List of minerals named after people

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

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

See also
External links

A

Abelsonite: C31H32N4Ni – American physicist Philip Hauge Abelson (1913–2004)
Abswurmbachite: Cu2+Mn3+6O8SiO4 – German mineralogist Irmgard Abs-Wurmbach
Adamite: Zn2AsO4OH – French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795–1881)
Agrellite: NaCa2Si4O10F – English optical mineralogist Stuart Olof Agrell (1913–1996)
Agricolaite: K4(UO2)(CO3)3 – German scholar Georgius Agricola (1494–1555)
Aheylite: Fe2+Al62·4H2O – American geologist Allen V. Heyl (1918–2008)
Albrechtschraufite: Ca4Mg(UO2)2(CO3)6F2·17H2O – Albrecht Schrauf (1837–1897), professor of mineralogy, University of Vienna
Alexandrite (variety of chrysoberyl): – Tsar Alexander II of Russia (1818–1881)
Alforsite: Ba5Cl(PO4)3 – American geologist John T. Alfors (1930–2005)
Allabogdanite: (Fe,Ni)2P – Alla Bogdanova, Geological Institute, Kola Science Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences
Allanite series: sorosilicate – Scottish mineralogist, Thomas Allan (1777–1833)
Alloriite: Na5K1.5(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)(OH)0.5 * H2O – Italian mineralogist Roberto Allori (b. 1933)
Almeidaite: crichtonite group (metal titanates); Brazilian geologist Fernando Flávio Marques de Almeida (1916–2013)
Andersonite: Na2Ca(UO2)(CO3)3·6H2O – Charles Alfred Anderson (1902–1990), United States Geological Survey
Andradite: Ca3Fe2Si3O12 – Brazilian statesman, naturalist, professor and poet José Bonifácio de Andrade e Silva (1763–1838)
Ankerite: CaFe2+(CO3)2 – Austrian mineralogist Matthias Joseph Anker (1771–1843)
Anthonyite: Cu(OH)2·3H2O – John Williams Anthony (1920–1992), professor of mineralogy, University of Arizona
Argandite: Mn7(VO4)2(OH)8 – Swiss geologist Émile Argand (1879–1940)
Arfvedsonite: Na3(Fe,Mg)4FeSi8O22(OH)2 – Swedish chemist Johan August Arfwedson (1792–1841)
Armalcolite: (Mg,Fe2+)Ti2O5 – American astronauts ARM Neil Armstrong, AL Buzz Aldrin and COL Michael Collins
Armbrusterite: K5Na3Mn3+Mn2+144(OH)10·4H2O – Swiss crystallographer Thomas Armbruster (born 1950), University of Bern
Armstrongite: CaZr·3H2O – American astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)
Arthurite: CuFe23+2·4H2O – British mineralogists Arthur Edward Ian Montagu Russell and Arthur W. G. Kingsbury
Atencioite: Ca
2Fe
3Mg
2Be
4(PO
4)
6(OH)
4·6H
2O – Daniel Atencio, professor of mineralogy, Geoscience Institute, University of São Paulo
Avicennite: Tl2O3 – Persian scholar and physician Avicenna (980–1037)

