A List of Carbonate-Bearing Minerals
Table V: Recently Recognized Carbonate-Bearing Minerals

L. Bruce Railsback, Department of Geology, University of Georgia
with the kind help of Dr. Joseph A. Mandarino of the Royal Ontario Museum

This is intended to be a list of all carbonate-bearing minerals for which names have been recently approved by the International Mineralogical Association's Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. The list is in rough order of the approval of the mineral names. This is list is largely redundant with Tables I, II, III, and IV, in that it simply lists the minerals from Tables I, II, III, and IV that have been recognized since 1992. Only the minerals without numbers in the right hand column have not yet been transferred to Tables I, II, III, and IV. This page was last updated on September 19, 2002.

If you spot an error or a missing mineral, or if you have some other comment or query, please contact Bruce Railsback.

Other options:
Introduction to these tables.
Table I: The pure carbonate minerals.
Table II: The carbonate-bearing minerals with chloride, sulfate, or fluoride.
Table III: The carbonate-bearing minerals with phosphate, borate, arsenate, or silicate.
Table IV: The carbonate-bearing minerals with multiple other anions.
Abstract of the paper to which these table are an appendix.

Table V: Post-1992 Carbonate-Bearing Minerals
Mineral Name 1 Chemical Formula Year 2 refs 3 No. 4
Olekminskite Sr(Sr,Ca,Ba)(CO3)2 1993 AM78:451 2.4.8
Fontanite Ca(UO2)3(CO3)4.3H2O 1993 AM78:846 5.11.19
Cancrisilite Na7(Al5Si7O24)CO3.3H2O 1993 AM78:1314 11.8.4
Brianyoungite Zn3(SO4,CO3)(OH)4 1993 MM57:665 8.6.8
Widgiemoolthalite (Ni,Mg)5(CO3)4(OH)2.4-5(H2O) 1993 AM78:819 5.5.7
Kamphaugite-(Y) Ca(Y,REE)2(CO3)4(OH)2.3H2O 1994 AM79:387 5.7.7
Mineevite-(Y) Na25Ba(Y,Gd,Dy)2(CO3)11(HCO3)4(SO4)2F2Cl 1994 AM79:764 12.7.2
Qilianshanite Na(HCO3)(H3BO3).2H2O 1994 AM79:765 10.1.1
Shomiokite-(Y) Na3Y(CO3)3.3H2O 1994 AM79:766 4.7.8
Petersenite-(Y)
[IMA 1992-048]
Na4REE2(CO3)5 1995 AM80:406 2.7.8
Abenakiite Na26(REE)6(SiO3)6(PO4)6(CO3)6(SO2)O 1995 AM80:1073 12.7.4
Peterbaylissite
[IMA 1993-041]
Hg1+3CO3(OH).2H2O 1995 AM80:1074 5.1.1
Reederite-(Y)
[IMA 1994-012]
(Na,Mn,Fe)15(Y,REE)2(CO3)9(SO3F)Cl 1995 MR27:304; AM80:1059 12.7.1
Crawfordite
[IMA 1993-030]
Na3SrPO4CO3 1995 MR27:202; AM80:1328 10.2.4
Shannonite
[IMA 1993-053]
Pb2OCO3 1996 MR27:305; AM81:252 3.6.13
Calcioburbankite
[IMA 1993-001]
Na3(Ca,REE,Sr)3(CO3)5 1996 MR27:301; AM81:1013 2.7.3
Krasnovite Ba(Al,Mg)(PO4,CO3)(OH)2.H2O 1997 MR28:221; AM82:621 10.8.1
Kukharenkoite-(Ce)
[IMA 1995-040]
Ba2Ce(CO3)3F 1997 MR28:403; AM82:1039 9.7.15
Sheldrickite
[IMA 1996-019]
NaCa3(CO3)2F3.H2O 1997 MR28:486; AM82:1262 9.2.1
Charmarite
[IMA 1992-026 and 027]
Mn4Al2(OH)12CO3.3H2O 1998 AM83:1347; MR30:156 6.8.6
Quintinite
[IMA 1992-028 and 029]
Mg4Al2(OH)12CO3.3H2O 1998 AM83:1347;
MR30:324;
CM35:1541
6.8.7
Caresite
[IMA 1992-030]
Fe4Al2(OH)12CO3.3H2O 1998 AM83:1348; MR30:156 6.8.8
Ancylite-(La)
[IMA 1995-053]
Sr(La,Ce)(CO3)2(OH).H2O 1998 MR29:233; AM83:652 5.7.8
Horvathite-(Y)
[IMA 1996-032]
NaYCO3F2 1997 CM35:743; MR29-236; AM83:401 9.7.19
Lukechangite-(Ce)
[IMA 1996-033]
Na3Ce2(CO3)4F 1997 AM82:1255
MR29:474
9.7.20
Chlorartinite
[IMA 1996-005]
Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH).3(H2O) 1998 AM84:1195 7.5.1
Philolithite
[IMA 1996-020]
Pb12Mn(Mn,Mg)4(Mg,Mn)2SO4(CO3)4O6Cl4(OH)12 1999 MR30:157; AM84:686 12.5.1
Blatonite
[IMA 1997-025]
UO2CO3H20 1998 CM36:1077; MR30:231; AM84:990 (5.11.22)
Thomasclarkite-(Y)
[IMA 1997-047]
Na(Y,REE)(HCO3)(OH)3.4H2O 1998 MR30:404;
AM84:1466;
CM36:1293
(1.7.1)
Phosphoellenbergerite
[IMA 1994-006]
Mg14(PO4)6(PO3OH,CO3)2(OH)6 1999 AM84:1196 MR33:167 (10.5.4)
Silvialite Ca4Al6Si6O24(SO4)0.6(CO3)0.4 6 1999 MM63:321;
AM85:264
(12.8.13)
Zaccagnaite
[IMA 1997-019]
Zn4Al2(OH)12(CO3).3H2O 1998 [MR29:486] AM86:1293 MR33:171 CM40:1020 ((6.8.9))
IMA 1997-036 Ca(Ce,REE)2(CO3)4.H2O 1998 [MR29:486;
CM36:930]
((3.7.9))
Carraraite
[IMA 1998-002]
Ca3Ge(OH)6(SO4)(CO3).12H2O 2001 [MR30:320; MM63:763] CM39:1754 AM1293 ((8.10.2))
Clearcreekite
[IMA 1999-003]
Hg1+3(CO3)(OH).2H2O 2000 [CM38:245] CM39:779 CM40:1005 AM 87:355 MR162 C.R.N
Dashkovaite
[IMA 2000-006]
Mg(HCO3)2.2H2O 2001 CM 39:1478 AM 86:1534 C.R.N
Fencooperite
[IMA 2000-023]
Ba6Fe3+3Si8O23(CO3)2Cl3.H2O 2001 CM39:1059 CM39:1755 AM87:765 C.R.N
Kampfite
[IMA 2000-003]
Ba6[(Si,Al)O2]8(CO3)2Cl2(Cl,H2O)2 2001 CM39:1053 MR33:163 CM40:1008 AM87:766 C.R.N
Remondite-(La)
[IMA 1999-006]
Na3(La,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5 2000 [CM38:246] CM40:1017 MR32:219 AM86:377 C.R.N
Adamsite-(Y)
[IMA 1999-020]
NaY(CO3)26H2O 2000 [CM38:247] CM93:2001 CM38:1457 AM86:1112 C.R.N
Petterdite
[IMA 1999-034]
PbCr3+2(CO3)2(OH)4H2O 2000 [CM38:248] CM38:1467 CM39:1757 AM86:1113 MR33:166 C.R.N
IMA 1999-045 Na4(UO2)(CO3)3 2000 [CM38:249] C.R.N
Kozoite-(Nd)
[IMA 1998-063]
Nd(CO3)(OH) 2000 [CM38:249] MR32:215 C.R.N
Micheelsenite
[IMA 1999-033]
(Ca,Y)3Al(PO3OH,CO3)(CO3)(OH)6.12H2O 2001 CM39:1756 AM87:356 MR33:165 C.R.N
Oswaldpeetersite
[IMA 2000-034]
(UO2)2CO3(OH)2.4H2O 2002 CM39:1685 CM40:1015 C.R.N
Descrepignyite-(Y)
[IMA 2001-027]
(Y,REE)4Cu(CO3)4Cl(OH)5.2H2O 2002 [AM87:1268] MM66:181 C.R.N
IMA 2000-005 Ca2Mn3O2(AsO4)2(CO3).3H2O 2001 [CM39:918] C.R.N
IMA 2000-035 Na2Ba2FeTiSi2O7(CO3)(OH)3F 2001 [CM39:921] C.R.N
none 5 Ca5Cu(UO2)4(CO3)6(OH)8.4H2O 1999 AM:84:687 .
none 5 Ca2Cu(UO2)2(CO3)2O3.3H2O 1999 AM:84:688 .
none 5 Nd(CO3)[(OH),H2O] 1999 AM84:1466 .
NAME CHEMICAL FORMULA YEAR REFS C.R.N

