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American Mineralogist

Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

Ed. by Baker, Don / Xu, Hongwu / Swainson, Ian

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Volume 102, Issue 5


Defining minerals in the age of humans

Peter J. Heaney
Published Online: 2017-05-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2017-6045

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About the article

Received: 2016-12-05

Accepted: 2016-12-28

Published Online: 2017-05-06

Published in Print: 2017-05-24

Citation Information: American Mineralogist, Volume 102, Issue 5, Pages 925–926, ISSN (Online) 1945-3027, ISSN (Print) 0003-004X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2017-6045.

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