B

Backite (IMA2013-113)
Bandylite (6.AC.35)
Baumhauerite: Pb3As4S9 – German mineralogist Heinrich Adolph Baumhauer (1848–1926)
Bazzite: Be3(Sc,Fe)2Si6O18 – Italian engineer Alessandro E. Bazzi
Benstonite: Ba6Ca6Mg(CO3)13 – Orlando J. Benston (1901–1966), an ore dressing metallurgist with the University of Illinois
Bentorite: Ca6(Cr,Al)2(SO4)3(OH)12·26H2 – Israeli geologist Yaakov Ben-Tor (1910-2002)
Berthierite: (Fe,Sb)2S4 – French geologist and mining engineer Pierre Berthier (1782–1861)
Bertrandite: Be4Si2O7(OH)2 – French mineralogist Emile Bertrand (1844–1909)
Berzelianite: Cu2Se – Swedish chemist Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779-1848)
Berzeliite: NaCa2Mg2(AsO4)3 and manganberzeliite – Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779–1848)
Bettertonite: ・11H2O – John Betterton (b. 1959, London), museum geologist and mineralogist at Haslemere Educational Museum in Surrey, England
Beudantite: PbFe3+3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6 – François Sulpice Beudant (1787–1850) French mineralogist, University of Paris, Paris
Bideauxite (3.DB.25)
Bilibinskite: Au2Cu2PbTe2+ – Soviet geologist Yuri A. Bilibin (1901–1952)
Biringuccite: Na2B5O8(OH) · 2 H2O – Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480–1538/9), Italian alchemist, metallurgist
Bixbite: Be3(AlMn)2Si6O18 – American mineralogist Maynard Bixby; deprecated to red beryl to avoid confusion with bixbyite
Bixbyite: (Fe,Mn)2O3 – American mineralogist Maynard Bixby
Blödite: Na2Mg(SO4)2 · 4 H2O – German chemist Carl August Blöde (1773–1820)
Blossite: αCu2V2O7 – mineralogist Donald F. Bloss, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Bobdownsite (discredited)
Bobfergusonite: Na2Mn2+5Fe3+Al(PO4)6 – Robert Bury Ferguson, University of Manitoba
Boehmite: γ-AlO(OH) – Bohemian-German chemist Johann Böhm (1895–1952)
Bornite: Cu5FeS4 – Austrian Mineralogist Ignaz von Born (1742–1791)
Bournonite: PbCuSbS3 – French crystallographer and mineralogist Jacques Louis de Bournon (1751–1825)
Braggite: PtS – the first mineral characterized by X-ray analysis. William Henry Bragg (1862–1942) and his son, William Lawrence Bragg (1890–1971)
Brandtite: Ca2Mn2+(AsO4)2 · 2 H2O – Swedish chemist Georg Brandt (1694–1768)
And parabrandtite
Breithauptite: NiSb – Saxon mineralogist Johann Friedrich August Breithaupt (1791–1873)
Brewsterite series (9.GE.20)
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)
Buddingtonite: NH4AlSi3O8 – American Petrologist Arthur Francis Buddington (1890–1980)
Burnsite: KCdCu2+7(SeO3)2O2Cl9 – Peter Carman Burns (born 1966), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Thompson ISI top ten most highly cited geoscientists (1996–2007)
Burtite: CaSn(OH)6 – American mining geologist Donald McLain Burt (born 1943)
Buseckite: (Fe,Zn,Mn)S – American geologist Peter R. Buseck, Arizona State University

C

Cabriite: Pd2SnCu – Canadian mineralogist Louis J. Cabri (born 1934)
Cámaraite: sorosilicate – Fernando Cámara (born 1967), mineralogist of Melilla, Spain
Cancrinite: Na6Ca2(H
2O)
0–1 – American mineral chemist and former chief chemist of the United States Geological Survey Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847–1931)
Cleveite (uraninite var.): UO2 • UO3 • PO • ThO2 – Swedish chemist Per Teodor Cleve (1840–1905)
Clintonite: Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3Si)O10(OH)2 – American statesman De Witt Clinton (1769–1828)
Coesite (form of SiO2): – American chemist Loring Coes, Jr. (1915–1978)
Coffinite: U(SiO4)1−x(OH)4x – American geologist Reuben Clare Coffin
Cohenite: (Fe,Ni,Co)
3C – German mineralogist and petrographer Emil Cohen (1842–1905)
Colemanite: Ca2B6O11 · 5 H2O – mine owner William T. Coleman (1824–1893)
Collinsite: Ca2Mg(PO4)2 · 2 H2O – William Henry Collins (1878–1937), director of the Geological Survey of Canada
Columbite: Fe
Nb
2O
6 – Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus (c. 1451–1506)
And manganocolumbite, ferrocolumbite, and Yttrocolumbite
Cooperite: (Pt,Pd,Ni)S – South African metallurgist Richard A. Cooper (1890–1972)
Cordierite: (Mg,Fe)2Al4Si5O18 to (Fe,Mg)2Al4Si5O18 – French geologist Louis Cordier (1777–1861)
Covellite: CuS – Italian mineralogist Niccolo Covelli (1790–1829)
Criddleite (2.LA.25)
Cronstedtite: (Fe2+,Fe3+)3(Si,Fe3+)2O5(OH)4 – Swedish mineralogist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722–1765)
Crookesite: Cu
7(Tl,Ag)Se
4 – English chemist and physicist Sir William Crookes (1832–1919)

