Galuskin & Galuskina (2000) seem unaware of the requirements for defining and naming a new mineral species. These requirements are set out in detail by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association, and were adhered to exactly by Groat et al.(1998) in their description of the new mineral species wiluite. In a paper intended only to report the accreditation and name of a new mineral species, an extensive treatment of all aspects of that mineral is inappropriate, particularly when the mineral is one with a long history and a considerable volume of previous...

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