List of minerals named after people

Summary

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

A

B

C

D

  • Dalyite: K2ZrSi6O15Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871–1957), Harvard University
  • Danalite: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S – American geologist, mineralogist and zoologist James Dwight Dana (1813–1895)
  • Davyne (9.FB.05)
  • Dawsonite: NaAlCO3(OH)2 – Canadian geologist Sir John William Dawson (1820–1899)
  • Deanesmithite: Hg+2Hg2+3Cr6+O5S2 – Deane K. Smith (1930–2001), professor of geosciences, Penn State University
  • Deerite: Fe2+6Fe3+3(Si6O17)O3(OH)5William Alexander Deer (1910–2009), mineralogist-petrologist, Cambridge University, Cambridge
  • Delafossite: CuFeO2 – French mineralogist Gabriel Delafosse (1796–1878)
  • Dellaite: Ca6(Si2O7)(SiO4)(OH)2 – geochemist, Della M. Roy (born 1926), spouse of Rustum Roy
  • Delrioite: SrCaV5+
    2
    O
    6
    (OH)
    2
    · 3 H2O – Spanish–Mexican scientist and naturalist Andrés Manuel del Río (1764–1849)
    • And calciodelrioite
  • Descloizite: PbZnVO4(OH) – Alfred Lewis Oliver Legrand Des Cloizeaux (1817–1897), professor of mineralogy, University of Paris, Paris
    • And arsendescloizite
  • Dessauite-(Y) (Sr,Pb)(Y,U)(Ti,Fe3+
    )
    20
    O
    38
    – Italian mineralogist Gabor Dessau (1907–1983)
  • Dickite: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 – Scottish metallurgical chemist Allan Brugh Dick (1833–1926)
  • Djerfisherite: K
    6
    CuFe
    24
    S
    26
    Cl
    or K
    6
    Na(Fe,Cu)
    24
    S
    26
    Cl
    – American mineralogist Daniel Jerome Fisher (1896–1988), professor at the University of Chicago
  • Dollaseite-(Ce): CaCeMg2AlSi3O11F(OH) – American geologist Wayne A. Dollase (born 1938), geology professor at UCLA
  • Dolomite: CaMg(CO3)2 – French naturalist and geologist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750–1801)
  • Domeykite: Cu3As – Polish geologist, mineralogist and educator Ignacy Domeyko (1802–1889)
  • Donnayite: NaCaSr3Y(CO3)6 · 3 H2O – Canadian professors J. D. H. Donnay and G. Donnay
  • Dumortierite: Al6.5-7BO3(SiO4)3(O,OH)3 – French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (1803–1873)
  • Davemaoite: Cubic CaSiO3– Mineral physicist Ho-kwang Mao

E

  • Erikapohlite (IMA2010-090) – German collector of minerals Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919–2016)
  • Ernienickelite: NiMn3O7·3H2O – Canadian-Australian mineralogist Ernest (Ernie) H. Nickel (1925–2009)
  • Ernstburkeite: Mg(CH3SO3)2·12H2O – mineralogist Ernst A. J. Burke, former Head of the CNMNC (IMA)
  • Eskolaite: Cr2O3 – Finnish geologist Pentti Eelis Eskola (1883–1964)
  • Esperite PbCa3Zn4(SiO4)4 -- Harvard University petrologist Esper S. Larsen Jr. (1879–1961) (Originally called calcium larsenate)

F

  • Farringtonite: Mg3(PO4)2 – American geologist Oliver C. Farrington (1864-1933)
  • Ferberite: FeWO4 – German amateur mineralogist Moritz Rudolph Ferber (1805–1875)
  • Ferrierite: (Na,K)2Mg(Si,Al)18O36(OH) · 9 H2O – Canadian geologist and mining engineer Walter Frederick Ferrier (1865–1950)
  • Ferri-obertiite: amphiboles – Italian mineralogist Roberta Oberti (born 1951)
    • And ferro-ferri-obertiite
  • Fergusonite: (Ce,La,Nd)NbO4 – British politician and mineral collector Robert Ferguson of Raith (1767–1840)
  • Ferraioloite (IMA2015-066)
  • Fleischerite: Pb3Ge(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3 H2O – American mineralogist and geochemist Michael Fleischer (1908–1998)
  • Fingerite: Cu11(VO4)6O2 – American mineralogist and crystallographer Larry W. Finger (born 1940)
  • Foordite: Sn2+
    Nb
    2
    O
    6
    – American mineralogist Eugene Edward Foord (1946–1998)
  • Forsterite: Mg2SiO4 – German naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster (1729–1798)
  • Franckeite: Pb5Sn3Sb2S14 – mining engineers Carl Francke and Ernest Francke
  • Frankhawthorneite: Cu2Te6+O4(OH)2Frank C. Hawthorne (born 1946), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
    Thompson ISI top ten most highly cited geoscientists (1996–2007)
  • Freieslebenite: AgPbSbS3 – Mining Commissioner of Saxony Johann Karl Freiesleben (1774–1846)
  • Friedrichite: Cu5Pb5Bi7S18 – Austrian geologist Othmar Michael Friedrich (1902–1991)
  • Fuchsite (variety of muscovite): K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2 – German mineralogist and chemist Johann Nepomuk von Fuchs (1774–1856)[4]</ref>

