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Dana Classification

"The Dana System of Mineralogy was first published in 1837 by James Dwight Dana, a leading geologist of his time; it is in its eighth edition (1997 ed.). The Dana classification, assigns a four-part number to a mineral species. First is its class, based on important compositional groups; next, the type gives the ratio of cations to anions in the mineral; finally, the last two numbers group minerals by structural similarity with a given type or class."

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  • Dana Classification
  • Dana's new mineralogy
  • System of mineralogy
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  • 111 River Street
  • Hoboken
  • NJ
  • 07030-5774
  • United States
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  • en
URI http://bartoc.org/en/node/1081
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