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IMA 1995-020c = jarandolite

Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » lun 04 ott, 2004 18:12

Il nome del borato di calcio monoclino, CaB3O4(OH)3, approvato dalla CNMMN (IMA 1995-020c), non è "srbianite".
La fase che è stata individuata a Bela Stena, Piskanja boron deposit, Jarandol basin, Baljevac na Ibru, Serbia, Serbia-Montenegro è stata approvata solo nel corso del decorso anno con altro nome (la pubblicazione della descrizione della specie non è ancora avvenuta).
Si presenta in cristalli incolori delle dimensioni di circa 0.5 mm.
IMA 1995-020c risulta rinvenuta anche Niedersachswerfen, Nordhausen, Harz, Thüringen, Germany.

Il presente messaggio (in risposta a domanda privata) chiarisce la posizione di questa "travagliata" fase minerale, che seppur presentata all'IMA nel 1995, è stata approvata solo nel 2003.
Il vecchio (e ormai obsoleto) nome, che era circolato e divenuto di pubblico dominio nella comunità mineralogica, deve pertanto essere cancellato da ogni database e/o cartellino.

A pubblicazione avvenuta, sarà comunicato il nuovo nome per la nuova specie serba.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » lun 01 nov, 2004 15:07

Una prima segnalazione della specie (non la vera descrizione) è in:

• Joksimović, D., Aničić, S., Stefanovska, D., Seke, L. (1995): Potential
from mineral sources of Neogene basin Jarandol. Geology and Metallogeny of the Kopaonik Mt., Proceedings, 350-368.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » mer 17 nov, 2004 16:03

Si riporta, qui di seguito, il messaggio del Presidente della CNMMN circa l'avvenuta pubblicazione della specie:

<< The description of the mineral jarandolite (95-020c) has been published by Malinko et al. in New Data on Minerals (Moscow) vol. 39 (2004).
In this publication the following explanation is given by me as IMA-CNMMN chairman for this considerable delay in publication:

The history of proposal 95-020 is a long, sad, and unique one in the history of the CNMMN! The initial data for this mineral were mailed by Dobrica R. Stojanović to Joe Mandarino, Chairman of the CNMMN, on 25 November 1992, but this letter never arrived in Toronto. A new letter was mailed on 16 June 1993, Joe Mandarino received it on 27 July 1993, and answered it on 28 July 1993, asking for more information on some data. Stojanović replied to this letter, without the data, on 28 December 1994, Joe Mandarino forwarded the letter to Joel Grice who had meanwhile taken over as CNMMN chairman. Joel Grice asked for the same additional info as Joe Mandarino in a letter of 23 March 1995, and got these data in April 1995. The proposal for the new mineral with the name 'srbianite' (95-020) was mailed to the CNMMN members on 31 May 1995. From this proposal it was evident that the name 'srbianite' had already been published, without CNMMN approval, in Serbian journals in 1992 and 1993.

The voting results of proposal 95-020 were published in CNMMN Memorandum Vol. 21 No. 8 of 30 August 1995: the mineral was approved, but the name ‘srbianite’ was suspended because of a lack of the requested majority of ‘yes’ votes. Joel Grice suggested to choose a more specific name for a second voting, but Stojanović requested that the name ‘srbianite’ would be submitted again. This was sent to CNMMN on 31 January1996, and the results appeared in Memorandum Vol. 22 No. 4 of 30 April 1996. The name was suspended for the second time, and Joel Grice suggested again a more site-specific name. In spite of this, Stojanović asked for a third vote, but now on the name ‘serbianite’. This name was submitted to the CNMMN on 29 August 1997, and the result of the voting appeared in Memorandum Vol. 23 No. 11 of 26 November 1997: the name was rejected with an overwhelming majority. Joel Grice was then very lenient in proposing Stojanović to choose a different name for a fourth voting.

Stojanović did not reply to this offer from Joel Grice until June 2002, asking indeed for a fourth vote, but again on the names ‘srbianite’ or ‘serbianite’. Joel Grice consulted his fellow CNMMN officers and myself, the new Chairman-elect, but did not reply to this letter. Next step: Stojanović sent a copy of his June 2002 letter to me (3rd CNMMN chairman involved!) in February 2003. I made it clear in my answer (12 February 2003) to Stojanović that his wish was impossible: we had had three CNMMN votings on these names, and all three were negative. Allowing a fourth vote on these names would be against all rules, and accepting one of these names would be a very significant, but inadmissible precedent for all authors wishing to circumvent CNMMN procedures.

