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The pyrochlore supergroup of minerals: nomenclature

Atencio, Daniel; Andrade, Marcelo; Christy, Andrew; Giere, Reto; Kartashov, Pavel


A new scheme of nomenclature for the pyrochlore supergroup, approved by the CNMNC-IMA, is based on the ions at the A, B and Y sites. What has been referred to until now as the pyrochlore group should be referred to as the pyrochlore supergroup, and the subgroups should be changed to groups. Five groups are recommended, based on the atomic proportions of the B atoms Nb, Ta, Sb, Ti, and W. The recommended groups are pyrochlore, microlite, rom£ite, betafite, and elsmoreite, respectively. The new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The Canadian Mineralogist
DOI: 10.3749/canmin.48.3.673


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