The Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (hereafter abbreviated as CNMMN) of the International Mineralogical Association was established in 1959 for the purpose of controlling mineral nomenclature. All proposals for introducing new minerals, changing mineralogical nomenclature, and discrediting or redefining existing minerals and mineral names should be submitted to the CNMMN for approval before publication. If approval is withheld, the proposal should not be published.

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