I am pleased to present the third update to the Encyclopedia of Mineral Names (The Canadian Mineralogist, Special Publication1). The entries listed below describe new species of minerals that have appeared in the literature since mid-2001. A copy of this update will be supplied free of charge on demand. It can also be downloaded from the MAC’s website, www.mineralogicalassociation.ca. The information is presented as in the Encyclopedia, with a focus on the origin of the name of the mineral. Please do not hesitate to contact me to report any correction or addendum.