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Arizona, USA

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Arizona is truly a mining state. Mineral deposits and occurrences are abundant all over the state. Early mining for silver occurred during the Spanish occupation when monks utilized Indian labor to work rich surficial deposits. Shortly after Arizona became a territory, prospecting in earnest began. Some of the first local governments were formal mining districts organized by the local mine operators to establish rules for, and enforcement of, claims and other issues of common interest, thus, mining districts in Arizona are significant. Descriptions and historical details for the more significant districts are provided under each district's locality file.

A brief primer on terminology for Arizona is in order since the usage of names is confusing at times. A claim can be either patented or unpatented. Patented claims are, in essence, private land. Claim size has been limited by law, usually 200 feet by 2000 feet and claims may have individual names and/or a number. As a result, more than one claim may constitute a mine and a mine may have several sub-names based on individual claims. Often a mine is named after the claim upon which the principal workings, such as the shaft and mill, are located. A mine property may be constituted of patented and/or unpatented claims. Mine shafts are also often named, as well as adits or haulage tunnels. The names applied may correspond with the mine name, the claim name or another designation. Mines often have multiple shafts, either named and/or unnamed. A "property" can be a single claim or a group of claims. A "property" may also be an agricultural site such as a ranch upon which a mineral occurrence was discovered, but this term is usually applied to the aggregate land holdings owned by, or under the control of, an individual or corporation involved in mineral exploitation. A mine is a working on a property or claim(s). A property may have more than one mine on it. A vein is a continuous, or otherwise traceable, mineralized fault or fissure, that may be over one mile (1.6 km) long in some cases. There are often several claims on a single vein which may, or may not, be held by the same claimants. Often the claims staked on major veins are adjacent to the first claims filed and are termed "extensions" using the name of the original mine on the vein. Some mines have several named veins or ore bodies. These veins may have separate shafts (veins) or open pits (ore bodies). New names have been applied to some mines in recent years based on refiling of claims and resumption of mining operations for the retrieval of specimens (Pure Potential Mine, Purple Passion Mine, etc.). Common terms encountered in Arizona place names are "washes" or "dry washes," which are basically dry stream beds that may become violent torrents of water during storm episodes. These washes can run for many miles and have many tributary dry washes. Often the washes are the lower reaches of canyons and may have steep, rocky side walls. Thus, mines may be in washes, that is, in the sides of the wash canyon. Another term is "tanks." These are most often natural basins weathered into rock that might contain water. They might rarely also be shallow mine workings that likewise contain water. Mesas and buttes are natural flat-topped hills or mountains that may, or may not, be capped with a horizontal lava flow. Collapse structures are vertical geological chimneys, often filled with breccia collapse material, and may be mineralized. Paleochannels or "channels" are geological structures wherein ancient streams or rivers eroded a channel into existing rocks and these were subsequently filled with sedimentary matter belonging to a younger rock group, which may also be mineralized.

Early prospecting was principally for gold and silver. Later copper became significant. The world wars drew attention to other critical metals and non-metals alike such as molybdenum, vanadium, tungsten, mica and beryllium. Finally, during the cold war, uranium became king. Ultimately Arizona became a state producing a wide range of ores. Many veins and deposits carry at least small amounts of gold and silver.

The History of Arizona, published by the 2nd. state legislature shortly after Arizona achieved statehood (circa 1914), presents the statistics for mining claims, by County, as of 1876: Yavapai - 7,298; Pima - 975 (includes present day Santa Cruz Co.); Maricopa - 200; Yuma - 580 (includes present day La Paz Co.); Pinal Co. - 552; and Mohave Co. - 2,000, for a state total of 11,605 (NOTE: some data by counties apparently missing).

Mining Districts usually, but not always, lie within a single county. A district may constitute a mountain range, part of a range, or several districts may lie within a single range. Several districts have multiple names just as is often the case with mines. Districts may also overlap. Many geographical place names associated with mining activities no longer exist (except as ghost towns). The prime example of this situation is Tiger - it was bulldozed down by subsequent large scale mining interests.

