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The challenge of the identification of a new mineral species: example "Pezzottaite"

Peretti, Adolf and Armbruster, Thomas and Günther, Detlef and Grobéty, Bernard and Hawthorne, Frank C. and Cooper, Mark A. and Simmons, William B. and Falster, Alexander U. and Rossman, George R. and Laurs, Brendan M. (2004) The challenge of the identification of a new mineral species: example "Pezzottaite". Contributions to Gemology, 3 . pp. 1-12.

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In 2002, a new gem mineral of commercial importance was discovered. In accordance with the need for all new mineral discoveries to be scientifically characterized (see Nickel and Grice, 1998), the gemological community anxiously awaited the results of tests to positively identify the new mineral (Hawthorne et al., 2003, Hawthorne et al., submitted and Laurs et al., 2003). This period of analysis brought into play the question: Exactly what procedures are necessary for the positive characterization of a new mineral?

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Additional Information:© 2004 GRS Gemresearch Swisslab. The authors are grateful to all research scientists of different Institutions for their contributions and to the experts of the IMA Commission. Special thanks to gem dealers who supported this research with samples. The senior author would like to thank Steve Jaquith and Marc Jobin MJ3 Inc. (NY, USA), G.E.O. International Co., LTD (Bangkok, Thailand) and Papas Gem Co., LTD for supply of samples. This report was prepared with the help of Anong Imaging (Bangkok), Mr. Sumet Tanthadilok, IMAGIMAX Animation & Design Studio (Bangkok, Thailand) and Mr. Saleem Michael.
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