In order to save the results of this new (and unique) borate mineral, I offered two alternatives to Stojanović: 1) propose a new name, like Joel Grice had already suggested three times; this could have been done easily, because the Serbian literature with the name ‘srbianite’ was apparently so obscure that it was never mentioned in GeoRef or Web of Science; 2) cooperate with a Russian team that had proposed the same mineral (from the same locality as 95-020) in March 1995, just after Joel Grice received the borate dossier from Joe Mandarino. In view of the previous gap of almost 5 years, I demanded from Stojanović that he would answer me before 11 April 2003; if I did not receive his reply by that date I would lift his priority for the mineral.

In the first week of April 2003 I received an answer from Stojanović on my proposals. He repeated his wish of June 2002 / February 2003 to have a fourth vote on the names ‘srbianite’ or ‘serbianite’. I consulted two members of the IMA Council (the past-president and the secretary), who backed my intention to stick by the CNMMN rules after having been lenient towards Stojanović twice (allowing a third voting on ‘serbianite’, and proposing a fourth vote on another name). I decided then to give the Russian team the opportunity to name the mineral, as Stojanović obviously refuses to follow the CNMMN voting results.

The present publication by Malinko et al. is the result of this long procedure to give a name for this borate mineral. Because the type locality is the same as in the original proposal 95-020 we have no problem there. Only the holotype material will of course be different. The decision to approve the mineral was already published (without the name, as usual) in the yearly list of new minerals, e.g., in Canadian Mineralogist, 34 (1996), 687. The outcome of the CNMMN vote on jarandolite was published in Memorandum Vol. 29 Nr. 9 of 30 September 2003.

The authors of the jarandolite publication have communicated to me that their main goal was to publish an extended set of data on this mineral under an approved name. In their paper they mentioned the previous work of the team of Stojanović, and corresponding references have also been given. I consider this as a very honourable attitude from the Russian team.

Ernst Burke.>>

Nonostante la testardaggine del ricercatore serbo, finalmente il borato (1995-020c) ha un suo nome: jarandolite!
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » mer 17 nov, 2004 17:48

S.V. Malinko è una specialista di borati. La sua opera principale, in materia, è:

• Malinko, S.V., Khalturina, I.I., Ozol, A.A., and V. M. Bocharov, V.M. (1991): Boron Minerals: A Handbook. Nedra, Ed., Moscow.

Malinko e il suo team hanno inoltre descritto nuovi e risolto strutture di altri borati. A lui è stato dedicato il borato malinkoite (IMA 2000-009).
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » gio 18 nov, 2004 10:56

Le motivazioni per cui i membri della CNMMN si dichiararono non d'accordo sui nomi "srbianite" e "serbianite" più volte proposti dall'autore serbo, sono confidenziali e resteranno quindi per sempre non note.
Peraltro, a suo tempo, esse sono state comunicate, in forma anonima, all'autore serbo.
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Referenza bibliografica della descrizione della jarandolite

Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » ven 10 dic, 2004 12:30

Referenza (al momento incompleta) relativa alla "descrizione-tipo" del nuovo minerale jarandolite:

• Malinko, S.V. et al. (2004): ???????. New Data on Minerals, 39, 26-31.


[Non appena in possesso della rivista russa si provvederà all'inserimento dei dati carenti.]
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » mar 28 dic, 2004 14:45

Rade Todorić, Chief of Marketing della MAGNOHROM, Kraljevo, Serbia, a nome(?) di Dobrica Stojanović, autore della propota originale alla CNMMN dell'IMA della fase ora approvata con il diverso nome di jarandolite, così espone i fatti (o meglio, una certa parte della saga).

Per la cronaca, ecco il testo del mail con allegata la copia dell'applicazione della CNMMN:

""W E L C O M E to the text of TRUTH and JUSTICE!

We very much appreciate all those members of CNMMN IMA for voting in an honest and just manner for our proposal of the name for the new boron mineral from Serbia!

We will use the correspondence of Mr. Dobrica Stojanović who is the author of SERBIANITE, with the two chairmen of IMA, that is to say - we will use the facts that will remain in the history of Mineralogy in order to have a final judgement (according to the base of data from the computer of REFRACTORY INDUSTRY MAGNOHROM, Kraljevo, Serbia).

