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Niger

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Geological map of Niger

Niger
Tialkam open pit gold mining site

Tialkam, Tillabéry Department, Niger
Auriferous quartz veins at Koma Bangou

Koma Bangou, Tillabéry Department, Niger
Geological map of Niger

Niger
Tialkam open pit gold mining site

Tialkam, Tillabéry Department, Niger
Auriferous quartz veins at Koma Bangou

Koma Bangou, Tillabéry Department, Niger
Geological map of Niger

Niger
Tialkam open pit gold mining site

Tialkam, Tillabéry Department, Niger
Area:1,267,000 km2
Locality type:Country


Niger is divided into 7 departments, but was divided into 16 cercles (districts) from 1947 to 1964.

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76 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Aenigmatite
Formula: Na2Fe2+5Ti(Si6O18)O2
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Apatite'
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Bastnäsite'
Berthierine
Formula: (Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Biotite'
Burkeite
Formula: Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chevkinite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: FeNb2O6
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Fergusonite'
'Ferro-barroisite'
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Fe2+3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-richterite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Fluocerite'
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Francevillite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Garnierite'
Genthelvite
Formula: Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hastingsite var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Iron var: Martensite
Formula: Fe
'Iron slag'
'Laterite'
Lechatelierite
Formula: SiO2
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Manganese Oxides'
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
'Monazite'
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Nahcolite
Formula: NaHCO3
Narsarsukite
Formula: Na4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
'Pegmatite'
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Platinum
Formula: Pt
'Primitive achondrite meteorite'
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Pyrochlore'
'Pyroxene Group'
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Riebeckite
Formula: ◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Siderophyllite
Formula: KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
'Synchysite'
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Tetraferriannite
Formula: KFe2+3((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
'Thénardite'
Formula: Na2SO4
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Uranocircite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
'Wiikite'
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Xenotime'
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Electrum1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
var: Martensite1.AE.05Fe
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysoberyl4.BA.05BeAl2O4
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35FeNb2O6
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Euxenite-(Y)4.DG.05(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Francevillite4.HB.15Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Lechatelierite4.DA.30SiO2
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Stibiconite4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Nahcolite5.AA.15NaHCO3
Trona5.CB.15Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Burkeite7.BD.25Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Thénardite7.AC.25Na2SO4
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Uranocircite8.EB.05Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
'Aegirine'9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
'Aenigmatite'9.DH.40Na2Fe2+5Ti(Si6O18)O2
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Annite9.EC.20KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Arfvedsonite9.DE.25[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Berthierine9.ED.15(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Bertrandite9.BD.05Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Ferro-barroisite9.DE.20☐{CaNa}{Fe2+3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-richterite9.DE.20{Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Genthelvite9.FB.10Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Hastingsite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Narsarsukite9.DJ.05Na4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Riebeckite9.DE.25◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
Siderophyllite9.EC.20KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Tetraferriannite9.EC.20KFe2+3((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Willemite9.AA.05Zn2SiO4
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Apatite-
Bastnäsite-
Biotite-
Chevkinite Group-
Clinopyroxene Subgroup-
Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series-
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
Fergusonite-
Fluocerite-
Garnet Group-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Garnierite-
Iron slag-
Laterite-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Manganese Oxides-
Monazite-
Orthopyroxene Subgroup-
Pegmatite-
Primitive achondrite meteorite-
Pyrochlore-
Pyroxene Group-
Synchysite-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wiikite-
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Xenotime-

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
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysoberyl7.2.9.1BeAl2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB8X16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2FeNb2O6
Euxenite-(Y)8.3.8.2(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Nahcolite13.1.1.1NaHCO3
Trona13.1.4.1Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
'Thénardite'28.2.3.1Na2SO4
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates
Burkeite32.1.1.1Na6(CO3)(SO4)2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Francevillite40.2a.27.1Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uranocircite40.2a.3.1Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Willemite51.1.1.2Zn2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
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 [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Bertrandite56.1.1.1Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Aenigmatite69.2.1a.1Na2Fe2+5Ti(Si6O18)O2
Group 70 - INOSILICATES Column or Tube Structures
Column or Tube Structures with columnar silicate units
Narsarsukite70.1.2.1Na4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Berthierine71.1.2c.2(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Annite71.2.2b.3KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Siderophyllite71.2.2b.5KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Tetraferriannite71.2.2b.4KFe2+3((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
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)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Genthelvite76.2.4.3Be3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
Arfvedsonite-[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Bastnäsite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chevkinite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Fergusonite'-
'Ferro-barroisite'-☐{CaNa}{Fe2+3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-richterite-{Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Fluocerite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Garnierite'-
Hastingsite-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
Iron-Fe
var: Martensite-Fe
'Iron slag'-
'Laterite'-
Lechatelierite-SiO2
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Monazite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pegmatite'-
'Primitive achondrite meteorite'-
'Pyrochlore'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Riebeckite-◻[Na2][Fe2+3Fe3+2]Si8O22(OH)2
'Synchysite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wiikite'-
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Xenotime'-
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
H Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
H BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H NahcoliteNaHCO3
H NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
H Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
H SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
H TetraferrianniteKFe32+((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Be ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Be GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C NahcoliteNaHCO3
C TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O AenigmatiteNa2Fe52+Ti(Si6O18)O2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O AnataseTiO2
O AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
O BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O CupriteCu2O
O Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
O Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O LechatelieriteSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O NahcoliteNaHCO3
O NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
O RutileTiO2
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O TetraferrianniteKFe32+((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
O ThénarditeNa2SO4
O ThorianiteThO2
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O UraniniteUO2
O UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
O WillemiteZn2SiO4
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na AenigmatiteNa2Fe52+Ti(Si6O18)O2
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Na Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
Na Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Na Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Na HaliteNaCl
Na Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Na NahcoliteNaHCO3
Na NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Na Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na ThénarditeNa2SO4
Na TronaNa3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al ChrysoberylBeAl2O4
Al Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si AenigmatiteNa2Fe52+Ti(Si6O18)O2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Si BertranditeBe4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Si Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si LechatelieriteSiO2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si TetraferrianniteKFe32+((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si WillemiteZn2SiO4
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S BurkeiteNa6(CO3)(SO4)2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S DigeniteCu9S5
S GalenaPbS
S GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StibniteSb2S3
S ThénarditeNa2SO4
S TroiliteFeS
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
K SylviteKCl
K TetraferrianniteKFe32+((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ca Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AenigmatiteNa2Fe52+Ti(Si6O18)O2
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe AenigmatiteNa2Fe52+Ti(Si6O18)O2
Fe Hastingsite (var: Alkali-ferrohastingsite){Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Fe AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Fe Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Berthierine(Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
Fe Ferro-barroisite☐{CaNa}{Fe32+Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Fe Ferro-richterite{Na}{CaNa}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IronFe
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Iron (var: Martensite)Fe
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
Fe NarsarsukiteNa4(Ti,Fe)2[Si8O20](O,OH,F)2
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Riebeckite◻[Na2][Fe32+Fe23+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TetraferrianniteKFe32+((Fe3+,Al)Si3O10)(OH)2
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn GenthelviteBe3Zn4(SiO4)3S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn WillemiteZn2SiO4
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
YYttrium
Y Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6
Nb Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
SbAntimony
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb StibniteSb2S3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Ba UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
CeCerium
Ce Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
TaTantalum
Ta Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
ThThorium
Th Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Th ThorianiteThO2
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U Euxenite-(Y)(Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
U FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O

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