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Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Localities: Reported from at least 91 localities in this region.
Achávalite
Formula: (Fe,Cu)Se
Reference: Handong Qian, Zhenghua Zhao, Xiang Zheng, Chengyi Lin, Jiahu Zeng, Xuemei Wu, and Wu Chen (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(11), 1706-1710
Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 120 localities in this region.
Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Reference: Jordi Fabre specimen
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Aegirine-augite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(Fe3+eAlfFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
'Aeschynite'
Reference: Jianping Liu and Jiande Teng (2007): Nonferrous Metals (Mine Section) 59(3), 16-19
Aeschynite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca,Fe,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Zhang Peishan, Yang Zhuming, Tao Kejie, and Yang Xueming (1996): "Mineralogy and Geology of Rare Earths in China", Science Press (Beijing), 226 pp.
Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Deqian Chen, Daoling Yin, Jianxiong Zhou, Xingyuan Lin, Hanqing Zhang and Nicheng Shi (1994): Geological Review 59(1), 82-86
'Agalmatolite'
Reference: Ni Sun and Wenyuan Cui (2003): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 22(3), 273-278
Aguilarite
Formula: Ag4SeS
Reference: Xia Ai and Zengyi Chen (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(4), 25-29
Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: B Hendriksen collection
Akimotoite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)SiO3
Reference: Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Aktashite
Formula: Cu6Hg3As4S12
Reference: Henley, R. W., & Berger, B. R. (2012). Pyrite–sulfosalt reactions and semimetal fractionation in the Chinkuashih, Taiwan, copper–gold deposit: a 1 Ma paleo‐fumarole. Geofluids, 12(3), 245-260.
Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 252 localities in this region.
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Albite var: Oligoclase-Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 54 localities in this region.
Allanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: C. Lemanski, Jr. (re-entry of lost Mindat data).
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
'Allevardite'
Reference: Zhengmin Cao (1981): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 1(3), 180-185
Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Almandine-Pyrope Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Almandine-Spessartine Series'
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Aluminite
Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4 · 7H2O
Reference: Lincong Fu (1998): Geology of Fujian 17(4).
Aluminium
Formula: Al
Habit: Microscopic grains, 0.002-0.8 mm across (typically 0.04-0.2 mm)
Colour: yellowish white in reflected light
Reference: Shuangmei He, Fenyuan Cao, and Yanzhong Liu (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(9), 32-34; Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Amesite
Formula: Mg2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Byssolite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Xuncheng Wang and Yucai Zhou (1995): Geology and Prospecting 31(3), 9, 16-23
'Amphibole Supergroup var: Uralite'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Anapaite
Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 48 localities in this region.
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Andalusite var: Chiastolite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
'Andesine-oligoclase'
Reference: Jiajing Zhang, Zhenghui Chen, Denghong Wang, Zhenyu Chen, Shanbao Liu, and Chenghui Wang (2008): Geotectonica et Metallogenia 32(1), 92-97
'Andorite'
Formula: AgPbSb3S6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
'Andradite-Grossular Series'
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 33 localities in this region.
Anilite
Formula: Cu7S4
Reference: Jiyu Xue, Tao Sun, Wenlan Zhang, Yuanfeng Cai, and Wu Chen (2000): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 20(1), 9-12; Yu Liu, Wenyuan Liu, and Shaohuai Wang (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(4), 735-741; Huang, H., Wang, S., & Chi, C. (2014). Identification of the complete Cu–S series minerals from the Zijinshan Cu–Au deposit, Fujian Province. Geol. J. China Univ., 20, 50-57.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 53 localities in this region.
Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Self collected David Clayton
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Anorthite var: Labradorite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Antamokite'
Reference: Yuanliang Chen (1985): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(1), 91-95
Anthophyllite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Ho & Lee (1963) Economic Minerals of Taiwan. (Geological Survey of Taiwan)
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Antimonselite (TL)
Formula: Sb2Se3
Reference: Chen Luming, Zhang Qifa, Li Deren, and Wang Guanxin (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(1), 7-11. ; Jingxian Li and Jiajun Liu (2014): Resources & Industries 16(2), 90-97
Antimony
Formula: Sb
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 250 localities in this region.
'Apatite var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'
'Apatite var: Collophane'
Localities: Reported from at least 52 localities in this region.
'Aphrosiderite'
Formula: (Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Aramayoite
Formula: Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Argentine'
Formula: CaCO3
Argentojarosite
Formula: AgFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Yaoguo Hu, Zhaoyang Li, Hanjie Wen, and Zhilong Huang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 318-320
Argentopentlandite
Formula: Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Argyrodite
Formula: Ag8GeS6
Arrojadite-(KFe)
Formula: {KNa}{Fe2+◻}{Ca}{Na2◻}{Fe2+13}{Al}(PO4)11(HPO4)(OH)2
Description: fluorarrojadite-(BaNa)
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.
Arsenic
Formula: As
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: http://www.trinityminerals.com/denver2004/report1.shtml
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Zhu, X., Wang, R., Lu, X., Liu, H., Li, J., Ouyang, B., Lu, J. (2015): Secondary minerals of weathered orpiment-realgar-bearing tailings in Shimen carbonate-type realgar mine, Changde, Central China. Mineral. Petrol. 109, 1-15. ; Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 293 localities in this region.
Arsenopyrite var: Danaite
Formula: (Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
'Asbestos'
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Liangkai Gu (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(1), 15-18
Asimowite (TL)
Formula: Fe2SiO4
Type Locality:
Reference: Bindi, L., Brenker, F.E., Nestola, F., Koch, T.E., Prior, D.J., Lilly, K., Krot A.N., Bizzarro, M. and Xie, X. (2018) Asimowite, IMA 2018-102. CNMNC Newsletter No. 46, December 2018, page xxxx; Mineralogical Magazine, 82, xxxx–xxxx.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
'Auerlite'
Formula: near Th(Si,P)O4
Augelite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Yaping Zhang, and Jiapin Liu (1986): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 5(2), 119–127; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Augite var: Fassaite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Al,Fe3+,Ti)[(Si,Al)2O6]
Reference: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/LPSC99/pdf/1774.pdf / Lunar and Planetary Science XXX, J. C. Bridges et al.
Augite var: Soda-Augite
Reference: Aral, I. (1993). Petrology of a diamond and coesite-bearing metamorphic terrain: Dabie Shan. China. Eur. J. Mineral, 5, 659-675.
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. X00021602
Aurostibite
Formula: AuSb2
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 46 localities in this region.
Avicennite
Formula: Tl2O3
Reference: Fan, Y., Zhou, T.F., Yuan, F., Wu, M.A., Hou, M.J., Voicu, G., Hu, Q.H., and Zhang, Q.M. (2005), In: Jingwen Mao and Bierlein, F.P. (eds.): Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), 381-383.
Awaruite
Formula: Ni3Fe
'Axinite Group'
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 43 localities in this region.
Babingtonite
Formula: Ca2(Fe,Mn)FeSi5O14(OH)
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Balipholite (TL)
Formula: BaLiMg2Al3(Si2O6)2(OH)4
Type Locality:
Reference: Am Min 61 (1976), 338
Bariopharmacosiderite
Formula: Ba0.5Fe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: James Huang
'Barium-Uranophane'
Reference: Maozhong Min, Changquan Fang, and Mostafa Fayek (2005): Ore Geology Reviews 26(3/4), 187-197.
Barroisite
Formula: ☐{CaNa}{Mg3Al2}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 241 localities in this region.
Baryte var: Hokutolite
Formula: (Ba,Pb)SO4
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: 412.; Chang, F. H. (1961) Genetic study of anglesobarite (Hokutolite) from Peitou, Taiwan. Acta Geologica Taiwanica, 9, 7-17.
Baryte var: Strontian Baryte
Formula: (Ba,Sr)SO4
Reference: Tianjiao Wei (1999): Guizhou Geology 16(1), 49-56
Bassetite
Formula: Fe2+(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
'Bastnäsite'
Reference: Yunhuai Lin (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(4), 22-28
Bastnäsite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(CO3)F
Bavenite
Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Lairen Lai and Yi Li (1991): Mineral Resources and Geology 5(6)
Becquerelite
Formula: Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6 · 8H2O
Reference: Long Lu, Fanrong Chen, and Rucheng Wang (2006): Geological Review 71(4), 562-569
'Beegerite'
Formula: Pb6Bi2S9
Reference: Qian Wang, Xuexiang Gu, Juxin Tang, Hongyuan Xia, and Shuyi Liang (2002): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 22(2), 35-37
Behoite
Formula: Be(OH)2
Reference: Huang et al. (1988): Hsianghualing rocks, mineral deposits and minerals. Beijing Sci. Techn. Publ. Bur. (Beijing), 255 pp.
Bellidoite
Formula: Cu2Se
Benavidesite
Formula: Pb4MnSb6S14
Reference: Xilin Li (1986): Acta Geologica Sinica 60(4)
Benjaminite
Formula: Ag3Bi7S12
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
'Bentonite var: Sodian Bentonite'
Reference: Mining Ann. Review (1985): 386.
Berthierine
Formula: (Fe2+,Fe3+,Al)3(Si,Al)2O5(OH)4
Reference: Guijia Zhang, Heping Sun, Congxian Li, and Zhizheng Ye (1991): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 11(1), 39-44
Berthierite
Formula: FeSb2S4
Bertossaite
Formula: (Li,Na)2(Ca,Fe2+,Mn2+)Al4(PO4)4(OH,F)4
Bertrandite
Formula: Be4(Si2O7)(OH)2
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Localities: Reported from at least 48 localities in this region.
Beryl var: Aquamarine
Formula: Be3Al2Si6O18
Beryl var: Emerald
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: No reference listed
Beryllonite
Formula: NaBePO4
Berzelianite
Formula: Cu2Se
Betekhtinite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Reference: Binghui Chen, Rui Guo, and Shouyun Yu (1994): Geology and Prospecting 30(3), 20-25; Jinyan Yao (1994): Geology and Prospecting 30(4), 5-11
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Bindheimite'
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Localities: Reported from at least 267 localities in this region.
'Biotite var: Chromian Biotite'
Reference: Jianhong Zhang, Zhaohui Li, and Xuefang Wang (1989): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 8(1)
'Biotite var: Manganophyllite'
Reference: Zhenhua Zhou, Hongwei Liu, Guoxiong Chang, Linsu Li, Tao Li, Yongjun Yang, Ruijun Zhang, and Xianhe Ji (2011): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 30(1), 97-112
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Localities: Reported from at least 45 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 125 localities in this region.
Bismuthinite var: Argentiferous Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Bismutite
Formula: (BiO)2CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Bismutohauchecornite
Formula: Ni9Bi2S8
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
'Bitumen'
Localities: Reported from at least 41 localities in this region.
Bixbyite
Formula: Mn3+2O3
Böhmite
Formula: AlO(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
'Bonchevite'
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Localities: Reported from at least 149 localities in this region.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Brackebuschite
Formula: Pb2Mn3+(VO4)2(OH)
Reference: Guangming Yang (1980): Geology and Prospecting 16(7), 35-40
Brannerite
Formula: UTi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
'Bravoite'
Formula: (Fe,Ni)S2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Brazilianite
Formula: NaAl3(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Xudong Che, Rucheng Wang, Huan Hu, Wenlan Zhang, and Xiaolong Huang (2007): Acta Petrologica Sinica 23(6), 1552-1560
Breithauptite
Formula: NiSb
Reference: Yijiang Ban (1980): Geology and Prospecting 16(6), 52-59
Britholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,Ca)5(SiO4)3OH
Reference: Qiang Wang, Zhenhua Zhao, Ping Jian, Zhiwei Bao, Xiaolin Xiong and Jinlong Ma (2003): Chinese Science Bulletin 48(20), 2241-2247
Britholite-(Ce) var: Thorian Britholite-(Ce)
Formula: (Na,Ca,Ce,Th)5(P,Si)3O12(OH,F)
Reference: Qiang Wang, Zhenhua Zhao, Ping Jian, Zhiwei Bao, Xiaolin Xiong and Jinlong Ma (2003): Chinese Science Bulletin 48(20), 2241-2247
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Bromellite
Formula: BeO
Reference: Xihuan Zhang and Yufeng Ren (2008): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 27(2), 135-151
Brookite
Formula: TiO2
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Buckhornite
Formula: AuPb2BiTe2S3
Reference: Mingxing Shi and Guirong Gao (2006): Resources Survey and Environment 27(2), 164-172
'Bursaite'
Formula: Pb5Bi4S11 (?)
Bustamite
Formula: CaMn2+(Si2O6)
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Calciouranoite
Formula: (Ca,Ba,Pb)U2O7 · 5H2O
Reference: Long Lu, Fanrong Chen, and Rucheng Wang (2006): Geological Review 71(4), 562-569
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 703 localities in this region.
Calcite var: Ferroan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Fe)CO3
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 43 localities in this region.
Caledonite ?
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Personally collected David Clayton March 2009
Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8SnS6
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Canfieldite var: Tellurian Canfieldite
Formula: Ag8(Sn,Ge)(S,Te)6
Reference: Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
Canfieldite var: Tellurocanfieldite
Formula: Ag8Sn(S,Te)6
Description: Listed with the name "八家子矿", which translates to "Bajiazite" in Weining Zhou (1994), In the last column of the table on p. 235
Reference: Weining Zhou (1994): Occurrence state of silver in China's major silver deposits. Mineral Resources and Geology 8 (4), 233-244 (in Chinese)
Cannizzarite
Formula: Pb48Bi56S132
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1998): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 13(4), 1-17; Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38; American Mineralogist 85, 629 (2000)
Carlsbergite
Formula: CrN
Reference: Ouroboros - www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/museum/ouroboros/01_03/diaoyudaoite.html
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Localities: Reported from at least 266 localities in this region.
Cassiterite var: Wood Tin
Formula: SnO2
Caswellsilverite
Formula: NaCrS2
Reference: Handbook of Mineralogy
Cebaite-(Ce)
Formula: Ba3Ce2(CO3)5F2
Reference: Yunhuai Lin (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(4), 22-28
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Cerianite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce4+,Th)O2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 44 localities in this region.
Cerussite var: Chrome-Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Rob Lavinsky
Cervantite
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+O4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Chabazite'
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Localities: Reported from at least 125 localities in this region.