Our first application addressed to Dr A. Mandarino, with whom we had a correct cooperation, was sent on November 25, 1992. However, this application did not arrive to his office because of the sanctions. There was the discussion in which the claim of the post office in Kraljevo and CANADA POST CORPORATION, OTTAWA was used (see: Appl. 1996, p. 5, and the gratitude to the professor Dr F.A. Mumpton, p.6). Therefore, Mr. Stojanovic was forced to use the services of foreign embassies, i.e. of German Embassy and American Embassy.

Our proposal of the name includes several data:

1 - This mineral has been up to now found only in Serbia, about 20% in the deposit,
2 - The regulation was performed by the researcher,
3 - SERBIA is the current, modern name of the country,
4 - SRBIANITE is in the systematics beside FABIANITE (and that was the reason for the choice of the name, not nationalism),
5 - The first two letters Sr are the symbol of strontium which is the microelement in the mineral.

During the first voting, our proposal was really adopted, because it got about 70% of the votes YES, if the votes for SRBIANITE are added to the votes for SERBIANITE (see: Appl. 2002 - in the appendix). IMA Chairman caused the confusion among the members of CNMMN, because he proposed it for voting as the present name of the country SERBIA (which is actually a "vice versa" explication). It led to the division of votes for SRBIANITE AND SERBIANITE. And instead of discussing the moot letter "e", the chairman put it for another voting ...

They criticize the author Mr. Stojanović for being persistent (we will talk about this when there will be the discussion on the Russian proposal and the pressure to name this mineral after the late Russian - Svetlana Malinko). All this is about ultimately worth and serious researcher that shows persistance in his researching work. This researcher is famous as such and that is why he many times received acknowledgement and gratitude. The example is also the gratitude of JCPDS (see: JCPDS-ICDD NEWSLETTER, Vol. IV, Number 2, 1974, see PDF JCPDS 18-618 - howlite, 18-281, 26-307...). This researcher is very modest, he still does not have a mobile phone or a computer (he has an e-mail that is paid for: dobrica_kv@ptt.yu).

While the others worked only for their own good, he worked for Mineralogy! Although his eyesight is weak, he writes THE SAD PAGES OF SERBIAN MINERALOGY HISTORY and fights this imposed battle. We are convinced in the final victory of justice.

Prepared by:
Rade Todoric, Chief of Marketing
MAGNOHROM, Kraljevo, Serbia""

Quanto sostenuto circa l'origine del nome (punto 4 del mail) proprio non regge...
Le due fasi sono soltanto chimicamente correlate (sono due idrossitriborati di calcio): lo stronzio non è un elemento essenziale in alcuna delle due fasi!


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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » sab 29 gen, 2005 13:39

Chi fosse eventualmente interessato a seguire ulteriori strascichi sul caso "srbianite/jarandolite" è pregato di far riferimento alla seguente pagina Internet:

http://www.mindat.org/msg-14-1049-1049.html

La questione, per quanto mi riguarda, non necessitava di "clamore" ma solo di una "definizione"; i "risentimenti" degli amici serbi mi paiono un po' sopra le righe.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » mar 25 ott, 2005 14:07

Sono finalmente riuscito ad avere testo e (naturalmente) referenza completi della descrizione-tipo della jarandolite.

Ecco la referenza:
• Malinko, S.V., Aničić, S., Joksomović, D., Lisitsyn, A.E., Rudnev, V.V., Dorokhova, G.I., Yamnova, N.A., Vlasov, V.V., Ozol, A.A., Chukanov, N.V. (2004): Jarandolite Ca[B3O4(OH)3], calcium borate from Serbia: new name and new data. New Data on Minerals, 39, 26-31.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » mar 25 ott, 2005 14:51

Ecco quindi una scheda con i dati principali della jarandolite:

Jarandolite
Ca[B3O4(OH)3]

Locality: The Jarandol basin, approximately 280 km south of Belgrade, Serbia.

Occurrence: In the Pobrdjski Potok and Piskanja volcano-sedimentary boron deposits. Associated minerals are: colemanite, howlite, ulexite, veatchite, studenitsite, pentahydroborite, searlesite, luneburgite and montmorillonite.

General appearance: Aggregates with individual crystals from a few mm to 1.5 cm long.