D

Dalyite: K2ZrSi6O15 – Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871–1957), Harvard University
Danalite: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S – American geologist, mineralogist and zoologist James Dwight Dana (1813–1895)
Davinciite: Na12K3Ca6Fe2+3Zr3 – Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519 )
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)5 – William 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: SrCaV
2O
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,Fe
)
20O
38 – Italian mineralogist Gabor Dessau (1907–1983)
Dickite: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 – Scottish metallurgical chemist Allan Brugh Dick (1833–1926)
Djerfisherite: K
6CuFe
24S
26Cl or K
6Na(Fe,Cu)
24S
26Cl – 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 – American petrologist Esper S. Larsen Jr. (1879–1961), Harvard University (Originally called calcium larsenite)
Evansite: Al3(PO4)(OH)6·6H2O – British nickel refiner, weapons manufacturer and geologist Brooke Evans (1797–1862)

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: Sn
Nb
2O
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)2 – Frank 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)

G

Gadolinite: (Ce,La,Nd,Y)2FeBe2Si2O10 – Finnish mineralogist and chemist Johan Gadolin (1760–1852)
Gagarinite series: Na(REExCa(1-x))(REEyCa(1-y))F6 – Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934–1968)
Gahnite: ZnAl2O4 – Swedish chemist Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745–1818)
Gatehouseite: Mn2+5(PO4)2(OH)4 – crystal chemist Bryan M. K. C. Gatehouse (born 1932), Monash University, Melbourne
Genkinite: (Pt,Pd)4Sb3 – Soviet mineralogist A. D. Genkin
Georgerobinsonite: Pb4(CrO4)2(OH)2FCl – George Willard Robinson
Gerhardtite: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3 – Alsatian chemist Charles Frédéric Gerhardt
Gibbsite: Al(OH)3 – American mineralogist George Gibbs (1777–1834)
Uintaite (syn. gilsonite, asphalt) – American Samuel H. Gilson
Ferri-ghoseite: ☐Si
8O
22(OH)
2 – Subrata Ghose (born 1932), emeritus professor at the University of Washington, Seattle
Goethite: FeOOH – German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
Julgoldite: sorosilicate – American mineralogist and geochemist Julian Royce Goldsmith (1918–1999)
Gormanite: Fe3Al4(PO4)4(OH)6·2H2O – mineralogist Donald Herbert Gorman, University of Toronto
Gregoryite: (Na2,K2,Ca)CO3 – British geologist and author John Walter Gregory (1864–1932).
Greigite: FeFe2S4 – mineralogist and physical chemist Joseph W. Greig (1895–1977).
Grossite: CaAl4O7 – Israeli mineralogist and geologist Shulamit Gross (1923-2012)
Grothite (titanite var., 9.AG.15)
Guettardite: Pb(Sb,As)2S4 – French naturalist Jean-Étienne Guettard (1715–1786).
Grunerite: Fe7Si8O22(OH)2 – Swiss-French chemist Louis Gruner
Gunterite: Na4(H2O)16(H2V10O28) · 6 H2O – American mineralogist Mickey Gunter
Gunningite: (Zn,Mn2+)SO4•H2O – Canadian geologist and academic Henry C. Gunning (1901–1991)

