NAME ORIGIN: For the Brabant Farm, Namibia, location of the pegmatite where the mineral was first found. LOCALITY: In the Van der Made pegmatite, Brabant Farm, west of Itiro, Karibib district, Namibia.
NAME ORIGIN: To honor Sir William Henry Bragg (1862-1942) and Professor William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971), pioneers in the X-ray investigations of crystals, as this is the first new mineral to be discovered by X-ray methods alone.
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the locality. LOCALITY: Schmidten-Schacht and Jakobi-Schacht (pits) of the master lode in the former Brandholz-Groldkronach mining district in the western part of the Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria, Germany.
Brandtite Ca2(Mn,Mg)(AsO4)2 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
NAME ORIGIN: Named for Georg Brandt (1694-1768), Swedish chemist.
Brannerite (U,Ca,Ce)(Ti,Fe)2O6 Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
NAME ORIGIN: Named after the American geologist, G. Branner (1850-1922).