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Named for the type locality in the Fillow quarry in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. Additional localities for Fairfieldite include others in the United States including here in the Black Hills of South Dakota in the Tip Top, Bull Moose, Dan Patch, and Bob Ingersoll mines, as well as in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Russia, and a few others. Faifieldite is an uncommon mineral that occurs as an accessory in granite pegmatites.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/fairfieldite.pdf
Named in honor of Dr. Mark N. Feinglos, an American medical researcher and mineral collector who specialized in Tsumeb minerals, where the mineral gets its type locality at the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, and was the first to discover the mineral in his studies. In addition to its type locality, Feinglosite can be found, debatably, at the Christiana mine in Laurion, Greece. It occurs as a secondary mineral in chalcocite cavities from the oxidized zone of polymetallic hydrothermal ore deposits in dolostone at its type occurrence.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/feinglosite.pdf
Receives its name from the Baia Sprie mine in Maramures Co., Romania, which was formerly called the Felsobanya mine when the area was a part of Hungary. Felsobanyaite is an uncommon product of oxidized marcasite ore and can be found in additional localities in Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, France, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia, Italy, England, Ireland, the United States, Bolivia, China, and Japan. Associated minerals include marcasite, stibnite, baryte, and quartz.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/felsobanyaite.pdf
Named after Dr. Walter Frederick Ferrier, a geologist and mining engineer formerly with the Canadian Geological Survey. Ferrierite is a name used for unanalyzed specimens that could be and of the Ferrierite-K, -Mg, or –Na species. Ferrierites have localities in Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Canada, the United States, and Japan. Other localities for specific species are known.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/ferrierite-(Na).pdf
Named for the chemical constituents of ferric iron (ferri), which is iron with the oxidation number 3+, and molybdenum (molybd). Somewhat uncommon but widespread, Ferrimolybdite can be found in small amounts and as well studied material in localities in Russia, Belgium, the United States, Australia, and China, as well as numerous other, less well studied localities. It occurs in oxidized molybdenum-bearing hydrothermal vein and porphyry deposits as a secondary mineral.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/ferrimolybdite.pdf