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Improving Mindat.orgThe Mineralogy of Rubidium

5th Sep 2019 16:34 BSTŁukasz Kruszewski Expert

The rubidium mineralogical data is slightly obsolete. The page lists 1 silicate mineral with dominant Rb, while there are two species currently known: rubicline (first to date) and voloshinite. Is it possible to edit this and similar "The Element" pages?

5th Sep 2019 19:44 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

This is because there's no strunz classification for voloshinite so it doesn't know where to class it. Add that and it will appear on the rubidium page.

5th Sep 2019 22:06 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager

There are Rb-dominant rhodizites too, but seems no one has done a formal submission yet.

7th Sep 2019 16:50 BSTKnut Edvard Larsen Manager

Isn't the Rb-dominant rhodizite  still only a theoretical one?  As far as I know only Rb-rich rhodizite/londonites have been found.  Or ?

5th Sep 2019 23:07 BSTRalph Bottrill Manager

I added the Strunz class for voloshinite but there is a bug. I added 9.EC.15 but it shows up as 9.EC.9.EC. on its page, and lists all phyllosilicates.
Anyhow, it now shows on the Elements page.

Alfredo, could we add a tentative page for the new Rb-rhodizite?

5th Sep 2019 23:39 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

I do hope it's called rubidizite 

7th Sep 2019 16:55 BSTAlfredo Petrov Manager

Wouldn‘t that imply that rhodizite was a rhodium mineral? 

7th Sep 2019 17:04 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

That's a point. 

7th Sep 2019 17:06 BSTJolyon Ralph Founder

Actually I'd like to see Rhodizite dropped and just have Londonite-(K), -(Cs) and -(Rb) 

7th Sep 2019 20:47 BSTErik Vercammen Expert

Don't forget ramanite-(Rb)
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