Chalcomenite
Formula: CuSeO3 · 2H2O
Chalcophanite
Formula: (Zn,Fe,Mn)Mn3O7 · 3H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 654 localities in this region.
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Chamosite var: Daphnite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)5Al(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Dahlkamp, F.J., Ed. (2009): Uranium Deposits of the World. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), pp. 31-156.
Chamosite var: Thuringite
Formula: (Fe,Fe,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Reference: Kehua Yin (2009): Geology and Prospecting 45(3), 273-279
Chatkalite
Formula: Cu6FeSn2S8
Reference: Dianfen Chen, Jianguo Na, Youheng Xiong, Tongde Zhong, and Xueming Li (1998): Acta Geologica Sinica 72(3), 249-259
Chernovite-(Y)
Formula: Y(AsO4)
Chevkinite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La,Ca,Th)4(Fe2+,Mg)(Fe2+,Ti,Fe3+)2(Ti,Fe3+)2(Si2O7)2O8
'Chicken-Blood Stone'
Reference: Zong-Ting Liao, Zheng-Yu Zhou, and Ying Teng (2004): Journal of Tongji University (Natural Science) [Tongji Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexueban)] 32(7), 897-900.
Childrenite
Formula: Fe2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Chiluite (TL)
Formula: Bi3Te6+Mo6+O10.5
Type Locality:
Reference: Yang Xiuzhen, Li Deren, Wang Guanxin, Deng Mengxiang, Chen Nansheng, and Wang Shuzhen (1989): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 9-14
'Chiviatite'
Formula: Pb3Bi9S15 (?)
Reference: Yingchen Ren, Minqing Cheng, and Cunchang Wang (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(2), 63-74; Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Chlorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3Cl
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Chlorargyrite var: Bromian Chlorargyrite
Formula: Ag(Cl,Br)
Reference: Guicheng Huang, Xiongwu Wang, Shiyi Yang, Longqing Chen, and Jingsheng Ling (2001): Mineral Deposits 20(3), 243-250
'Chlorite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 555 localities in this region.
'Chlorite Group var: Brunsvigite'
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Chondrodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)5(SiO4)2(F,OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Christite
Formula: TlHgAsS3
Reference: Dan Topa & Uwe Kolitsch (EPMA- and SXRD-analyses, 2015-2017); Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Chromite var: Ferrian Chromite
Formula: Fe2+(Cr,Fe3+)2O4
Description: Peripheric alteration of chromite.
Reference: S.L. Hwang et al. , Bull. Minéral. , 1988, 111, pp. 457-469.
Chromium
Formula: Cr
'Chrysanthemum Stone'
Chrysoberyl
Formula: BeAl2O4
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Fushun Li, Ruhua Kang, Xuyun Hu, Wuliang Ma, Xinhua Huang, Yonghong Zeng, Junbin Tang, Xian Zhu, Zhiwei Qin, Jie Zhao, and Libin He (2012): Geology in China 39(2), 445-457
Churchite-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Rengui Wu and Dagan Yu (2000): Uranium Geology 16(4), 204-211
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Localities: Reported from at least 85 localities in this region.
Claudetite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Zhu, X., Wang, R., Lu, X., Liu, H., Li, J., Ouyang, B., Lu, J. (2015): Secondary minerals of weathered orpiment-realgar-bearing tailings in Shimen carbonate-type realgar mine, Changde, Central China. Mineral. Petrol. 109, 1-15. ; Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
'Clays'
Localities: Reported from at least 40 localities in this region.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Clinochlore var: Pennine
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Clinochlore var: Pyknochlorite
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Clinochlore var: Ripidolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Clinoenstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Clinoferrosilite
Formula: Fe2+SiO3
Reference: Dongyang Zhang, Huimin Su, Lei Tian, Jianli Kang, and Yang Gao (2010): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 31(1), 53-63
Clinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Clinohumite var: Titanclinohumite
Formula: Mg9(SiO4)4F2
Reference: Am. Min. , V 84, pp. 564-569, 1999.
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Shugen Zhang, Jun Ding, Xiaohu Liu, Haiping Wang, and Hongfeng Xu (2006): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 26(2), 159-164
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Clino-suenoite
Formula: □{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
'Cobaltite-Gersdorffite Series'
Reference: Yuanfang Xiao (1980): Geology and Prospecting 16(3), 18-20
Cobaltpentlandite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Reference: Jianchun Lu and Youde Huang (1988): Mineral Deposits 7(3), 29-41
Coesite
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Cohenite
Formula: Fe3C
Reference: Lin, S. & Hsu, W.B. (2007) Mineralogical and chemical classification of Zhaoping, Xifu and Hami iron meteorites. Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics vol 32, issue 3, pp 293-305. (July 2007)
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Qiuming Chen (1990): Nonferrous Metallurgy Design and Research 11(4), 15-22
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Tantalite-(Fe) Series'
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
'Columbite-Tantalite'
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cookeite
Formula: (Al2Li)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Copper
Formula: Cu
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Corkite
Formula: PbFe3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Corundum var: Ruby
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Jiazhen Li (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(2), 33-40
Corundum var: Sapphire
Formula: Al2O3
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Cosalite var: Argentocosalite
Formula: Pb2-x(Ag,Cu)2xBi2S5
Reference: Minqing Cheng and Cunchang Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(6), 25-28; Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Localities: Reported from at least 78 localities in this region.
Crandallite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Creedite
Formula: Ca3SO4Al2F8(OH)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Mingyue He, Ya'er Lou, and Pu Wang (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 384-387
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/LPSC99/pdf/1774.pdf / Lunar and Planetary Science XXX, J. C. Bridges et al.
'Cryophyllite'
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
'Csiklovaite'
Reference: Renzu Ning, Qianrong Wu, Youzhen Jia, Qingtong Ye, and Keqiao Chen (1981): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 1(4), 207-212
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 25 localities in this region.
Cummingtonite
Formula: ☐{Mg2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Castelli, D., Rolfo, F., Compagnoni, R., and Shutong Xu (1998): Island Arc 7 (1-2), 159–173.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Dadsonite
Formula: Pb23Sb25S60Cl
Reference: Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Dalnegroite ?
Formula: (Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34
Description: Pb-free
Reference: Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Danalite
Formula: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Reference: Yuzhou Li (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(6), 29-35
D'Ansite
Formula: Na21Mg(SO4)10Cl3
Reference: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Description: Zincian Daubréelite
Reference: Brearley, A. J. & Jones, R. H. (1998): Chondritic Meteorites. In: Planetary Materials (Papike, J. J., Editor): Chapter 3, 398 pages. Mineralogical Society of America: Washington, DC, USA. (1998)
Deerite
Formula: (Fe,Mn)6(Fe,Al)3[Si6O17]O3(OH)5
Reference: Kaihui Yang (1998): The Gangue 57(1), 1-5
Delafossite
Formula: CuFeO2
'Delessite'
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Fe,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(O,OH)8
Reference: Bi Zhu, Shaoyong Jiang, Xin Ding, Yaohui Jiang, Pei Ni, and Liangxin Gu (2008): Acta Petrologica Sinica 24(8), 1900-1916
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Diamond
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Diaoyudaoite (TL)
Formula: NaAl11O17
Type Locality:
Description: (Natural origin disputed.)
Reference: Shunxi Shen, Lirong Chen, Anchun Li, Tailu Dong, Qiuhuo Huang, and Wenqiang Xu (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(3), 224-227
Diaphorite
Formula: Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Dickite var: Changhua Stone
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Biao Fang, Xiao Mai, and Jinbo Tao (2008): Journal of Gems & Gemmology 10(1), 37-39
Dickite var: Gaoshan Stone
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Tao Chen, Liangliang Tang, Wei Lu, and Xuejun Yan (2008): Journal of Gems & Gemmology 10(3), 1-3
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 183 localities in this region.
Diopside var: Baikalite
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Yan Shuang, Xianwu Bi, Ruizhong Hu, Jiantang Peng, Changsheng Zhu, and Dahua Li (2009): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 29(3), 363-372; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1867
Diopside var: Chromian Diopside
Formula: Ca(Mg,Cr)Si2O6
Djerfisherite
Formula: K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Reference: Daode Wang and Rambaldi, E.R. (1988): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 8(4), 324-335
Djurleite
Formula: Cu31S16
'Dognácskaite'
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 381 localities in this region.
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Dolomite var: Manganoan Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: Lina Peng, Junhao Wei, Xiaoyan Sun, Yanjun Li, and Zefu Ye (2009): Geology and Exploration 45(5), 577-587
Doyleite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Dravite
Formula: Na(Mg3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Drysdallite
Formula: Mo(Se,S)2
Reference: Linbo Yao, Zhenmin Gao, Zhusen Yang, Hongbo Long, Xianxian Ye, and Mingzai Wang (2001): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 21(1), 49-52
Dufrénoysite
Formula: Pb2As2S5
Reference: Zhengping Hao (1988): Mineral Deposits 7(3), 3-14
Dundasite
Formula: PbAl2(CO3)2(OH)4 · H2O
Reference: RRUFF Project Database (ID R060889)
'Dushan Jade'
Reference: Qiyun Xiao, Keqin Cai, and Fujian Jiang (2009): Acta Geoscientica Sinica 31(5), 607-615
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Eclarite
Formula: (Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Elbaite
Formula: Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Nianming Qiu, Chenghu Chen, Chaofa Cai, Yaping Zhang, Jiabing Liu, and Yuexian Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 10-21
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Localities: Reported from at least 137 localities in this region.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Empressite
Formula: AgTe
Reference: Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244; American Mineralogist 89, 1043-1047
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Localities: Reported from at least 23 localities in this region.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Eosphorite
Formula: Mn2+Al(PO4)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 235 localities in this region.
Epidote var: Tawmawite
Formula: {Ca2}{(Al,Fe3+,Cr)3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Jianhong Zhang, Zhaohui Li, and Xuefang Wang (1989): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 8(1)
Erionite-K
Formula: (K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: Letian Du and Wenguang Wang (2012): Geological Review 58(6), 1017-1022
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Dajie Fu (1998): Mineral Resources and Geology 12(2), 106-108
Eskebornite
Formula: CuFeSe2
Reference: Caixia Feng, Jiajun Liu, and Shen Liu (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 812-815; Hanjie Wen, Carignan, J., Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2006): Environmental Science and Technology 40(4), 1126-1132
Eskolaite
Formula: Cr2O3
Reference: Ouroboros - www.um.u-tokyo.ac.jp/museum/ouroboros/01_03/diaoyudaoite.html
Euclase
Formula: BeAl(SiO4)(OH)
Eucryptite
Formula: LiAlSiO4
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Evansite
Formula: Al3(PO4)(OH)6 · 6H2O
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Farringtonite
Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Reference: Cen Kuang and Yu Chongwen (2001): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 44(4), 289-297.
Faustite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: Damao Wu and Yansong Tan (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(9), 34-36
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: Am. Min. , V 84, pp. 564-569, 1999.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series'
'Fayalite-Tephroite Series var: Knebelite'
Formula: from (Fe1.5Mn0.5)2SiO4 to (Mn1.5Fe0.5)2SiO4
'Feldspar Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 65 localities in this region.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Ferberite
Formula: FeWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 34 localities in this region.
'Fergusonite'
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Fergusonite-(Y)
Formula: YNbO4
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Fergusonite-(Y)-β
Formula: YNbO4
Description: Occurs in altered granite.
Reference: Zhang Peishan, Yang Zhuming, Tao Kejie, and Yang Xueming (1996): "Mineralogy and Geology of Rare Earths in China", Science Press (Beijing), 226 pp.
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Ferrisicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4
Ferro-actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Yiming Zhao and Daxin Li (2003): Mineral Deposits 22(4), 345-359
'Ferroamesite'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al(AlSiO5)(OH)4
Ferro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Yan Shuang, Xianwu Bi, Ruizhong Hu, Jiantang Peng, Changsheng Zhu, and Dahua Li (2009): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 29(3), 363-372; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts (2011) Mineralogical Magazine p1867
Ferro-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ferro-katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Fe2+4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Reference: Ruyuan Zhang and Liou, J.G. (1994): European Journal of Mineralogy 6(2), 217-233.
Ferrokësterite
Formula: Cu2(Fe,Zn)SnS4
Reference: Jensen, M. (2009): Mineral News 25(4), 1-11, 14; Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603
Ferronigerite-2N1S
Formula: (Al,Fe,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Reference: Yihong Sun and Xiangmei Ren (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 179-187; Yuzhou Li (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(6), 29-35
Ferro-pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ferroselite
Formula: FeSe2
Reference: Chen Luming, Zhang Qifa, Li Deren, and Wang Guanxin (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(1), 7-11. ; Jingxian Li and Jiajun Liu (2014): Resources & Industries 16(2), 90-97
Ferrosilite
Formula: FeSiO3
Ferrotaaffeite-2N’2S (TL)
Formula: Be(Fe,Mg,Zn)3Al8O16
Type Locality:
Reference: Zhuming, Y., Kuishou, D., de Fourestier, J., Qian, M. and He, L. (2011): Ferrotaaffeite-2N’2S, IMA 2011-025. CNMNC Newsletter No. 10, October 2011, page 2554
Feruvite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+)3MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Lu J, Wang R, Zhang R (2014) Skarn minerals and scheelite in the Xintianling scheelite skarn deposit, southern Hunan province, China. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 83
Florencite-(Ce)
Formula: CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Zhongxin Yuan, Jiankang Li, and Lijuan Ying (2007): Mineral Deposits 26(5), 581-582
Fluoborite
Formula: Mg3(BO3)(F,OH)3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Fluorapatite var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH) or Ca5([P,Mn5+]O4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Fluorapatite var: Strontian Apatite
Formula: (Ca,Sr)5(PO4)3F
Reference: Huan Hu, Rucheng Wang, Fontan, F., Aicheng Zhang, and Jiadeng Chen (2007): Presented at the International Symposium: Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art, May 06–12, 2007, Porto, Portugal.
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: Min Rec 33(2002), 465–471
Fluorapophyllite-(Na)
Formula: NaCa4(Si8O20)F · 8H2O
Reference: Min Rec 33(2002), 465–471
Fluorarrojadite-(BaNa)
Formula: BaNa4CaFe13Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)F2
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Localities: Reported from at least 428 localities in this region.
