Original paper

Definition of a mineral

Nickel, Ernest H.

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 7 Number 5 (1995), p. 1213 - 1216

published: Oct 5, 1995

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/7/5/1213

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Abstract

Abstract A mineral is an element or chemical compound that is normally crystalline and which has been formed as a result of geological processes. The IMA Commission on new Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) defines in the present paper the exceptions to the general definition that should be permitted