Originally reported from Aura river, Länsi-Suomen Lääni, Finland. Said to be an altered Cordierite, possibly an aluminosilicate of Fe, Mg, Ca and K.
Type Locality: Skräbböle Quarry (Nordkalk Quarry), Pargas (Parainen), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland. Named in 1817 by Baron Abraham Constantin Mouradgea d'Ohsson from the Swedish "grynig och körtelaktig" meaning gritty and gland-like in allusion to its occurring in isolated grains
Type Locality: Varislahti deposit, Outokumpu Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au ore field, Eastern Finland Region, Finland. Named in 1959 by Olavi Kouvo, Maija Huhma, and Yrjö Vuorelainen, for its cobalt content and relation to pentlandite
Named by Olavi Kouvo and Yrjö Vuorelainen in 1958 in honor of Pentti Eelis Eskola, professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He did pioneering work on metamorphic rocks and won several international awards including the 1958 Wollaston medal.
Named as an Fe-dominant mineral of the nigerite group and the 6N6S polysome. The root name is for Nigeria. Type Locality: Rosendal pegmatite, Kemiö Island (Kimito Island), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 49 (1977), 151
Originally named and described as Pehrmanite by Burke and Lustenhouwer (1981) from Rosendal pegmatite, Kemiö Island, Finland
Named in 1992 as the ferrous-iron analogue of wodginite. Type Locality: Sukula Pegmatites, Tammela, Southern Finland Region, Finland
In allusion to its composition, with FLUORine dominant over hydroxyl and its relationship to Cannilloite. Type Locality: Pargas (Parainen), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland
Haapalaite 2(Fe,Ni)S•1.6(Mg,Fe++)(OH)2 Named in honor of Paavo Haapala in 1973 by M. Huhma, Y. Vuorelainen, T.A. Häkli, and H.Papunen in : Haapalaite, a new nickel-iron sulphide of the valleriite type from East Finland, Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 45, 105—106.
Hackmanite Na8[Al6Si6O24]Cl2-xSx/2 (0\x [ 0.25) Named in honor of the Finnish geologist, Victor Axel Hackman (1866-1941). Although ‘hackmanite’ is no longer a recognized mineral species, it is the popular varietal name given to a rare form of sodalite that characteristically exhibits tenebrescence.
(Ta,Nb,Sn, Mn2+,Fe2+)O2
After Ixion in Greek mythology, a character related to Tantalus, in allusion to the tantalum content of the material. The mineral name ixiolite first appeared in 1857 in a paper by A. E. Nordenskiold in which he described two tantalite-like minerals from Skogsbäle in Kimitoön, Finland.
Kaatialite Fe3+[H2As5+O4]3•5-5.5(H2O) Named in 1984 from the locality by G. Raade, M. Mladek, R. Kristiansen and V. Din: Kaatialaite, a new ferric arsenate mineral from Finland,
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Named after the Karelian schist belt, the region of Finland where the mineral occurs.  Type Locality: Outokumpu Cu-Zn deposit, Outokumpu Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au ore field, Eastern Finland Region, Finland
Kitkaite NiTeSe
Kitkaite is named in allusion to the river Kitka in the valley of which the mineral was found in 1956 by T. A. Häkli, Y. Vuorelainen and Th.G. Sahama: Kitkaite (NiTeSe), a new mineral from Kuusamo, Northeast Finland: American Mineralogist, Volume 50, pages 581-586, 1965
Pd7-xSnTe2 (0.3 = x = 0.8)
Named in honor of Kari K. Kojonen, senior research scientist in the Bedrock Geology and Resources Group of the Geological Survey of Finland and former President of Mineralogical Society of Finland. Stanley, C.J. and Vymazalová, A. (2015): Kojonenite, a new palladium tin telluride mineral from the Stillwater Layered Igneous Intrusion, Montana, U.S.A. American Mineralogist. 100: 447-450100,
Kullerudite NiSe2
Named in honor of Gunnar Kullerud, Geophisical Laboratory, Washington, D.C., USA by Y. Vuorelainen, A. Huhma and A. Häkli: Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 36, 113- 125 in 1964
Named in honor of Joseph Hector Gilles Laflamme (b. 1947), Canadian mineralogist, of the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET), Ottawa, in recognition of his important contributions to the characterization of platinum-group minerals.Type Locality: Kirakkajuppura PGE deposit, Sompujärvi Reef, Penikat complex, Lapland Region, Finland
Named in honor of professor Aarne Laitakari, former director of Geological Survey of Finland by A. Vorma, (1959) Laitakariitti Uusi Bi-Se-mineraali Orijärveltä. Geologi: 11(2): 11-11.