Fluorite var: Chlorophane
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Herschel Ward
Fluorite var: Stink-Fluss
Formula: CaF2
Fluorite var: Yttrofluorite
Formula: (Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
Reference: Rucheng Wang, Fontan, F., Xiaoming Chen, Huan Hu, Changshi Liu, Shijin Xu, and de Parseval, P. (2003): Canadian Mineralogist 41, 727-748.
Formanite-(Y)
Formula: YTaO4
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Fourmarierite
Formula: Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4 · 4H2O
Francevillite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. 51092
Franckeite
Formula: Fe2+(Pb,Sn2+)6Sn4+2Sb2S14
Franklinite
Formula: Zn2+Fe3+2O4
Freibergite
Formula: Ag6[Cu4Fe2]Sb4S13-x
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
Freieslebenite
Formula: AgPbSbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Frieseite
Formula: Ag2Fe5S8
Reference: Deqing Xu (1993): Jiangxi Nonferrous Metals 7(4), 171-175
Fülöppite
Formula: Pb3Sb8S15
Reference: Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Furongite (TL)
Formula: Al13(UO2)7(PO4)13(OH)14 · 58H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Hunan 230 Laboratory, Hunan 305 Geological Team, Wuhan Geological Institution X-ray Laboratory (1976): Acta Geologica Sinica 50(2), 203-204.
'Gadolinite'
Gadolinite-(Y)
Formula: Y2Fe2+Be2Si2O10
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 713 localities in this region.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Galena var: Bismuthiferous Galena
Formula: (Pb,Bi,Ag)S
Galena var: Selenian Galena
Formula: Pb(S,Se)
Reference: Xia Ai and Zengyi Chen (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(4), 25-29
Galenobismutite
Formula: PbBi2S4
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Galenobismutite var: Argentiferous Galenobismutite
Formula: (Pb,Ag)Bi2S4
Reference: Wu, C.Y., Bai, G., and Xu, L.M. (2006): Mineralium Deposita 28(4), 223-239; Minqing Cheng and Cunchang Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(6), 25-28
Galileiite
Formula: {Fe2+}{Na8}{Fe2+4Na4}{Fe2+43}(PO4)36
Reference: Xie, X., Chen, M., Zhai, S., & Wang, F. (2014). Eutectic metal+ troilite+ Fe‐Mn‐Na phosphate+ Al‐free chromite assemblage in shock‐produced chondritic melt of the Yanzhuang chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49(12), 2290-2304.
'Gallian Sphalerite'
Reference: Rambaldi, E.R., Rajan, R.S., Housley, R.M., Wang, D. (1986) Gallium-bearing sphalerite in a metal-sulphide nodule of the Quingzhen (EH3) chondrite. Meteoritics: 21: 23-31; in: Jambor, J.L., Bladh, K.W., Ercit, T.S., Grice, J.D., Grew, E.S. (1987): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 73: 932
Gananite (TL)
Formula: BiF3
Type Locality:
Reference: Longzai Cheng, Zongshao Hu, Shiwei Pan, Rongsheng Huang, and Shuliang Guo (1984): Acta Petrologica Mineralogica et Analytica 3(2), 119-123; American Mineralogist 73, 1494 (1988)
Garavellite
Formula: FeSbBiS4
Reference: Bingjie Wei, Shuyan Li, Zifang Yin, and Minshan Geng (1986): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 1(4), 47-60; Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 162 localities in this region.
'Garnierite'
Gearksutite
Formula: Ca[Al(F,OH)5(H2O)]
Reference: Mingyue He, Ya'er Lou, and Pu Wang (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 384-387
Geerite
Formula: Cu8S5
Reference: Huang, H., Wang, S., & Chi, C. (2014). Identification of the complete Cu–S series minerals from the Zijinshan Cu–Au deposit, Fujian Province. Geol. J. China Univ., 20, 50-57.
Geocronite
Formula: Pb14(Sb,As)6S23
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Localities: Reported from at least 28 localities in this region.
Giessenite ?
Formula: Pb27Cu2(Bi,Sb)19S57
Description: The composition of the material is intermediate between giessenite and izoklakeite.
Reference: Pašava, J., Kříbek, B., Dobeš, P., Vavřín, I., Žák, K., Fan Delian, Zhang Tao, and Boiron, M.-C. (2003): Mineralium Deposita 38(1), 39-66.
Gladite
Formula: PbCuBi5S9
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
'Glass'
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Glauberite
Formula: Na2Ca(SO4)2
Reference: Renwei Li and Maoan Xin (1989): Acta Sedimentologica Sinica 7(4), 141-148
Glaucodot
Formula: (Co0.50Fe0.50)AsS
Reference: Lianxing Gu, Khin Zaw, Wenxuan Hu, Kaijun Zhang, Pei Ni, Jinxiang He, Yaotong Xu, Jianjun Lu, and Chunming Li (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 107-138.
'Glauconite'
Formula: (K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Glaucophane
Formula: ◻[Na2][Mg3Al2]Si8O22(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 111 localities in this region.
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 323 localities in this region.
Gold var: Mercurian Gold
Formula: (Au,Hg)
Reference: Zhou, Y., and Wang, K. (2003): Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering 2(2), 83-100.
Goldmanite
Formula: Ca3V3+2(SiO4)3
Görgeyite
Formula: K2Ca5(SO4)6 · H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Goslarite
Formula: ZnSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Wenliang Gao, Jianhua Xu, E Xiao, and Guonian Zhan (2006): Mineral Resources and Geology 20(4), 383-388
Goyazite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Graftonite
Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2
Description: Inclusions in troilite. Associated with a (Na, Ca, K)2 (Fe, Mn)8 (PO4)6 phase.
Reference: M. Chen and X. Xie, Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, pp. 325-333.; Xie, X., Chen, M., Zhai, S., & Wang, F. (2014). Eutectic metal+ troilite+ Fe‐Mn‐Na phosphate+ Al‐free chromite assemblage in shock‐produced chondritic melt of the Yanzhuang chondrite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 49(12), 2290-2304.
Graphite
Formula: C
Localities: Reported from at least 42 localities in this region.
Graphite var: Cliftonite
Formula: C
Gratonite
Formula: Pb9As4S15
Reference: Hwang, J. Y and Meyer, H O A (1982) The Mineral Chemistry and Genesis of the Chinkuashih ore deposits, Taiwan. Proceedings of the Geological Society of China 25:88-101
Greenockite
Formula: CdS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Greenockite var: Zincian Greenockite
Formula: (Cd,Zn)S
Reference: Lin Ye and Chaoyang Li (2003): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2003, A 561; Tiegeng Liu, Qian Zhang, Lin Ye, and Shuxun Shao (2004): Geology in China 31(1), 40-45
Greigite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2S4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Grossular
Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Grossular var: Manganoan Grossular
Formula: (Ca,Mn)3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Yiming Zhao and Daxin Li (2003): Mineral Deposits 22(4), 345-359; Yiming Zhao, Yongguan Dong, Daxin Li, and Chengsi Bi (2003): Ore Geology Reviews 23, 153-182
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
'Groundwater'
Reference: Henley, R. W., & Berger, B. R. (2012). Pyrite–sulfosalt reactions and semimetal fractionation in the Chinkuashih, Taiwan, copper–gold deposit: a 1 Ma paleo‐fumarole. Geofluids, 12(3), 245-260.
Grunerite
Formula: ☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Gruzdevite
Formula: Cu6Hg3Sb4S12
Reference: Henley, R. W., & Berger, B. R. (2012). Pyrite–sulfosalt reactions and semimetal fractionation in the Chinkuashih, Taiwan, copper–gold deposit: a 1 Ma paleo‐fumarole. Geofluids, 12(3), 245-260.
Gudmundite
Formula: FeSbS
'Gummite'
Reference: Yang, D. S., Zhang, Y. T., Tu, X. L., Pang, B. C., & Chen, Y. F. (2017). A new genetic interpretation for the Caotaobei uranium deposit associated with the shoshonitic volcanic rocks in the Hecaokeng ore field, southern Jiangxi, China. Solid Earth Sciences, 2(1), 23-40.
Gustavite
Formula: AgPbBi3S6
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 68 localities in this region.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Ruqing Ji, Wenya Zhou, and Shilan Zhang (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(1), 64-71
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Halloysite'
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Halloysite-10Å
Formula: Al2Si2O5(OH)4 · 2H2O
Halloysite-7Å
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hambergite
Formula: Be2(BO3)(OH)
Reference: Huang et al. (1988): Hsianghualing rocks, mineral deposits and minerals. Beijing Sci. Techn. Publ. Bur. (Beijing), 255 pp.
Harkerite
Formula: Ca12Mg4Al(BO3)3(SiO4)4(CO3)5 · H2O
Reference: Wang, S. (1983): Bull. lnst. Min. Deposits, Chinese Acad. Geol. Sci. 9, 72; Lianshun Feng (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(3), 21-27
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hauerite
Formula: MnS2
Reference: Hunan Metallurgical Geology Research Team 236 (1977): Geology and Prospecting 13(8), 20-25, 28; Baogui Zhang (1996), In: Tu Guangzhi (Ed.): Geochemistry of strata-bound deposits in China. Science Press (Beijing), 240-253.; Yuanfang Xiao (1980): Geology and Prospecting 16(3), 18-20
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Hawleyite
Formula: CdS
Heazlewoodite
Formula: Ni3S2
Reference: Bin Chang, and Hanjie Wen (2008): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 28(4), 439-446
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Hedenbergite var: Manganoan Hedenbergite
Formula: Ca(Fe,Mn)2+Si2O6
'Hedenbergite-Johannsenite Series'
Reference: Nanlai Zheng, Xingli Mao, and Jiansheng Ding (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(3), 17-20
Hedleyite
Formula: Bi7Te3
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Helvine
Formula: Be3Mn2+4(SiO4)3S
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 340 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Hemleyite (TL)
Formula: (Fe2+0.48Mg0.37Ca0.04Na0.04Mn2+0.03Al0.03Cr3+0.01)sum=1.00Si1.00O3
Type Locality:
Reference: Bindi, L., Chen, M. & Xie, X. (2017): Discovery of the Fe-analogue of akimotoite in the shocked Suizhou L6 chondrite. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 42674.
Hemusite
Formula: Cu6SnMoS8
Herderite
Formula: CaBePO4(F,OH)
Herzenbergite
Formula: SnS
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Hetaerolite var: Hydrohetaerolite
Formula: ZnMn2O4 · H2O
Reference: Junping Dong (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(7), 21-24, 44
Heteromorphite
Formula: Pb7Sb8S19
Reference: Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
'Heulandite subgroup'
Heyrovskýite
Formula: Pb6Bi2S9
Hinsdalite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Hocartite
Formula: Ag2(Fe2+,Zn)SnS4
Hodrušite
Formula: Cu8Bi12S22
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Hopeite
Formula: Zn3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Runsheng Han, Congqiang Liu, Zhilong Huang, Jin Chen, Deyun Ma, Li Lei, and Gengsheng Ma (2007): Ore Geology Reviews 31(1-4), 360-383.
'Hornblende'
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Hörnesite
Formula: Mg3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Zhu, X., Wang, R., Lu, X., Liu, H., Li, J., Ouyang, B., Lu, J. (2015): Secondary minerals of weathered orpiment-realgar-bearing tailings in Shimen carbonate-type realgar mine, Changde, Central China. Mineral. Petrol. 109, 1-15. ; Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Hsianghualite (TL)
Formula: Ca3Li2(Be3Si3O12)F2
Description: In phlogopite veins in a fluorine-rich metamorphosed Devonian limestone intruded by a beryllium-bearing granite.
Reference: [Ti-chih-yueh-k'an, vol. 7, p. 35] ; abstr. Amer. Min., 1959, vol. 44, p. 1327; European Journal of Mineralogy 10 (1998), 1037; Xihuan Zhang and Yufeng Ren (2008): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 27(2), 135-151
Hubeite (TL)
Formula: Ca2Mn2+Fe3+[HSi4O13] · 2H2O
Type Locality:
Description: Hubeite is a new mineral discovered in year 2001 by The Rocksmiths, US mineral dealers. It was previously called babingtonite and manganbabingtonite in error.
Reference: Hawthorne, F. C., M. A. Cooper, J. D. Grice, A. C. Roberts, W. R. Cook Jr., and R. J. Lauf (2002): Mineralogical Record 33, 465-471.
Hübnerite
Formula: MnWO4
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Hulsite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg)2(Fe3+,Sn)(BO3)O2
Humite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)7(SiO4)3(F,OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Hurlbutite
Formula: CaBe2(PO4)2
Reference: Can Rao, Ru Cheng Wang, and Huan Hu (2011): Paragenetic assemblages of beryllium silicates and phosphates from the Nanping No. 31 granitic pegmatite dyke, Fujian province, southestern China. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 1175-1187; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Hutchinsonite
Formula: TlPbAs5S9
Hydrobiotite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)6((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · nH2O
'Hydrogoethite'
Formula: 3Fe2O3·4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
'Hydromuscovite'
Localities: Reported from at least 69 localities in this region.
Hydroxycalcioroméite
Formula: (Ca,Sb3+)2(Sb5+,Ti)2O6(OH)
Reference: Liangming Fan, Rubo Zhang, and Xingzhen Wang (1983): Geological Review 48(6), 575-577
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Can Rao, Rucheng Wang, Huan Hu, and Wenlan Zhan (2009): Complex internal textures in oxide minerals from the Nanping No. 31 dyke of granitic pegmatite, Fujian Province, southeastern China. Canadian Mineralogist 47(5), 1195-1212.; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Hydroxylellestadite
Formula: Ca5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(OH)
Description: Reported from an undisclosed skarnized marble in the contact zone between limestone and diorite in the Tongling area.
Reference: Shengxiu Hou, Zhaolian Liu, and Huande Hu (1985): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(4), 327-330
Hydroxylherderite
Formula: CaBe(PO4)(OH,F)
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Idaite
Formula: Cu5FeS6
'Iddingsite'
Formula: MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Reference: Letian Du and Wenguang Wang (2012): Geological Review 58(6), 1017-1022
Ikunolite
Formula: Bi4(S,Se)3
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1986): Geochemistry 5(3), 277-279; Bayliss, P. (1991): American Mineralogist 76, 257-265
Ikunolite var: Tellurian Ikunolite
Formula: (Bi,Te)4(S,Te)3
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1986): Geochemistry 5(3), 277-279; Bayliss, P. (1991): American Mineralogist 76, 257-265
'Illite-1M'
Reference: Kehua Yin (2009): Geology and Prospecting 45(3), 273-279
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 105 localities in this region.
