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MINERAL IDENTIFICATION PROJECT


alphabetical, hardness, density, transparency, crystal system, mineral type

310 MINERALS IN DATABASE SORTED BY HARDNESS

mercury
Hardness 1
bauxite
chlorargyrite
cyanotrichite
graphite
molybdenite
montmorillonite
pyrophyllite
sulfur
talc
ulexite
covellite
erythrite
orpiment
realgar
sylvanite
vivianite
Hardness 2
alurgite
amber
anthracite (coal)
argentite
artinite
aurichalcite
autunite
bismuth
bismuthinite
borax
carnotite
chalcocite
chlorite
cinnabar
clinochlore
copper
epsomite
fuchsite (mica group)
garnierite
glauconite (mica group)
gold
gypsum
hydrozincite
kaolinite
muscovite (mica group)
niter
polybasite
proustite
sepiolite
silver
stephanite
stibnite
sylvite
torbernite
vermiculite
anglesite
annabergite
barite
biotite (mica group)
boulangerite
bournonite
brucite
carnallite
chalcanthite
chrysocolla
chrysotile
copiapite
crocoite
cryolite
galena
glauberite
halite
kernite
lepidolite (mica group)
linarite
phlogopite (mica group)
phosgenite
pyrargyrite
serpentine
trona
vanadinite
whewellite
wulfenite
Hardness 3
anhydrite

antimony
arsenic
atacamite
bornite
calcite
celestite
cerussite
enargite
fresnoite
greenockite
marmatite
millerite
olivenite
pentlandite
phosphophyllite
pyrrhotite
sphalerite
tetrahedrite-tennantite
witherite
adamite
alunite
aragonite
astrophyllite
azurite
boleite
cuprite
descloizite
dolomite
hauerite
heulandite (zeolite group)
hydromagnesite
laumontite (zeolite group)
magnesite
malachite
margarite (mica group)
mimetite
pyromorphite
rhodochrosite
scorodite
siderite
stilbite (zeolite group)
strontianite
tarbuttite
volborthite
wavellite
Hardness 4
chabazite (zeolite group)
colemanite
fluorite
manganite
nickel-iron
phillipsite (zeolite group)
platinum
purpurite
riebeckite
stibiconite
variscite
wolframite
zincite
apophyllite
conichalcite
harmotome (zeolite group)
hemimorphite
rosasite
scheelite
wollastonite
Hardness 5
actinolite
akermanite-gehlenite
analcime
apatite
augite
betafite
bronzite
cancrinite
cummingtonite
datolite
diopside
dioptase

eosphorite
ferberite-heubnerite
glaucodot
goethite
hausmannite
hedenbergite
herderite
hornblende
ilmenite
johannsenite
lazulite
lazurite
lepidocrocite
limonite
microlite
monazite
natrolite (zeolite group)
nephrite
neptunite
nickeline
omphacite
richterite
romanechite
samarskite
scapolite
scolecite (zeolite group)
sphene (titanite)
thomsonite (zeolite group)
titanite (sphene)
tremolite
turquoise
allanite
amblygonite
anatase
anthophyllite
arsenopyrite
babingtonite
brazilianite
brookite
chromite
cobaltite
enstatite
fergusonite
franklinite
hauyne
hematite
leucite
magnetite
milarite
nepheline
obsidian
opal
perovskite
rhodonite
smithsonite
sodalite
uraninite
willemite
Hardness 6
adularia
aegerine
albite (feldspar group)
amazonite
arfvedsonite
benitoite
bertrandite
bixbyite
bytownite
cassiterite
chondrodite
columbite-tantalite
epidote
glaucophane
kyanite
labradorite (feldspar group)
marcasite

microcline (feldspar group)
oligoclase (feldspar group)
orthoclase (feldspar group)
perthite (feldspar group)
petalite
plagioclase (feldspar group)
prehnite
pyrite
pyrolusite
rutile
sanidine (feldspar group)
sillimanite
skutterudite
thorianite
zoisite
almandine (garnet group)
andradite (garnet group)
chloritoid
clinozoisite
demantoid (garnet group)
diaspore
ferroaxinite
gadolinite
grossular (garnet group)
ilvaite
jadeite
manganaxinite
olivine (fayalite)
olivine (forsterite)
piemontite
pyrope (garnet group)
spodumene
tsavorite (garnet group)
uvarovite (garnet group)
vesuvianite
Hardness 7
agate (quartz)
amethyst (quartz)
aventurine (quartz)
Boracite
carnelian (quartz)
chalcedony (quartz)
chert (quartz)
chrysoprase (quartz)
citrine (quartz group)
cordierite
cristobalite
danburite
dumortierite
flint (quartz)
herkimer diamonds (quartz)
jasper (quartz)
milky quartz
onyx (quartz)
quartz
rose quartz
rutilated quartz
smoky quartz
staurolite
tiger's eye (quartz)
tourmaline
tridymite
andalusite
aquamarine
beryl
emerald
euclase
morganite
phenakite
zircon
zircon
Hardness 8
spinel
topaz
chrysoberyl
Hardness 9
corundum
ruby
sapphire
diamond

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