Physical, chemical and crystallographic properties: Luster: vitreous. Diaphaneity: transparent to translucent. Color: colorless. Streak: white. Luminescence: nonfluorescent. Hardness: VHN50 645 kg/mm2, Mohs approximately 5. Tenacity: brittle. Cleavage: {001} perfect. Fracture: not given. Density: 2.49 g/cm3 (meas.), 2.57 g/cm3 (calc.). Crystallography: Monoclinic, P21/a, a 8.386, b 8.142, c 7.249 Å, 98.33, V 489.7 Å3, Z 4, a:b:c = 1.0300:1:0.8903. Morphology: {001}, {011}, {111}, elongated on [100] and flattened on {001}. Twinning: penetration on (001) observed in polished section. X-ray powder diffraction data: 4.32 (57) (111), 3.39 (100) (201), 3.13 (50) (211), 2.93 (23) (202), 2.606 (25) (221), 2.287 (19) (320), 1.849 (25) (421, 420). Optical data: Biaxial (+), 1.573, 1.586, 1.626, 2V(meas.) 60, 2V(calc.) 61; dispersion r>v, moderate; nonpleochroic; X = c, Y = b, Za = 8 in obtuse angle . Chemical analytical data: Wet chemical analysis gave: Na2O 0.05, K2O 0.07, MgO 0.02, CaO 30.56, MnO 0.01, B2O3 55.44, Al2O3 0.03, Fe2O3 0.20, SiO2 0.20, H2O 13.36, Cl 0.21, sum 100.15, less O = Cl 0.05,

Total 100.10 wt.%. Empirical formula: Ca1.03(B3.02Si0.01)3.03O4.18[(OH)2.81Cl0.01]2.82. Relationship to other species: It is "chemically and structurally close to colemanite", CaB3O4(OH)•3H2O.

Name: For the locality. Comments: IMA No. 1995-020. A description of the mineral was published originally with the nonapproved name "srbianite".

• Malinko, S.V., Aničić, S., Joksomović, D., Lisitsyn, A.E., Rudnev, V.V., Dorokhova, G.I., Yamnova, N.A., Vlasov, V.V., Ozol, A.A., Chukanov, N.V. (2004): Jarandolite Ca[B3O4(OH)3], calcium borate from Serbia: new name and new data. New Data on Minerals (Proceedings of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow), 39, 26-31.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » sab 25 feb, 2006 11:14

La descrizione-tipo della jarandolite è stata pubblicata su New Data on Minerals.

Referenza:
• Malinko, S.V., Aničić, S., Joksomović, D., Lisitsyn, A.E., Rudnev, V.V., Dorokhova, G.I., Yamnova, N.A., Vlasov, V.V., Ozol, A.A., Chukanov, N.V. (2004): Jarandolite Ca[B3O4(OH)3], calcium borate from Serbia: new name and new data. New Data on Minerals, 39, 26-31.

Appena possibile, effettuata la scansione, sarà aggiunto l'abstract.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » ven 03 mar, 2006 17:59

Accluso è l'abstract dalla pubblicazione originale in referenza:

• Malinko, S.V., Aničić, S., Joksomović, D., Lisitsyn, A.E., Rudnev, V.V., Dorokhova, G.I., Yamnova, N.A., Vlasov, V.V., Ozol, A.A., Chukanov, N.V. (2004): Jarandolite Ca[B3O4(OH)3], calcium borate from Serbia: new name and new data. New Data on Minerals, 39, 26-31.
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Messaggio da Marco E. Ciriotti » ven 14 apr, 2006 21:47

Ancora polemiche relative alla vicenda jarandolite/"srbianite".
Qui di seguito le lettere scritte dall'autore della "srbianite" al rappresentante dell Federazione Russa in Belgrado.
Testa dura questo autore! (Spero non comprensa l'italiano, altrimenti il nostro console a Belgrado, vedrà le sue...)

""Dear Sirs,

The Author of Srbianite, Mr. Dobrica Stojanovic, wrote two letters to the
Esteemed personality of Russian Federation, the first one on November 30th 2005, and the second one on March 28th 2006.

[ The said letters were handed in tom the Representative Department of Russian Federation in Belgrade ]

Letter I
Date: November 30, 2005.


Your Excellency,

I present my compliments to you and have the honour to ask for your help in a matter of great importance to me, regarding the inappropriate behavior of the Russian Academy of Science in the process of recognition of the name SRBIANITE – a new mineral from Serbia by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) of International Mineralogical Association (IMA). I am of the opinion that the Russian Academy of Science should revoke its proposal of the name for our mineral in favor of the team of Serbian mineralogists.

The reasons for this are the following ones:

(1) On this new boron mineral from the region of Baljevac, 35 km south of Kraljevo, Serbia, I gave a statement at the First Conference of the Serbian Crystallography Society in Belgrade on October 30, 1992, thirteen years ago, and I gained the priority "at the national level".