Ilsemannite
Formula: Mo3O8 · nH2O
Ilvaite
Formula: CaFe3+Fe2+2(Si2O7)O(OH)
Imhofite
Formula: Tl5.8As15.4S26
Description: Re-analysis of a specimen from the collection of Thomas Raber by SXRD and EPMA (Dan Topa and Uwe Kolitsch) showed it is not imhofite, but a different (known) Tl sulphosalt.
Reference: Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22; Dan Topa and Uwe Kolitsch, unpubl. re-analysis (detailed article on the sulphosalt mineralogy of the Shimen mine is in preparation)
Imogolite
Formula: Al2SiO3(OH)4
Reference: Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 11(2), 146-156 (1992)
Inesite
Formula: Ca2(Mn,Fe)7Si10O28(OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Ottens, B. (2003): Inesit, Hubeit und Japanerzwillinge aus Hubei, China. LAPIS 28 (9), 41-47
Ingodite
Formula: Bi2TeS
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1986): Geochemistry 5(3), 277-279; Yingchen Ren, Minqing Cheng, and Cunchang Wang (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(2), 63-74; Zailin Zeng, Yongzhong Zhang, Zhenghui Chen, Yuchuan Chen, Xiangpei Zhu, Qiquan Tong, Binghua Zheng, and You Zhao (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(5), 949-958
Iron
Formula: Fe
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Ixiolite var: Wolframoixiolite
Formula: (Nb,W,Ta,Fe,Mn,Nb)2O4
Izoklakeite
Formula: Pb27(Cu,Fe,Ag)2(Sb,Bi)19S57
Jacobsite
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+2O4
Jadeite
Formula: Na(Al,Fe3+)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Jalpaite
Formula: Ag3CuS2
Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4FeSb6S14
Localities: Reported from at least 35 localities in this region.
Jamesonite var: Manganoan Jamesonite
Formula: Pb4(Fe,Mn)Sb6S14
Reference: Xilin Li (1986): Acta Geologica Sinica 60(4)
Jankovićite
Formula: Tl5Sb9(As,Sb)4S22
Reference: EMPA / WDS analyses by D. Topa, EDS analyses by F. Keutsch
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
'Jiulongbi Jade'
Reference: Deping Tang and Hongbiao Luo (1998): Journal of Fuzhou University, Natural Sciences Edition 38(5)
Johannsenite
Formula: CaMn2+Si2O6
Reference: Zhenhua Zhou, Hongwei Liu, Guoxiong Chang, Linsu Li, Tao Li, Yongjun Yang, Ruijun Zhang, and Xianhe Ji (2011): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 30(1), 97-112
Jordanite
Formula: Pb14(As,Sb)6S23
Jordisite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Joséite'
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Joséite-A
Formula: Bi4TeS2
Joséite-B
Formula: Bi4Te2S
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Junoite
Formula: Cu2Pb3Bi8(S,Se)16
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Kaňkite
Formula: FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Reference: Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603
Kaolinite (TL)
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 290 localities in this region.
Reference: Keller, W.D., Hsia Cheng, Johns, W.D., and Chi-Sheng Meng (1980): Kaolin from the original Kauling (Gaoling) Mine locality, Kiangsi Province, China. Clays and Clay Minerals 28(2), 97-104.; de Fourestier, J. (2005): Rocks & Minerals
Kassite
Formula: CaTi2O4(OH)2
Reference: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Katophorite
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Mg4Al}[(AlSi7)O22](OH)2
Reference: Ratschbacher, L., Franz, L., Enkelmann, E., Jonckheere, R., Pörschke, A., Hacker, B.R., Dong, S., and Zhang, Y. (2006), In: Hacker, B.R., McClelland, W.C., and Liou, J.G. (eds.): Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism: Deep continental subduction. Geological Society of America Special Paper 403, 45–75.
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Kësterite
Formula: Cu2ZnSnS4
'K Feldspar'
Localities: Reported from at least 168 localities in this region.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Kiddcreekite
Formula: Cu6SnWS8
'Klaprothite (of Petersen)'
Kleemanite
Formula: ZnAl2(PO4)2(OH)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Lai, L. & Sun, Y. (1993): Discovery of kleemanite, a zinc aluminum phosphate in China. Yanshi Kuangwuxue Zazhi 12, 279-283 (in Chinese with English summary).
Klockmannite
Formula: CuSe
Reference: Caixia Feng, Jiajun Liu, and Shen Liu (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 812-815; Linbo Yao and Zhenmin Gao (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 837-840; Hanjie Wen, Carignan, J., Yuzhuo Qiu, and Shirong Liu (2006): Environmental Science and Technology 40(4), 1126-1132; Handong Qian, Zhenghua Zhao, Xiang Zheng, Chengyi Lin, Jiahu Zeng, Xuemei Wu, and Wu Chen (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(11), 1706-1710
Kobellite
Formula: Pb22Cu4(Bi,Sb)30S69
Koechlinite
Formula: Bi2MoO6
Reference: http://www.minsocam.org/ammin/AM76/AM76_665.pdf
Kotoite
Formula: Mg3[BO3]2
Krupkaite
Formula: PbCuBi3S6
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Krut'aite
Formula: CuSe2
Reference: Minzhi Yang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 381-383; Jianming Zhu and Baoshan Zheng (2002): Journal of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 19(2), 219-221; Caixia Feng, Jiajun Liu, and Shen Liu (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 812-815; Linbo Yao and Zhenmin Gao (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 837-840; Handong Qian, Zhenghua Zhao, Xiang Zheng, Chengyi Lin, Jiahu Zeng, Xuemei Wu, and Wu Chen (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(11), 1706-1710; Zhu, Jian-ming; Johnson, Thomas M.; Finkelman, Robert B.; Zheng, Bao-shan; Sykorova, Ivana; Pesek, Jiri (2012): The occurrence and origin of selenium minerals in Se-rich stone coals, spoils and their adjacent soils in Yutangba, China. Chemical Geology 330-331, 27-38.
Kulanite
Formula: Ba(Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)2(Al,Fe3+)2(PO4)3(OH)3
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Yaping Zhang, and Jiapin Liu (1986): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 5(2), 119–127; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Lafossaite
Formula: Tl(Cl,Br)
Reference: Fan, Y., Zhou T., Yuan F., Wu M. (2014): Geological and geochemical constraints on the genesis of the Xiangquan Tl-only deposit, eastern China. Ore Geology Reviews, 59, 97-108.; Fan, Y., Zhou, T., Yuan, F., & Wu, M. (2014). Geological and geochemical constraints on the genesis of the Xiangquan Tl-only deposit, eastern China. Ore Geology Reviews, 59, 97-108.
Larosite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)21PbBiS13
Reference: Binghui Chen, Rui Guo, and Shouyun Yu (1994): Geology and Prospecting 30(3), 20-25
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Lawrencite
Formula: (Fe2+,Ni)Cl2
Reference: No reference listed
Lawsonite
Formula: CaAl2(Si2O7)(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Zhou Guoqing (1997): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 40(5), 477-484.
Lazulite
Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Yaping Zhang, and Jiapin Liu (1986): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 5(2), 119–127; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Lead
Formula: Pb
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Lepidolite'
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Leucoxene
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Liberite (TL)
Formula: Li2BeSiO4
Type Locality:
Reference: Chao Ch'un-lin (1964): Acta Geologica Sinica 44(3), 334-342 [TL see: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy]
Libethenite
Formula: Cu2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Jingqu Yao (1981): Geology and Prospecting 17(7), 35-40
Lillianite
Formula: Pb3-2xAgxBi2+xS6
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 296 localities in this region.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Personally collected David Clayton March 2009
Lingunite
Formula: (Na,Ca)AlSi3O8
Reference: Xie Xiande, Chen Ming, Wang Deqiang, A. El Goresy (2001): NaAlSi3O8-hollandite and other high-pressure minerals in the shock melt veins of the Suizhou meteorite. Chinese Science Bulletin 46, 1116-1125.; [AmMin 85:1564]; Chen, M., Shu, J., & Mao, H. K. (2008). Xieite, a new mineral of high-pressure FeCr2O4 polymorph. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(21), 3341-3345.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Linnaeite
Formula: Co2+Co3+2S4
'Lithian Muscovite'
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Lithiophorite
Formula: (Al,Li)MnO2(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Huasheng Huang, Qizheng Shi, Bin Cui, and Chunqi Wen (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(2), 13-22; Bin Cui (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(1), 35-44
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Lorándite
Formula: TlAsS2
Reference: Zhou, T.F., Fan, Y., Yuan, F., Wu, M.A., Hou, M.J., Voicu, G., Hu, Q.H., Zhang, Q.M., and Yue, S.C. (2005): Mineralogy and Petrology 85(3/4), 243-251; Fan, Y., Zhou, T., Yuan, F., & Wu, M. (2014). Geological and geochemical constraints on the genesis of the Xiangquan Tl-only deposit, eastern China. Ore Geology Reviews, 59, 97-108.
Löweite
Formula: Na12Mg7(SO4)13 · 15H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Ludlamite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Ludwigite
Formula: Mg2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Ludwigite var: Stanniferous Ludwigite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+,Mn)2(Fe3+,Sn4+,Mg)(BO3)O2
Reference: Guangming Yang, Zhaolu Pan, and Zhizhong Peng (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(3), 229-236
Lunijianlaite (TL)
Formula: Li0.7Al6.2(AlSi7O20)(OH,O)10
Type Locality:
Reference: Kong Youhua, Peng Xiuwen, and Tian Dehui (1990): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 10(4), 289-298.
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Huang K, Chen C, Horng C, Wong Y, Huang A, Jiang W (2014) Formation of micrometer-sized stoichiometric mackinawite in cold-seep sediments offshore south western Taiwan. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 132
Maghemite
Formula: Fe3+2O3
Magnesiochromite
Formula: MgCr2O4
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 3 (1997)
Magnesioferrite
Formula: MgFe3+2O4
Reference: Kuiren Wang (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(2), 107-112
Magnesio-hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Magnesiohulsite (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2(Fe3+,Sn,Mg)(BO3)O2
Type Locality:
Reference: Yang Guangming, Peng Zhizhong, and Pan Zhaolu (1985): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(2), 97-101; Guangming Yang, Zhaolu Pan, and Zhizhong Peng (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(3), 229-236
Magnesionigerite-2N1S (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Al,Zn)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Chen Jingzhong, Yang Guangming, Pan Zhaolu, Shi Nicun, and Peng Zhizhong (1989): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 20-24.
Magnesionigerite-6N6S (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Al,Zn)3(Al,Sn,Fe)8O15(OH)
Reference: Chen Jingzhong, Yang Guangming, Pan Zhaolu, Shi Nicun, and Peng Zhizhong (1989): Discovery and study of pengzhizhongite-6H - A new mineral. Acta Mineralogica Sinica 9(1), 20-24.
Magnesiotaaffeite-2N’2S
Formula: Mg3Al8BeO16
'Magnesiotaramite'
Formula: {Na}{CaNa}{Mg3AlFe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Yonghong Shi and Qingchen Wang (2004): Chinese Journal of Geology 39(3), 375-387
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 340 localities in this region.
Magnetite var: Mushketovite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Majorite
Formula: Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Reference: Xie Xiande, Shu Jinfu, and Chen Ming (2005): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 48(6), 815-821.; Xie Xiande, Chen Ming, Wang Deqiang, A. El Goresy (2001): NaAlSi3O8-hollandite and other high-pressure minerals in the shock melt veins of the Suizhou meteorite. Chinese Science Bulletin 46, 1116-1125.; Chen, M., Shu, J., & Mao, H. K. (2008). Xieite, a new mineral of high-pressure FeCr2O4 polymorph. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(21), 3341-3345.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
'Majorite-Pyrope Series'
Reference: Xie Xiande, Shu Jinfu, and Chen Ming (2005): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 48(6), 815-821.; Xie Xiande, Chen Ming, Wang Deqiang, A. El Goresy (2001): NaAlSi3O8-hollandite and other high-pressure minerals in the shock melt veins of the Suizhou meteorite. Chinese Science Bulletin 46, 1116-1125.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 99 localities in this region.
Malayaite
Formula: CaSn(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Maldonite
Formula: Au2Bi
Mandarinoite
Formula: Fe3+2(Se4+O3)3 · (6-x)H2O (x = 0.0-1.0)
Reference: Zhu Jian-Ming, and Zheng Bao-Shan (2002): Journal of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 19(2), 219-221; Handong Qian, Zhenghua Zhao, Xiang Zheng, Chengyi Lin, Jiahu Zeng, Xuemei Wu, and Wu Chen (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(11), 1706-1710; Zhu, Jian-ming; Johnson, Thomas M.; Finkelman, Robert B.; Zheng, Bao-shan; Sykorova, Ivana; Pesek, Jiri (2012): The occurrence and origin of selenium minerals in Se-rich stone coals, spoils and their adjacent soils in Yutangba, China. Chemical Geology 330-331, 27-38.
Manganbabingtonite ?
Formula: Ca2(Mn,Fe)FeSi5O14(OH)
Reference: A Borrelli specimen
'Manganepidote'
'Manganese Oxides'
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
'Manganese Oxides var: Manganese Dendrites'
Reference: Amo Wang specimen (see photo)
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
'Manganomelane'
Reference: Song Wang, Chengyou Feng, Hongquan She, Haiyan Du, Dequan Zhang, Daxin Li, Jinwen Li, and Yingjun Dong (2008): Acta Geologica Sinica 87(11), 1547-1554
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 155 localities in this region.
Margarite
Formula: CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Margarite var: Beryllian Margarite
Formula: CaAl2(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Yuzhou Li (1990): Geology and Prospecting 26(6), 29-35
Marialite
Formula: Na4Al3Si9O24Cl
'Maskelynite'
Reference: [AmMin 85:1564]; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.; Xiande Xie, Hexiong Yang, Xiangping Gu & Robert T. Downs (2015) Chemical composition and crystal structure of merrillite from the Suizhou meteorite: American Mineralogist 100: 2753-2756.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Matildite
Formula: AgBiS2
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Mawsonite
Formula: Cu6Fe2SnS8
Meionite
Formula: Ca4Al6Si6O24CO3
Description: Some, but not all, of the scapolites are in the compositional range of meionite.
