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Ghana
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Area:238,535 km2
Locality type:Country


Ghana is divided into 10 administrative regions, sub-divided into 275 districts.

Geologically, Ghana is underlain by the West African Craton, a Precambrian basement rock, which is one of the four cratons that make up the African continent. These cratons came together during the Proterozoic 2.1–2.0 giga-annum (Ga) Eburnean Orogeny. The southwestern region of the West African Craton, often referred to as the Leo-Man Shield, is composed of Archean rocks which are 3.0 to 2.5 Ga old. The eastern portion is dominated by Birimian rocks of Proterozoic age which were deposited just before and deformed during the Eburnean Orogeny, folded, intruded by granites, and metamorphosed to greenschist facies (Leube et al., 1990). The Proterozoic Birimian sequence of metasediments and metavolcanics is found throughout Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Liberia. The Birimian rocks contain many mineral deposits including primary and alluvial gold, as well as alluvial diamonds. (From Chirico et al., 2010.)
Lithium occurrences:
Ghana might become the world’s next hot spot for lithium, after large quantities of the element and other base metals have been identified in the Ashanti and Central regions.
While it’s too early to confirm the presence of commercial quantities, Ghana officials hope this discovery will capture the attention of Tesla and other electric car manufacturers that use lithium-ion batteries, such as Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., General Motors Co., and Ford.
While local news reported that lithium is a new discovery in the Volta region, Isaac Abraham, acting head of communications for the Ghana Minerals Commission, told Bloomberg Environment March 20-2018 that investigations still need to be done there. Only the Ashanti and Central regions of Ghana that have confirmed the occurrence of lithium, he said.
IronRidge Resources Ltd. last year said it identified “multiple, significant outcroppings of lithium in Ghana.” Its mining operations now map and sample the region. The Australian company, through a joint venture with Ghanaian companies Obotan Minerals Ltd. and Merlink Resources Ltd., now holds the rights to acquire historic Egyasimanku Hill, which surveys indicate has a potential deposit of 1.48 million tons.The company recently expanded its lithium interests in Ghana, including an agreement with Ghanaian company Joy Transporters that provides IronRidge with exclusive rights to an exploration license in the Central Region town of Saltpond and lithium project in Cape Coast. IronRidge also has exclusive rights to a prospective lithium license portfolio covering 1,177 square kilometers (454 square miles) in neighboring Cote d’Ivoire.

