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Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USAi
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Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Little Florence Mine ore chute (1907)

Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Goldfield District - Shipping Ore (1906 or earler)

Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Little Florence Mine ore chute (1907)

Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Goldfield District - Shipping Ore (1906 or earler)

Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Little Florence Mine ore chute (1907)

Goldfield District, Esmeralda Co., Nevada, USA
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 42' 55'' North , 117° 13' 17'' West
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79 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 18 localities in this region.
Alunogen
Formula: Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Bismite
Formula: Bi2O3
Bismoclite
Formula: BiOCl
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Localities: Reported from at least 14 localities in this region.
Blakeite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
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. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 643.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chalcostibite
Formula: CuSbS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Chlorargyrite
Formula: AgCl
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Colusite
Formula: Cu13VAs3S16
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Copiapite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Coquimbite
Formula: Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Emmonsite
Formula: Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
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: 641.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Enargite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Famatinite
Formula: Cu3SbS4
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Localities: Reported from at least 17 localities in this region.
Goldfieldite (TL)
Formula: (Cu102)Te4S12S
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Reference: ZVMO 107 (1978), 100; HB1 (1990); Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Halotrichite
Formula: FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Iodargyrite
Formula: AgI
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 12 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada; Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Krennerite ?
Formula: Au3AgTe8
Kuramite
Formula: Cu3SnS4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Luzonite
Formula: Cu3AsS4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Mackayite (TL)
Formula: Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
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: 642; Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Melanterite
Formula: Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2115-2138
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Natroalunite
Formula: NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: Jake & Dana Harper collection
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Proustite ?
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 21 localities in this region.
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Pyrophyllite
Formula: Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 19 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: Rocks&Min 36:35
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Römerite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Description: Post mining
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey (2005) Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Sonoraite
Formula: Fe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Localities: Reported from at least 10 localities in this region.
Stephanite
Formula: Ag5SbS4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
Tellurite
Formula: TeO2
Tellurium
Formula: Te
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Tobermorite
Formula: [Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
Turquoise
Formula: Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Reference: NBMG Bull 78 Geology and Mineral Deposits of Esmeralda County, Nevada
Variscite
Formula: AlPO4 · 2H2O
Reference: NBMG Spec Pub 31 Minerals of Nevada
'Wad'
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Gold1.AA.05Au
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Tellurium1.CC.10Te
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Chalcostibite2.HA.05CuSbS2
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Colusite2.CB.30Cu13VAs3S16
Emplectite2.HA.05CuBiS2
Enargite2.KA.05Cu3AsS4
Famatinite2.KA.10Cu3SbS4
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Goldfieldite (TL)2.GB.05(Cu102)Te4S12S
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Krennerite ?2.EA.15Au3AgTe8
Kuramite2.CB.15aCu3SnS4
Luzonite2.KA.10Cu3AsS4
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Polybasite2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Proustite ?2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stephanite2.GB.10Ag5SbS4
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Bismoclite3.DC.25BiOCl
Chlorargyrite3.AA.15AgCl
Iodargyrite3.AA.10AgI
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Bismite4.CB.60Bi2O3
Blakeite (TL)4.JM.10Fe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Emmonsite4.JM.10Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Mackayite (TL)4.JL.10Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Sonoraite4.JN.05Fe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
Tellurite4.DE.20TeO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Alunogen7.CB.45Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Copiapite7.DB.35Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Coquimbite7.CB.55Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halotrichite7.CB.85FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Melanterite7.CB.35Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Natroalunite7.BC.10NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Römerite7.CB.75Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Turquoise8.DD.15Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Variscite8.CD.10AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrophyllite9.EC.10Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Tobermorite9.DG.10[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Petrified Wood'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Tellurium1.3.4.2Te
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Kuramite2.9.2.4Cu3SnS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Krennerite ?2.12.13.1Au3AgTe8
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Colusite3.1.1.1Cu13VAs3S16