Reference: Zongting Liao, Tingting Ma, and Yujia Li (2001): Journal of Tongji University 29(11), 1322-1326
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
'Melnikovite'
Localities: Reported from at least 32 localities in this region.
Melonite
Formula: NiTe2
Meneghinite
Formula: Pb13CuSb7S24
Reference: Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Mengxianminite (TL)
Formula: (Ca,Na)2Sn2(Mg,Fe)3Al8[(BO3)(BeO4)O6]2
Type Locality:
Description: From skarn
Reference: Rao, C., Hatert, F., Dal Bo, F., Wang, R., Gu, X., Baijot, M. (2016) Mengxianminite, IMA 2015-070. CNMNC Newsletter No. 29, February 2016, 200. Mineralogical Magazine: 80: 199–205.
Mercury
Formula: Hg
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Merwinite
Formula: Ca3Mg(SiO4)2
Description: A phase with 18.92% MnO, 21.37% MgO and only 0.74% CaO was reported as "merwinite" (Ca3MgSi2O8) by Zhu (1994), but this is obviously not justified by the composition.
Reference: Shouquan Zhu (1994): Geology and Prospecting 30(6), 15-18
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Reference: Guang Fan, Apeng Yu, Xiangkun Ge, Likui Ma, and Quantao Wang (2014): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 33(1), 95-101
Metacinnabar
Formula: HgS
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Metacinnabar var: Guadalcazarite
Formula: (Hg,Zn)S
Reference: Shaoxiang Yang and Ketong Lao (2007): Geological Bulletin of China 26(7), 899-908
Metacinnabar var: Onofrite
Formula: Hg(S,Se)
Metamunirite
Formula: NaVO3
Reference: http://www.mining120.com/html/1306/20130608_35691.asp
Metatorbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Miargyrite
Formula: AgSbS2
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Mica Group'
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 46 localities in this region.
Microcline var: Hyalophane
Formula: (K,Ba)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
'Microlite Group var: Uranmicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Reference: Yunhuai Lin and Shiyang Chen (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(3), 23-31
Milarite
Formula: K2Ca4Al2Be4Si24O60 · H2O
Description: xls up to 0,5 mm.
Reference: Ottens, B. (2005): Tongbei. Spessartine localities, Fujian Province, China. Mineralogical Record 36(1), 35-43
Millerite
Formula: NiS
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
'Mimetite-2M'
Reference: Yang, Z., Ding, K., de Fourestier, J., Hi, He (2013): The crystal structure of mimetite-2M, a new polymorph of mimetite from Xianghualing tin-polymetallic orefield, Hunan Province, P. R. China. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 190, 229-235.
Minjiangite (TL)
Formula: Ba[Be2P2O8]
Type Locality:
Reference: Rao, C., Hatert, F., Wang, R.C., Gu, X.P., Dal, B.F. and Dong, C.W. (2013) Minjiangite, IMA 2013-021. CNMNC Newsletter No. 16, August 2013, page 2705; Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 2695-2709; Rao, C., Hatert, F., Wang, R.C., Gu, X.P., Dal Bo, F., Dong, C.W. (2015): Minjiangite, BaBe2(PO4)2, a new mineral from Nanping No. 31 pegmatite, Fujian Province, southeastern China. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 1195-1202. ; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Moissanite
Formula: SiC
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Localities: Reported from at least 267 localities in this region.
'Molybdenite-2H'
Formula: MoS2
Molybdite
Formula: MoO3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Monalbite' ?
Formula: NaAlSi3O8
Description: submicron-scale inclusions in jadeite
Reference: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 222, 235-241(2004)
'Monazite'
Localities: Reported from at least 78 localities in this region.
Monazite-(Ce)
Formula: Ce(PO4)
Monazite-(La)
Formula: La(PO4)
Reference: Yiping Chen, Jiayong Pan, Kai Hu, Guolin Guo, Zhaobin Yan, and Xiujun Fan (2007): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 26(4), 340-344.
Montanite
Formula: Bi2(TeO6) · 2H2O
Reference: Yingchen Ren, Minqing Cheng, and Cunchang Wang (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(2), 63-74
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Monteponite
Formula: CdO
Reference: Lin Ye and Tiegeng Liu (2001): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 21(1), 115-118.; Tiegeng Liu, Qian Zhang, Lin Ye, and Shuxun Shao (2004): Geology in China 31(1), 40-45
Monticellite
Formula: CaMgSiO4
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 38 localities in this region.
Montroseite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)
Reference: Geng Ansong and Parnell, J. (1994): Petrography of the Shuitian bitumen deposit, Hunan Province, China. Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences 9(3), 221-227
Montroydite
Formula: HgO
Reference: Deqian Wang and Yiting Hou (1987): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 8(4), 38-42
Mooihoekite ?
Formula: Cu9Fe9S16
Reference: Xianchang Luo (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(8), 16-20
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Shugen Zhang, Jun Ding, Xiaohu Liu, Haiping Wang, and Hongfeng Xu (2006): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 26(2), 159-164
Moschellandsbergite
Formula: Ag2Hg3
Reference: Yaoguo Hu, Zhaoyang Li, Hanjie Wen, and Zhilong Huang (2000): Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 19(4), 318-320
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 674 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Damourite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Ferrimuscovite
Formula: K(Al,Fe3+)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Xinyou Zhou, Jingbin Wang, Yanli Wang, Xiyin Cheng, Peng He, Qibin Fu, and Shunting Li (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(3), 533-544
Muscovite var: Fuchsite
Formula: K(Al,Cr)3Si3O10(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 81 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Phengite
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Rubidian Muscovite
Formula: (K,Rb)Al2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Weizheng Hu, Junping Huang, and Xiaowen Huang (2005): Resources Survey and Environment 26(4), 258-266
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 522 localities in this region.
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nacrite var: Tianhuang Stone
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Leifu Ren (1988): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 7(2)
Nahcolite
Formula: NaHCO3
Nanlingite (TL)
Formula: Na(Ca5Li)Mg12(AsO3)2[Fe(AsO3)6]F14
Type Locality:
Reference: Gu Xiongfei, Ding Kuishou, and Xu Yingnian (1976): Geochimica 1976(2), 107 [TL see: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy]
Nanpingite (TL)
Formula: CsAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH,F)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Yang Yueqing, Ni Yunxiang, Wang Liben, Wang Wenying, Zhang Yaping, and Chen Chenghu (1988): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 7(1), 49-58.
'Native Amalgam'
Formula: (Ag,Hg)
Reference: Wang Chengyuan (1991): Hunan Geology 10(3), 217-222.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Natromontebrasite'
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Nianming Qiu, Chenghu Chen, Chaofa Cai, Yaping Zhang, Jiabing Liu, and Yuexian Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 10-21
Naumannite
Formula: Ag2Se
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Navajoite
Formula: Fe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2O
Reference: Zongwen Yang (2008): Guizhou Geology 25(1), 31-34
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Neyite
Formula: Ag2Cu6Pb25Bi26S68
Reference: Qiuming Chen (1990): Nonferrous Metallurgy Design and Research 11(4), 15-22
Nickeline
Formula: NiAs
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Nierite
Formula: Si3N4
Reference: Lin, Yangting, Amari, Sachiko, and Pravdivtseva, Olga (2002) Presolar grains from the Qingzhen (EH3) meteorite. The Astrophysical Journal: 525(1)(08/2002): 257-263.
Niningerite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+,Mn2+)S
Reference: Yongheng Chen, Daode Wang, and Pernicka, E. (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(3)
'Nioboaeschynite'
Reference: Jianping Liu and Jiande Teng (2007): Nonferrous Metals (Mine Section) 59(3), 16-19; Xudong Wang, Pei Ni, Shunda Yuan, and Shenghua Wu (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(2), 308-322
Nisbite
Formula: NiSb2
Reference: Liu, J., Chen, W., & Liu, Q. (2018). Sb-Bi Alloys and Ag-Cu-Pb-Sb-Bi Sulphosalts in the Jialong Cu-Sn Deposit in North Guangxi, South China. Minerals, 8(1), 26.
Nolanite
Formula: (V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Gongsheng Yan (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(1), 45-55
Nordenskiöldine
Formula: CaSn4+[BO3]2
Northupite
Formula: Na3Mg(CO3)2Cl
Reference: Youxun Zhang (1983): Mineral Deposits 2(3), 69-71
Nsutite
Formula: (Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Nuffieldite
Formula: Cu1.4Pb2.4Bi2.4Sb0.2S7
Oldhamite
Formula: (Ca,Mg)S
Reference: Daode Wang and Rambaldi, E.R. (1988): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 8(4), 324-335
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: James K.C.Huang collection
Omphacite
Formula: (NaaCabFe2+cMgd)(AleFe3+fFe2+gMgh)Si2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Opal var: Hyalite
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. X00038564
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Colour: Whitish
Fluorescence: Bright green (SW UV)
Description: Thin whitish crusts on orthoclase crystals and spessartine crystals.
Reference: C. Lemanski, Jr. and Ottens, B., 2005. Tongbei. Spessartine localities, Fujian Province, China. Mineralogical Record, 36 (1): 35-43
Orientite
Formula: Ca8Mn3+10(SiO4)3(Si3O10)3(OH)10 · 4H2O
Reference: Nanlai Zheng, Xingli Mao, and Jiansheng Ding (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(3), 17-20
Orpiment
Formula: As2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 56 localities in this region.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Osmium
Formula: (Os,Ir,Ru)
Reference: Chen Lichang, Tang Cuiqing, Zhang Jianhong, and Liu Zhenyun (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(3), 232-238
Otavite
Formula: CdCO3
Reference: Tiegeng Liu, Lin Xie, Xingli Wang, and Rongjun Si (2005): Chinese Geology 32(3), 443-446; Tiegeng Liu, Qian Zhang, Lin Ye, and Shuxun Shao (2004): Geology in China 31(1), 40-45; Ye, L., Cook, N. J., Liu, T., Ciobanu, C. L., Gao, W., & Yang, Y. (2012). The Niujiaotang Cd-rich zinc deposit, Duyun, Guizhou province, southwest China: ore genesis and mechanisms of cadmium concentration. Mineralium Deposita, 47(6), 683-700.
Ourayite
Formula: Ag3Pb4Bi5S13
Owyheeite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Owyheeite var: Teremkovite
Formula: Ag3+xPb10-2xSb11+xS28, -0.13 < x > +0.20
Reference: Leiming Xu, Hengyu Wu, Ge Bai, and Quanbo He (1993): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 13(3), 254-262; Leiming Xu, Ge Bai, and Quanbo He (1993): Mineral Deposits 12(2), 138-147
Oxyplumboroméite
Formula: Pb2Sb2O6O
Reference: Nikischer, Tony (2019), Oxyplumboromeite from China, Mineral News, Vol. 35, No. 6
'Ozocerite'
Reference: Guanqing Lu (1994): PhD Thesis, University of Chicoutimi (Québec), Canada.
Palermoite
Formula: (Li,Na)2(Sr,Ca)Al4(PO4)4(OH)4
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Yaping Zhang, and Jiapin Liu (1986): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 5(2), 119–127; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Palygorskite
Formula: (Mg,Al)5(Si,Al)8O20(OH)2 · 8H2O
Paragonite
Formula: NaAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pararealgar
Formula: As4S4
Pargasite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Parisite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe2(CO3)3F2
Reference: Guoneng Chen and Grapes, R. (2007): Granite Genesis: In-Situ Melting and Crustal Evolution. Springer Verlag, 278 pp.
Parkerite
Formula: Ni3(Bi,Pb)2S2
Pascoite
Formula: Ca3(V10O28) · 17H2O
Reference: Huijin Lu and Jian Wang (2005): Mineral Deposits 24(5), 567-574
Pavonite
Formula: AgBi3S5
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
'Pearceite-T2ac'
Pectolite
Formula: NaCa2Si3O8(OH)
Reference: Letian Du and Wenguang Wang (2012): Geological Review 58(6), 1017-1022; Letian Du and Wenguang Wang (2014): Earth Science Frontiers 21(1), 177-182
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Periclase
Formula: MgO
Reference: Jianchang Yu (1994): Journal of Fuzhou University, Natural Sciences Edition 34(1)
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Perryite
Formula: (Ni,Fe)5(Si,P)2
Reference: Daode Wang and Rambaldi, E.R. (1988): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 8(4), 324-335
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Reference: Yuyu Zhang and Rubo Zhang (2008): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 29(3), 37-40
'Petroleum'
Reference: Renyu Yu (1996): Geology and Prospecting 32(1), 1-6, 32; Yunfeng Ke (1993): Resources Environment and Engineering 15(1)
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Pharmacolite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4) · 2H2O
Reference: Zhu, X., Wang, R., Lu, X., Liu, H., Li, J., Ouyang, B., Lu, J. (2015): Secondary minerals of weathered orpiment-realgar-bearing tailings in Shimen carbonate-type realgar mine, Changde, Central China. Mineral. Petrol. 109, 1-15. ; Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: James K.C.Huang collection
Phenakite
Formula: Be2SiO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy W. (1992) Zeolites of the World.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
Phlogopite var: Chromian Phlogopite
Formula: K(Mg,Cr)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Jianhong Zhang, Zhaohui Li, and Xuefang Wang (1989): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 8(1)
Phlogopite var: Manganoan Phlogopite
Formula: K(Mg,Mn)3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Jingwen Mao, Hongyan Li, Hidehiko Shimazaki, Raimbault, L., and Guy, B. (1996): International Geology Review 38(11), 1020-1039
Phosphoferrite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Phosphohedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Cuitian Qiu (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(2), 148-152
Phosphuranylite
Formula: (H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4 · 8H2O
Phurcalite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Reference: Guang Fan, Apeng Yu, Xiangkun Ge, Likui Ma, and Quantao Wang (2014): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 33(1), 95-101
Picropharmacolite
Formula: Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Pigeonite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Kuiren Wang and Junxin Wang (1987): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 7(3), 238-244
Pilsenite
Formula: Bi4Te3
'Pistacite'
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Liu, J. (2017). Indium mineralization in a Sn-poor skarn deposit: A case study of the Qibaoshan deposit, South China. Minerals, 7(5), 76.
