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Posted by Don Saathoff  
February 18, 2012 08:19PM
Hello all,

Although it's probably of little interest to the membership, but in the interest of maintaining accuracy I'll mention that Genth first described genthelvite in 1892 but did not recommend a name. Genth's description appears in Am. Jour. Sci., 44, 385 (1892). Glass, et.al., named the mineral after Genth in the reference listed on the genthelvite descriptive page - Am. Min., 29, Nos. 3 & 4, 163-191 (1944).

avatar Re: Genthelvite
February 19, 2012 10:03PM
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Re: Genthelvite
February 20, 2012 01:37AM
Thanks, Rob!!
Re: Genthelvite
May 14, 2012 12:20PM
Perhaps one of you gentlemen could clear up some question on the pronunciation of the mineral. Most people pronounce it "genth - elvite," but I maintain it should be "gent - helvite" for two reasons. First, the name "Genth" would be pronounced "Gent" in the original language, and second, genthelvite is a member of the helvite group of minerals, so the "h" must be pronounced. Comments?
avatar Re: Genthelvite
May 14, 2012 07:14PM
For what it is worth, I agree. "Gent Helvite"


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