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Volume 79, Issue 2


Nomenclature for the laueite supergroup

S. J. Mills / I. E. Grey
Published Online: 2015-12-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2015.079.2.02


A new nomenclature scheme has been set up for the laueite supergroup of minerals, which have the general formula M12+M23+M33+(XO4)2(OH)2·8H2O, where M1 = Fe2+, Mg2+ or Mn2+; M2/M3 = Al3+ or Fe3+; and XO4 = PO4 or AsO4. The laueite supergroup is divided into the laueite group (XO4 = PO4) and the maghrebite group (XO4 = AsO4). These groups are then subdivided into subgroups on the basis of the dominant atoms, Al3+ or Fe3+, in octahedral sites M2/M3. The new nomenclature has been approved by the International Mineralogical Association Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification, proposal 14-F.

Keywords: laueite supergroup; laueite; maghrebite; crystal structure; group nomenclature

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Received: 2014-08-17

Accepted: 2014-09-17

Published Online: 2015-12-19

Published in Print: 2015-04-01

Citation Information: Mineralogical Magazine, Volume 79, Issue 2, Pages 243–246, ISSN (Online) 1471-8022, ISSN (Print) 0026-461X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2015.079.2.02.

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