Plagionite
Formula: Pb5Sb8S17
Platinum
Formula: Pt
'Plessite'
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Plumbojarosite
Formula: Pb0.5Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Polhemusite
Formula: (Zn,Hg)S
Reference: Zhongqi Huang (1991): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 11(3), 274-277
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Polycrase-(Y)
Formula: Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Yunhuai Lin (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(4), 22-28
Polydymite
Formula: Ni2+Ni3+2S4
Polyhalite
Formula: K2Ca2Mg(SO4)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mili Wang (1982): Geological Review 47(1), 28-37
'Potassic-hastingsite'
Formula: {K}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: Yiming Zhao and Daxin Li (2003): Mineral Deposits 22(4), 345-359
Potassic-richterite
Formula: {K}{CaNa}{Mg5}Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Sheng-Yan Gu, Ren-Min Hua, and Hua-Wen Qi (2006): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica [Yanshikuangwuxue Zazhi] 25(2), 97-109.
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: Mingzheng Zhuang (1983): Geology and Prospecting 19(8), 9-16
Prehnite
Formula: Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Preiswerkite
Formula: NaMg2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: www.scienceinchina.com/ky/0008/ky0748.pdf.
Prosopite
Formula: CaAl2F4[(OH)4-xFx], x = 0.0–1.0
'Protolithionite'
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
Przhevalskite
Formula: Pb2(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 3H2O
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. 47533
Pseudomalachite
Formula: Cu5(PO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Yanbing Tang (2005): Nonferrous Metals 27(5), 44-46, 38
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Localities: Reported from at least 65 localities in this region.
Purpurite
Formula: (Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Reference: Chaoyang Li, Tiegeng Liu, Lin Ye, Weiguang Zhu, and Hailin Deng (2003): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 46, Supplement 1, 84-98.
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Localities: Reported from at least 47 localities in this region.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 1001 localities in this region.
Pyrite var: Arsenian Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Pyrite var: Auriferous Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Guangbin Zhu, Guofan Liu, Xinnian Yao, and Zhenjun Yang (2005): Journal of Earth Sciences and Environment 27(1), 44-52
Pyrite var: Cobalt-nickel-pyrite (of Vernadsky)
Formula: (Fe,Ni,Co)S2
Reference: Hunan Metallurgical Geology Research Team 236 (1977): Geology and Prospecting 13(8), 20-25, 28
Pyrite var: Cobaltoan Pyrite
Formula: (Fe,Co)S2
'Pyrobitumen'
'Pyrochlore'
Reference: Chengyu Wu, Zhongxin Yuan, Dianhao Huang, and Ge Bai (1995), In: Pasava, J., Kribek, B., and Zak, K. (Eds.): Mineral Deposits: from Their Origin to Their Environmental Impacts. A.A. Balkema (Rotterdam), 547-550
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
'Pyrochlore Group var: Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: Rucheng Wang, Fontan, F., Xiaoming Chen, Huan Hu, Changshi Liu, Shijin Xu, and de Parseval, P. (2003): Canadian Mineralogist 41, 727-748.
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Reference: Guoneng Chen and Grapes, R. (2007): Granite Genesis: In-Situ Melting and Crustal Evolution. Springer Verlag, 278 pp.
'Pyrochlore Supergroup var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Reference: Guoneng Chen and Grapes, R. (2007): Granite Genesis: In-Situ Melting and Crustal Evolution. Springer Verlag, 278 pp.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Localities: Reported from at least 89 localities in this region.
Pyrolusite var: Polianite
Formula: morphological variety
Reference: Shouquan Zhu (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(2), 19-21
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 64 localities in this region.
Pyrophyllite var: Cattle Egg Stone
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Tao Chen (2008): Journal of Gems & Gemmology 10(2), 1-4
'Pyroxene Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Pyroxmangite
Formula: MnSiO3
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Localities: Reported from at least 310 localities in this region.
'Qingtian Stone'
Reference: Xuanmin Zhu (2003): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 22(1), 65-70
Qitianlingite (TL)
Formula: (Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10
Reference: Guangming Yang, Su Wang, Zhizhong Peng, and Jingzhen Bu (1985): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(3), 193-198
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 1124 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 108 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Citrine
Formula: SiO2
Description: Crystals colored by inclusions do not count as citrine.
Reference: Joe Freilich specimen
Quartz var: Ferruginous Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Laurent Leisi
Quartz var: Jasper
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Quartz-beta'
Formula: SiO2
Reference: James K.C.Huang Collection
Ramdohrite
Formula: Pb5.9Fe0.1Mn0.1In0.1Cd0.2Ag2.8Sb10.8S24
Ranciéite
Formula: (Ca,Mn2+)0.2(Mn4+,Mn3+)O2 · 0.6H2O
Raspite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Reference: Guangming Yang (1980): Geology and Prospecting 16(7), 35-40
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Localities: Reported from at least 41 localities in this region.
Rebulite
Formula: Tl5Sb5As8S22
Reference: Dan Topa & Uwe Kolitsch (EPMA- and SXRD-analyses, 2015-2018); Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Rectorite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Al4((Si,Al)8O20)(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Lin Yang (1991): Guizhou Geology 1991(3), 276-280
Reddingite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)3(PO4)2 · 3H2O
Description: According to the English abstract of the paper, the main ore mineral in the deposit is reddingite. The Chinese text however lists "菱锰矿" as the main ore mineral, which translates to rhodochrosite, not reddingite.
Reference: Qi Zhou, Yuansheng Du, and Ying Qin (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(3), 457-466
'Rhabdophane'
Rhodochrosite
Formula: MnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 90 localities in this region.
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Rhodonite var: Hsihutsunite
Formula: CaMn3Mn(Si5O15)
Reference: Shouquan Zhu (1994): Geology and Prospecting 30(6), 15-18
Rhodostannite
Formula: Cu2FeSn3S8
Reference: Mineral Deposits 4(1), 74
Ringwoodite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2SiO4
Reference: American Mineralogist (2000): 85: 1564.; Xie Xiande, Chen Ming, Wang Deqiang, A. El Goresy (2001): NaAlSi3O8-hollandite and other high-pressure minerals in the shock melt veins of the Suizhou meteorite. Chinese Science Bulletin 46, 1116-1125.; Chen, M., Shu, J., & Mao, H. K. (2008). Xieite, a new mineral of high-pressure FeCr2O4 polymorph. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(21), 3341-3345.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Roedderite
Formula: (Na,K)2(Mg,Fe)5Si12O30
Romanèchite
Formula: (Ba,H2O)2(Mn4+,Mn3+)5O10
'Roméite Group'
Formula: A2(Sb5+)2O6Z
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Guicheng Huang, Xiongwu Wang, Shiyi Yang, Longqing Chen, and Jingsheng Ling (2001): Mineral Deposits 20(3), 243-250
Roscoelite
Formula: K(V3+,Al)2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Rucklidgeite
Formula: PbBi2Te4
Russellite ?
Formula: Bi2WO6
Reference: Field collected by Christopher Chui. PXRD pattern resembles that for russellite more than any other secondary Bi oxide mineral, but far from a perfect match. XRF shows only significant Bi and W.
Rutherfordine
Formula: (UO2)CO3
Reference: Aizhen Wang and Jingyi Zhang (1988): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 8(3), 272-275
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 141 localities in this region.
Rutile var: Ilmenorutile
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Rutile var: Niobian Rutile
Formula: (Ti,Nb)O2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Rutile var: Strüverite
Formula: (Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
Sabugalite
Formula: HAl(UO2)4(PO4)4 · 16H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Sakhaite
Formula: Ca12Mg4(BO3)7(CO3)4(OH)2Cl
'Samarskite Group'
Formula: A3+B3+C5+2O8
Reference: Zhongqing Cao (2004): Geology and Prospecting 40(6), 34-37
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: YFe3+Nb2O8
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Sarcopside
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+,Mg)3(PO4)2
Reference: Lin, S. & Hsu, W.B. (2007) Mineralogical and chemical classification of Zhaoping, Xifu and Hami iron meteorites. Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics vol 32, issue 3, pp 293-305. (July 2007)
Sartorite ?
Formula: PbAs2S4
Description: Zhou et al. report 脆硫砷铅矿 (= sartorite), not 脆硫锑铅矿 (= jamesonite). Analytical proof is not provided. Considering that the deposit otherwise only contains antimony sulfosalts (bournonite, tetrahedrite) and also stibnite, jamesonite is much more likely to occur here than sartorite, suggesting that the mineral's name was mis-spelled in the paper.
Reference: Dezhong Zhou, Dayuan Ye, and Dalong Yu (1989): Mineral Deposits 8(1), 51-64
Sasaite
Formula: (Al,Fe3+)14(PO4)11(SO4)(OH)7 · 83H2O
Reference: Taiyi Luo, Xiaobiao Li, Linbo Yao, and Dan Zhu (2003): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 23(3), 205-210
'Saussurite'
'Scapolite'
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 199 localities in this region.
Scheelite var: Molybdoscheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Yuxue Zhang and Qiguang He (1985): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 5(1), 38-42; Bingcai Chen (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(4), 35-40
'Schirmerite'
Formula: PbAgBi3S6 - Pb3Ag1.5Bi3.5S9
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Schoderite
Formula: Al2(PO4)(VO4) · 8H2O
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. 51092
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Reference: Long Lu, Fanrong Chen, and Rucheng Wang (2006): Geological Review 71(4), 562-569
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Schreyerite
Formula: V3+2Ti3O9
Reference: Huijin Lu and Jian Wang (2005): Mineral Deposits 24(5), 567-574
Schwertmannite
Formula: Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Reference: James Huang
Scolecite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy W. (1992) Zeolites of the World.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Scorzalite
Formula: Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.
Selenium
Formula: Se
Reference: Zhu Jian-Ming, Zheng Bao-Shan, Su Hong-Can, Li She-Hong, Mao Da-Jun, Lei Ping, and Finkelman, R.B. (2001): Geochimica 30(3), 236-241; Caixia Feng, Jiajun Liu, and Shen Liu (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 812-815; Linbo Yao and Zhenmin Gao (2002): Mineral Deposits 21(suppl.), 837-840; Handong Qian, Zhenghua Zhao, Xiang Zheng, Chengyi Lin, Jiahu Zeng, Xuemei Wu, and Wu Chen (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(11), 1706-1710; Zhu, Jian-ming; Johnson, Thomas M.; Finkelman, Robert B.; Zheng, Bao-shan; Sykorova, Ivana; Pesek, Jiri (2012): The occurrence and origin of selenium minerals in Se-rich stone coals, spoils and their adjacent soils in Yutangba, China. Chemical Geology 330-331, 27-38.
Selenopolybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2(S,Se)7][Ag9Cu(S,Se)2Se2]
Reference: Zhenkuan Luo, Guiming Hu, and Kang Guan (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(4), 47-55
Seligmannite
Formula: PbCuAsS3
Sellaite
Formula: MgF2
Semseyite
Formula: Pb9Sb8S21
Reference: Jensen, M. (2009): Mineral News 25(4), 1-11, 14; Ottens, B. (2011): Mineralogical Record 42, 557-603
Senarmontite
Formula: Sb2O3
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Localities: Reported from at least 70 localities in this region.
Shenzhuangite (TL)
Formula: NiFeS2
Type Locality:
Reference: Bindi, L. and Xie, X. (2017) Shenzhuangite, IMA 2017-018. CNMNC Newsletter No. 38, August 2017, page 1034; Mineralogical Magazine, 81, 1033–1038.
Shortite
Formula: Na2Ca2(CO3)3
Sicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Mn3+xMn2+1-x)PO4
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 188 localities in this region.
Siderite var: Manganoan Siderite
Formula: (Fe,Mn)CO3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Siderite var: Mg-rich Siderite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)CO3
Siderophyllite
Formula: KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Siegenite
Formula: CoNi2S4
'Silica'
Reference: Hsu, W. (1998). Geochemical and petrographic studies of oldhamite, diopside, and roedderite in enstatite meteorites: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 33 (2): 291-301. (March 1998).; Housely, R. M., Rajan, R. S., Rambaldi, E. R., & Wang, D. (1983) Evidence for Oxidized Components in Qingzhen Enstatite Chondrite, Meteoritics 18 (4): 317-318. (Dec 1983)
Silicon
Formula: Si
Reference: Xu, S. et al. (2008): Moissanite in serpentinite from the Dabie Mountains in China. Mineralogical Magazine 72, 899-908.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 119 localities in this region.
Silver var: Kongsbergite
Formula: (Ag,Hg)
Reference: Guogao Yang and Wenfeng Zhu (1994): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 14(3), 309-312; Weining Zhou (1994): Mineral Resources and Geology 8(4), 233-244
Silver var: Küstelite
Formula: Ag
Localities: Reported from at least 39 localities in this region.
Simferite
Formula: Li(Mg,Fe3+,Mn3+)2(PO4)2
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
Smithsonite var: Monheimite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)CO3
Reference: Juyun Gu, Qiongying Wu, and Xueping Hou (1984): Geology and Prospecting 20(3), 1-8
Smythite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3+xS4 (x=0-0.3)
Description: Due to a breakdown of Djerfisherite (The 'Qingzhen Reaction')
Reference: El Gorsey, A., Yabuki, H., Ehlers, K., Woolum, D. & Pernicka, E. (1988). Qingzhen and Yamato-691: A tentative alphabet for the EH chondrites. Proceedings NIPR Symposium Antarctic Meteorites 1, 65-101.
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: Changshi Liu, Xiaoming Chen, Rucheng Wang, Huan Hu, Wenlan Zhang, and Mingyuan Lai (2002): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 22(3), 261-269
Součekite
Formula: PbCuBi(S,Se)3
Reference: Xilin Li (1990): Chinese Journal of Geochemistry 9(4), 378-384; Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Reference: Jun Xu (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(3), 193-204
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Sphaerobertrandite
Formula: Be3(SiO4)(OH)2
Reference: Xihuan Zhang and Yufeng Ren (2008): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 27(2), 135-151
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 763 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Cleiophane
Formula: ZnS
Sphalerite var: Marmatite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Localities: Reported from at least 74 localities in this region.
