Mineral Named in Honor of Prof. David Veblen

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K22Na(Fe52+ Fe43+ Mn72+□)Nb3Ti(Si2O7)2(Si8O22)2O6(OH)10(H2O)is the recently named mineral veblenite (Cámara et al., Mineralogical Magazine77(7), 2955-2974, 2013). Veblenite is found in Newfoundland and Labrador and acknowledges the accomplishments of a distinguished professor in earth and planetary sciences.

From the paper: “The name is in honor of David R. Veblen in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the fields of mineralogy and crystallography. He has established himself as one of the foremost experts in the use of transmission electron microscopy in geology and has made significant contributions to the polysomatic approach in mineralogy. The new mineral species and its name have been approved by the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification of the International Mineralogical Association. The holotype specimen of veblenite is at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.”