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List of minerals W–X (complete)

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List of minerals W–X (complete)

This list includes those recognised minerals beginning with the letters W and X. 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).

Contents

The list is divided into groups:

  • Introduction • (Main synonyms)
  • A • B • C • D • E • F • G • H • I • J • K • L • M • N • O • P–Q • R • S • T • U–V • W–X • Y–Z
  • The data was exported from mindat.org on 29 April 2005; updated up to 'IMA2015'.

    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:
  • D – discredited (IMA/CNMNC status).
  • Q – 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.
  • Rd – redefinition of ...
  • "s.p." – special procedure.
  • group – a name used to designate a group of species, sometimes only a mineral group name.
  • no – no link available.
  • IUPAC – chemical name.
  • Y: 1NNN – year of publication.
  • Y: old – known before publications were available.
  • W

    1. Wadalite (IMA1987-045) 09.AD.25 [1] [2] [no]
    2. Wadeite (Y: 1939) 09.CA.10 [3] [4] [5]
    3. Wadsleyite (IMA1982-012) 09.BE.02 [6] [7] [8]
    4. Wagnerite (IMA2003 s.p., 1821 Rd) 08.BB.15 [9] [10] [11]
      (IUPAC: dimagnesium phosphate fluoride)
    5. Waimirite-(Y) (IMA2013-108) 03.?? [12] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: yttrium trifluoride)
    6. Wairakite (IMA1997 s.p., 1955) 09.GB.05 [13] [14] [15]
    7. Wairauite (IMA1964-015) 01.AE.15 [16] [17] [18]
      (IUPAC: cobalt iron alloy)
    8. Wakabayashilite (IMA1969-024) 02.FA.40 [19] [20] [21]
    9. Wakefieldite 08.AD.35
      (IUPAC: REE vanadate)
      1. Wakefieldite-(Ce) (IMA1969-001) 08.AD.35 [22] [23] [24]
      2. Wakefieldite-(La) (IMA1989-035a) 08.AD.35 [25] [26] [27]
      3. Wakefieldite-(Nd) (IMA2008-031) 08.?? [28] [29] [no]
      4. Wakefieldite-(Y) (IMA1969-012) 08.AD.35 [30] [31] [32]
    10. Walentaite (IMA1983-047) 08.CH.05 [33] [34] [35]
    11. Walfordite (IMA1996-003) 04.JK.05 [36] [37] [38]
    12. Walkerite (IMA2001-051) 06.GB.20 [39] [40] [no]
    13. Wallisite (IMA1971 s.p., 1965) 02.GC.05 [41] [42] [43]
      (IUPAC: copper lead thallium diarsenide pentasulfide)
    14. Wallkilldellite 08.DL.20
      1. Wallkilldellite (IMA1982-084) 08.DL.20 [44] [45] [46]
      2. Wallkilldellite-(Fe) (IMA1997-032) 08.DL.20 [47] [48] [no]
    15. Walpurgite (Y: 1871) 08.EA.05 [49] [50] [51]
    16. Walstromite (IMA1964-009) 09.CA.25 [52] [53] [54]
    17. Walthierite (IMA1991-008) 07.BC.10 [55] [56] [57]
    18. Wampenite (IMA2015-061) 10.B?. [58]
    19. Wangdaodeite (IMA2016-007) [59] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: iron titanium trioxide)
    20. Wardite (Y: 1896) 08.DL.10 [60] [61] [62]
    21. Wardsmithite (IMA1967-030) 06.HA.25 [63] [64] [65]
    22. Warikahnite (IMA1978-038) 08.CA.35 [66] [67] [68]
      (IUPAC: trizinc diarsenate dihydrate)
    23. Warkite (IMA2013-129) 04.?? [69] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: dicalcium hexascandium hexaaluminium icosaoxide)
    24. Warwickite (Y: 1838) 06.AB.20 [70] [71] [72]
    25. Wassonite (IMA2010-074) 02.CB.?? [73] [74] [75]
      (IUPAC: titanium(II) sulfide)
    26. Watanabeite (IMA1991-025) 02.GC.15 [76] [77] [78]
      (IUPAC: tetracopper diarsenide pentasulfide)
    27. Watatsumiite (IMA2001-043) 09.EH.05 [79] [80] [no]
    28. Waterhouseite (IMA2004-035) 08.BE.85 [81] [82] [83]
      (IUPAC: heptamanganese diphosphate octahydroxyl)
    29. Watkinsonite (IMA1985-024) 02.HB.20e [84] [85] [86]
      (IUPAC: lead dicopper tetrabismuth octaselenide)
    30. Wattersite (IMA1987-030) 07.FB.15 [87] [88] [89]
    31. WattevilleiteQ (Y: 1879) 07.CC.85 [90] [91] [92]
      Note: it might be hexahydrite.
