Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals
CIM references are taken from the THIRD EDITION of Hey's Mineral Index, by A.
Clark, Dept. of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, London.
Book Information: 852
pages. hard cover. Published by Chapman & Hall, London 1993.
Hey's Mineral Index
groups all minerals into one of 32 groups based on their chemistry. mindat.org
allows you to search for minerals using these groupings.
below to view subgroups or minerals in each of Hey's groups.
|1||Elements and Alloys (including the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au)|
|2||Carbides, Nitrides, Silicides and Phosphides|
|3||Sulphides, Selenides, Tellurides, Arsenides and Bismuthides (except the arsenides, antimonides and bismuthides of Cu, Ag and Au, which are included in Section 1)|
|5||Sulphosalts - Sulpharsenites and Sulphobismuthites (those containing Sn, Ge,or V are in Section 6)|
|6||Sulphosalts - Sulphostannates, Sulphogermanates,Sulpharsenates, Sulphantimonates, Sulphovanadates and Sulphohalides|
|7||Oxides and Hydroxides|
|8||Halides - Fluorides, Chlorides, Bromides and Iodides; also Fluoborates and Fluosilicates|
|10||Borates with other anions|
|12||Carbonates with other anions|
|14||Silicates not Containing Aluminum|
|15||Silicates of Aluminum|
|16||Silicates Containing Aluminum and other Metals|
|17||Silicates Containing other Anions|
|18||Niobates and Tantalates|
|20||Arsenates (also arsenates with phosphate, but without other anions)|
|21||Vanadates (and vanadates with arsenate or phosphate)|
|22||Phosphates, Arsenates or Vanadates with other Anions|
|24||Antimonates and Antimonites|
|26||Sulphates with Halide|
|27||Sulphites, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
|28||Selenites, Selenates, Tellurites, and Tellurates|
|31||Oxalates, Citrates, Mellitates and Acetates|