In the paper on which we are commenting (Joy & Evans 2014), the authors (hereafter referred to as J&E) introduced a new mineral belonging to the amphibole supergroup, gave it a name, and discussed its relations with coexisting amphiboles and amphiboles reported in previous literature.

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First, we wish to state that J&E should have submitted a proposal to the IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (IMA-CNMNC) for its formal approval, a procedure which is a prerequisite to introducing a new mineral name into the scientific literature. This procedure is agreed upon by all major mineralogical journals....

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