    32. Wavellite (IMA1971 s.p., 1805) 08.DC.50 [93] [94] [95]
      (IUPAC: trialuminium diphosphate trihydroxyl pentahydrate)
    33. Wawayandaite (IMA1988-043) 09.HA.20 [96] [97] [98]
    34. Waylandite (IMA1962-003) 08.BL.13 [99] [100] [101]
      (IUPAC: bismuth aluminium diphosphate hexahydroxyl)
    35. Wayneburnhamite (IMA2015-124) 09.B?. [102] [no] [no]
    36. Weberite (Y: 1938) 03.CB.25 [103] [104] [105]
      (IUPAC: disodium magnesium aluminium heptafluorid)
    37. Weddellite (Y: 1936) 10.AB.40 [106] [107] [108]
      (IUPAC: calcium oxalate dihydrate)
    38. Weeksite (IMA1962 s.p., 1960) 09.AK.30 [109] [110] [111]
    39. Wegscheiderite (IMA1967 s.p., 1961) 05.AA.30 [112] [113] [114]
    40. Weibullite (IMA1980 s.p., 1910 Rd) 02.JB.25h [115] [116] [117]
    41. Weilerite (IMA1987 s.p., 1962 Rd) 08.BL.05 [no] [118] [no]
      (IUPAC: barium trialuminium sulfate arsenate hexahydroxyl)
      Note: it is definively not a synonym of arsenogorceixite as its sulfate content is now known.
    42. Weilite (IMA1963-006) 08.AD.10 [119] [120] [121]
    43. Weinebeneite (IMA1990-049) 08.DA.20 [122] [123] [124]
      (IUPAC: calcium triberillium diphosphate dihydroxyl tetrahydrate)
    44. Weishanite (IMA1982-076) 01.AD.20a [125] [126] [127]
      Chemical formula: (Au,Ag)1.2Hg0.8
    45. Weissbergite (IMA1975-040) 02.HD.05 [128] [129] [130]
      (IUPAC: thallium antimonide disulfide)
    46. Weissite (Y: 1927) 02.BA.30 [131] [132] [133]
      (IUPAC: pentacopper tritelluride)
    47. Welinite (IMA1966-002 Rd) 09.AF.75 [134] [135] [136] [137]
    48. Weloganite (IMA1967-042) 05.CC.05 [138] [139] [140]
      (IUPAC: disodium strontium zirconium hexacarbonate trihydrate)
    49. Welshite (IMA1973-019) 09.DH.40 [141] [142] [143]
    50. Wendwilsonite (IMA1985-047) 08.CG.10 [144] [145] [146]
      (IUPAC: dicalcium magnesium diarsenate dihydrate)
    51. Wenkite (IMA1967 s.p., 1962) 09.GD.25 [147] [148] [149]
    52. Werdingite (IMA1988-023) 09.BD.35 [150] [151] [152]
    53. Wermlandite (IMA1970-007) 07.DD.35 [153] [154] [155]
    54. Wernerbaurite (IMA2012-064) 04.?? [156] [no] [157]
    55. Wernerkrauseite (IMA2014-008) 04.?? [158] [no] [no]
    56. Wesselsite (IMA1994-055) 09.EA.05 [159] [160] [no]
    57. Westerveldite (IMA1971-017) 02.CC.15 [161] [162] [163]
      (IUPAC: iron arsenide)
    58. Wetherillite (IMA2014-044) 07.??. [164] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: disodium magnesium diuranyl tetrasulfate octadecahydrate)
    59. Wheatleyite (IMA1984-040) 10.AB.30 [165] [166] [167]
      (IUPAC: disodium copper oxalate dihydrate)
    60. Whelanite (IMA1977-006) 09.?? [168] [no] [no]
    61. Wherryite (Y: 1950) 07.BC.55 [169] [170] [no]
    62. Whewellite (IMA1967 s.p., 1852) 10.AB.45 [171] [172] [173]
      (IUPAC: calcium oxalate monohydrate)
    63. Whitecapsite (IMA2012-030) 07.?? [174] [no] [175]
    64. Whiteite 08.DH.15
      1. Whiteite-(CaFeMg) (IMA1975-001) 08.DH.15 [176] [177] [178]
      2. Whiteite-(CaMgMg) (IMA2016-001) 08.DH.15 [179] [no] [no]
      3. Whiteite-(CaMnMg) (IMA1986-012) 08.DH.15 [180] [181] [182]
      4. Whiteite-(CaMnMn) (IMA2011-002) 08.DH.15 [183] [no] [184]
      5. Whiteite-(MnFeMg) (IMA1978-A) 08.DH.15 [185] [186] [187]
      6. Whiteite-(MnMnMg) (IMA2015-092) 08.DH.15 [188]
    65. Whitlockite (Y: 1941) 08.AC.45 [189] [190] [191]
    66. Whitmoreite (IMA1974-009) 08.DC.15 [192] [193] [194]
      (IUPAC: iron(II) diiron(III) diphosphate dihydroxyl tetrahydrate)
    67. Wickenburgite (IMA1968-006) 09.EG.55 [195] [196] [197]
    68. Wickmanite (IMA1965-024) 04.FC.10 [198] [199] [200]
      (IUPAC: manganese(II) tin(IV) hexahydroxide)
    69. Wicksite (IMA1979-019) 08.CF.05 [201] [202] [203]
    70. Widenmannite (IMA1974-008) 05.ED.40 [204] [205] [206]
