Russian Mineralogical Society
XI RMS General Meeting “Modern mineralogy: from theory to practice” combined with the Fedorov Session 2010
Recent mineral discoveries and their contribution to understanding the laws of evolutionary dissymmetrization of the mineral kingdom

RMS-DPI code:  2010-1-47-0
Scientific session:  M1. Current state and prominent problems in mineral science and new trends in investigation of minerals, rocks and ores.
Author listing:  Khomyakov A.P.
Principal author:  Khomyakov Alexander P.
Language:  Russian
Abstract - Summary 
(short description):
Synthesis of recent data on symmetry statistics of minerals showed that the period between 1995 and 2008 was marked by a transition of the overall mineral system from the dominance of cubic over triclinic minerals to the dominance of triclinic over cubic minerals, with a significant contributing factor being the recent discovery of a record number of new low-symmetry minerals in agpaitic alkaline massifs. This resulted in a rearrangement of the series of crystal systems ranked in order of their decreasing statistical percentage in the overall mineral kingdom from the past to the present, in which the order of the change in crystal systems is much closer in line with the generally accepted "classical" series.
Plenary presentation:  yes
Date of presentation:  11/10/2010
Time of presentation:  16:10
Presentation Place:  Mining University, Conference Hall
RMS-DPI code:  2010-1-47-0
Proceeedings volume 
in the RMS catalogue:
Modern mineralogy: from theory to practice
Pages:  129-131
File of proceedings 
 267 K
Status:  printed
Recieved:  17/05/2010
Accepted:  14/07/2010
Published on-line:  21/11/2010
Permanent address of publication:
Contact author(s):  Khomyakov, Alexander P.

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