List of minerals named after people

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This is a list of minerals named after famous or notable people. The chemical composition follows name when available.

For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see Lists of etymologies.
For a list of eponyms sorted by name see List of eponyms.

Sorted by name:

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  • Obertiite amphibole root name (9.DE.25)
  • Okenite: CaSi2O5·2H2O – German naturalist Lorenz Oken (1779–1851)

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  • Yangite: PbMnSi3O8·H2O – Hexiong Yang, Mineralogy researcher at the Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona

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  1. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/bertrandite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
  2. ^ W.R. Hamilton, 1974, The Hamlyn Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils, London, Hamlyn
  3. ^ "Cassidyite Mineral Data". Mineralogy Database. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  4. ^ Fuchsite mineral information and data
  5. ^ Grice, Joel D.; George Y. Chao (1997). "Lukechangite-(Ce), a new rare-earth-fluorocarbonate mineral from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec". American Mineralogist. 11–12. 82 (1255–1260).
  6. ^ Van der Straeten, Edgar (1973). "Biographie Belge d'Outre-Mer: Edgar Sengier". Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. VII-A: 429–437.
  7. ^ http://webmineral.com/data/Zektzerite.shtml Webmineral
  8. ^ http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/zinkenite.pdf Handbook of Mineralogy
  9. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-4417.html Mindat
  10. ^ Zippeite Mineral Data

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