G

H

J

  • Jarosewichite: Mn2+
    3
    Mn3+
    (AsO
    4
    )(OH)
    6
    – American chemist Eugene Jarosewich
  • Jeanbandyite (4.FC.15)
  • Jimthompsonite: (Mg,Fe)5Si6O16(OH)2 – American mineralogist James Burleigh Thompson, Jr.
  • Johnbaumite: (Ca)5(AsO4)3(OH) – American geologist and mineralogist John L. Baum [1][2][10]
  • Junitoite: CaZn2Si2O7·H2O – Jun Ito (1926–1978), mineralogist and crystallographer, University of Chicago

K

  • Karenwebberite: Na(Fe2+,Mn2+)PO4 – American geologist Karen L. Webber
  • Kassite: CaTi2O4(OH)2 – Russian geologist Nikolai Grigorievich Kassin (1885–1949)
  • Kampfite: Ba12(Si11Al5)O31(CO3)8Cl5 – Anthony Robert Kampf (born 1948)
  • Khomyakovite: Na12Ca6Sr3Fe3WZr3(Si25O73)(O,OH,H2O)3(Cl,OH)2 – Russian mineralogist Alexander Khomyakov (1933–2012)
  • Kieserite: MgSO4 · H2ODietrich Georg von Kieser (1779–1862), former President, Jena Academy
    • And cobaltkieserite
  • Kleberite: FeTi6O13 · 4 H2O – German professor Will Kleber (1906–1970)
  • Kobellite: Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69 – German mineralogist Wolfgang Franz von Kobell (1803–1882)
  • Kochsandorite: CaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4H2O – Hungarian mineralogist Sándor Koch (1896–1983)
  • Kogarkoite: Na3(SO4)F – Russian scientist Lia Nikolaevna Kogarko
  • Kolbeckite: ScPO4 · 2 H2O – German mineralogist Friedrich L. W. Kolbeck
  • Kosnarite: Zr2(PO4)3 – after Richard Andrew "Rich" Kosnar (1946-2007), American mineral collector
  • Kostovite: AuCuTe4 – Bulgarian mineralogist Ivan Kostov (1913–2004)
  • Krennerite: AuTe2 varying to (Au0.8,Ag0.2)Te2 – Hungarian mineralogist Joseph Krenner (1839–1920)
  • Krotite: CaAl2O4 – Russian-American cosmochemist Alexander N. Krot
  • Krut'aite: CuSe2 Czech mineralogist Tomas Krut'a (1906-1998)
  • Kukharenkoite-(Ce): Ba3CeF(CO3)3 – Russian mineralogist Alexander A. Kukharenko (1914–1993)
  • Kurnakovite: MgB3O3(OH)5 · 5 H2O – Russian mineralogist and chemist Nikolai Semenovich Kurnakov (1860–1941)
  • Kunzite (variety of spodumene): – American mineralogist George Frederick Kunz (1856–1932)

L

  • Lacroixite: NaAl(PO4)F – French mineralogist Antoine François Alfred Lacroix (1863–1948)
  • Laueite (8.DC.30)
  • Lavinskyite: K(Li,Cu,Mg,Na)2Cu6(Si4O11)2(OH)4 – photographer of minerals Robert Lavinsky (Commons:Robert Lavinsky)
  • Lavoisierite: Mn2+8[Al10(Mn3+Mg)][Si11P]O44(OH)12 – French chemist Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743–1794)
  • Leakeite root name, sodium amphibole subgroup – British geologist Bernard E. Leake (born 1932), University of Glasgow
    • Minerals: ferri-fluoro-leakeite, ferri-leakeite, fluoro-leakeite, potassic-ferri-leakeite, potassic-leakeite, potassic-mangani-leakeite
  • Lemanskiite: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl·5H2O – after Chester S. Lemanski, Jr. (b. 1947), American mineral collector
  • Liebauite: Ca3Cu5Si9O26 – German Friedrich Liebau (1926–2011), professor of mineralogy, University of Kiel.
  • Lipscombite: (Fe2+,Mn2+)(Fe3+)2(PO4)2(OH) – American chemist William Lipscomb (1919–2011)
  • Livingstonite: HgSb4S8 – Scottish explorer in Africa David Livingstone (1813–1873)
  • Lonsdaleite: C – British crystallographer Kathleen Lonsdale (1903–1971)
  • Lorandite: TlAsS2 – Hungarian physicist Loránd Eötvös (1848–1919)
  • Lotharmeyerite: CaZn
    2
    (AsO
    4
    )
    2
    ·2H
    2
    O
    – German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer (1830–1895)
    • And cobaltlotharmeyerite, ferrilotharmeyerite, manganlotharmeyerite, nickellotharmeyerite
  • Lucabindiite: (K,NH4)As4O6(Cl,Br) – Luca Bindi, professor of mineralogy and former head of the Division of Mineralogy of the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence (b. 1971)
  • Lukechangite-(Ce): Na3Ce2(CO3)4F – American mineralogist Luke L. Y. Chang (1934–2009)[11]

