A New Mineral: Lanthanio Dissakisite
A new mineral that was discovered in Italy in 2000 will be officially presented this week. It is named “Lanthanio Dissakisite” and is somewhat significant because the specimen found is quite a bit larger than the usual sizes of newly discovered minerals. Unfortunately I cannot find any pictures or any more information on it. In any case, the news article is located here. The mineral, with a 2.5 cm diameter, was found near the Vedretta Peak. Volkmar Mair of the Bolzano Geology Office confirmed that the new mineral is enormous compared to other minerals that are normally discovered (around 30 new species a year and on average not bigger than a few dozen millimetres).
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