Vol. 01, 2022
By Malcolm E. Back, Departmental Associate, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Earlier versions of this volume have been published by The Mineralogical Record Inc. since 1971 when the first Glossary was introduced by Mike Fleischer, 52 years ago. Mineralogical Association of Canada is taking over the publishing of the new edition of this volume with the blessing of The Mineralogical Record.
Malcolm was invited by Joe Mandarino as a co-author for the 2004, 9th Edition, and the 2008, 10th Edition, which was to be their last collaboration on the Glossary; he passed away September 18, 2007 as they were finishing the manuscript.
The number of new minerals being described each year continues to amaze. In 2017 there were 118 descriptions, 2018-168, 2019-136, 2020-104, and up to October 31, 2021-65 descriptions. This will be an alphabetical list, as of October 31, 2021, of the names, symmetry, and chemical -compositions of mineral species. Synonyms and discarded names will not be included. Diacritical marks will be included.
This 2022 edition will supersede the 2018 edition. All mineral species listed are approved by the International Mineralogical Association.
EP 01, 2022. 448 pages
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