The standardisation of mineral group hierarchies: application to recent nomenclature proposals
A simplified definition of a mineral group is given on the basis of structural and compositional aspects. Then a hierarchical scheme for group nomenclature and mineral classification is introduced and applied to recent nomenclature proposals. A new procedure has been put in place in order to facilitate the future proposal and naming of new mineral groups within the IMA–CNMNC framework.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2009
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