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Posted by OT. Ljøstad  
OT. Ljøstad July 17, 2017 05:30AM
To my knowledge there is no mineral that is named after Jolyon Ralph, the founder of this FANTASTIC website. No one in the Galaxy deserves this better than him!! I look foreward to read about jolyonralphite or ralphite or hopefully both.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2017 05:54AM by OT. Ljøstad.
Alfredo Petrov July 17, 2017 07:59AM
And the type locality should be the town of Mindat, Burma.
Martin Rich July 19, 2017 12:28AM
BTW, a silly question: Is brexit(e) a new mineral and is it confirmed? :)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/2017 01:08AM by Martin Rich.
Chester S. Lemanski, Jr. July 19, 2017 12:31AM
We are also lacking Mindatorgite!
Paul De Bondt July 19, 2017 10:47AM
Sure Chet but be carefull for the gramatics, mindatorgite or mindatorgyte? ( really miss these emoticons )
Jolyon & Katya Ralph July 19, 2017 09:13PM
Knowing my luck the mineral would be a guano-derived clay that gets discredited after a year :)
Alysson Rowan July 20, 2017 09:45AM
Mindatdotorgite, surely.
Peter Nancarrow July 20, 2017 10:40AM
There is scope for several new species in this vein (pun intended!); the names mindatite, mindatorgite, jolyonite, ralphite, jolyonralphite and jolyonandkatyaralphite are still unallocated.

As for brexite, that is unlikely to be confirmed in the near future, as not only is its very existence still very much in question, but its characteristics are so poorly defined that it may turn out to be a very different species from what its original proposers envisaged.

Pete N.
Jolyon & Katya Ralph July 20, 2017 12:09PM
I suspect brexite is synonymous with fubarite
László Horváth July 21, 2017 07:38PM
Knowing my luck the mineral would be a guano-derived clay that gets discredited after a year :)

If that the kind of mineral somebody wants to name after you, you can always decline.
Jolyon & Katya Ralph July 21, 2017 07:59PM
> If that the kind of mineral somebody wants to name after you, you can always decline.

I'm not really that picky :)
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