Arizona is substantially a desert and mountain wilderness state and many localities do not have "names" per se. Some localities are best identified using the township and range grid system coordinates and/or the US Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangle designations. Both systems specifically and uniquely delineate quadralateral areas of land. Several USGS publications pertaining to specific areas within Arizona, designate specific localities, perhaps named or not, with a numerical designation (e.g., site No. 52, drywasher site 85, collapse structure 201, or channel [paleochannel] 60). These designations are perpetuated for the most remote areas of the state.

The names given to claims and mines were often duplicated by the prospectors and miners since there was no central repository for names, nor were there any restrictions on names. The frequent duplication of names requires diligence to insure that the proper locality is attributed to any given specimen. The prevailing social customs of the time may have allowed for names which are now considered racially or ethnically insensitive. Such names are an unfortunate historical fact and are only presented for historical accuracy with no intent of any offense.

Due to the extremely voluminous list of pertinent references for Arizona, only the most significant (usually state-wide or regional [spanning more than 1 county] references) are listed under this state file. Detailed references are listed under individual locality files up to the mining district and county levels.

Courtesy USGS

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Abernathyite

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

var: Cuprian Adamite

Aegirine

Aenigmatite

Aerinite

Aeschynite-(Y)

Aikinite

Ajoite (TL)

Akaganeite

Alabandite

Alamosite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Cleavelandite

var: High Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(Nd)

Allanite-(Y)

Alloclasite

Allophane

Almandine

Altaite

'Alum Group'

Alum-(K)

Alum-(Na)

Alunite

Alunogen

Amblygonite

Amesite

Ammineite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

'var: Uralite'

Analcime

Anatase

'Anauxite'

Andalusite

var: Chiastolite

var: Titanian Andalusite

var: Viridine

Andersonite (TL)

Andradite

var: Melanite

var: Topazolite

Anglesite

var: Argentiferous Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anilite

Ankerite

var: Manganoan Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

var: Labradorite

'Anorthoclase'

Anthonyite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antimony

Antlerite (TL)

Apachite (TL)

'Apatite'

'Apatite Supergroup'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

var: Flos Ferri

Aravaipaite (TL)

Arcanite

'Argentiferous Wad'

Argentojarosite

'Arizonite (of Hanks)'

'Arizonite (of Palmer)'

Arsendescloizite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

var: Danaite

'Arsenosulvanite'

Arsentsumebite

Artroeite (TL)

'Asbestos'

'var: Mountain Leather'

Ashburtonite

Atacamite

Augelite

Augite

var: Titanian Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurorite

Austinite

Autunite

Awaruite

'Axinite Group'

Axinite-(Mn)

Azurite

Babingtonite

Backite (TL)

Bairdite

Barringerite

Baryte

Bassanite

Bassetite

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bayldonite

Bayleyite (TL)

'Beaverite-(Cu)'

Bechererite (TL)

Becquerelite

Beidellite

Bementite

'Bentonite'

Beraunite

Berlinite

Bermanite (TL)

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Alkali-beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Morganite

'Betafite Group'

Beudantite

Beyerite

Bianchite

Bideauxite (TL)

Bieberite

Bílinite

Bindheimite

'Biotite'

Birnessite

'Bisbeeite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bixbyite

Blödite

Bobmeyerite (TL)

Bogdanovite

Böhmite

Bokite

Boleite

Boltwoodite

Bonattite

Boothite

Bornite

var: Argentiferous Bornite

Botallackite

Botryogen

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brackebuschite

Brannerite

Braunite

Brazilianite

Brezinaite (TL)

Brochantite

Brockite

Bromargyrite

Brookite

Brucite

Brushite

Burckhardtite

'Bursaite'

'Buserite'

Butlerite (TL)

Bütschliite (TL)

Buttgenbachite

Cacoxenite

Calaverite

Calcioaravaipaite (TL)

Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

var: Iceland Spar

var: Limestone Onyx

var: Manganoan Calcite

var: Mg-rich Calcite

Calderónite

Caledonite

'Caliche'

Calomel

'Campbellite'