Ca(Y,Gd,Nd,Dy)4(CO3)7 · 9H2O
Named in honor of Lauri Lokka, Finnish mineralogist and Chief Chemist, Geological Survey of Finland, Perttunen, V. 1971. Lokkaite, a new hydrous RE-carbonate from Pyörönmaa pegmatite in Kangasala, SWFinland.
The mineral is named after the locality, the Miessi river by Kojonen, K. K., Tarkian, M., Roberts, A. C., Törnroos, R., and Heidrich, S. (2007). Miessiite, Pd11Te2Se2, a new mineral species from Miessijoki, Finnish Lapland, Finland. The Canadian Mineralogist, 45(5), 1221-1227
Mäkinenite NiSe Named in honor of Eero Mäkinen, Finnish geologist and former President of the Outokumpu Company by Y. Vuorelainen, A. Huhma and A. Häkli: Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 36, 113- 125 in 1964
Named according to the recommended pyrochlore supergroup nomenclature (Atencio et al. 2010), indicating dominant elements and its relation to other microlite group minerals.Type Locality: Sukula Pegmatites, Tammela, Southern Finland Region, Finland
Named after its discovery locality, Pampalo gold deposit, Finland by Vymazalová, A., Kojonen, K., Laufek, F., Johanson, B., Stanley, C., Plášil, J., & Halodová, P. (2018). Pampaloite, AuSbTe, a new mineral from Pampalo gold mine, Finland. Mineralogical Magazine, 1-23.
Named in 1815 by Count Fabian Gotthard von Steinheil for the locality in the Pargas Valley, Finland.
A synonym of Ferrotaaffeite-6N'3S. Originally named and described as Pehrmanite by Burke and Lustenhouwer (1981) from Rosendal pegmatite, Kemiö Island, Finland for professor Gunnar Pehrman
Type Locality: Pargas (Parainen), Southwestern Finland Region, Finland. Named for its relationship to pargasite.
To honour Veikko Pääkkönen, Finnish geologist by Borodaev, Yu. S., Mozgova, N. N., Ozerova, N. A., Bortnikov, N. S., Oivanen, P. and Iletuinen, V. (1981): Paakkonenite (Sb2AsS2) - a new mineral from the Seinajoki ore region in Finland. Zapiski Vsesoyuznogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 110, 480-487.
Named in honor of Wilhelm Ramsay . Finnish mineralogist and geologist who specialized in studying nepheline syenites and alkalic rocks, particularly of the Lovozero and Khibiny area, Russia. A synonym of Lorenzenite
Named in honor of Professor Kalervo Rankama (1913–1995), Finnish geochemist, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Type Locality: Mumba cassiterite gravels, Mumba, Masisi Mts, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Fe3+16(OH,SO4)12-13O16 · 10-12H2O
Originally named glockerite in 1855 by Karl Friedrich Naumann in honour of Ernst Friedrich Glocker (1 May 1783 Stuttgart, Germany - 18 July 1858), professor of mineralogy at University of Breslau (University of Vratislav; Wroclaw, Poland) and author of numerous systematic mineralogical works. Renamed by J.M. Bigham, L. Carlson, E. Murad, in 1994 in honour of Udo Schwertmann (25 November 1927,Stade/Elbe, Germany - 20 January 2016), soil scientist at the University of München (Munich), Germany.Type Locality: Pyhäsalmi Mine, Pyhäjärvi, Northern Finland Region, Finland
Sederholmitite NiSe Named in honor of J. J. Sederholm, former Director of the Geological Survey of Finland by Y.Vuorelainen, A. Huhma and A. Häkli: Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 36, 113- 125 in 1964
Named for the type locality at Seinäjoki, Vaasa, Finland. Mozgova, N.N., Borodaev, Yu.S., Ozerova, N.A., Paakonen, O.L., Sveshnikova, O.L., Balitskii, V.S., and Dorogovin, B.A. (1976): Zapiski Vserossiyskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva, 105, 617-630
Named in 1863 by A. E. Nordenskiold after an ancient Finnish divinity. The original iron-dominant tapiolite material came from "near Kulmala Farm", Sukula, Tammela, Etelä-Suomen Lääni, Finland
Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld named tapiolite in 1863 after Tapio, Finnish god of the forest as the original material was from a granite pegmatite prospect located close to the Kumala farm in the town of Sukula in Finland. Renamed ferrotapiolite in 1983 to distinguish it from manganotapiolite. Later renamed tapiolite-(Fe).