Sphalerite var: Mercurian Sphalerite
Formula: (Zn,Hg)S
Reference: Shaoxiang Yang and Ketong Lao (2007): Geological Bulletin of China 26(7), 899-908
Sphalerite var: Przibramite (of Huot)
Formula: (Zn,Cd)S
Reference: Lin Ye and Chaoyang Li (2003): Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2003, A 561
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Spionkopite
Formula: Cu39S28
Reference: Huang, H., Wang, S., & Chi, C. (2014). Identification of the complete Cu–S series minerals from the Zijinshan Cu–Au deposit, Fujian Province. Geol. J. China Univ., 20, 50-57.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Stannite
Formula: Cu2FeSnS4
Localities: Reported from at least 56 localities in this region.
Stannoidite
Formula: Cu+6Cu2+2(Fe2+,Zn)3Sn2S12
Staurolite
Formula: Fe2+2Al9Si4O23(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Description: Radiated aggregates. Individual crystals are typically 5-15 cm long, but can rarely reach lengths of up to 30 cm.
Reference: Liangju Zhang (1997): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 17(2), 231-238
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Sternbergite
Formula: AgFe2S3
Reference: Dong Zhensheng et al. (1996). In: Tu Guangzhi, Ed.: Low Temperature Geochemistry, Science Press (Beijing), 32-42.
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Stibiopalladinite
Formula: Pd5Sb2
Reference: Jun Xu (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(3), 193-204
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 135 localities in this region.
Stibnite var: Selenian Stibnite
Formula: Sb2(S,Se)3
Reference: Jingxian Li and Jiajun Liu (2014): Resources & Industries 16(2), 90-97
'Stilbite subgroup'
Stilpnomelane
Formula: (K,Ca,Na)(Fe2+,Mg,Al)8(Si,Al)12(O,OH)36 · nH2O
Stolzite
Formula: Pb(WO4)
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Strontiohurlbutite (TL)
Formula: SrBe2(PO4)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Gu, X., Hu, H.and Dong, C. (2012): Strontiohurlbutite, IMA 2012-032. CNMNC Newsletter No. 14, October 2012, page 1285; Mineralogical Magazine, 76, 1281-1288.; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Studtite
Formula: [(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2] · H2O
Reference: Aizhen Wang (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(1), 78-82
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
'Stylotypite'
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Hwang, J. Y and Meyer, H O A (1982) The Mineral Chemistry and Genesis of the Chinkuashih ore deposits, Taiwan. Proceedings of the Geological Society of China 25:88-101
Sudoite
Formula: Mg2Al3(Si3Al)O10)(OH)8
Reference: Jiang Aigeng (1995): Journal of Fuzhou University, Natural Sciences Edition 23(1)
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Sulvanite
Formula: Cu3VS4
Svanbergite
Formula: SrAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Jambor, J.L., and Vanko, D.A. (1992): American Mineralogist 77, 446-452.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Synchysite-(Ce)
Formula: CaCe(CO3)2F
'Synchysite Group'
Reference: Wenlan Zhang, Renmin Hua, Rucheng Wang, Peirong Chen, and Huimin Li (2006): Acta Geologica Sinica 80(7), 956-962
Synchysite-(Y)
Formula: CaY(CO3)2F
Syngenite
Formula: K2Ca(SO4)2 · H2O
Reference: Anthony, J.W. et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy
Szaibélyite
Formula: MgBO2(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Talnakhite
Formula: Cu9(Fe,Ni)8S16
Tantalaeschynite-(Y)
Formula: Y(Ta,Ti,Nb)2O6
Reference: Yihong Sun and Xiangmei Ren (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(2), 179-187
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Tantalite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Ta2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Can Rao, Rucheng Wang, Huan Hu, and Wenlan Zhan (2009): Canadian Mineralogist 47(5), 1195-1212.; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
'Taramite Root Name'
Formula: A(CaNa)(Z2+3Z3+2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
Teallite
Formula: PbSnS2
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Reference: Xia Ai and Zengyi Chen (1993): Geology and Prospecting 29(4), 25-29
Tellurobismuthite
Formula: Bi2Te3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 37 localities in this region.
Tennantite var: Bismuthian Tennantite
Formula: Cu10(Fe,Cu)2(As,Bi)4S13
Tennantite var: Tellurian Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2](As,Te)4S13
Tennantite var: Zincian Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'
Reference: He Zhang, Yuanfeng Cai, Yang Zhang, Pei Ni, Suning Li, Junying Ding, Yuguan Pan, Tan Bao (2018) Mineralogical characteristics of silver minerals from the Dongyang Gold deposit, China: implications for the evolution of epithermal metallogenesis. in abstracts of the 22nd IMA Meeting Melbourne p 512
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Tephroite
Formula: Mn2+2SiO4
Reference: Jingwen Mao, Hongyan Li, Hidehiko Shimazaki, Raimbault, L., and Guy, B. (1996): International Geology Review 38(11), 1020-1039
Terrywallaceite
Formula: AgPb(Sb,Bi)3S6
Reference: Liu, J., Chen, W., & Liu, Q. (2018). Sb-Bi Alloys and Ag-Cu-Pb-Sb-Bi Sulphosalts in the Jialong Cu-Sn Deposit in North Guangxi, South China. Minerals, 8(1), 26.
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 133 localities in this region.
Tetrahedrite var: Argentian Tetrahedrite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Localities: Reported from at least 49 localities in this region.
Tetrahedrite var: Bismuthian Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu12(Sb,Bi)4S13
Tetrahedrite var: Zincian Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu10Zn2Sb4S13
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Tschernich, Rudy W. (1992) Zeolites of the World.
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Thorogummite'
Formula: (Th,U)(SiO4)1-x(OH)4x
Reference: Rengui Wu and Dagan Yu (2000): Uranium Geology 16(4), 204-211
Thortveitite
Formula: Sc2Si2O7
Reference: Lee, K.Y. (1970): Some Rare-earth mineral deposits in mainland China. U.S. Geological Survey Bull. 1312-N: N1-N34.
Tiemannite
Formula: HgSe
Tin
Formula: Sn
Tintinaite
Formula: Pb22Cu4(Sb,Bi)30S69
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'TiO2 II'
Formula: TiO2
Description: In omphacite from coesite-bearing eclogite.
Reference: Wu, Xiuling, Dawei Meng, and Yujing Han (2005), α-PbO2-type nanophase of TiO2 from coesite-bearing eclogite in the Dabie Mountains, China: American Mineralogist: 90: 1458-1461.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Localities: Reported from at least 76 localities in this region.
Titanium
Formula: Ti
Reference: [AmMin 65:198]
Titanium var: Tetragonal Titanium
Formula: Ti
Colour: brown
Description: inclusions, ~10 μm, in garnet.
Reference: Chen, J., Lee, J., and Jun, W. (2000) Native titanium inclusions in the coesite eclogites from Dabieshan, China. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.: 177: 237–240.; Jambor, J.L. and Roberts, A.C. (2001) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 86: 197-200. American Mineralogist: 65: 198.
Titanowodginite
Formula: Mn2+TiTa2O8
Reference: Xiaolong Huang, Rucheng Wang, Changshi Liu, Xiaomin Chen, Wenlan Zhang, and Mingyuan Lai (2000): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 20(1), 22-27
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Tongbaite (TL)
Formula: Cr3C2
Type Locality:
Reference: Tian Peixue, Fang Qingsong, Chen Keqiao, and Peng Zhizhong (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(4), 241-245.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 93 localities in this region.
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 26 localities in this region.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Localities: Reported from at least 159 localities in this region.
'Tourmaline var: Rubellite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Yunhuai Lin and Shiyang Chen (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(3), 23-31
'Tourmaline var: Verdelite'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Yunhuai Lin and Shiyang Chen (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(3), 23-31
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 122 localities in this region.
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Description: Some, at least, of the silica is identified as tridymite
Reference: Rambaldi, E. R., Rajan, R. S. & Housley, R. M. (1986) Roedderite in the Qingzhen (EH3) chondrite: Meteoritics 21(1): 141-149. (March 1986)
Trilithionite
Formula: K(Li1.5Al1.5)(AlSi3O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: Ganfu Shen and Jinsha Xu (2006): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 25(6), 463-472
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Yaping Zhang, and Jiapin Liu (1986): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 5(2), 119–127; Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Triplite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(F,OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Triploidite
Formula: (Mn2+,Fe2+)2(PO4)(OH)
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Trona
Formula: Na3H(CO3)2 · 2H2O
Tschermakite
Formula: ☐(Ca2)(Mg3Al2)(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Tsumoite
Formula: BiTe
Reference: Furong Huang (1998): Acta Geoscientia Sinica 19(1), 50-58; Furong Huang (2001): Geology of Chemical Minerals 25(1), 8-10
Tuite (TL)
Formula: Ca3(PO4)2
Type Locality:
Reference: Xie Xiande, Minetti, M. E., Chen Ming, Mao Ho-kwang, Wang Deqiang, Shu Jinfu, and Eei Yingwei (2003): European Journal of Mineralogy 15, 1001-1005.; Chen, M., Shu, J., & Mao, H. K. (2008). Xieite, a new mineral of high-pressure FeCr2O4 polymorph. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(21), 3341-3345.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Tungstenite
Formula: WS2
Reference: http://caod.oriprobe.com/articles/34008210/Tungstenite_in_China.htm
Tungstite
Formula: WO3 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
'Turgite'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Ullmannite
Formula: NiSbS
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'UM1986-42-S:CuFe'
Formula: Cu2Fe3S5
Reference: Rambaldi, E.R., Rajan, R.S., Housley, R.M., Wang, D. (1986) Gallium-bearing sphalerite in a metal-sulphide nodule of the Quingzhen (EH3) chondrite. Meteoritics: 21: 23-31; in: Jambor, J.L., Bladh, K.W., Ercit, T.S., Grice, J.D., Grew, E.S. (1987): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 73: 932
'UM1991-//-Te:Bi'
Formula: Bi2Te
Reference: Xiangping Gu, Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., and Shibata, Y. (2001): Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 289-309; Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., and Roberts, A.C. (2002): American Mineralogist 87, 181-184
'UM2001-03-C:MoS'
Formula: (Mo,Fe,Ni)3(S,As)6C10
'UM2001-24-Te:BiSe'
Formula: Bi4Te2Se
Reference: Xiangping Gu, Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., and Shibata, Y. (2001): Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 289–309; Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., and Roberts, A.C. (2002): American Mineralogist 87, 181-184
'UM2004-49-SiO:AlCsFHKLi'
Formula: (Cs,K)(Al,Li)2.6((Si,Al)4O10)(F,OH)2
Reference: Rucheng Wang, Huan Hu, Aicheng Zhang, Xiaolong Huang, and Pei Ni (2004): Canadian Mineralogist 42(3), 883-896.
Umangite
Formula: Cu3Se2
'Unnamed (Bi Telluride Selenide)'
Formula: Bi6(Te,Se)3
Reference: Xiangping Gu, Watanabe, M., Hoshino, K., and Shibata, Y. (2001): Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 289–309; Jambor, J.L., Grew, E.S., and Roberts, A.C. (2002): American Mineralogist 87, 181-184
Urancalcarite
Formula: Ca(UO2)3(CO3)(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Aizhen Wang (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(1), 78-82
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Localities: Reported from at least 129 localities in this region.
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Localities: Reported from at least 118 localities in this region.
Uraninite var: Thorian Uraninite
Formula: (U,Th)O2
Uranocircite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Uranophane-β
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Uranopilite
Formula: (UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Reference: - Jian-Wei Li, Mei-Fou Zhou, Xian-Fu Li, Zi-Jin Li, and Zhao-Ren Fu (2002): Mineralium Deposita 37, 213-225.
Uranospathite
Formula: (Al,☐)(UO2)2(PO4)2F · 20(H2O,F)
Uranospinite
Formula: Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: Shaohua Shi, Ruizhong Hu, Hanjie Wen, Xiaomang Zhao, Shengqiong Song, and Wenfeng Wei (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(1), 33-44
Ustarasite
Formula: Pb(Bi,Sb)6S10 (?)
Ustarasite var: Argentiferous Ustarasite
Formula: AgPbBi6S10
Reference: Zhenru Zhang, Xianchang Luo, Rongmei Chen, Xingzhen Yu, Sixue Yang, Yingchen Ren, Jiuwu Zeng, and Weijun Sun (1987): Geology and Prospecting 23(6), 38-40; Minqing Cheng and Cunchang Wang (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(6), 25-28; Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Uvanite
Formula: U6+2V5+6O21 · 15H2O (?)
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. X00037531
'Uvite Series'
Formula: Ca(Mg3)MgAl5(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(F/OH)
Reference: Lu J, Wang R, Zhang R (2014) Skarn minerals and scheelite in the Xintianling scheelite skarn deposit, southern Hunan province, China. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 83
Vaesite
Formula: NiS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Valentinite
Formula: Sb2O3
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Valleriite
Formula: (Fe2+,Cu)4(Mg,Al)3S4(OH,O)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Cuitian Qiu (1983): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 3(2), 148-152
Vandendriesscheite
Formula: PbU7O22 · 12H2O
Reference: Aizhen Wang (1992): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 12(1), 78-82
Vanmeersscheite
Formula: U6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6 · 4H2O
Reference: Shixian Liu (1983): Mineral Deposits 2(4), 61-68
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Varlamoffite
Formula: (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Väyrynenite
Formula: Mn2+Be(PO4)(OH,F)
Reference: Yueqing Yang, Yunxiang Ni, Yongquan Guo, Nianming Qiu, Chenghu Chen, Chaofa Cai, Yaping Zhang, Jiabing Liu, and Yuexian Chen (1987): Mineral Deposits 6(3), 10-21; Yunxiang Ni and Yueqing Yang (1992): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 11(3), 252-257; Yueqing Yang, Wenying Wang, Yunxiang Ni, Chenghu Chen, and Jinghuang Zhu (1998): Geology of Fujian 17(2), 68-78; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Velikite
Formula: Cu2HgSnS4
Reference: Henley, R. W., & Berger, B. R. (2012). Pyrite–sulfosalt reactions and semimetal fractionation in the Chinkuashih, Taiwan, copper–gold deposit: a 1 Ma paleo‐fumarole. Geofluids, 12(3), 245-260.