H

Haggertyite: Ba(Fe2+6Ti5Mg)O19 – American geophysicist Stephen E. Haggerty (born 1938)
Haidingerite: Ca(AsO3OH) · H2O – Austrian mineralogist Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger (1795–1871)
Hambergite: Be2BO3OH – Swedish mineralogist Axel Hamberg (1863–1933)
Hapkeite: Fe2Si – American planetary scientist Bruce Hapke
Hausmannite: Mn2+Mn3+2O4 – Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann (1782–1859), professor of mineralogy, University of Göttingen, Göttingen
Hawleyite: CdS – Canadian mineralogist James Edwin Hawley (1897–1965)
Hazenite: KNaMg
2(PO
4)
2 · 14 H2O – Robert M. Hazen of the Carnegie Institute
Håleniusite-(La): (La,Ce)OF – Ulf Hålenius, director of the mineralogy department at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden.
Hauyne: Na3Ca(Si3Al3)O12(SO4) – French mineralogist René Just Haüy (1743–1822)
Heinrichite: Ba(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 10-12 H2O – mineralogist Eberhardt William Heinrich (1918–1991)
Hendricksite: KZn3(Si3Al)O10(OH)2 – American agriculturist Sterling B. Hendricks (1902–1981)
Herbertsmithite: ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 – British mineralogist Herbert Smith (1872–1953)
Hessite: Ag2Te – Swiss-born Russian chemist Germain Henri Hess (1802–1850)
Heyite (identical with calderonite, 8.BG.05)
Heulandite series: (Ca,Na)2-3Al3(Al,Si)2Si13O36 · 12 H2O – English mineral collector Henry Heuland (1778–1856)
Hiddenite (green variety of spodumene): – American geologist William Earl Hidden (1853–1918)
Högbomite (renamed to magnesiohögbomite-2N2S): (Al,Mg,Fe,Ti)22(O,OH)32 – Swedish geologist Arvid Högbom (1857–1940)
And ferrohögbomite-2N2S, magnesiohögbomite series and zincohögbomite series
Holmquistite: (Li2)(Mg3Al2)(Si8O22)(OH)2 – Swedish petrologist Per Johan Holmquist (1866–1946)
Holtite: (Ta0.60.4)Al6BSi3O18(O,OH)2.25 – Harold Holt (1908–1967), prime minister of Australia
Howieite: inosilicate with 4-periodic single chain – Robert Andrew Howie (1923–2012), British petrologist and mineralogist of King\’s College, London University, London
Howlite: Ca2B5SiO9(OH)5 – Canadian chemist, mineralogist Henry How (1828–1879)
Hübnerite: MnWO4 – German mineralogist Adolf Huebner
Hurlbutite (8.AA.15)
Hutchinsonite: (Tl,Pb)2As5S9 – Cambridge mineralogist Arthur Hutchinson (1866–1937)
Huttonite: ThSiO4 – New Zealand-American mineralogist Colin Osborne Hutton (1910–1971)

J

Jarosewichite: Mn
3Mn
(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
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 · H2O – Dietrich 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+8O44(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)
And zinclipscombite
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
2O – 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)

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)
Mascagnite: (NH4)2SO4 – Italian anatomist Paolo Mascagni (1752–1815)
Mathesiusite: K5(UO2)4(SO4)4(VO5)·4(H2O) – German minister Johannes Mathesius (1504–1565)
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)
Millosevichite: Al2(SO4)3 – Italian mineralogist Federico Millosevich (1875–1942)
Moëloite (2.HC.25)
Mohsite (crichtonite var., 4.CC.40)
Moissanite: SiC (naturally occurring) – discoverer Henri Moissan (1852–1907)
Monticellite: Ca(Mg,Fe)SiO4 – Italian mineralogist Teodoro Monticelli (1759–1845)
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)182·6H2O – 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

Pääkkönenite: Sb2AsS2 – Finnish geologist Viekko Pääkkönen (1907–1980)
Pabstite: BaSnSi3O9 – Adolf Pabst (1899–1990), professor of mineralogy, University of California, Berkeley
Partheite: Ca2Al4Si4O15(OH)2·4H2O – Swiss crystallographer Erwin Parthé (1928–2006)
Paulingite series, zeolites – Linus Carl Pauling (1901–1994), professor of chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Paulingite-Ca and paulingite-K
Paulscherrerite: UO2(OH)2 – Swiss physicist Paul Scherrer (1890–1969)
Penikisite: BaMg2Al2(PO4)3(OH)3 – Canadian explorer Gunar Penikis (1936–1979)
Perhamite: Ca3Al7(SiO4)3(PO4)4(OH)3·16.5(H2O) – American geologist and pegmatite miner Frank C. Perham (born 1934)
Perite: PbBiO2Cl – Swedish geologist Per Adolf Geijer (1886–1976)
Perovskite: CaTiO3 – Russian mineralogist L. A. Perovski (1792–1856)
Perroudite (2.FC.20c)
Petzite (1845): Ag3AuTe2 – chemist W. Petz
Pezzottaite: Cs(Be2Li)Al2Si6O18 – Italian geologist and mineralogist Federico Pezzotta
Phillipsite: (Ca,Na2,K2)3Al6Si10O32·12H2O – English mineralogist and geologist William Phillips (1775–1828)
Prehnite: Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2 – Dutch governor Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn
Priscillagrewite-(Y): (Ca2Y)Zr2Al3O12 – American geologist Priscilla Croswell Perkins Grew (1940 – )
Proustite: Ag3AsS3 – French chemist Joseph Louis Proust (1754–1826)
Putnisite: SrCa4Cr83+(CO3)8(SO4)(OH)16·25H2O – mineralogists Andrew and Christine Putnis

