
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