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Nelson Region, New Zealandi
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PlacePopulation
Nelson59,200 (2014)
Other Languages:
French:
Nelson, Nouvelle-Zélande
German:
Nelson, Neuseeland
Russian:
Нельсон, Новая Зеландия
Belarusian:
Нельсан, Новая Зеландыя
Cebuano:
Nelson, New Zealand
Dutch:
Nelson, Nieuw-Zeeland
Hindi:
नेल्सन क्षेत्र, न्यूज़ीलैण्ड
Japanese:
ネルソン, ニュージーランド
Kannada:
ನೆಲ್ಸನ್ ಪ್ರದೇಶ, ನ್ಯೂ ಜೀಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
Korean:
넬슨 지방, 뉴질랜드
Macedonian:
Нелсон, Нов Зеланд
Polish:
Nelson, Nowa Zelandia
Swedish:
Nelson, Nya Zeeland


It should be noted that much of the area mentioned by Challis et.al appears to be located in the Tasman Region and not Nelson. Many geology references mention 'Nelson', or 'North-West Nelson' as part of the article title, however the locations are actually in the neighbouring Tasman Province. The Nelson province only covers 445 square kilometres, incorporating the city and immediate surrounding countryside. The southern suburb of Nelson called Richmond, is in the Tasman Province.

Nelson is the second oldest city in New Zealand. It is named after Admiral Horatio Nelson of the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) fame. It has a population of around 50,000 (with Richmond to the south a further 14,000). Immediately south of the city is a broad north facing beach, and the city is popular as a weekend getaway for people in Wellington. Various mainly children related activities border the beach like a zoo and fun parks.

The economy of the region is based on fishing, horticulture, forestry, farming, and tourism.

Metamorphic, sedimentary, intrusive and volcanic rocks, including ultramafics. Coal was mined in the 19th Century just beyond the eastern outskirts of the city. Copper and chromite mines operated briefly in the late 19th Century in the hills inland from Nelson, but none were overly successful. The border between the Nelson and Marlborough provinces lie on what is called 'The Mineral Belt', extending 90 kilometres north-east to south-west from D'Urville Island in the north to the Wairau River in the south of the Dun Mountain Ultramafics. Dunite and Rodingite have their type localities at Dun Mountain.

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52 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.
'Biotite'
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Reference: Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: CF Johnson finder
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'
Reference: Cox, S.H. (1882) Art. XLVII - Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 1882, Vol. XV: 361-410 [Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 21 October, 1882].
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Essence of Microscope 2012
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Hectorite (of Cox)'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
Reference: Cox, S.H. (1882) Art. XLVII - Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 1882, Vol. XV: 361-410 [Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 21 October, 1882].
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Appendix to the 5th ed. of Dana's Mineralogy
Hercynite var: Chrompicotite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Appendix to the 5th ed. of Dana's Mineralogy
'Hornblende'
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mcguinnessite
Formula: (Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Read, A.J. (1983) McGuinnessite from New Zealand; a new occurrence. Mineralogical Magazine, 48: 349, 457-459.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Whittle, A.W.G. (1964) The Occurrence of Nickel in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:3, 500-507. 
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
'Pumpellyite'
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: CF Johnson finder
'Scapolite'
Reference: Cox, S.H. (1882) Art. XLVII - Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 1882, Vol. XV: 361-410 [Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 21 October, 1882].
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Cox, S.H. (1882) Art. XLVII - Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 1882, Vol. XV: 361-410 [Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 21 October, 1882].
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Talc var: Steatite
Formula: Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Palmer, D.F. (1966) The Collins River serpentinite and contact rock. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 9:3, 195-202.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Lauder, W.R. (1964) The geology of Pepin Island and part of the adjacent mainland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 7:1, 205-241.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Cox, S.H. (1882) Art. XLVII - Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 1882, Vol. XV: 361-410 [Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 21 October, 1882].
Zaratite
Formula: Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 246.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
var: Chrompicotite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mcguinnessite5.BA.10(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zaratite5.DA.15Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Cyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Anthophyllite9.DD.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
var: Titanian Augite9.DA.15(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fayalite9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
Grossular9.AD.25Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Prehnite9.DP.20Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Sepiolite9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
var: Steatite9.EC.05Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'-
'Hectorite (of Cox)'-(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
'Hornblende'-
'Pumpellyite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Scapolite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Mcguinnessite16a.3.1.4(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Zaratite16b.4.1.1Ni3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyanotrichite31.2.1.1Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Grossular51.4.3b.2Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Anthophyllite66.1.2.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 4-membered rings
Prehnite72.1.3.1Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Sepiolite74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
Augite
var: Titanian Augite
-(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
'Biotite'-
'Bravoite'-(Fe,Ni)S2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'-
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Hectorite (of Cox)'-(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
Hercynite
var: Chrompicotite
-Fe2+Al2O4
'Hornblende'-
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pumpellyite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Scapolite'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Talc
var: Steatite
-Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hectorite (of Cox)(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
H Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
C Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Hercynite (var: Chrompicotite)Fe2+Al2O4
O Hectorite (of Cox)(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O CupriteCu2O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
O Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Hectorite (of Cox)(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Hercynite (var: Chrompicotite)Fe2+Al2O4
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Al GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si Hectorite (of Cox)(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Anthophyllite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Si PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Talc (var: Steatite)Mg3(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca GrossularCa3Al2(SiO4)3
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca PrehniteCa2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe Hercynite (var: Chrompicotite)Fe2+Al2O4
Fe Hectorite (of Cox)(Mg,Fe)2Si3O8 · 0.5H2O
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
NiNickel
Ni Bravoite(Fe,Ni)S2
Ni ZaratiteNi3(CO3)(OH)4 · 4H2O ?
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Mcguinnessite(Mg,Cu)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3

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