Nesse(2000)による〔『Introduction to Mineralogy』(4p)から〕

『About 3500 minerals have been identified, described, and named, although less than a hundred mineral species are at all common. Fleischer and Mandarino(1995) and Nickel and Nichols(1991) provide authoritative lists of mineral names approved by the Commission on New Minerals and New Mineral Names of the International Mineralogical Association.〔国際鉱物学連合についての説明が日本鉱物学会(現在は日本鉱物科学会)のホームページにあるので参照〕 New minerals are regularly discovered and a summary of new minerals is included in each issue of the American Mineralogist, published by the Mineralogical Society of America.』