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Three New Minerals - for three Mindat.org Managers

Last Updated: 17th Sep 2015

By Jolyon & Katya Ralph

I am very happy to announce that three of our mindat.org managers today received the honour of having a new mineral species named for them.

In alphabetical order we have:

Crystal System: Triclinic
Hardness:2 - 3

Andychristyite

PbCu2+Te6+O5(H2O)


Named for Andrew G. Christy

A lead copper telurate from the Aga Mine, Otto Mountain, Baker, San Bernardino Co., California, USA


Click here to read more about Andychristyite







Congratulations to all three of you!




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Comments

Very well done guys

I'm proud of you all

Congratulations on the honours

Cheers

Keith

Keith Compton
18th Sep 2015 12:31am
Congratulations and well deserved.

Frank Ruehlicke
19th Sep 2015 12:49am
Congrats on your works!

Matt Neuzil
19th Sep 2015 6:50pm
Congratulations guys, you really deserve it! The interesting chemistry of these new minerals are very fitting to those they are named after! Its nice to see a picture for Alfredopetrovite has already been uploaded, hopefully pictures of the other two will be uploaded soon.

Alex Earl
20th Sep 2015 12:58am
WOW ! Cheers ! Amazing !

Sam Cordero, Jr.
22nd Sep 2015 1:30pm
Very cool and well-deserved!

Casper Voogt
16th Dec 2015 4:25am

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