List of minerals D (complete)

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This list includes those recognised minerals beginning with the letter D. 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:

The data was exported from mindat.org on 29 April 2005; updated up to 'IMA 2013'.

The minerals are sorted by name with the year of publication (if it's before of an IMA approval procedure), followed by the IMA approval 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).

  • Abbreviations:
    • "*" – discredited (IMA/CNMNC status).
    • "s.p." – special procedure.
    • Q or "?" – questionable/ doubtful (IMA/CNMNC, mindat.org or mineralienatlas.de status).
    • N – published without approval of the IMA/CNMNC, or just not an IMA approved mineral but with some acceptance in the scientific community nowadays.
    • I – intermediate member of a solid-solution series.
    • H – hypothetical mineral (synthetic, anthropogenic, etc.)
      • ch – incomplete description, hypothetical solid solution end member.
    • group – a name used to designate a group of species, sometimes only a mineral group name.
    • no – no link available.
    • IUPAC – chemical name.
    • Rd or red. – redefinition of ...
    • Y: 1NNN – year of publication.
    • Y: old – known before publications were available.

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Danburite, 5.6 × 2.8 × 1.9 cm. Cut Gem, 5.48 carats, 1.3 × 1 cm. Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk B deposit, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern economic region, Russia
Greenish diamond, Venezuela
Dioptase, 5.2 × 3.4 × 1.4 cm. Tsumeb, Namibia
Cobaltoan Dolomite, 11 × 8 × 4.3 cm. Kolwezi Mine, Lualaba District, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Chrome dravite tourmaline, 1.4 × 0.9 × 0.9 cm. Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Dyscrasite, 4.5 × 4.5 × 3.3 cm. Uranium Mine No. 21, Příbram, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
  1. Dachiardite 09.GD.40
    1. Dachiardite-Ca (Y: 1906, 1997 s.p.) 09.GD.40 [1] [2] [3]
    2. Dachiardite-Na (Y: 1907, 1997 s.p.) 09.GD.40 [4] [5] [no]
  2. Dadsonite (1968-011) 02.HC.30 [6] [7] [8]
  3. Dalinarite (2007-010) 02.?? [9] [no] [10]
    (IUPAC: Lead mercury diarsenic hexasulfide)
  4. Dalnegroite (2009-058) 02.HC.05e [11] [no] [12]
  5. Dalyite (Y: 1952) 09.EA.25 [13] [14] [15]
  6. Damaraite (1989-013) 03.DC.75 [16] [17] [18]
  7. Damiaoite (1995-041) 01.AG.55 [19] [20] [21]
    (IUPAC: Platinum diindium alloy)
  8. Danalite (Y: 1866) 09.FB.10 [22] [23] [24]
    (IUPAC: Triberyllium tetrairon(II) tritectosilicate (SiO4) sulfide)
  9. Danbaite (1981-041) 01.AB.10b [25] [26] [27]
    (IUPAC: Copper dizinc alloy)
  10. Danburite (Y: 1839) 09.FA.65 [28] [29] [30]
  11. Danielsite (1984-044) 02.BD.15 [31] [32] [33]
  12. D'ansite 07.BC.05
    1. D'ansite (Y: 1958, 2007 s.p.) 07.BC.05 [34] [35] [36]
      (IUPAC: Henicosasodium magnesium decasulfate trichlorid)
    2. D'ansite-(Fe) (2011-065) 07.BC.?? [37] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: Henicosasodium iron(II) decasulfate trichlorid)
    3. D'ansite-(Mn) (2011-064) 07.BC.?? [38] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: Henicosasodium manganese(II) decasulfate trichlorid)
  13. Dantopaite (2008-058) 02.JA.05 [39] [no] [no]
  14. Daomanite (Y: 1974) 02.LA.15 [40] [41] [42]
    (IUPAC: Copper platinum sulfarsenite)
  15. Daqingshanite-(Ce) (1981-063) 05.BF.15 [43] [44] [45]