Named manganotapiolite in 1983 for its compositional relationship to ferrotapiolite. Type Locality: Tiainen pegmatite, Eräjärvi area, Orivesi, Western and Inner Finland Region, Finland
Named in honor of Professor Mahmud Tarkian, specialist of ore microscopy of the University of Hamburg, Germany, who first described the synthetic material and determined its structure. Kojonen, K. K., Roberts, A. C., Isomäki, O. P., Knauf, V. V., Johanson, B., and Pakkanen, L. (2004). Tarkianite,(Cu, Fe)(Re, Mo)4S8, a new mineral species from the Hitura mine, Nivala, Finland. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(2), 539-544.
Trüstedtite Ni3Se4 Named in honor of O. Trüstedt, whose work on prospecting methods lead to the discovery of the Outokumpu ore deposit, Finland by Y. Vuorelainen, A. Huhma and A. Häkli:   Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 36, 113- 125 in 1964
The mineral is named in honor of Professor Ragnar Törnroos, University of Helsinki, Finland by Kari K. Kojonen, Andrew M. McDonald, Chris J. Stanley, and Bo Johanson (2011) Törnroosite, Pd11As2Te2, A New Mineral Species Related to Isomertieite from Miessijoki, Finnish Lapland, Finland. Can Mineral 49:1643-1651
Named after its discovery locality, Viitaniemi, Eräjärvi, Orivesi, Finland by Seppo Lahti, 1978. Viitaniemiitti - uusi mineraali. Geologi 30 (1), 7.
Vittinkiiite MnMn3MnSi5O15 Named for the type locality at Vittinki iron mines, Isokyrö, Ostrobothnia region (Pohjanmaa), Finland: Nadezhda V. Shchipalkina*, Igor V. Pekov, Nikita, V. Chukanov, Natalia V. Zubkova, Dmitry I. Belakovskiy, Sergey N. Britvin and Natalia N. Koshlyakova (2019) Vittinkiite, IMA 2017-082a. CNMNC Newsletter No. 51; Mineralogical Magazine, 83
Named in honor of Wilhelm Ramsay, an outstanding Finnish geologist, mineralogist and petrographer who completed the first detailed study of the Khibiny-Lovozero alkaline complex. Pekov, I.V., Chukanov, N.V., Boldyreva, M.M., and Dubinchuk, V.T. (2006): Wilhelmramsayite, Cu3FeS3•2H2O, a new mineral from Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula. Proceedings of the Russian Mineralogical Society, 135(1), 38-48.
Wilkmanite Ni3Se4 Named in honor of W. W. Wilkman, geologist by Y. Vuorelainen, A. Huhma and A. Häkli: Bull. Geol. Soc. Finland 36, 113- 125 in 1964
Named by M.A. Zakrzewski, Ernst A.J. Burke, and W.J. Lustenhouwer in 1982 in honor of Yrjö Vuorelainen, a Finnish exploration geologist who worked for the Outokumpu Company, Finland.
Named in honor of Heikki Allen Väyrynen, professor of mineralogy, Technical High School, Helsinki (Finland) by Volborth, A. (1954): Väyryneniiti [BeMn[PO4](OH,F)]. Geologi(Finland):6:7
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