[MSA-talk] Mineral name for perovskite-structured (Mg, Fe) silicate?
asimow at gps.caltech.edu
Wed May 28 18:18:31 EDT 2014
I propose bridgmanite -- like Frank Spera said, he started it before Birch. An important mineral to go with his Nobel prize? Sure.
> How about simply "birch" then. A short name would be nice after so many years of awkward appellations like "(Mg,Fe)SiO3 perovskite".
> On 5/28/14 4:14 PM, Anton Chakhmouradian wrote:
>> 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
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