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International Mineralogical Association
The International Mineralogical Association (IMA) is an international group of 38 national societies. The goal is to promote the science of mineralogy and to standardize the nomenclature of the 4000 plus known mineral species. The IMA is affiliated with the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
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Working Groups and Commissions
The most active IMA commission is the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) was founded in 1959 to coordinate the assigning of new mineral names, revision of existing names and discreditation of invalid species.
Members of the IMA
Among the societies represented at the IMA are:
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