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
ø = 4
Enargite3.2.1.1Cu3AsS4
Famatinite3.2.2.2Cu3SbS4
Luzonite3.2.2.1Cu3AsS4
Stephanite3.2.4.1Ag5SbS4
3 <ø < 4
Goldfieldite (TL)3.3.6.6(Cu102)Te4S12S
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Proustite ?3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
ø = 2
Chalcostibite3.7.5.1CuSbS2
Emplectite3.7.5.2CuBiS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
A2X3
Bismite4.3.10.2Bi2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Tellurite4.4.6.1TeO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Chlorargyrite9.1.4.1AgCl
Iodargyrite9.1.5.1AgI
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Bismoclite10.2.1.2BiOCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Melanterite29.6.10.1Fe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
AB2(XO4)4·H2O
Halotrichite29.7.3.2FeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Römerite29.7.2.1Fe2+Fe3+2(SO4)4 · 14H2O
A2(XO4)3·H2O
Alunogen29.8.6.1Al2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Coquimbite29.8.3.1Fe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Copiapite31.10.5.1Fe2+Fe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Group 34 - SELENITES, TELLURITES AND SULFITES
A2(XO3)3·xH2O
Emmonsite34.3.3.1Fe3+2(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Anhydrous Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Mackayite (TL)34.6.1.1Fe3+(Te4+2O5)(OH)
Hydrated Selenites, Tellurites and Sulfites containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Sonoraite34.7.1.1Fe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Variscite40.4.1.1AlPO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Turquoise42.9.3.1Cu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Pyrophyllite71.2.1.1Al2Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Tobermorite72.3.2.1[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Blakeite (TL)-Fe3+2[TeO3]3 (?)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Natroalunite-NaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
H EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
H TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
H CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
H RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
H Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
H VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
O MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
O EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
O BismocliteBiOCl
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BaryteBaSO4
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
O TelluriteTeO2
O TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HematiteFe2O3
O NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
O AnataseTiO2
O CerussitePbCO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O BismiteBi2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
O CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MassicotPbO
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
O RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
O RutileTiO2
O Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
O VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Al PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Al VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si PyrophylliteAl2Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
P VarisciteAlPO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S Goldfieldite(Cu102)Te4S12S
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S FamatiniteCu3SbS4
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S MarcasiteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S NatroaluniteNaAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S AlunogenAl2(SO4)3 · 17H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S StibniteSb2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
S CinnabarHgS
S ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
S CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
S CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
S EmplectiteCuBiS2
S EnargiteCu3AsS4
S GalenaPbS
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
S KuramiteCu3SnS4
S LuzoniteCu3AsS4
S RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
S StephaniteAg5SbS4
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
ClChlorine
Cl BismocliteBiOCl
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl ChlorargyriteAgCl
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca Tobermorite[Ca4Si6O17 · 2H2O]·(Ca·3H2O)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
FeIron
Fe BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
Fe MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
Fe EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CopiapiteFe2+Fe43+(SO4)6(OH)2 · 20H2O
Fe CoquimbiteFe2-xAlx(SO4)3 · 9H2O, x ~0.5
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HalotrichiteFeAl2(SO4)4 · 22H2O
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe MelanteriteFe2+(H2O)6SO4 · H2O
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe RömeriteFe2+Fe23+(SO4)4 · 14H2O
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
CuCopper
Cu Goldfieldite(Cu102)Te4S12S
Cu FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu TurquoiseCu(Al,Fe3+)6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
Cu ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
Cu CopperCu
Cu EmplectiteCuBiS2
Cu EnargiteCu3AsS4
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu KuramiteCu3SnS4
Cu LuzoniteCu3AsS4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As ColusiteCu13VAs3S16
As EnargiteCu3AsS4
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
As LuzoniteCu3AsS4
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag IodargyriteAgI
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Ag StephaniteAg5SbS4
Ag SilverAg
Ag ChlorargyriteAgCl
Ag KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn KuramiteCu3SnS4
SbAntimony
Sb FamatiniteCu3SbS4
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ChalcostibiteCuSbS2
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb StephaniteAg5SbS4
TeTellurium
Te BlakeiteFe23+[TeO3]3 (?)
Te Goldfieldite(Cu102)Te4S12S
Te MackayiteFe3+(Te24+O5)(OH)
Te EmmonsiteFe23+(TeO3)3 · 2H2O
Te TelluriumTe
Te SonoraiteFe3+(TeO3)(OH) · H2O
Te TelluriteTeO2
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Te KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
IIodine
I IodargyriteAgI
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
Au KrenneriteAu3AgTe8
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS
PbLead
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MassicotPbO
BiBismuth
Bi BismocliteBiOCl
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi BismiteBi2O3
Bi EmplectiteCuBiS2

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