Canfieldite

Cannizzarite

Carbonatecyanotrichite

Carlsbergite

Carmichaelite (TL)

Carminite

Carnallite

Carnotite

Cassiterite

'Catlinite'

Celadonite

Celestine

Celsian

Cerussite

var: Argentiferous Cerussite

Cervantite

Cervelleite

Cesàrolite

Cesbronite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Na

Chalcanthite

Chalcoalumite (TL)

Chalcocite

var: Argentiferous Chalcocite

Chalcomenite

Chalcophanite

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

var: Auriferous Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chamosite

var: Thuringite

'Charcoal'

Chenevixite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

'Chevkinite Group'

Chlorapatite

Chlorargyrite

var: Bromian Chlorargyrite

var: Iodian Bromian Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

'var: Brunsvigite'

Chloritoid

Choloalite

Chondrodite

'Chromian Leadhillite'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

'Chrysocolla Chalcedony'

'Chrysoprase'

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Claringbullite

Claudetite

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinoatacamite

Clinobisvanite

Clinochlore

var: Delessite

var: Diabantite

var: Pennine

var: Ripidolite

Clinochrysotile

Clinoclase

Clinohedrite

Clinohumite

var: Titanclinohumite

'Clinoptilolite'

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Clintonite

Cobaltite

Coconinoite (TL)

Coesite (TL)

Coffinite

Cohenite

Colemanite

'Columbite'

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Colusite

Conichalcite

Connellite

Cookeite

Copiapite

Copper

'Copper Pitch Ore'

'Copper Stain'

Coquimbite

var: Aluminous Coquimbite

Cordierite

Corkite

Cornetite

Cornubite

Cornwallite

Coronadite (TL)

'Coronadite Group'

Corrensite

Corundum

Corvusite

Cosalite

Cotunnite

Covellite

Cowlesite (TL)

Crandallite

Creaseyite (TL)

Crednerite

Creedite

Cristobalite

Crocoite

Cryptomelane (TL)

var: Thallian Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cumengeite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuprocopiapite

Cupropavonite

Cuprorivaite

Cuproroméite

Cuprotungstite

Cyanotrichite

'Cymatolite'

'Cyrtolite'

Danalite

Danburite

Darapskite

Datolite

Daubréelite

'Davidite'

Davidite-(La)

Delafossite

Descloizite

var: Cuprian Descloizite

'Desert Rose'

Devilline

var: Zincian Devilline

Diaboleite

Diadochite

Diamond

Diaspore

Dickinsonite-(KMnNa)

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

var: Zincian Dolomite

Doloresite

Dravite

Dufrénoysite

Duftite

Dugganite (TL)

Dumontite

Dumortierite

'Dunhamite'

Dyscrasite

Eclarite

Edenite

Eglestonite

Elbaite

Emmonsite (TL)

Emplectite

Empressite

Enargite

Enstatite

Eosphorite

Epidote

var: Beryllian Epidote

Epsomite

Eriochalcite

'Erionite'

Erionite-Ca

Erionite-K

Erythrite

Ettringite

Eucryptite

Eugenite

Euxenite-(Y)

Fairbankite (TL)

Fairchildite (TL)

Fairfieldite

Famatinite

Fayalite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Felsőbányaite

Ferberite

'Fergusonite'

Fernandinite

Ferricopiapite

'Ferrierite'

Ferrierite-Na

Ferrimolybdite

Ferro-actinolite

Ferrohexahydrite

Ferro-hornblende

'Ferro-kaersutite'

Fervanite

Fibroferrite

Fillowite

Flagstaffite (TL)

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorite

var: Chlorophane

Fornacite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Fourmarierite

Fraipontite

var: Cuprian Fraipontite

Freibergite

Freieslebenite

Friedrichite

Frohbergite

'Gadolinite'

Gadolinite-(Y)

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

var: Auriferous Galena

'Garnet'

Garronite-Ca

Gartrellite

Gearksutite

Gedrite

Geerite

Geikielite

'Gem Silica'

Georgerobinsonite (TL)

Gerhardtite (TL)

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Gilalite (TL)