    (IUPAC: Tristrontium cerium phosphate tricarbonate)
  16. Darapiosite (1974-056) 09.CM.05 [46] [47] [48]
  17. Darapskite (Y: 1891, 1967 s.p.) 07.DG.05 [49] [50] [51]
    (IUPAC: Trisodium sulfate nitrate monohydrate)
  18. Darrellhenryite (2012-026) 09.CK.?? [52] [no] [no]
  19. Dashkovaite (2000-006) 10.AA.10 [53] [54] [55]
    (IUPAC: Magnesium formiate dihydrate)
  20. Datolite (Y: 1806) 09.AJ.20 [56] [57] [58]
  21. Daubréeite (Y: 1876) 03.DC.25 [59] [60] [61]
  22. Daubréelite (Y: 1876) 02.DA.05 [62] [63] [64]
    (IUPAC: Iron(II) dichromium tetrasulfide)
  23. Davanite (1982-100) 09.EA.25 [65] [66] [67]
  24. Davidite 04.CC.40
    1. Davidite-(Ce) (Y: 1960, 1966 s.p.) 04.CC.40 [68] [69] [70]
    2. Davidite-(La) (Y: 1906, 1987 s.p.) 04.CC.40 [71] [72] [73]
    3. Davidite-(Y)H (Y: 1966) 04.CC.40 [74] [no] [no]
  25. Davidlloydite (2011-053) 08.?? [75] [no] [no]
    (IUPAC: Trizinc diarsenate tetrahydrate)
  26. Davinciite (2011-019) 09.C? [76] [no] [no]
  27. Davisite (2008-030) 09.DA.15 [77] [78] [no]
  28. Davreuxite (Y: 1878) 09.BF.15 [79] [80] [81]
  29. Davyne (Y: 1825) 09.FB.05 [82] [83] [84]
  30. Dawsonite (Y: 1874) 05.BB.10 [85] [86] [87]
    (IUPAC: Sodium aluminium carbonate dihydroxyl)
  31. Deanesmithite (1991-001) 07.FB.20 [88] [89] [90]
  32. Debattistiite (2011-098) 02.?? [91] [no] [no]
  33. Decrespignyite-(Y) (2001-027) 05.CC.35 [92] [93] [94]
  34. Deerite (1964-016) 09.DH.60 [95] [96] [97]
  35. Defernite (1978-057) 05.BA.25 [98] [99] [100]
  36. Delafossite (Y: 1873) 04.AB.15 [101] [102] [103]
    (IUPAC: Copper(I) iron(III) dioxide)
  37. Delhayelite (Y: 1959, 1962 s.p.) 09.EB.10 [104] [105] [106]
  38. Deliensite (1996-013) 07.EB.10 [107] [108] [109]
  39. Delindeite (1987-004) 09.BE.60 [110] [111] [112]
  40. Dellaite (1964-005) 09.BG.45 [113] [114] [115]
  41. Deloneite (1995-036 Rd) 08.BN.05 [116] [117] [118]
  42. Deloryite (1990-037) 04.FL.85 [119] [120] [121]
  43. Delrioite (Y: 1959, 1962 s.p. Rd) 04.HG.35 [122] [123] [124]
  44. DelvauxiteQ (Y: 1836) 08.DM.35 [125] [126] [127]
    Note: an ill-defined hydrous ferric phosphate, related minerals: amorphous diadochite and triclinic destinezite.
  45. Demartinite (2006-034) 03.CH.20 [128] [129] [no]
    (IUPAC: Dipotassium silicium hexafluoride)
  46. Demesmaekerite (1965-019) 04.JJ.20 [130] [131] [132]
  47. Demicheleite 02.FC.25
    1. Demicheleite-(Br) (2007-022) 02.FC.25 [133] [134] [no]
      (IUPAC: Bismuth sulfide bromide)
    2. Demicheleite-(Cl) (2008-020) 02.FC.25 [135] [136] [no]
      (IUPAC: Bismuth sulfide chloride)
    3. Demicheleite-(I) (2009-049) 02.FC.25 [137] [no] [138]
      (IUPAC: Bismuth sulfide iodide)
  48. Denisovite (1982-031) 09.HA.85 [139] [140] [141]
  49. Denningite (Y: 1963, 1967 s.p.) 04.JK.30 [142] [143] [144]
  50. Depmeierite (2009-075) 09.FB.05 [145] [no] [no]
  51. Derbylite (Y: 1897) 04.JB.55 [146] [147] [148]
  52. Derriksite (1971-033) 04.JG.30 [149] [150] [151]
  53. Dervillite (Y: 1941, 1983 s.p. Rd) 02.LA.10 [152] [153] [154]
    (IUPAC: Disilver sulfarsenite)
  54. Desautelsite (1978-016) 05.DA.50 [155] [156] [157]
  55. Descloizite (Y: 1854) 08.BH.40 [158] [159] [160]
    (IUPAC: Lead zinc vanadate hydroxyl)
  56. Despujolsite (1967-039) 07.DF.25 [161] [162] [163]
  57. Dessauite-(Y) (1994-057) 04.CC.40 [164] [165] [166]
  58. Destinezite (Y: 1885, IMA 2000-E Rd) 08.DB.05 [167] [no] [no]
    Note: the triclinic counterpart of the amorphous diadochite.
