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Nomenclature

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What is the pattern or logic used for the naming of a mineral. It appears that the suffix "ite" is used form most of the names.

asked Mar 17, 2014 by hanied (120 points)

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New minerals are often named after a person or locality, and the suffix "ite" is used for most minerals. Almost all new species receive this suffix.

answered Mar 17, 2014 by hershel (47,740 points)

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