      (IUPAC: dilead uranate tricarbonate)
    71. Widgiemoolthalite (IMA1992-006) 05.DA.05 [207] [208] [209]
    72. Wightmanite (IMA1967 s.p., 1962) 06.AB.55 [210] [211] [212]
    73. Wiklundite (IMA2015-057) 04.?? [213]
    74. Wilancookite (IMA2015-034) 08. [214] [no] [no]
    75. Wilcoxite (IMA1979-070) 07.DE.45 [215] [216] [217]
      (IUPAC: magnesium aluminium disulfate fluorid octadecahydrate)
    76. Wilhelmgümbelite (IMA2015-072) 08.?? [218]
    77. Wilhelmkleinite (IMA1997-034) 08.BB.40 [219] [220] [221]
      (IUPAC: zinc diiron(III) diarsenate dihydroxyl)
    78. Wilhelmramsayite (IMA2004-033) 02.FD.40 [222] [223] [no]
      (IUPAC: Tricopper iron trisulfide dihydrate)
    79. Wilhelmvierlingite (IMA1982-025) 08.DH.20 [224] [225] [226]
    80. Wilkinsonite (IMA1988-053) 09.DH.40 [227] [228] [229]
    81. Wilkmanite (IMA1967 s.p., 1964) 02.D0.15 [230] [231] [232]
      (IUPAC: trinickel tetraselenide)
    82. Willemite (Y: 1830) 09.AA.05 [233] [234] [235]
    83. Willemseite (IMA1971 s.p., 1969) 09.EC.05 [236] [237] [238]
    84. Willhendersonite (IMA1981-030) 09.GD.10 [239] [240] [241]
    85. Willyamite (IMA1970 s.p., IMA1969-001a Rd) 02.EB.25 [242] [243] [244]
      (IUPAC: cobalt antimonide sulfide)
    86. Wiluite (IMA1997-026) 09.BG.35 [245] [246] [no]
    87. Winchite [amphibole: IMA2012 s.p., 1906 Rd] 09.DE.20 [247] [248] [249]
    88. Windhoekite (IMA2010-083) 09.EE.20 [250] [no] [no]
    89. Winstanleyite (IMA1979-001) 04.JK.05 [251] [252] [253]
    90. Wiserite (Y: 1845) 06.BA.20 [254] [255] [256]
    91. Witherite (Y: 1784) 05.AB.15 [257] [258] [259]
      (IUPAC: barium carbonate)
    92. Wittichenite (Y: 1853) 02.GA.20 [260] [261] [262]
      (IUPAC: tricopper bismuth sulfide)
    93. WittiteQ (Y: 1924) 02.JB.20 [263] [264] [265]
      Note: possibly Se-rich cannizzarite.
    94. Witzkeite (IMA2011-084) 07.?? [266] [no] [no]
    95. Wodginite (IMA1967 s.p., 1963) 04.DB.40 [267] [268] [269]
    96. Wöhlerite (Y: 1843) 09.BE.17 [270] [271] [272]
    97. Wolfeite (Y: 1949) 08.BB.15 [273] [274] [275]
      (IUPAC: diiron(II) phosphate hydroxyl)
    98. Wollastonite (IMA1962 s.p., 1818) 09.DG.05 [276] [277] [278]
    99. Wölsendorfite (Y: 1957) 04.GB.30 [279] [280] [281]
    100. Wonesite (IMA1979-007a) 09.EC.20 [282] [283] [284]
    101. Woodallite (IMA2000-042) 04.FL.05 [285] [286] [287]
    102. Woodhouseite (IMA1987 s.p., 1937 Rd) 08.BL.05 [288] [289] [290]
    103. Woodruffite (Y: 1953) 04.FL.25 [291] [292] [293]
    104. Woodwardite (Y: 1866) 07.DD.35 [294] [295] [296]
    105. Wooldridgeite (IMA1997-037) 08.FC.25 [297] [298] [299]
    106. Wopmayite (IMA2011-093) 08.?? [300] [no] [301]
      Chemical formula: Ca6Na3☐Mn(PO4)3(PO3OH)4
    107. Wrightite (IMA2015-120) 08.??. [302] [no] [no]
      (IUPAC: dipotassium dialuminium oxydiarsenate)
    108. Wroewolfeite (IMA1973-064) 07.DD.10 [303] [304] [305]
      (IUPAC: tetracopper sulfate hexahydroxyl dihydrate)
    109. Wulfenite (Y: 1845) 07.GA.05 [306] [307] [308]
      (IUPAC: lead molydenum tetraoxide)
    110. Wulffite (IMA2013-035) 07.?? [309] [310] [no]
      (IUPAC: tripotassium sodium tetracopper dioxy tetrasulfate)
    111. Wülfingite (IMA1983-070) 04.FA.10 [311] [312] [313]
      (IUPAC: zinc dihydroxide)
    112. Wupatkiite (IMA1994-019) 07.CB.85 [314] [315] [316]
      (IUPAC: cobalt dialuminium tetrasulfate docosahydrate)
    113. Wurtzite (Y: 1861) 02.CB.45 [317] [318] [319]
      (IUPAC: zinc sulfide)
    114. Wüstite (Y: 1927) 04.AB.25 [320] [321] [322]
      (IUPAC: iron(II) oxide)
    115. Wyartite (IMA1962 s.p., 1959) 05.EA.15 [323] [324] [325]
    116. Wycheproofite (IMA1993-024) 08.DJ.30 [326] [327] [328]
      (IUPAC: sodium aluminium zirconium diphosphate dihydroxyl monohydrate)
    117. Wyllieite (IMA1972-015) 08.AC.15 [329] [330] [331]

