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Perfect Purple! Hand Holding an Purple Amethyst
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Each of these minerals and mineral groups is documented here with a photo and notes. The Mineral Picture Index organizes these minerals by their geological significance. Gemstone names appear in the Gems to Minerals Table, not here.

Actinolite
Aegirine
Almandine
Alunite
Amethyst
Amphibole Minerals
Analcime
Andalusite
Andradite
Anglesite
Anhydrite
Apatite
Aragonite
Augite
Axinite
Babingtonite
Barite
Benitoite
Beryl
Biotite
Borax
Bornite
Bronzite
Calcite
Carbonate Minerals
Carnelian
Cassiterite
Celadonite
Celestine
Cerussite
Chabazite
Chalcedony
Chalcopyrite
Chlorite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Copper
Corundum
Cuprite
Diamond
Diopside
Dioptase
Dolomite
Dumortierite
Elemental Minerals
Enstatite
Epidote
Eudialyte
Evaporite and Halide Minerals
Feldspars
Fluorite
Fuchsite
Galena
Garnet Minerals
Glauconite
Glaucophane
Goethite
Gold
Graphite
Grossular
Gypsum
Halite
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Heulandite
Hornblende
Ilmenite
Iron
Jadeite
Jasper
Kyanite
Labradorite
Laumontite
Lazulite
Lazurite
Lepidolite
Leucite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
Marcasite
Margarite
Metacinnabar
Mica Minerals
Microcline
Mineraloids
Molybdenite
Muscovite
Natrolite
Nepheline
Neptunite
Olivine
Omphacite
Opal
Orthoclase
Oxide Minerals
Phengite
Phlogopite
Phosphate Minerals
Piemontite
Plagioclase
Platinum
Potassium Feldspar
Prehnite
Psilomelane
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
Pyromorphite
Pyrope
Pyrophyllite
Pyroxene Minerals
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Ruby
Rutile
Sanidine
Scapolite
Selenite
Sericite
Serpentine
Siderite
Silicate Minerals
Sillimanite
Silver
Smithsonite
Sodalite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
Spodumene
Staurolite
Stilbite
Stilpnomelane
Sulfate Minerals
Sulfide Minerals
Sulfur
Sylvite
Talc
Titanite
Topaz
Tourmaline
Turquoise
Ulexite
Uvarovite
Variscite
Willemite
Witherite
Wollastonite
Zeolite Minerals
Zircon

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