R

Ramanite homologous series (6.EA.10)
Rambergite: MnS – mineralogist Hans Ramberg (1917–1998)
Rammelsbergite: NiAs2 – Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg (1813–1899)
Ramdohrite (2.JB.40a)
Riebeckite: Na2(Fe,Mg)5Si8O22(OH)2 – German explorer Emil Riebeck (1853–1885)
Rittmannite: jahnsite-whiteite group – Swiss volcanologist Alfred Rittmann (1893–1980)
Roeblingite (9.CB.05)
Roselite: Ca2(Co2+, Mg)2·H2O – German mineralogist Gustav Rose (1798–1873)
Rosenbuschite (9.BE.22)
Rossmanite: (LiAl2)Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4 – Caltech mineralogist George R. Rossman
Rruffite (8.CG.10)
Russellite: (BiO2)WO4 – British mineralogist Arthur Russell
Rustumite: Ca10(Si2O7)2(SiO4)(OH)2Cl2 – American material scientist, Rustum Roy (1924–2010)

S

Saleeite: Mg(UO2)2(PO4)2·10H2O – Belgian mineralogist Achille Salée (1883–1932)
Samarskite: Y0.2REE0.3Fe3+0.3U0.2Nb0.8Ta0.2O4 – Russian official Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets (1803–1870)
Sanbornite: BaSi2O5 – American mineralogist Frank B. Sanborn (1862–1936)
Satterlyite: (Fe++,Mg)2(PO4)(OH) – Canadian geologist Jack Satterly (born 1906)
Scheelite: CaWO4 – German-Swedish pharmaceutical chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–1786)
Shcherbinaite: VO5 – Soviet geologist Vladimir Shcherbina (1907–1978)
Scheuchzerite (9.DM.35)
Schoenfliesite (4.FC.10)
Schoepite: (UO2)8O(OH)12·12H2O – Alfred Schoep (1881–1966), professor of mineralogy at the University of Ghent
Schreibersite: (Fe,Ni)3P – Austrian naturalist Carl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreibers (1775–1852)
Schreyerite: V2Ti3O9 – German mineralogist Werner Schreyer (1930–2006)
Schröckingerite: NaCa3(UO2) – Julius Freiherr Schröckinger von Neudenberg (1814–1882)
Scottyite: BaCu2Si2O7 – Michael Scott (born 1945), first CEO of Apple and significant sponsor of the Rruff project
Seamanite: Mn3(PO4)(OH)2 – Arthur Edmund Seaman (1858–1937)
Segnitite: PbFe3H(AsO4)2(OH)6 – after Australian mineralogist, gemologist and petrologist Edgar Ralph Segnit (1923–1999)
Sekaninaite: (Fe+2,Mg)2Al4Si5O18 – Czech mineralogist Josef Sekanina (born 1901)
Sellaite: MgF2 – Italian politician and mineralogist Quintino Sella (1827-1884)
Senarmontite: Sb2O3 – French mineralogist and physician Henri Hureau de Sénarmont (1808–1862)
Sengierite: Cu2(OH)22·6H2O – Belgian UMHK director Edgar Sengier (1879–1963)
Shulamitite: Ca3TiFe3+AlO8 – Israeli mineralogist and geologist Shulamit Gross (1923-2012)
Sillimanite: Al2SiO5 – American chemist Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864)
Simpsonite: Al4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH) – Australian mineralogist Edward Sydney Simpson (1875–1939)
Smithsonite: ZnCO3 – British chemist and mineralogist, James Smithson (1754–1829)
Sorbyite (2.LB.30)
Sperrylite: PtAs2 – American chemist Francis Louis Sperry
Steacyite: K0.3(Ca,Na)2ThSi8O20 – Canadian mineralogist Harold Robert Steacy (born 1923)
Stenonite: Sr2Al(CO3)F5 – Danish physician Nicolaus Steno (Niels Steensen) (1638–1686)
Stephanite: Ag5SbS4 – Archduke Stephan of Austria (1817–1867)
Stichtite: Mg6Cr2CO3(OH)16·4H2O – American born Australian mine manager Robert Carl Sticht (1857–1922)
Stilleite: ZnSe – German geologist Hans Stille (1876–1966)
Stolzite: PbWO4 – Czechoslovakian Joseph Alexi Stolz (1803–1896)
Strashimirite: Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4·5H2O – Bulgarian petrographer and mineralogist Strashimir Dimitrov (1892–1960)
Stromeyerite: AgCuS – German chemist, Friedrich Stromeyer (1776–1835)
Strunzite: Mn2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2·6H2O – German mineralogist Karl Hugo Strunz (1910–2006)
And ferristrunzite, ferrostrunzite
Stumpflite: Pt(Sb,Bi) – Austrian professor of mineralogy Eugen Friedrich Stumpfl (1931–2004)
Sugilite: KNa2(Fe,Mn,Al)2Li3Si12O30 – Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi (1901–1948)
Svanbergite: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6 – Swedish chemist Lars Fredrik Svanberg (1805–1878)
Swedenborgite: NaBe4Sb5+O7 – Swedish scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772)
Sweetite: Zn(OH)2 – Curator of mineral department of the British Museum, Jessie Sweet (1901–1979)
Sylvite: KCl – Dutch chemist Franciscus Sylvius (1614–1672)

