List Of Minerals A (complete)
It is currently not possible to have a "complete list of minerals". The International Mineralogical Association is the international group that recognises new minerals and new mineral names, however minerals discovered before 1959 did not go through the official naming procedure, although some minerals published previously have been either confirmed or discredited since that date. This list contains a mixture of mineral names that have been approved since 1959 and those mineral names believed to still refer to valid mineral species (these are called "grandfathered" species).
The list is divided into groups:
- Introduction • (Main synonyms)
- A • B • C • D–E • F–G • H–J • K–L • M • N–O • P–R • S • T • U–Z
The data was exported from mindat.org on April 29, 2005, revised 2011.
The minerals are sorted by name with the IMA approval, followed by the year of publication (if it's before an IMA approval procedure) and the Nickel–Strunz code. The first link is to mindat.org, the second link is to webmineral.com, and the third is to the Handbook of Mineralogy (Mineralogical Society of America).
- "*" – discredited (IMA/CNMNC status).
- "?" – questionable/doubtful (IMA/CNMNC or Mindat.org status).
- N – published without approval of the IMA/CNMNC.
- G – a name used to designate a group of species.
- I – intermediate member of a solid–solution series.
- H – hypothetical mineral (synthetic, anthropogenic, etc.)
- ch – incomplete description, hypothetical solid solution end member.
- no – no link available.
- IUPAC – chemical name.
- red. – redefinition of ...
- Y: 1NNN – year of publication.
- Y: old – known before publications were available.
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