'Girdite' (FRL)

'Gismondine'

Gladite

Glauberite

Glaucocerinite

Glaucodot

Glauconite

Glushinskite

'Gmelinite'

Goethite

Gold

var: Electrum

'Gold Amalgam'

Goldfieldite

Gonnardite

Gordaite

Gormanite

Goslarite

var: Cuprogoslarite

Graemite (TL)

Grandreefite (TL)

Grandviewite (TL)

Graphite

var: Cliftonite

var: Uraniferous Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

Groutite

Grunerite

Guildite (TL)

'Gummite'

Gunningite

Gypsum

var: Alabaster

var: Satin Spar Gypsum

var: Selenite

Gyrolite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-10Å

Halotrichite

'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'

Harmotome

Hausmannite

Hawleyite

Haxonite (TL)

Hectorite

Hedenbergite

var: Manganoan Hedenbergite

Hedyphane

'Helium'

Helvine

Hematite

var: Martite

var: Specularite

Hemihedrite (TL)

Hemimorphite

Henryite (TL)

Herbertsmithite

Hercynite

Hessite

Hetaerolite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-K

Hewettite

Hexahydrite

Hidalgoite

Hillebrandite

Hinsdalite

Hisingerite

Hocartite

Hodrušite

Hoganite

Hollandite

Hopeite

'Hornblende'

Hörnesite

Housleyite

Hübnerite

Hummerite

Huntite

Hureaulite

Hyalotekite

Hydrobasaluminite

Hydrobiotite

Hydrocerussite

Hydroglauberite

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydrohonessite

Hydrokenoralstonite

Hydromagnesite

'Hydromuscovite'

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Hydroxycalcioroméite

Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

Ice

Idaite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Ilsemannite

Ilvaite

Ingodite

Iodargyrite

Iranite

Iriginite

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

Isocubanite

Jacobsite

'Jahnsite'

Jalpaite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

'Jasper
var: Pastelite'

'var: Riband Jasper'

'Jeromite'

Johannite

Johannsenite

Jordisite

Junitoite (TL)

Jurbanite (TL)

Kaersutite

Kalicinite

Kamitugaite

Kanonaite

Kaolinite

Kasolite

Kentrolite

Kësterite

Kettnerite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

'var: Valencianite'

Khinite (TL)

'Khinite-3T' (FRL)

Kiddcreekite (TL)

Kieserite

Kinoite (TL)

Koechlinite

Kornelite

Kosmochlor

Kostovite

Krennerite

Krinovite (TL)

Ktenasite

Kuksite

Kulanite

Kuramite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Lanarkite

Langite

Lansfordite

Laumontite

Laurelite (TL)

Lausenite (TL)

Lautite

Lavendulan

Lawrencite

Lawsonite

Lazulite

Lead

Leadhillite

Lechatelierite

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophosphite

Leucosphenite

Leucoxene

'Lévyne'

Libethenite

Liebigite

Likasite

Lime

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindgrenite

Linnaeite

Liroconite

Litharge

Lithiophilite

Lithiophorite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Lonsdaleite (TL)

Luddenite (TL)

Ludwigite

Luetheite (TL)

Luzonite

Mackayite

Mackinawite

Macphersonite

Macquartite (TL)

Maghemite

Magnesiochromite

Magnesiocopiapite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Lodestone

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Mammothite (TL)

Manganbabingtonite

'Manganese Oxides'

'var: Manganese Dendrites'

Manganite

Manjiroite

Marcasite

Marialite

Maricopaite (TL)

Markascherite (TL)

Massicot

Matildite

Matlockite

Mattheddleite

Mawsonite

Mcalpineite

Mckinstryite

'Medmontite'

Meionite

Melanotekite

Melanovanadite

Melanterite

var: Cuprian Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

Melonite

Mercury

Merrillite

Mesolite

Meta-alunogen

Meta-autunite

Metacinnabar

Metahewettite

Metanováčekite

Metarossite

Metasideronatrite

Metatorbernite

Metatyuyamunite (TL)

