Precious Minerals


So what are precious minerals?


They are of economic value.


They include metal ore minerals and gemstones.



Metal ore minerals include sphalerite, pentlandite, haussmannite, wulfenite, atacamite, vivianite, galena, braunite, enargite, scorodite, cobaltite, pyrrhotite, ilmenite, pyrargyrite, cuprite, hematite, pyrolusite, rhodonite, azurite, malachite, goethite, dufrenite, scheelite, covellite, pyrite, autunite, anglesite, tetrahedrite, proustite, brookite, torbernite, dioptase, hydrozincite, chalcopyrite, turquoise, limonite, garnierite, acanthite, bornite, wolframite, cerussite, chrysocolla, mimetite, titanite, pyromorphite, xenotime, olivenite, crocoite, adamite, uraninite, brochantite, magnetite, marcasite, cinnabar, smithsonite, anatase, cyanotrichite, wavellite, libethenite, orpiment, siderite, manganite, gahnite, bournonite, chalcosite, jamesonite, arsenopyrite, hemimorphite, franklinite, realgar, linarite, molybdenite, aurichalcite, millerite, erythrite, annabergite, zincite, bauxite, vanadinite, rutile, carnotite and descloizite.

Close-Up of Pyrrhotite
Pyrrhotite. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy

Gemstones include diamonds, agate, opal, ruby, sapphire, padparadscha, cat's eye, moonstone, alexandrite, peridot, adularia, sunstone, satin spar, spessartine, heliodor, morganite, emerald, aquamarine, topaz, tourmaline, elbaite, indicolite, rubellite, kunzite, hiddenite, garnet, sodalite, analcmie, jade, epidote, thulite, tanzanite, almandine, cordierite, kyanite, demantoid, topazolite, hessonite, tsavolite, star diopside, dravite and lapis lazuli.

Close-Up of an Opal Rock, Queensland, Australia
Opal gemstone. Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy
















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