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|