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Mineral Descriptions

     This page links you to mineral descriptions of all mineral species found at Mont Saint-Hilaire. This list is based on the official species list dated January 2006 as published by Malcolm Back, Royal Ontario Museum, Bob Gault, Canadian Museum of Nature and Bob Ramik, Royal Ontario Museum. The number of species now stands at 371, of which 50 are new to science. Biotite, ilmenorutile and tetranatrolite are maintained on the list, however, they are not counted toward these totals.

     NEW14 Jul '07 - Joaquinite-(Ce) now has a picture thanks to recent analysis by the Royal Ontario Museum.

     Many thanks to all organisms and amateurs that have embellished this site with their photomicrographs.

     All type locality species now have abstracts linked on page, courtesy of American Mineralogist, Canadian Mineralogist and European Journal of Mineralogy. However beware, many others species are on the way..., here is the unknowns page.

     To assist you in finding pictures, sketches or crystal drawings of your favorite minerals, I have put a letter behind the species for which these are present. They will be represented as follows: (a) for mineral description abstracts; (d) for crystal diagram; (p) for photographs and (s) for sketch. There are now 259 species and 7 unknowns graced by a total of 950 photographs & micrographs on site linked to larger versions.

Mont Saint-Hilaire minerals (Type locality in bold)     
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Complete list of mineral species from mont Saint-Hilaire in .pdf (65 kb)


  
Abenakiite-(Ce) (a)
Acanthite
Actinolite (p)
Adamsite-(Y) (ap)
Aegirine (p)
Alabandite
Albite (p)
Allanite-(Ce) (p)
Almandine (p)
Analcime (p)
Anatase (p)
Ancylite-(Ce) (p)
Andesine (p)
Andradite (p)
Anglesite
Ankerite (p)
Annabergite
Annite (p)
Anorthoclase (p)
Antimony
Aragonite (p)
Arfvedsonite (p)
Arsenopyrite (p)
Ashcroftine-(Y) (p)
Astrophyllite (p)
Augite

  
Baileychlore
Barite (p)
Barylite (p)
Barytolamprophyllite
Bastnäsite-(Ce) (p)
Bavenite (p)
Behoite (p)
Berthierine (p)
Beryl
Beryllonite (p)
Beudantite
Biotite (p)
Birnessite (p)
Bismuth
Bobtraillite (ap)
Bonshtedtite
Boyleite
Bradleyite
Britholite-(Ce)
Brochantite
Brockite
Brookite (p)
Burbankite (p)

  
Calcio-ancylite-(Ce) (p)
Calcioburbankite (ap)
Calciohilairite
Calcite (p)
Cancrinite (p)
Cancrisilite
Carbocernaite
Carbonate-fluorapatite (p)
Caresite (ap)
Carletonite (ap)
Catapleiite (p)
Celestine (p)
Cerite-(Ce) (p)
Cerussite (p)
Chabazite-Ca (p)
Chabazite-Na (p)
Chalconatronite
Chalcopyrite (p)
Chamosite (p)
Charmarite (ap)
Chkalovite (p)
Chlormagaluminite
Clinochlore
Clinoptilolite-K (p)
Cordierite
Cordylite-(Ce) (p)
Corundum (p)
Cryolite (p)
Cryptomelane (p)

  
Daqingshanite-(Ce) (p)
Datolite (p)
Dawsonite (p)
Digenite
Diopside (p)
Djurleite
Dolomite (p)
Donnayite-(Y) (ap)
Dorfmanite
Doyleite (ap)
Dravite (p)

  
Edenite
Edingtonite
Ekanite (p)
Elpidite (p)
Enstatite
Epididymite (p)
Epidote (p)
Epistolite (p)
Erdite (p)
Erythrite (p)
Eudialyte (p)
Eudidymite (p)
Ewaldite (p)

  
Faujasite-Na (p)
Ferroceladonite (p)
Ferrocolumbite (p)
Ferroeckermannite
Ferrokentbrooksite (ap)
Ferronyböite
Fluorapatite (p)
Fluorapophyllite (p)
Fluorbritholite-(Ce) (a)
Fluorite (p)
Fluoro-magnesio-arfvedsonite
Franconite (p)

  
Gaidonnayite (ap)
Galena (p)
Ganophyllite
Garronite (p)
Gaultite (a)
Genthelvite (p)
Gersdorffite
Gibbsite
Gismondine
Gjerdingenite-Na (ap)
Gmelinite-Na (p)
Gobbinsite (p)
Goethite (p)
Gonnardite (p)
Götzenite (p)
Graphite (p)
Greigite
Griceite (ap)
Grossular (p)
Gypsum (p)

  
Haineaultite (ap)
Halite (p)
Halotrichite
Harmotome (p)
Hedenbergite
Helvite (p)
Hematite (p)
Hemimorphite (p)
Hercynite (p)
Hessite (p)
Hibschite (p)
Hilairite (ap)
Hingganite-(Ce)
Hingganite-(Y) (p)
Hiortdahlite (p)
Hisingerite (p)
Hochelagaite (ap)
Horváthite-(Y) (ap)
Hydrocerussite
Hydroxyapophyllite
Hydrozincite

  
Ilmenite (p)
Ilmenorutile (p)
IMA 2003-019
IMA 2005-012a

  
Jarosite (p)
Joaquinite-(Ce) (p)
Johnsenite-(Ce) (a)