T

Tarbuttite: Zn2(PO4)(OH) Percy Coventry Tarbutt (died 1943), a Director of the Broken Hill Exploration Company
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)
Theophrastite: Ni(OH)2 – Greek philosopher and writer Theophrastus (c. 371 – c. 287 BC)
Thomasclarkite: Na0.8Ce0.2Y0.5REE0.7(HCO3)(OH)3·4H2O – Canadian geologist Thomas Clark (1893–1996)
Thortveitite: (Sc,Y)2Si2O7 – Norwegian engineer Olaus Thortveit
Tiemannite: HgSe – Johann Carl Wilhelm Tiemann (1848–1899)
Torbernite: CuAl(UO2)2(PO4)2·8-12H2O – Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman (1735–1784)
Trevorite: NiFe2O4 – Major Tudor Gruffydd Trevor, mining inspector for the Pretoria District, Transvaal, South Africa
Tschernichite: CaAl
2Si
6O
16·8H
2O – Rudy W. Tschernich (born 1945), expert on zeolites
Tschermakite: Ca
2(Mg
3AlFe
)Si
6Al
2O
22(OH)
2 – Austrian mineralogist Gustav Tschermak von Seysenegg (1836–1927)

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

Valentinite: Sb2O3 – German alchemist Basilius Valentinus (might be Johann Thölde? 1565–1614)
Vanthoffite: Na6Mg(SO4)4 – Jacobus Henricus van\’t Hoff (1852–1911), professor of chemistry
Vaterite: CaCO3 – German mineralogist Heinrich Vater (1859–1930)
Vernadite (4.FE.40)
Veszelyite: (Cu,Zn)2Zn(PO4)(OH)3·2H2O – Ágost Veszely (1821–1879), Hungarian mining engineer
Vincentite: (Pd,Pt)3(As,Sb,Te) – Ewart Albert \”David\” Vincent (1919–2012), mineralogist at Durham College and Oxford University (UK) and chair of Geology at Manchester University (UK).
Vivianite: Fe3(PO4)2·8H2O – English mineralogist John Henry Vivian (1785–1855)
And metavivianite
Vladermaritre: President of the Republic of Russia

