Carbonate-Bearing Minerals


L. Bruce Railsback, Department of Geology, University of Georgia

This is an updated version of Figure 1 of a paper on "Patterns in the compositions, properties, and geochemistry of carbonate minerals".

Carbonate-Bearing Minerals
Bi-
carbonates
Simple Carbon-
ates
>OH- or O- bearing Carbonates H2O- bearing Carbonates OH- or O- and H2O- bearing Carbonates Halide- or Borate- bearing Carbonates Sulfate- bearing Carbonates Phosphate- or Arsenate- bearing Carbonates Silicate- bearing Carbonates
Monovalent Cations Only 5
e.g., Nahcolite
2
Zabuyelite Natrite
0 3
e.g., Natron
1
Peter-
baylissite
1
Qilian-
shanite
2
Burkeite Hanksite
0 0
Monovalent & Divalent Cations Only 0 8 0 5 1 3 3 4 1

Other options:
Introduction to the tables accompanying this figure.
Table I: The pure carbonate minerals.
Table II: The carbonate-bearing minerals with other anions.
Table III: Recently recognized carbonate-bearing minerals.