[MSA-talk] Birchite

Matthew Kohn mattkohn at boisestate.edu
Wed May 28 17:29:06 EDT 2014

Birchite is also a term used for members of the John Birch Society.

How about...Birchovskite?


On May 28, 2014, at 2:20 PM, msa-talk-request at minlists.org wrote:

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> From: Anton Chakhmouradian <Anton.Chakhmouradian at umanitoba.ca>
> To: Frank Spera <spera at geol.ucsb.edu>, "msa-talk at minlists.org"
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> Subject: Re: [MSA-talk] Mineral name for perovskite-structured (Mg,
> 	Fe) silicate?
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> It is a bit ?unfortunate? that LINGUNITE is already taken (thank you, Thomas, for ?chiming in?). So is BIRCHITE, actually (Ca-Cd phospho-sulfate), but named after William Birch of Victoria Museum. There has been a very good succinct retrospect published on mineral physics in Sciences of the Earth (ed. by Good, 1998); see under ?Matter, Properties...?  (pp. 523-535). Plenty of deserving people have not been ?mineralized? yet!
> Anton Chakhmouradian
> University of Manitoba
> From: Frank Spera [mailto:spera at geol.ucsb.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:51 AM
> To: Thomas Sharp
> Cc: Anton Chakhmouradian; msa-talk at minlists.org
> Subject: Re: [MSA-talk] Mineral name for perovskite-structured (Mg, Fe) silicate?
> Call it birchite unless already used to honor the guy who more or less started mineral physics based on Bridgman foundations
> Fs
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