Footnotes:

1 Numbers in brackets are numbers assigned by IMA to applications for approval of mineral names. For minerals with numbers but not names near the bottom of the table, names have been approved by the IMA, but those names may have not yet been published.

2 Year in which mineral name appeared in the references at right (not necessarily the year the mineral was named).

3 Volume and page on which minerals are reported in American Mineralogist (AM), Mineralogical Record (MR), Mineralogical Magazine (MM), Canadian Mineralogist (CM), or other publications. Bracketed references ("[ . . .]") are to reports of "New minerals approved in ____ by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, International Mineralogical Association" or "New minerals recently approved".

4 Column number.row number.mineral number in Figures 1 and 2 of Railsback's 1999 paper on "Patterns in the compositions, properties, and geochemistry of carbonate minerals" (Carbonates and Evaporites, v. 14, p. 1-20). (Parentheses indicate that entry of mineral postdates when paper went to press, so that mineral is not included in paper.) (Double parentheses indicate mineral has not yet been added to Tables I to IV).

5 These chemical formulae have been reported in the literature, but no IMA numbers or names have been published.

6 The reported "ideal" formula does not include CO3, but the actual chemical formula reported has (SO4)0.57(CO3)0.41 for its non-silicate negative charge.


    Persons interested in naming of minerals may wish to consult a paper on "The IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names: Procedures and guidelines on mineral nomenclature, 1998" by Ernest H. Nickel and Joel D. Grice, which was published in The Canadian Mineralogist (v, 36, p. 913-926, 1998) and in The Mineralogical Record (v. 30, p. 163-176, 1999).


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