The information given here is provided by the IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification for comparative purposes and as a service to mineralogists working on new species.

Each mineral is described in the following format:

  • Mineral name, if the authors agree on its release prior to the full description appearing in press

    • Chemical formula

    • Type locality

    • Full authorship of proposal

    • E-mail address of corresponding author

    • Relationship to other minerals

    • Crystal system, Space group; Structure determined, yes or no

    • Unit-cell parameters

    • Strongest lines in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern

    • Type specimen repository and specimen number

    • Citation details for the...

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