Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi)
Online ISSN : 1884-0884
Print ISSN : 0022-135X
ISSN-L : 0022-135X
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New Minerals and Minerals First Found in Japan
Satoshi MATSUBARA
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2022 Volume 131 Issue 2 Pages 147-161

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 I here outline to the definition of a mineral, solid solutions in mineral nomenclature, rules of naming of minerals, and procedure for establishing of a new mineral by the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification, the International Mineralogical Association. Also discussed are the implications of new minerals and minerals found first in Japan. Detailed accounts are given of new minerals from Japan.

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