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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).

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:

  • Österreichische Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada
  • Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie
  • Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
  • Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia
  • Mineralogical Society of Japan
  • Mineralogical Society of Russia
  • Mineralogical Association of South Africa
  • The Swedish Mineralogical Society
  • Schweizerische Mineral. und Petrographische Gesellschaft
  • Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Ukrainian mineralogical association

See also

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