M

  • Macdonaldite: BaCa4Si16O36(OH)2 · 10 H2O – American volcanologist, Gordon Andrew Macdonald (1911–1978, redirect)
  • Malhmoodite: FeZr(PO4)2 · 4H2O – Bertha K. Malhmood, for many years Administrative Assistant of the Branch of Analytical Laboratories, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Mandarinoite: Fe2(SeO3)3·4H2O – American-Canadian mineralogist Joseph (Joe) A. Mandarino (1929–2007)
    • And telluromandarinoite
  • Maricite: NaFePO4 – Croatian mineralogist Luka Marić (1899–1979), University of Zagreb
  • Machatschkiite (8.CJ.35)
  • Mckelveyite-(Y): Ba3NaCa0.75U0.25Y(CO3)6 · 3 H2O – American geologist Vincent E. McKelvey (1916–1985)
  • Meyerhofferite: CaB3O3(OH)5·H2O – German chemist, Wilhelm Meyerhoffer (1864–1906)
  • Meyrowitzite: Ca(UO2)(CO3)2·5H2O – after Robert Meyrowitz (1916-2013), an American analytical chemist
  • Mendeleevite-(Ce): Cs6(Ce22Ca6)(Si70O175)(OH,F)14(H2O)21 – Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834–1907)
  • Menzerite-(Y) (IMA2009-050)
  • Millerite: NiS – British mineralogist William Hallowes Miller (1801–1880)
  • Moëloite (2.HC.25)
  • Mohsite (crichtonite var., 4.CC.40)
  • Moissanite: SiC (naturally occurring) – discoverer Henri Moissan (1852–1907)
  • Morganite (variety of Beryl): – American financier J. P. Morgan (1837–1913)
  • Mozartite: CaMn3+SiO4(OH) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Murdochite: PbCu6O8−x(Cl,Br)2x – American mineralogist Joseph Murdoch (1890–1973)

N

  • Nataliakulikite: Ca4Ti2(Fe3+,Fe2+)(Si,Fe3+,Al)O11 – Russian mineralogist Natalia Artyemovna Kulik (1933 - )
  • Nasonite: Pb6Ca4(Si2O7)3Cl2 – American mining engineer and author Frank Lewis Nason (1856–1928)
  • Norrishite: KLiMn3+2(Si4O10)O2 – Australian geologist Keith Norrish (1924-2017), pioneer of wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis
  • Nikischerite: Fe2+6Al3(OH)18[Na(H2O)6][SO4]2·6H2O – American mineralogist Anthony J. Nikischer (born 1949)

O

  • Obertiite amphibole root name (9.DE.25)
  • Okenite: CaSi2O5·2H2O – German naturalist Lorenz Oken (1779–1851)

P

R

S

T

U

  • Ulexite: NaCaB5O9·8H2O – German chemist George Ludwig Ulex (1811–1883)
  • Ullmannite: NiSbS – German chemist and mineralogist Johann Christoph Ullmann (1771–1821, redirect)
  • Uytenbogaardtite: Ag3AuS2 – Dutch mineralogist Willem Uytenbogaardt (1918–2012)
  • Uvarovite: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3 – Russian Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarov (1765–1855)

V

W

Y

  • Yangite: PbMnSi3O8·H2O – Hexiong Yang, Mineralogy researcher at the Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona

Z

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/bertrandite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
  2. ^ W.R. Hamilton, 1974, The Hamlyn Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils, London, Hamlyn
  3. ^ "Cassidyite Mineral Data". Mineralogy Database. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Fuchsite". mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "Gregoryite". mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c http://webmineral.com/data/Zektzerite.shtml Webmineral
  7. ^ Skinner, Brian J.; Erd, Richard C.; Grimaldi, Frank S. (1964). "Greigite, the thio-spinel of iron; a new mineral" (PDF). American Mineralogist. 49: 543–55.
  8. ^ "Guettardite". mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  9. ^ "Gunningite". mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  10. ^ "Johnbaumite". mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Grice, Joel D.; George Y. Chao (1997). "Lukechangite-(Ce), a new rare-earth-fluorocarbonate mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec". American Mineralogist. 11–12. 82 (1255–1260).
  12. ^ Van der Straeten, Edgar (1973). "Biographie Belge d'Outre-Mer: Edgar Sengier". Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. VII–A: 429–437.
  13. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/zinkenite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
  14. ^ "Zinkenite". mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  15. ^ Zippeite Mineral Data

References

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