  59. Deveroite-(Ce) (2013-003) 10.?? [168] [no] [no]
    (IUPAC: Dicerium oxalate decahydrate)
  60. Devilline (Y: 1864, 1971 s.p.) 07.DD.30 [169] [170] [171]
  61. Devitoite (2009-010) 09.E? [172] [no] [173]
  62. Dewindtite (Y: 1922) 08.EC.10 [174] [175] [176]
  63. Diaboleite (Y: 1923, 2007 s.p.) 03.DB.05 [177] [178] [179]
    (IUPAC: Copper dilead dichloride tetrahydroxyl)
  64. Diadochite (Y: 1837) 08.DB.05 [180] [181] [182]
    Note: the amorphous form of triclinic destinezite.
  65. Diamond (Y: old) 01.CB.10a [183] [184] [185]
  66. Diaoyudaoite (1985-005) 04.CC.45 [186] [187] [188]
  67. Diaphorite (Y: 1871) 02.JB.05 [189] [190] [191]
    (IUPAC: Trisilver dilead triantimony octasulfide)
  68. Diaspore (Y: 1801) 04.FD.10 [192] [193] [194]
    (IUPAC: Aluminium oxide hydroxyl)
  69. Dickinsonite-(KMnNa) (Y: 1878, 2005-048) 08.BF.05 [195] [196] [197]
  70. Dickite (Y: 1930) 09.ED.05 [198] [199] [200]
  71. Dickthomssenite (2000-047) 04.HD.25 [201] [202] [203]
  72. Diegogattaite (2012-096) 09.?? [204] [no] [no]
  73. Dietrichite (Y: 1878) 07.CB.85 [205] [206] [207]
    (IUPAC: Zinc dialuminium tetrasulfte docosahydrate
  74. Dietzeite (Y: 1894) 04.KD.05 [208] [209] [210]
  75. Digenite (Y: 1844, 1962 s.p.) 02.BA.10 [211] [212] [213]
    (IUPAC: Nonacopper pentasulfide)
  76. Dimorphite (Y: 1849) 02.FA.10 [214] [215] [216]
    (IUPAC: Tetraarsenic trisulfide)
  77. Dingdaohengite-(Ce) (2005-014) 09.BE.70 [217] [218] [no]
  78. Dinite (Y: 1852) 10.BA.15 [219] [220] [221]
  79. Diomignite (1984-058a) 06.DD.05 [222] [223] [224]
    (IUPAC: Dilithium tecto-tetraborate)
  80. Diopside (Y: 1800, 1988 s.p.) 09.DA.15 [225] [226] [227]
  81. Dioptase (Y: 1797) 09.CJ.30 [228] [229] [230]
    (IUPAC: Copper (cyclosilicate, [Si6O18]- 6-membered single ring) monohydrate)
  82. Direnzoite (2006-044) 09.GF.55 [231] [232] [no]
  83. Dissakisite-(Ce) (1990-004) 09.BG.05b [233] [234] [235]
  84. Dissakisite-(La) (2003-007) 09.BG.05 [236] [237] [no]
  85. Disulfodadsonite (2011-076) 02.?? [238] [no] [no]
  86. Dittmarite (Y: 1887) 08.CH.20 [239] [240] [241]
    (IUPAC: Ammonium magnesium phosphate monohydrate)
  87. Diversilite-(Ce) (2002-043) 09.CB.10 [242] [243]
  88. Dixenite (Y: 1920) 08.BE.45 [244] [245] [246]
  89. Djerfisherite (1965-028) 02.FC.05 [247] [248] [249]
  90. Djurleite (Y: 1962, 1967 s.p.) 02.BA.05 [250] [251] [252]
    (IUPAC: Hentricontacopper hexadecasulfide)
  91. Dmisokolovite (2013-079) 08.?? [253] [no] [no]
    (IUPAC: Tripotassium pentacopper aluminium dioxy tetraarsenate)
  92. Dmisteinbergite (1989-010) 09.EG.15 [254] [255] [256]
  93. Dmitryivanovite (2006-035) 04.BC.10 [257] [258] [no]
  94. Dolerophanite (Y: 1873) 07.BB.20 [259] [260] [261]
  95. Dollaseite-(Ce) (IMA 1987-K Rd) 09.BG.05 [262] [263] [264]
  96. Dolomite (Y: 1792) 05.AB.10 [265] [266] [267]
    (IUPAC: Calcium magnesium dicarbonate)
  97. Doloresite (Y: 1957) 04.HE.30 [268] [269] [270]
  98. Domerockite (2009-016) 08.?? [271] [no] [no]
  99. Domeykite (Y: 1845) 02.AA.10b [272] [273] [274]
    (IUPAC: Tricopper arsenide)
    1. Domeykite-β (Y: 1951, IMA 2008-B Rd)
  100. Donbassite (Y: 1940) 09.EC.55 [275] [276] [277]
