Could you please help a poor mineral collector to understand some status shown in the mindat database? I compared some of them with the IMA/CNMNC list of mineral names (2009) or follow the new messages at IMA status forum and I got a little confused.
Minerals shown as Grandfathered: ANORTHOCLASE: should not be considered as “intermediate member”? SCHIRMERITE: was not discredited (IMA/CNMNC list of mineral names from 2009)? MAGNESIOASTROPHYLLITE: should not be considered as “published without approval”?
Minerals shown as approved: HYDROXYLBASTNÄSITE-(Ce): should not be considered as “published without approval” like -(La)? NATROKOMAROVITE: should not be considered as “published without approval”? VEATCHITE-A: should not be considered as polymorph of VEATCHITE? FLUORSTROPHITE: ? SODIC-FERRI-CLINOFERROHOLMQUISTITE: ? IVANYUKITE-Na-T and IVANYUKITE-Na-C are not polymorphs of IVANYUKITE-Na?
Other cases: FERRIC-NYBÖITE and FERRIC-FERRONIBÖITE: what are the status? FERRIPEDRIZITE was discredited? UVITE, “Hydroxyuvite”, IMA 2000-030: very confusing for me Synonyms for GITTINSITE: IMA 1979-034 seems to be ok, but not IMA 1970-034 (refers to TAKANELITE ?) SARRABUSITE should not be included in the database?