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Vulcanite is named after the place where it was discovered in 1961 the Mammoth Good Hope Mine in Vulcan (ghost town and district) Gunnison County Colorado US.

Onyx comes through Latin (of the same spelling) from the Greek ὄνυξ meaning 'claw' or 'fingernail'.

Onyx comes through Latin (of the same spelling) from the Greek ὄνυξ meaning 'claw' or 'fingernail'.

The only ores of chromium are the minerals chromite and magnesiochromite. #

The only ores of chromium are the minerals chromite and magnesiochromite.

The name Sylvanite is derived from 'sylvanium' which was an original name proposed for the element tellurium. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #sylvanite #tellurium

Veatchite was discovered in 1938 at the Sterling Borax mine in Tick Canyon Los Angeles County California and named in honor John Veatch the first person to detect boron in the mineral waters of California.

The name omphacite derives from the Greek 'omphax' which means 'unripe grape' in refrence to the mineral's typical green color.

The name omphacite derives from the Greek ‘omphax’, which means 'unripe grape’ in refrence to the mineral’s typical green color.

Zirkelite was first discovered in Brazil in 1895 and was named for German petrographer Ferdinand Zirkel. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #zirkelite

Zirkelite was first discovered in Brazil in 1895 and was named for German petrographer Ferdinand Zirkel.

Uchucchacuaite was first described in 1984 for an occurrence in the Uchucchacua Mine Oyon Province Lima Department Peru and named for the mine. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #uchucchacuaite

Uchucchacuaite was first described in 1984 for an occurrence in the Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima Department, Peru and named for the mine.

Celestine is named from the Latin term 'caelestis' alluding to it typical celestial sky-blue color

Tetrahedrite gets its name from its unusual tetrahedral crystal shape.

Glauconite gets its name from the Greek glaucos (γλαυκος) meaning 'blue', referring to the common blue-green color of the mineral. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #glauconite

Glauconite gets its name from the Greek glaucos (γλαυκος) meaning ‘blue’, referring to the common blue-green color of the mineral.

Knebelite was given its name by German chemist and inventor Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner who named the mineral after poet Karl Ludwig von Knebel. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #knebelite

Knebelite was given its name by German chemist and inventor Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner who named the mineral after poet Karl Ludwig von Knebel.

The city of Galena Illinois is named after the mineral galena which has been mined in the area for over a thousand years.

The city of Galena Illinois is named after the mineral galena which has been mined in the area for over a thousand years.

Arsenic is poisonous & therefore hands should be washed after handling specimens. Fumes are highly toxic & should never be breathed.

Lawsonite is a rare mineral named after Andrew Cowper Lawson a professor of geology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Lawsonite is a rare mineral named after Andrew Cowper Lawson, a professor of geology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Nabalamprophyllite gets its name from its composition (Naba meaning sodium Na and barium Ba) and relation to other lamprophyllite-group minerals. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #nabalamprophyllite #sodium #barium

Nabalamprophyllite gets its name from its composition (Naba meaning sodium Na and barium Ba) and relation to other lamprophyllite-group minerals.

Donnayite was identified by and named after Joseph D. H. Donnay and his wife, Gabrielle Donnay - both prominent mineralogists and crystallographers. #science #nature #geology #minerals #rocks #infographic #earth #donnayite

Parsonsite was first described in 1923 for an occurrence in the Shinkolobwe mine, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of Congo, and was named for mineralogist Arthur Leonard Parsons of the University of Toronto, Canada.

Pyroxmangite gets its name for the pyroxenes mineral group of which is it a part and from the element manganese.

Pyroxmangite gets its name for the pyroxenes mineral group of which is it a part, and from the element manganese.

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