  101. Donharrisite (1987-007) 02.BD.20 [278] [279] [280]
    (IUPAC: Octanickel trimercury nonasulfide)
  102. Donnayite-(Y) (1978-007) 05.CC.05 [281] [282] [283]
  103. Donpeacorite (1982-045) 09.DA.05 [284] [285] [286]
    (IUPAC: Manganese(II) magnesium diinosilicate with 2-periodic single chain, Si2O6)
  104. Dorallcharite (1992-041) 07.BC.10 [287] [288] [289]
    (IUPAC: Thallium triiron(III) disulfate hexahydroxyl)
  105. Dorfmanite (1979-053) 08.CJ.60 [290] [291] [292]
    (IUPAC: Dinatrium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate)
  106. Dorrite (1987-054) 09.DH.40 [293] [294] [295]
  107. Douglasite (Y: 1880) 03.CJ.20 [296] [297] [298]
    (IUPAC: Dipotassium iron(II) tetrachloride dihydrate)
  108. Dovyrenite (2007-002) 09.BE.23 [299] [300] [no]
  109. Downeyite (1974-063) 04.DE.05 [301] [302] [303]
    (IUPAC: Selenium(IV) oxide)
  110. Doyleite (1980-041) 04.FE.10 [304] [305] [306]
    (IUPAC: aluminium trihydroxide)
  111. Dozyite (1993-042) 09.EC.60 [307] [308] [no]
  112. Dravite (Y: 1884) 09.CK.05 [309] [310] [311]
  113. Dresserite (1968-027) 05.DB.10 [312] [313] [314]
  114. Dreyerite (1978-077) 08.AD.35 [315] [316] [317]
    (IUPAC: Bismuth vanadate)
  115. Drobecite (2002-034) 07.CB.15 [318] [no] [no]
    (IUPAC: Cadmium sulfate tetrahydrate)
  116. Droninoite (2008-003) 03.DA.60 [319] [320] [no]
  117. Drugmanite (1978-081) 08.BH.15 [321] [322] [323]
    (IUPAC: Dilead iron(III) phosphate hydrogen phosphate dihydroxyl)
  118. Drysdallite (1973-027) 02.EA.30 [324] [325] [326]
    (IUPAC: Molybdenum diselenide)
  119. Dualite (2005-019) 09.CO.10 [327] [328] [no]
  120. Dufrénite (Y: 1803) 08.DK.15 [329] [330] [331]
  121. Dufrénoysite (Y: 1845) 02.HC.05d [332] [333] [334]
    (IUPAC: Dilead diarsenide pentasulfide)
  122. Duftite (Y: 1920) 08.BH.35 [335] [336] [337]
    (IUPAC: Lead copper arsenate hydroxyl)
  123. Dugganite (1978-034) 08.DL.20 [338] [339] [340]
  124. Dukeite (1999-021) 07.DF.80 [341] [342] [no]
  125. Dumontite (Y: 1924) 08.EC.15 [343] [344] [345]
  126. Dumortierite (Y: 1881, 2013 s.p. Rd) 09.AJ.10 [346] [347] [348]
  127. Dundasite (Y: 1894) 05.DB.10 [349] [350] [351]
  128. Durangite (Y: 1869) 08.BH.10 [352] [353] [354]
  129. Duranusite (1973-003) 02.FA.05 [355] [356] [357]
    (IUPAC: Tetraarsenide sulfide)
  130. Dusmatovite (1994-010) 09.CM.05 [358] [359] [no]
  131. Dussertite (Y: 1925, 1999 s.p. Rd) 08.BL.10 [360] [361] [362]
  132. Duttonite (Y: 1956) 04.HE.35 [363] [364] [365]
  133. Dwornikite (1981-031) 07.CB.05 [366] [367] [368]
    (IUPAC: Nickel sulfate monohydrate)
  134. Dymkovite (2010-087) 04.J? [369] [no] [no]
  135. Dypingite (1970-011) 05.DA.05 [370] [371] [372]
  136. Dyscrasite (Y: 1832) 02.AA.35 [373] [374] [375]
  137. Dzhalindite (Y: 1963, 1967 s.p.) 04.FC.05 [376] [377] [378]
    (IUPAC: Indium trihydroxide)
  138. Dzharkenite (1993-054) 02.EB.05a [379] [380] [381]
    (IUPAC: Iron diselenide)
  139. Dzhuluite (2010-064) 04.?? [382] [no] [no]
    (IUPAC: Tricalcium tin antimony(V) triiron(III) dodecaoxide)
  140. Dzierżanowskite (2014-032) 02.?? [383] [no] [no]
    (IUPAC: Calcium dicopper disulfide)

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