W

Wardite: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4·2H2O – American naturalist Henry Augustus Ward (1834–1906)
Warikahnite: Zn3(AsO4)2·2H2O – German mineral collector Walter Richard Kahn (born 1911)
Weeksite: K2(UO2)2Si6O15·4H2O – USGS mineralogist Alice Mary Dowse Weeks (1909–1988)
Weloganite: Na2(Sr,Ca)3Zr(CO3)6·3H2O – Canadian geologist William Edmond Logan (1798–1875)
Wendwilsonite: Ca2Mg(AsO4)2·2H2O – Wendell E. Wilson (born 1946), Mineralogical Record, editor and publisher.
Wernerite (intermediate member of the marialite-meionite series)
Whewellite: CaC2O4·H2O – English mineralogist William Whewell (1794–1866)
Whiteite series: XM(1)M(2)Al2(PO4)4(OH)2·8H2O – John Sampson White, Jr. (born 1933), Mineralogical Record, editor and publisher.
Whitlockite: Ca3(PO4)2 – American mineralogist Herbert Percy Whitlock (1868–1948)
Willemite: Zn2SiO4 – 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)
Woodhouseite: CaAl3(SO4)(PO4)(OH)6 – Charles Douglas Woodhouse (1888–1975), an American mineralogist.
Wulfenite: PbMoO4 – Austrian mineralogist Franz Xaver von Wulfen (1728–1805)
Wulffite: K3NaCu4O2(SO4)4 – Russian crystallographer George (Yuri Viktorovich) Wulff (Russian: Георгий (Юрий) Викторович Вульф) (1863-1925)
Wyartite: CaU
(UO
2)
2(CO
3)O
4(OH)·7H2O – Jean Wyart (1902–1992), mineralogist at the Sorbonne

Y

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

Z

Zaccagnaite: Zn4Al2CO3(OH)12·3H2O – Italian geologist and mineral collector Domenico Zaccagna (1851–1940)
Zaherite: Al12(OH)26(SO4)5·20H2O – Bangladeshi geologist M. A. Zaher
Zajacite-(Ce): Na(REExCa1−x)(REEyCa1−y)F6 – Explorer Ihor Stephan Zajac (born 1935)
Zakharovite: Na4Mn5Si10O20(OH)6·6H2O – Russian Director of the Moscow Institute of Geological Exploration Evgeii Evgen\’evich Zakharov (1902–1980)
Zanazziite: Ca2(MgFe)(MgFeMnAl)4Be(OH)4(PO4)6·6H2O – Italian Professor Pier Francesco Zanazzi (born 30 April 1939)
Zaratite: Ni3CO3(OH)4·4(H2O) – Spanish diplomat and dramatist Antonio Gil y Zárate (1793–1861)
Zavaritskite: (BiO)F – Soviet geologist and petrographer Alexander Nikolaevich Zavaritsky (1884–1952)
Zektzerite: LiNa(Zr,Ti,Hf)Si6O15 – American mathematician and mineral collector Jack Zektzer (born 1936)
Zeunerite: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2•(10-16)H2O – German physicist, engineer and epistemologist Gustav Anton Zeuner (1828–1907)
Zhanghengite: CuZn – ancient Chinese astronomer Zhang Heng (78–139)
Zhemchuzhnikovite: NaMgAl(C2O4)3·8H2O – Russian clay mineralogist Yury Zhemchuzhnikov (1885–1957)
Ziesite: βCu2V2O7 – mineralogist Emanuel George Zies
Zigrasite: MgZr(PO4)2(H2O)4 – American mineral collector James Zigras
Zinkenite: Pb9Sb22S42 – German mineralogist and mining geologist, Johann Karl Ludwig Zinken (1790–1862)
Zippeite: (UO2)6(SO4)3(OH)10·4H2O – Austrian mineralogist Franz Xaver Maximilian Zippe
Zirkelite: (Ca,Th,Ce)Zr(Ti,Nb)2O7 – German petrographer Ferdinand Zirkel (1838–1912)
Zoisite: Ca2(Al.OH)Al2(SiO4)3 – Carniolan scientist Sigmund Zois (1747–1819)
Zussmanite: K(Fe2+,Mg,Mn)13(OH)14 – British geologist Jack Zussman (born 1924)
Zykaite: Fe3+4(AsO4)3(SO4)(OH)·15H2O – Czech geochemist Vacklav Zyka

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