Metauranocircite-I

Metavoltine

Metazeunerite

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Microlite Group

Miersite

Millerite

Mimetite

var: Vanadian Mimetite

Minium

Mirabilite

Mixite

Moissanite (TL)

Molybdenite

var: Rhenian Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-2H'

'Molybdenite-3R'

Molybdite

Molybdofornacite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monohydrocalcite

Montanite

Montebrasite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

var: Calcium-Montmorillonite

Montroseite

Moorhouseite

Mordenite

Morenosite

Mottramite

var: Duhamelite

Mroseite

Munakataite

Murdochite (TL)

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Mariposite

var: Sericite

Nacrite

Namibite

Nantokite

Natroalunite

Natrochalcite

Natrodufrénite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Natrozippeite

Naumannite

Navajoite (TL)

Nekoite

Nekrasovite

Neltnerite

Neotocite

Nepheline

Nesquehonite

Neyite

Nickelboussingaultite

Nickeline

'Nickel-iron'

Nickelphosphide

Nickelskutterudite

Nickelzippeite

Niter

Nitratine

Nitrocalcite

Nolanite

Nontronite

Nordströmite

Nsutite

Nukundamite

Oboyerite (TL)

'Obsidian
var: Mahogany Obsidian'

Offretite

Okenite

Olivenite

'Olivine'

Omphacite

Opal

var: Fire Opal

var: Geyserite

var: Opal-AN

var: Precious Opal

var: Wood Opal

'Opalite'

'Orbicular Jasper'

Orpiment

'Orthochrysotile'

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Orthoserpierite

Osarizawaite

Otavite

Ottoite

Palygorskite

Papagoite (TL)

Paracoquimbite

Paragonite

Paralaurionite

Paramelaconite (TL)

Paramontroseite

Pararammelsbergite

Paratacamite

Paratellurite

Pargasite

'Parisite'

Parkinsonite

Parnauite

Parsonsite

Pascoite

Paulkerrite (TL)

Pearceite

Pecoraite

Pectolite

Pekoite

Pentahydrite

Pentlandite

Periclase

Perite

Perovskite

Petersite-(Ce) (TL)

Petersite-(Y)

'Petrified Wood'

Petzite

Pharmacosiderite

Philipsbornite

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-K

Phlogopite

Phoenicochroite

Phosgenite

Phosphohedyphane

Phosphosiderite

Phosphuranylite

Pickeringite

Piemontite

Pigeonite

Pinalite (TL)

Pintadoite

Plancheite

Planerite

Platinum

Plattnerite

'Plessite'

Plumbogummite

Plumbojarosite

Plumbonacrite

Plumbotsumite

Polybasite

Polycrase-(Y)

Polyhalite

Polylithionite

Posnjakite

'Potash Clay'

Powellite

Prehnite

Prosopite

Proustite

Pseudoboleite

Pseudobrookite

Pseudograndreefite (TL)

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Purpurite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Auriferous Pyrite

var: Bravoite

var: Cobaltoan Pyrite

var: Cupriferous Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrolusite

var: Argentiferous Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper

var: Amethyst

var: Blue Quartz

var: Bull Quartz

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Citrine

var: Dendritic Agate

var: Fire Agate

var: Fortification Agate

var: Milky Quartz

var: Moss Agate

var: Plume Agate

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Sardonyx

var: Sceptre Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Queitite

var: Ca-bearing Queitite

Quetzalcoatlite

Rameauite

Rammelsbergite

Ramsbeckite

Ramsdellite

Ranciéite

Ransomite (TL)

Raspite

Rauvite

Raygrantite (TL)

Realgar

Rectorite

Reevesite

Reichenbachite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rhodostannite

Rhomboclase

Richterite

Rickardite

Riebeckite

'Riebeckite Root Name'

'var: Crocidolite'

Roaldite

Robertsite

Rodalquilarite

Roedderite

Romanèchite

'Roméite Group'

Römerite

Rongibbsite (TL)

Rosasite

Roscoelite

Rossite

Rowleyite (TL)

Rozenite

Rucklidgeite

Ruizite (TL)

