Twenty-seventh list of new mineral names

M. H. Hey, P. G. Embrey
1972 Mineralogical magazine  
THE present list includes 147 names, of which 9 are spelling variants or errors, 26 new and unnecessary synonyms for known minerals and names for synthetic or hypothetical products not known in nature, and I4 a group of unnecessary varietal names proposed over a century ago by J. Frrbel, most of which have escaped inclusion in the literature until now, but are here noted 'for the record'. Names for inadequately characterized minerals 02) and names for minor varieties (I) still constitute an
more » ... l constitute an unnecessary burden on the literature. Most of the 85 new named species have been approved prior to publication by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association, and it is noticeable that few of those published without the Commission's approval are likely to prove worthy of species rank; in the present list names (other than spelling variants) published since I96o without the Commission's approval are distinguished by an asterisk (*); valid species are in bold-face type. To save space, references to certain journals are sometimes given in shortened form: A.M., Amer. Min. ; Bull., Bull. Soc. frang. Min. Crist. ; M.A., Mineralogical Abstracts;
doi:10.1180/minmag.1972.038.300.19 fatcat:ssvxcyjomfcgfgkgyyprdtanh4