    X

    1. Xanthiosite (IMA1965 s.p., 1858 Rd) 08.AB.25 [332] [333] [334]
      (IUPAC: trinickel diarsenate)
    2. Xanthoconite (Y: 1840) 02.GA.10 [335] [336] [337]
      (IUPAC: trisilver arsenite trisulfide)
    3. Xanthoxenite (IMA1975-004a, 1920 Rd) 08.DH.40 [338] [339] [340]
      (IUPAC: dicalcium diiron(III) tetraphosphate dihydroxyl trihydrate)
    4. Xenophyllite (IMA2006-006) 08.AC.50 [341] [342] [no]
      (IUPAC: tetrasodium heptairon hexaphosphate)
    5. Xenotime 08.AD.35
      1. Xenotime-(Y) (IMA1987 s.p., 1832) 08.AD.35 [343] [344] [345]
        (IUPAC: yttrium phosphate)
      2. Xenotime-(Yb) (IMA1998-049) 08.AD.35 [346] [347] [no]
        (IUPAC: ytterbium phosphate)
    6. Xiangjiangite (IMA1982 s.p., 1978) 08.EB.05 [348] [349] [350]
    7. Xieite (IMA2007-056) 04.BB.25 [351] [352] [no]
      (IUPAC: iron(II) chromate)
    8. Xifengite (IMA1983-086) 01.BB.40 [353] [354] [355]
      (IUPAC: pentairon trisilicide)
    9. Xilingolite (IMA1982-024) 02.JB.40a [356] [357] [358]
      (IUPAC: trilead dibismuth hexasulfide)
    10. Ximengite (IMA1985-004) 08.AD.45 [359] [360] [361]
      (IUPAC: bismuth phosphate)
    11. XingzhongiteQ (Y: 1976) 02.DA.05 [362] [363] [364]
      (IUPAC: iron(III) sulfate chloride hexahydrate)
      Note: possibly cuproiridsite.
    12. Xitieshanite (IMA1982-044) 07.DC.20 [365] [366] [367]
    13. Xocolatlite (IMA2007-020) 07.DF.85 [368] [369] [no]
    14. Xocomecatlite (IMA1974-048) 07.BB.50 [370] [371] [372]
      (IUPAC: tricopper tellurate tetrahydroxyl)
    15. Xonotlite, mineral and group (Y: 1866) 09.DG.35 [373] [374] [375]

    References

    List of minerals W–X (complete) Wikipedia


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