The standardisation of mineral group hierarchies: application to recent nomenclature proposals
Mills, Stuart J.; Hatert, Frédéric; Nickel, Ernest H.; Ferraris, Giovanni
European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 21 Number 5 (2009), p. 1073 - 1080
published: Oct 1, 2009
ArtNo. ESP147052105011, Price: 29.00 €
A simplified definition of a mineral group is given on the basis of structural and compositional aspects. Then a hierarchical scheme for group nomenclature and mineral classification is introduced and applied to recent nomenclature proposals. A new procedure has been put in place in order to facilitate the future proposal and naming of new mineral groups within the IMA-CNMNC framework.