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This is a list of minerals for which there are articles on Wikipedia.

Minerals are distinguished by various chemical and physical properties. Differences in chemical composition and crystal structure distinguish the various species. Within a mineral species there may be variation in physical properties or minor amounts of impurities that are recognized by mineralogists or wider society as a mineral variety.

Mineral variety names and mineraloids are to be listed after the valid minerals for each letter.

For a complete listing (about 5,000) of all mineral names, see List of minerals (complete).

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Allophane from Graphic Mine, New Mexico, USA
 
Amethyst crystals – a purple quartz
 
Apophyllite crystals sitting right beside a cluster of peachy bowtie stilbite
 
Beryl (aquamarine variety) with tourmaline on orthoclase
 
Aurichalcite needles spraying out within a protected pocket lined by bladed calcite crystals
 
Austinite from the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Durango, Mexico
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Baryte (included by malachite) on malachite, from Shangulowé Mine, Kambove, Central area, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
 
Spiky calcite scalenohedra with a coating of whitish benstonite on a layer of teal-colored fluorite
 
Thin tabular biotite cluster
 
Brookite from Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
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Radiating spray of colorless wheatsheaf calcite crystals on matrix, from Iraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
 
Rhombohedrons of calcite that appear almost as books of petals, piled up 3-dimensionally on the matrix, from Eastern Europe
 
Sky blue, prismatic crystals of celestine from Majunga, Madagascar
 
Pocket cavity of small chrysocolla stalactites from Ray Mine, Scott Mountain area, Mineral Creek District, Arizona, USA
 
Cinnabar on dolomite
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Emerald on quartz, from Carnaiba Mine, Pindobaçu, Campo Formoso ultramafic complex, Bahia, Brazil
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Translucent fluorapophyllit-(K) crystal and stilbite, from Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
 
Deep green isolated fluorite crystal showing cubic and octahedral faces, set upon a micaceous matrix
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Inyoite from Monte Azul deposit, Sijes, Salta, Argentina
Varieties that are not valid species:
  • Idocrase (synonym of vesuvianite)
  • Iolite (a gem-quality variety of cordierite)

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Benitoite (blue), joaquinite-(Ce) (brown) and neptunite (dark red) on natrolite (white), from Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA
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Magnetite from Speen Ghar, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
 
Manganite from Ilfeld, Thuringia, Germany
 
Mimetite on limonite matrix
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Boulder opal, Carisbrooke Station near Winton, Queensland, Australia
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Paravauxite and sigloite crystals associated with micro crystallized iron-stained wavellite needles on matrix
 
Phosphophyllite from Cerro de Potosí, Potosí Department, Bolivia
 
Pyrrhotite on quartz
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Acicular colorless scolecite crystals in a group with pale green apophyllite and very light pink stilbite
 
Gypsum (selenite variety): Santa Eulalia District, Chihuahua, Mexico
 
Serandite clusters from Poudrette quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
 
Botryoidal balls of shattuckite, from Otjikotu, Kaokoveld, Kunene, Namibia
 
Ball of stepped stannite crystals flanked by splaying GEM quartzes and golden chalcopyrite at its upper edge, from Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
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Crystal of titanite with adularia and minor clinochlore on matrix
 
Fluorite crystal sitting beside a glassy, dark green tourmaline crystal, which itself sits atop a green tourmaline of a lighter color. All sit on a bed of sparkly, bladed stark white albite
 
Crystals of turquoise, from Copper Cities Mine, Globe-Miami District, Arizona, USA
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Crystals of tourmaline (uvite variety) on quartz, from Pomba pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
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