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

var: Niobian Rutile

Sabugalite

Salammoniac

Saléeite

Samarskite-(Y)

Sanidine

var: Barium-Sanidine

Santafeite

Saponite

Sapphirine

Sauconite

'Scapolite'

'var: Wernerite'

Scawtite

Scheelite

Schieffelinite (TL)

Schmiederite

Schoepite

Scholzite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schröckingerite

Schubnelite

Schwertmannite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Scorzalite

Scotlandite

Selenium

Sengierite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Shannonite (TL)

Shattuckite (TL)

Sherwoodite

Sicklerite

Siderite

var: Manganoan Siderite

var: Mg-rich Siderite

Siderotil

Siegenite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Silver

Simonkolleite

Skutterudite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

var: Cuprian Smithsonite

var: Dry Bone Ore

Soddyite

Sonoraite

Spangolite

Spertiniite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Cleiophane

var: Marmatite

Spherocobaltite

Spinel

Spionkopite

Spiroffite

Spodumene

Spurrite

Srilankite

Stannite

Stannoidite

Starkeyite

Staurolite

var: Zincian Staurolite

Steigerite

Stellerite

Stephanite

Sternbergite

Stetefeldtite

Stevensite

Stewartite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stishovite (TL)

Stolzite

var: Molybdenian Stolzite

Straczekite

Strengite

Stringhamite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

Stützite

Sulphur

Surite

Susannite

Svanbergite

Swartzite (TL)

Switzerite

Sylvanite

Sylvite

'Synchysite'

Szenicsite

Szomolnokite

Taenite

Talc

Talmessite

Tangeite

'Tantalite'

Tapiolite-(Fe)

Teineite

Tellurite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

var: Argentiferous Tennantite

var: Mercurian Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

var: Geltenorite

Tephroite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

var: Argentiferous Auriferous Tetrahedrite

var: Arsenical Tetrahedrite

var: Mercurian Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

Thalénite-(Y)

Thaumasite

'Thénardite'

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

var: Uranothorite

'Thorogummite'

'Tiger's Eye'

Tilasite

Tinzenite

Titanite

Tlapallite

Tobermorite

Tocornalite

Todorokite

Tolbachite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

'var: Verdelite'

'var: Watermelon Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Trevorite

Tridymite

Triphylite

Triplite

Triploidite

Troilite

Tschermakite

Tsumebite

Tungstite

'Turgite'

Turquoise

Tyrolite

Tyuyamunite

Ulvöspinel

'UM1971-01-AsO:CuFeS'

Umohoite

'Unnamed (Hydrated K Carbonate)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranocircite

Uranophane

Uranophane-β

Uranopilite

Uranospinite

Urea

Utahite

Uvanite

Uytenbogaardtite

Vaesite

Valleriite

Vanadinite

var: Arsenatian Vanadinite

Vandendriesscheite

Vanmeersscheite

Vanoxite

Variscite

var: Ferrian Variscite

Vaterite

Vauquelinite

Velikite

Vermiculite

Vésigniéite

Vesuvianite

var: Beryllian Vesuvianite

Voglite

Volborthite

var: Barian Volborthite

Volkonskoite

Voltaite

Volynskite

'Wad'

'var: Lithian Wad'

Wagnerite

Wakefieldite-(Y)

Wavellite

Weddellite

Weeksite

Weissite

Whelanite

Wherryite (TL)

Whewellite

Wickenburgite (TL)

Willemite

Winstanleyite (TL)

Witherite

Wittichenite

var: Argentian Wittichenite

Wittite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Woodwardite

Wulfenite

var: Tungstenoan Wulfenite

Wupatkiite (TL)

Wurtzite

Wüstite

Wyllieite

Xenotime-(Y)

Xocomecatlite

Xonotlite

Yafsoanite

Yarrowite

Yavapaiite (TL)

Yedlinite (TL)

'Zeolite Group'

Zeunerite

Zincite

Zincobotryogen

Zincocopiapite

Zinczippeite (TL)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zippeite

Zircon

Zoisite

var: Thulite

Zunyite


898 valid minerals. 82 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 2 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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