  
Kaersutite (p)
Kainosite-(Y)
Kaolinite
Kapustinite
Kellyite
Kentbrooksite (p)
Khomyakovite (ap)
Kogarkoite (p)
Korobitsynite (p)
Kukharenkoite-(Ce) (ap)
Kupletskite (p)
Kutnohorite (p)

  
Labuntsovite-Mn (p)
Lalondeite (p)
Lamprophyllite (p)
Langite
Lanthanite-(Ce) (p)
Låvenite (p)
Lead
Leifite (p)
Lemoynite (ap)
Lepidocrocite (p)
Leucophanite (p)
Leucosphenite (p)
Lintisite (p)
Litvinskite
Lizardite
Löllingite (p)
Loparite-(Ce) (p)
Lorenzenite (p)
Lovozerite (p)
Lueshite (p)
Lukechangite-(Ce) (a) (p)

  
Magadiite
Magnesio-arfvedsonite (p)
Magnesiohornblende (p)
Magnesite (p)
Magnetite (p)
Makatite (p)
Malinkoite (p)
Mangan-neptunite (p)
Manganocolumbite
Manganokhomyakovite (ap)
Manganokukisvumite (ap)
Manganotychite
Marcasite (p)
Martinite (p)
Mazzite-Na (p)
Mckelveyite-(Y) (p)
Meionite (p)
Melanterite
Micheelsenite (ap)
Microcline (p)
Milarite
Millerite (p)
Mimetite
Miserite (p)
Mohrite (p)
Molybdenite (p)
Monazite-(Ce) (p)
Monteregianite-(Y) (ap)
Montmorillonite (p)
Muscovite (p)

  
Nahpoite
Nalipoite (a)
Narsarsukite (p)
Natrite
Natrolemoynite (ap)
Natrolite (p)
Natron
Natrophosphate (p)
Natrosilite
Neighborite (p)
Nenadkevichite (p)
Neotocite (p)
Nepheline (p)
Neptunite (p)
Nickeline
Niobokupletskite (ap)
Nontronite
Nordite-(Ce)
Nordstrandite (p)
Normandite (ap)

  
Oneillite (ap)
Opal (p)
Orthoclase
Ortho-joaquinite-(Ce)

  
Paracoquimbite
Parakeldyshite
Paranatrolite (ap)
Paraumbite (p)
Parisite-(Ce) (p)
Pectolite (p)
Penkvilksite (p)
Perraultite (ap)
Petarasite (ap)
Petersenite-(Ce) (ap)
Phillipsite-K
Phillipsite-Na (p)
Phlogopite (p)
Phosinaite-(Ce) (p)
Pirssonite (p)
Polylithionite (p)
Posnjakite
Poudretteite (ap)
Prehnite
Pyrite (p)
Pyrochlore (p)
Pyrophanite (p)
Pyrrhotite (p)

  
Quartz (p)
Quintinite (ap)

  
Raite (p)
Ranciéite
Rasvumite (p)
Reederite-(Y) (ap)
Remondite-(Ce) (p)
Remondite-(La) (p)
Revdite
Rhabdophane-(Ce) (p)
Rhabdophane-(La)
Rhodochrosite (p)
Richterite (p)
Riebeckite (p)
Rinkite (p)
Römerite
Röntgenite-(Ce) (p)
Rosenbuschite
Rouvilleite (ap)
Rozenite
Rutile (p)

  
Sabinaite (pp)
Sanidine
Saponite
Sazhinite-(Ce) (p)
Sazhinite-(La)
Sazykinaite-(Y) (p)
Schairerite
Scheelite
Schorl
Searlesite (p)
Senaite (p)
Sepiolite (p)
Sérandite (p)
Sheldrickite (ap)
Shigaite
Shomiokite-(Y) (p)
Shortite (p)
Siderite (p)
Siderophyllite
Sidorenkite (p)
Silinaite (ap)
Smithsonite
Sodalite (p)
Spertiniite
Spessartine (p)
Sphalerite (p)
Steacyite (ap)
Steenstrupine-(Ce) (p)
Stillwellite-(Ce) (p)
Strontianite (p)
Struvite
Sugilite (p)
Sulfur
Synchysite-(Ce) (p)
Szomolnokite

  
Tadzhikite (p)
Tainiolite (p)
Tennantite
Terskite (p)
Tetrahedrite
Tetranatrolite (ap)
Thalcusite (p)
Thaumasite (p)
Thenardite
Thermonatrite (p)
Thomasclarkite-(Y) (ap)
Thomsonite-Ca (p)
Thorbastnäsite (p)
Thorite
Thornasite (a)
Thorogummite
Titanite (p)
Tremolite
Trona
Tsepinite-Na (p)
Tugtupite (p)
Tumchaite (p)
Tundrite-(Ce) (p)
Tuperssuatsiaite (p)

  
Ussingite (p)

  
Vaterite
Vermiculite
Vesuvianite (p)
Villiaumite (p)
Vinogradovite (p)
Vitusite-(Ce)
Vuonnemite (p)

  
Wadeite
Wagnerite
Weloganite
Willemite (p)
Wöhlerite (p)
Wollastonite (p)
Wulfenite (p)
Wurtzite (p)

  
Xenotime-(Y)

  
Yofortierite (ap)

  
Zakharovite (p)
Zeophyllite (p)
Zircon (p)
Zircophyllite
Zirsilite-(Ce)