Vermiculite
Formula: Mg0.7(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)8O20(OH)4 · 8H2O
Reference: Jingwen Mao, Hongyan Li, Hidehiko Shimazaki, Raimbault, L., and Guy, B. (1996): International Geology Review 38(11), 1020-1039
Vernadite
Formula: (Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Localities: Reported from at least 51 localities in this region.
Vesuvianite var: Manganoan Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Yiming Zhao and Daxin Li (2003): Mineral Deposits 22(4), 345-359; Daxin Li and Yiming Zhao (2004): Geological Review 50(1), 16-24
Vinciennite
Formula: Cu+7Cu2+3Fe2+2Fe3+2Sn(As,Sb)S16
Violarite
Formula: Fe2+Ni3+2S4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Vismirnovite
Formula: Zn[Sn(OH)6]
Habit: Powdery, earthy aggregates with a greasy to vitreous lustre.
Colour: light yellow, yellow, orange
Reference: Yile Xu and Zuoyou Hu (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(4), 25-27
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Volkonskoite
Formula: Ca0.3(Cr,Mg,Fe)2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Jianhong Zhang, Zhaohui Li, and Xuefang Wang (1989): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 8(1)
Volynskite
Formula: AgBiTe2
Reference: Zhenkuan Luo, Guiming Hu, and Kang Guan (1985): Mineral Deposits 4(4), 47-55; Minghua Zheng and Jianming Liu (1986): Mineral Deposits 5(1), 39-52; Zhenkuan Luo, Kang Guan, Manzhi Wang, and Chuantai Wang (1999): Guizhou Geology 5(3), 69-74
Vonsenite
Formula: Fe2+2Fe3+(BO3)O2
Reference: Daqiu Huang and Zhangqi Peng (1985), In: Collected Papers of the Yichang Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Geological Society of China Publications, Vol. 9; Lianshun Feng (1986): Geology and Prospecting 22(3), 21-27
Vrbaite
Formula: Hg3Tl4As8Sb2S20
Reference: Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
'Wad'
Localities: Reported from at least 20 localities in this region.
Wadsleyite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2(SiO4)
Wagnerite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2(PO4)F
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.; Rao, C., Wang, R., Yang, Y., Hatert, F., Xia, Q., Yue, X., & Wang, W. (2017). Insights into post-magmatic metasomatism and Li circulation in granitic systems from phosphate minerals of the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite (SE China). Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 864-876.
Wairakite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1984) 79:671-695
Wakabayashilite
Formula: [(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
Wangdaodeite (TL)
Formula: FeTiO3
Type Locality:
Reference: Xie, X., Gu, X., Yang, H., Chen, M. and Li, K. (2016) Wangdaodeite, IMA 2016-007. CNMNC Newsletter No. 31, June 2016, page 695; Mineralogical Magazine, 80, 691–697.
Wavellite
Formula: Al3(PO4)2(OH,F)3 · 5H2O
Wegscheiderite
Formula: Na5H3(CO3)4
Reference: Qingtang Yang (1987): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 6(1), 87-92; Jiping Wang, Youxun Zhang, Qingtang Yang, Jianmin Zhou, and Xiulian Ma (1991): Geological Review 56(1), 42-50
'Wehrlite (of Huot)'
Reference: Yiming Zhao, Yinan Zhang, and Chengsi Bi (1999): Ore Geology Reviews 14, 227-249.
Weibullite
Formula: Pb5Bi8Se7S11
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Weilite
Formula: Ca(HAsO4)
Reference: Zhu, X., Wang, R., Lu, X., Liu, H., Li, J., Ouyang, B., Lu, J. (2015): Secondary minerals of weathered orpiment-realgar-bearing tailings in Shimen carbonate-type realgar mine, Changde, Central China. Mineral. Petrol. 109, 1-15. ; Roth, P., Raber, T., Favreau, G. and Meisser, N. (2017): Thallium Sulfosalts from the Shimen As-Deposit, Hunan, China. Mineral Up 4(6): 8-22.
Weishanite (TL)
Formula: (Au,Ag,Hg)
Type Locality:
Reference: Yuheng Li, Shan Ouyang, and Peixue Tian (1984): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 4(2), 102-105
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Willemite
Formula: Zn2SiO4
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Wittichenite
Formula: Cu3BiS3
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Wittite
Formula: Pb9Bi12(S,Se)27
Wodginite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Wolfeite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mn2+)2(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R. C., Hatert, F., & Baijot, M. (2014). Hydrothermal transformations of triphylite from the Nanping No. 31 pegmatite dyke, southeastern China. European Journal of Mineralogy, 26(1), 179-188.
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Localities: Reported from at least 183 localities in this region.
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Localities: Reported from at least 68 localities in this region.
'Wollastonite-2M'
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Zongxun Chen (1986): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 5(2), 168-170
Woodhouseite
Formula: CaAl3(PO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 11 localities in this region.
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Wüstite
Formula: FeO
Wüstite var: Magnesiowüstite
Formula: FeO
Reference: Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Wuyanzhiite (TL)
Formula: Cu2S
Type Locality:
Reference: Gu, X., Shi, X., Yang, H., Lu, A., Shao, Y., Chen, Q. and Liu, Z. (2017) Wuyanzhiite, IMA 2017-081. CNMNC Newsletter No. 40, December 2017, page 1581; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1577–1581
'Xenotime'
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 30 localities in this region.
Xiangjiangite (TL)
Formula: (Fe3+,Al)(UO2)4(PO4)2(SO4)2(OH) · 22H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Hunan 230 Institute and X-ray Laboratory, Wuhan Geologic College (1978): Scientia Geologica Sinica 1978(2), 183-188; Dahlkamp, F.J., Ed. (2009): Uranium Deposits of the World. Springer (Berlin, Heidelberg), pp. 31-156
Xieite (TL)
Formula: Fe2+Cr2O4
Type Locality:
Reference: Chen, M., Shu, J., Xie, X., Mao, H. (2003): Natural CaTi2O4-structured FeCr2O4 polymorph in the Suizhou meteorite and its significance in mantle mineralogy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 3937-3942; IMA website; Chen, M., Shu, J., & Mao, H. K. (2008). Xieite, a new mineral of high-pressure FeCr2O4 polymorph. Chinese Science Bulletin, 53(21), 3341-3345.; Chen, M., & Xie, X. (2015). Shock-produced akimotoite in the Suizhou L6 chondrite. Science China Earth Sciences, 58(6), 876-880.
Xilingolite
Formula: Pb3Bi2S6
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Xilingolite var: Argentiferous Xilingolite
Formula: Pb3+x(Ag,Cu)Bi2-2x/3S6
Reference: Yingchen Ren (1999): Contributions to Geology and Mineral Resources Research 14(1), 1-12, 38
Yarrowite
Formula: Cu9S8
Reference: Yu Liu, Wenyuan Liu, and Shaohuai Wang (2011): Mineral Deposits 30(4), 735-741; Huang, H., Wang, S., & Chi, C. (2014). Identification of the complete Cu–S series minerals from the Zijinshan Cu–Au deposit, Fujian Province. Geol. J. China Univ., 20, 50-57.
Yingjiangite
Formula: K2Ca(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)6 · 6H2O
Reference: Jingyi Zhang, Anwa Wan, and Wenshu Gong (1992): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 11(2), 178-184; Long Lu, Fanrong Chen, R.C. Ewing, and Rucheng Wang (2007): Radiochimica Acta 95(1), 25-32.
'Yiyangite' (FRL)
Formula: Au3Hg
Type Locality:
Reference: Shuzhang Tian (1989): Gold Geology 8(1), 78-83
'Yttrocrasite-(Y)'
Formula: (Y,Th,Ca,U)(Ti,Fe)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Yunhuai Lin and Shiyang Chen (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(3), 23-31
Yuanjiangite (TL)
Formula: AuSn
Type Locality:
Reference: Chen Lichang, Tang Cuiqing, Zhang Jianhong, and Liu Zhenyun (1994): Acta Petrologica et Mineralogica 13(3), 232-238
Yuksporite
Formula: K4(Ca,Na)14(Sr,Ba)2(◻,Mn,Fe)(Ti,Nb)4(O,OH)4(Si6O17)2(Si2O7)3(H2O,OH)3
Reference: Letian Du and Wenguang Wang (2012): Geological Review 58(6), 1017-1022
'Zeolite Group'
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Zeunerite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Zhanghengite (TL)
Formula: CuZn
Type Locality:
Reference: Kuiren Wang (1986): Acta Mineralogica Sinica 6(3), 220-223
Zinc
Formula: Zn
Reference: Xingjie Jia, Huaiqian Li, and Honglu Zheng (2012): Gold Science and Technology 20(2), 25-31
Zincite
Formula: ZnO
Reference: Tiegeng Liu, Qian Zhang, Lin Ye, and Shuxun Shao (2004): Geology in China 31(1), 40-45
Zinconigerite-2N1S (TL)
Formula: (Zn,Al,Mg)2(Al,Sn)6O11(OH)
Type Locality:
Reference: Rao, C., Wang, R., Gu, X., Xia, Q., Dong, C., Hatert, F., Yu, X. and Wang, W.(2018) Zinconigerite-2N1S, IMA 2018-037. CNMNC Newsletter No. 44, August 2018, page xxx; Mineralogical Magazine: 82: xxx–xxx.
Zinkenite
Formula: Pb9Sb22S42
'Zinnwaldite'
Localities: Reported from at least 29 localities in this region.
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: National Geological Archives of China database, record no. 47533
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Localities: Reported from at least 114 localities in this region.
Zircon var: Hafnian Zircon
Formula: (Zr,Hf)SiO4
Zircon var: Hyacinth
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Zircon var: Malacon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Description: Greyish white bands in zircon crystals were shown to be composed of altered hydrous zircon (malacon).
Reference: Liangming Fan, Shihe Chang, Qing Liu (1989): Journal of Chengdu University of Technology, Science & Technology Edition 30(1)
Zoisite
Formula: Ca2Al3[Si2O7][SiO4]O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 24 localities in this region.
Zunyite
Formula: Al13Si5O20(OH,F)18Cl
Reference: So, C.-S., Zhang, D.-Q., Yun, S.T., and Li, D.-X. (1998): Economic Geology 93, 961-980; Tianjun Gao and Rensheng Huang (1998): Volcanology and Mineral Resources 19(4), 283-294

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Aluminium1.AA.05Al
Antimony1.CA.05Sb
Arsenic1.CA.05As
Awaruite1.AE.20Ni3Fe
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Carlsbergite1.BC.15CrN
Chromium1.AE.05Cr
Cohenite1.BA.05Fe3C
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Diamond1.CB.10aC
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
var: Mercurian Gold1.AA.05(Au,Hg)
Graphite1.CB.05aC
var: Cliftonite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Lead1.AA.05Pb
Mercury1.AD.05Hg
Moissanite1.DA.SiC
Moschellandsbergite1.AD.15dAg2Hg3
Nierite1.DB.05Si3N4
Osmium1.AF.05(Os,Ir,Ru)
Perryite1.BB.10(Ni,Fe)5(Si,P)2
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Selenium1.CC.10Se
Silicon1.CB.15Si
Silver1.AA.05Ag
var: Kongsbergite1.AA.05(Ag,Hg)
var: Küstelite1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Tin1.AC.10Sn
Titanium1.AB.05Ti
var: Tetragonal Titanium1.AB.05Ti
Tongbaite (TL)1.BA.15Cr3C2
Weishanite (TL)1.AD.20a(Au,Ag,Hg)
Yuanjiangite (TL)1.AC.15AuSn
Zhanghengite (TL)1.AB.10aCuZn
Zinc1.AB.05Zn
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Acanthite2.BA.35Ag2S
Achávalite2.CC.05(Fe,Cu)Se
Aguilarite2.BA.55Ag4SeS
Aikinite2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Aktashite2.GA.30Cu6Hg3As4S12
Alabandite2.CD.10MnS
Allargentum2.AA.30(Ag1-xSbx)
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Anilite2.BA.10Cu7S4
Antimonselite (TL)2.DB.05Sb2Se3
Aramayoite2.HA.25Ag3Sb2(Bi,Sb)S6
Argentopentlandite2.BB.15Ag(Fe,Ni)8S8
Argyrodite2.BA.70Ag8GeS6
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
var: Danaite2.EB.20(Fe0.90Co0.10)AsS - (Fe0.65Co0.35)AsS
Aurostibite2.EB.05aAuSb2
Bellidoite2.BA.20Cu2Se
Benavidesite2.HB.15Pb4MnSb6S14
Benjaminite2.JA.05eAg3Bi7S12
Berthierite2.HA.20FeSb2S4
Berzelianite2.BA.20Cu2Se
Betekhtinite2.BE.05(Cu,Fe)21Pb2S15
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
var: Argentiferous Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bismutohauchecornite2.BB.10Ni9Bi2S8
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Breithauptite2.CC.05NiSb
Buckhornite2.HB.20bAuPb2BiTe2S3
'Bursaite'2.JB.40aPb5Bi4S11 (?)
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Canfieldite2.BA.70Ag8SnS6
var: Tellurian Canfieldite2.BA.70Ag8(Sn,Ge)(S,Te)6
var: Tellurocanfieldite2.BA.70Ag8Sn(S,Te)6
Cannizzarite2.JB.20Pb48Bi56S132
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Caswellsilverite2.FB.05NaCrS2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Chalcostibite2.HA.05CuSbS2
Chatkalite2.CB.20Cu6FeSn2S8
Christite2.HD.15TlHgAsS3
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Clausthalite2.CD.10PbSe
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Cobaltpentlandite2.BB.15(Co,Ni,Fe)9S8
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Colusite2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
Cosalite2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
var: Argentocosalite2.JB.10Pb2-x(Ag,Cu)2xBi2S5
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Dadsonite2.HC.30Pb23Sb25S60Cl
Dalnegroite ?2.HC.05e(Tl4Pb2)(As12Sb8)S34
Daubréelite2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Diaphorite2.JB.05Ag3Pb2Sb3S8
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Djerfisherite2.FC.05K6(Fe,Cu,Ni)25S26Cl
Djurleite2.BA.05Cu31S16
Domeykite2.AA.10bCu3As
Drysdallite2.EA.30Mo(Se,S)2
Dufrénoysite2.HC.05dPb2As2S5
Dyscrasite2.AA.35Ag3Sb
Eclarite2.HB.10c(Cu,Fe)Pb9Bi12S28