Nomenclature of the micas

Mineralogical Magazine
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End-members and species defined with permissible ranges of composition are presented for the true micas, the brittle micas, and the interlayer-deficient micas. The determination of the crystallochemical formula for different available chemical data is outlined, and a system of modifiers and suffixes is given to allow the expression of unusual chemical substitutions or polytypic stacking arrangements. Tables of mica synonyms, varieties, ill-defined materials, and a list of names formerly or erroneously used for micas are presented. The Mica Subcommittee was appointed by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association. The definitions and recommendations presented were approved by the Commission.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Nomenclature of the micas
Series title Mineralogical Magazine
DOI 10.1180/minmag.1999.063.2.13
Volume 63
Issue 2
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher Mineralogical Magazine
Description 13 p.
First page 267
Last page 279
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