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Karl August Lossen
Named by Ludwig Milch in 1894 in memory of Karl August Lossing [January 5, 1841, Kreuznach, Germany - February 24, 1893, Berlin, Germany].
Lossing was a geologist of the Prussian Geological Survey, a professor at the Berlin Mining Academy, and professor at the Prussian Geological Institute.
Originally described from Lavrion, Greece (Milch, 1894).

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Milch, L. (1895) Ein neues Arsenat von Laurium. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, 24, 100-103.
Lacroix, A. (1915) Sur la beudantite du Laurion et sur la non-existence de la lossenite comme éspèce distincte. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie, 38, 35-38 [discreditation].
Heide (1928) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 67: 33 [discreditation].
Pearl, R.M. (1950) New data on lossenite, louderbackite, zepharovichite, peganite, and sphaerite. American Mineralogist: 35: 1055-1059 [discreditation].
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 763.

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