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INTERNATIONAL MINERALOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Current MSA Representative: George E. Harlow

(revised 11/30/2013)

Announcements

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IMA2014
(21st General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association)
1 to 5 September 2014
Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng, South Africa
hosted by the Mineralogical Society of South Africa

 

IMA Reports

The Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC)

The Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC) of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) was formed in July 2006 by a merger between the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) and the Commission on Classification of Minerals, at the request of both commissions. The Chairman has published a paper on this merger in Elements, Volume 2, Number 6, December 2006, p. 388. The current and past activities and reports of the (CNNNC-IMA) can be found at their website. Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification

 

Reports prior to 1998 published in the Canadian Mineralogist

Robert F. Martin, editor The Canadian Mineralogist, has kindly let the Mineralogical Society of American host a set of International Mineralogical Association Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names reports that were compiled by the Mineralogical Association of Canada and the Canadian Mineralogist on the occasion of the IMA 17th General Meeting in Toronto (August 1998). These reports are also available at the Mineralogical Association of Canada both as an electronic version and as a Booklet.

PREAMBLE
R.F. Martin pdf (12 k)

The IMA Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names: procedures and guidelines on mineral nomenclature, 1998
E.H. Nickel and J.D. Grice pdf (332 k)

On the use of names, prefixes and suffixes, and adjectival modifiers in the mineralogical nomenclature, 1980
M.H. Hey and G. Gottardi pdf (176 k)

Procedures involving the IMACommission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, and guidelines on mineral nomenclature (excerpt), 1987
E.H. Nickel and J.A. Mandarino pdf (180 k)

The definition of a mineral, 1995
E.H. Nickel pdf (264 k)

Formal definitions of type mineral specimens, 1987
P.J. Dunn and J.A. Mandarino pdf (236 k)

Protocols for scientists on the deposition of investigated mineral specimens, 1989
P.J. Dunn pdf (112 k)

Solid solutions in mineral nomenclature, 1992
E.H. Nickel pdf (324 k)

Standardization of polytype suffixes, 1993
E.H. Nickel pdf (128 k)

Report of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) — International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) joint committee on nomenclature, 1978
S.W. Bailey et al. pdf (728 k)

Nomenclature of the micas, 1998
M. Rieder et al. pdf (412 k)

Nomenclature of amphiboles: report of the Subcommittee on Amphiboles of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, 1997
B.E. Leake et al. pdf (1.2 MB)

Nomenclature of pyroxenes, 1989
N. Morimoto et al. pdf (1.5 MB)

Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals: report of the Subcommittee on Zeolites of the International Mineralogical Association, Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names, 1997
D.S. Coombs et al. pdf (340 k)

Classification and nomenclature of the pyrochlore group, 1977
D.D. Hogarth pdf (1.0 MB)

Nomenclature of platinum-group-element alloys: review and revision, 1991
D.C. Harris and L.J. Cabri pdf (1.1 MB)

The discreditation of mineral species, 1990
P.J. Dunn pdf (500 k)

Mineral names applied to synthetic substances, 1995
E.H. Nickel pdf (112 k)

Appendix. Symbols of the rock-forming minerals
After Kretz and Spear pdf (140 k)


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