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94 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Antimony
Formula: Sb
'Apatite'
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Aurostibite
Formula: AuSb2
'Banded iron formation'
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Basalt'
'Bauxite'
'Biotite'
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Bukovskýite
Formula: Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chloritoid
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
'Conglomerate'
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Diamond
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'commodity:Diamond'
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
'Dolerite'
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
'Gabbro'
Galaxite
Formula: Mn2+Al2O4
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
'Glass'
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Gorceixite
Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Gossan'
Graphite
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Greywacke'
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Henryite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iron
Formula: Fe
Jacobsite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2O4
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Kaňkite
Formula: FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Kostovite
Formula: CuAuTe4
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Leucoxene
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Manganosite
Formula: MnO
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Mylonite'
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Nsutite (TL)
Formula: (Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Reference: Sorem, R. K. Cameron, E. N (1960), Manganese oxides and associated minerals of the Nsuta manganese deposits, Ghana, West Africa. Economic Geology,55, 278-310.
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
'Phyllite'
Pitticite
Formula: (Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrochroite
Formula: Mn(OH)2
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyroxmangite
Formula: MnSiO3
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Quartzite'
Ramsdellite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Rickardite
Formula: Cu7Te5
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Sandstone'
'Schist'
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
'Shale'
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Smythite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
'Wad'
Weissite
Formula: Cu2-xTe
Zincochromite
Formula: ZnCr2O4
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Antimony'1.CA.05Sb
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Alabandite'2.CD.10MnS
'Altaite'2.CD.10PbTe
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Aurostibite2.EB.05aAuSb2
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Freibergite2.GB.05Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Henryite2.BA.65(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Jamesonite2.HB.15Pb4FeSb6S14
Kostovite2.EA.15CuAuTe4
Linnaeite2.DA.05Co2+Co3+2S4
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Millerite2.CC.20NiS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Nickeline2.CC.05NiAs
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
var: Arsenian Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Rickardite2.BA.30Cu7Te5
Smythite2.CC.10(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Ullmannite2.EB.25NiSbS
Weissite2.BA.30Cu2-xTe
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Arsenolite4.CB.50As2O3
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Böhmite4.FE.15AlO(OH)
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Coesite4.DA.35SiO2
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Galaxite4.BB.05Mn2+Al2O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Jacobsite4.BB.05Mn2+Fe3+2O4
Lithiophorite4.FE.25(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Magnesiochromite4.BB.05MgCr2O4
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Manganosite4.AB.25MnO
Nsutite (TL)4.DB.15c(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Pyrochroite4.FE.05Mn(OH)2
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Ramsdellite4.DB.15aMn4+O2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Zincochromite4.BB.05ZnCr2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Ankerite'5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Manganoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Mn)CO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
Rhodochrosite5.AB.05MnCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bukovskýite8.DB.40Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Gorceixite8.BL.10BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Kaňkite8.CE.60FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Pitticite8.DB.05(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chloritoid9.AF.85(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Cummingtonite9.DE.05☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Fuchsite9.EC.15K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Paragonite9.EC.15NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Pyroxmangite9.DO.05MnSiO3
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Staurolite9.AF.30Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Banded iron formation-
Basalt-
Bauxite-
Biotite-
Chlorite Group-
Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series-
Conglomerate-
Dolerite-
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
Gabbro-
Garnet Group-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Glass-
Gossan-
Greywacke-
Leucoxene-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mylonite-
Phyllite-
Pyroxene Group-
Quartzite-
Sandstone-
Schist-
Shale-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wad-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Antimony1.3.1.2Sb
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
Weissite2.4.8.1Cu2-xTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Millerite2.8.16.1NiS
Nickeline2.8.11.1NiAs
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Smythite2.8.10.2(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Linnaeite2.10.1.1Co2+Co3+2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Aurostibite2.12.1.11AuSb2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Kostovite2.12.13.4CuAuTe4
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Ullmannite2.12.3.3NiSbS
Miscellaneous
Henryite2.16.11.1(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Rickardite2.16.15.1Cu7Te5
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
2 < ø < 2.49
Jamesonite3.6.7.1Pb4FeSb6S14
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Manganosite4.2.1.3MnO
A2X3
Arsenolite4.3.9.1As2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Nsutite (TL)4.4.8.1(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Ramsdellite4.4.7.1Mn4+O2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Böhmite6.1.2.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Pyrochroite6.2.1.3Mn(OH)2
Miscellaneous
Lithiophorite6.4.1.1(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Galaxite7.2.1.2Mn2+Al2O4
Jacobsite7.2.2.2Mn2+Fe3+2O4
Magnesiochromite7.2.3.1MgCr2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Zincochromite7.2.3.6ZnCr2O4
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rhodochrosite14.1.1.4MnCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Kaňkite40.5.4.FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Gorceixite42.7.3.2BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Bukovskýite43.5.1.2Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Pitticite43.5.3.1(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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
Staurolite52.2.3.1Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Chloritoid52.3.3.1(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
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)
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
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=7
Pyroxmangite65.6.1.1MnSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Cummingtonite66.1.1.1☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Paragonite71.2.2a.2NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Coesite75.1.4.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Banded iron formation'-
'Basalt'-
'Bauxite'-
'Biotite'-
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Conglomerate'-
'Dolerite'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Gabbro'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Glass'-
'Gossan'-
'Greywacke'-
Iron-Fe
Leucoxene-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Fuchsite
-K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
var: Sericite-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Mylonite'-
'Phyllite'-
Pyrite
var: Arsenian Pyrite
-FeS2
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2
'Quartzite'-
'Sandstone'-
'Schist'-
'Shale'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BöhmiteAlO(OH)
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
H Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
H Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Nsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
H ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
H PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
LiLithium
Li Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DiamondC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
C Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
C RhodochrositeMnCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O ArsenoliteAs2O3
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O BaryteBaSO4
O BöhmiteAlO(OH)
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O CoesiteSiO2
O Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
O GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
O KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
O MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
O ManganositeMnO
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Nsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
O ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
O PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O RamsdelliteMn4+O2
O RhodochrositeMnCO3
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O RutileTiO2
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ZincochromiteZnCr2O4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al BöhmiteAlO(OH)
Al Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Al GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
Al GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Al Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Si CoesiteSiO2
Si Cummingtonite☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ParagoniteNaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SSulfur
S AlabanditeMnS
S Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DigeniteCu9S5
S FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
S LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
S MarcasiteFeS2
S MilleriteNiS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S UllmanniteNiSbS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Ca Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr Muscovite (var: Fuchsite)K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Cr MagnesiochromiteMgCr2O4
Cr ZincochromiteZnCr2O4
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
Mn GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
Mn JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
Mn Lithiophorite(Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn ManganositeMnO
Mn Nsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Mn PyrochroiteMn(OH)2
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn PyroxmangiteMnSiO3
Mn RamsdelliteMn4+O2
Mn RhodochrositeMnCO3
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Pyrite (var: Arsenian Pyrite)FeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Chloritoid(Fe2+,Mg,Mn2+)Al2(SiO4)O(OH)2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IronFe
Fe JacobsiteMn2+Fe23+O4
Fe JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Fe KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Fe StauroliteFe22+Al9Si4O23(OH)
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CoCobalt
Co LinnaeiteCo2+Co23+S4
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
Ni MilleriteNiS
Ni NickelineNiAs
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Smythite(Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Ni UllmanniteNiSbS
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Cu Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Cu KostoviteCuAuTe4
Cu RickarditeCu7Te5
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu WeissiteCu2-xTe
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn ZincochromiteZnCr2O4
AsArsenic
As ArsenoliteAs2O3
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As NickelineNiAs
As Pitticite(Fe, SO4, AsO4, H2O) ?
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Ag Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SbAntimony
Sb AntimonySb
Sb AurostibiteAuSb2
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb FreibergiteAg6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Sb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Sb UllmanniteNiSbS
TeTellurium
Te AltaitePbTe
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te KostoviteCuAuTe4
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te RickarditeCu7Te5
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te WeissiteCu2-xTe
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba GorceixiteBaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AuGold
Au AurostibiteAuSb2
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
Au KostoviteCuAuTe4
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb JamesonitePb4FeSb6S14

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