(2) The Commission of IMA approved the new mineral in 1995 with the appraisal: "Good work!" and thus I gained the priority "at the international level", i.e. the priority according to the regulations of IMA.

(3) By wrong classification of voting results of the CNMMN members, the chairman of IMA made the decision that "the name was not approved" without any reasonable explanation and arguments. I emphasize an important fact that when the votes in favour of SRBIANITE and SERBIANITE, during I and II voting, are added (i.e. SRBIANITE + SERBIANITE), 70 % of the total number of votes are "YES". The result is significantly higher than a half of the majority votes that is necessary for the approval.

(4) It was at the time of very bad political circumstances for Serbia and a remark was made that the "NAME HAD A POLITICAL CHARACTER".

(5) The author received some other remarks as well, but the Russian team of the researchers had the same errors. Their errors were not cited to them. It was obvious that the chairman had two criteria and double standards.

(6) In 2002, the author requested the REVISION OF VOTES (Application 2002 - in the appendix), which was not accepted by the chairman of IMA. In 2003, the chairman demands the name to be changed or otherwise, under the pressure of the Russian Academy of Science, he would accept the Russian proposal and our mineral would be named "after a late Russian scientist (a woman), in memory of her".

As they were reminded that the Russian were not entitled to nominate our mineral, according to the agreement in Serbian Chamber of Economy in Belgrade in 1996, they resorted to the proposal "jarandolite", from a Turkish word "jaran" - meaning "dear", and which was accepted by the chairman of IMA. At the same time, there was the unilateral cancelation of the new mineral acknowledgement from the year 1995 by the chairman.

(7) I wrote the report on the dispute arising on August 25, 2004: "THE SAD PAGES OF SERBIAN MINERALOGY HISTORY", which have some new additions all the time, and maybe one day, a monograph will be made out of them.

(8) Soon afterwards, on November 17, 2004, as a result of the discussion about the name SRBIANITE lasting for many years, the chairman of IMA started the website-forum on the internet:
www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,14,24370,24954#msg-24954

That is how the subject became internationalized and available to everyone in the world in this modern way. You could also see it. Thus the current writing became much easier for me. The polemics actually showed that the chairmen of IMA made a series of mistakes: from making the first proposal for voting to the illegal adoption of the Russian proposal.
I will cite one of the participants from the forum on the internet and some of our titles:

- Mr. Marcelo Marchado Brum from Brazil writes: "Sorry but I am not convinced about the motives for the rejection of the names 'srbianite' or 'serbianite'.... Stojanovic is the true ethical father of the imposed 'jarandolite'. I do not agree with Mr. Burke. The acts of the Russian team are opportunistic and non-ethical.... JARANDOLITE: The first mineral in the modern times with the name imposed for motives which are not clear and the first mineral which is officially usurped by another team of mineralogists...."

- WELCOME TO THE TEXT OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE (in attachment: Application 2002, which was deleted by "mindat.org" later);

- THE ETHIC OF IMA CHAIRMAN;

- THE RUSSIAN NOMINATION OF THE BORON MINERAL FROM SERBIA IS ILLEGAL (I, II, III):

1. Without the approval of CNMMN IMA, the name was published twice;
2. The Russian do not have a right to nominate this boron mineral from Serbia (in attachment: Appendix 10, which was also deleted later);
3. The proposal of the representative of the Russian Academy of Science to name the mineral after the late Mrs. Malinko;
4. "IMA 95-020c published!"
5. The remarks of the IMA representatives and the attitude of the author are shown in the table;
6. Conclusion.

(9) The deposits of boron minerals are located in central Serbia and they are the property of the Republic of Serbia. Serbia has invested Canadian dollars 2,700.000, or nearly EUR 2,000.000 in the researches of long-hole-drillings.
During his struggle for the name SRBIANITE for many years, the author had huge difficulties and suffered a lot. He spent both physical and intellectual strength as well as the financial means. His ten-year-work (effort) is estimated to EUR 60.000.

(10) "The Mineralogical Association of Serbia an Montenegro, Faculty of Mining and Geology and Serbian Geological Society, as well as all the individuals interested in this matter have supported your letter to the Congress" - wrote the secretary of the 14th CONGRESS OF GEOLOGISTS OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO to Mr. Dobrica Stojanovic on November 21, 2005.

NOTE:

I The author of SRBIANITE defined the first boron mineral - howlite from the basin Baljevac in 1965. X-Ray data for howlite and other borates were published in POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE (PDF), JOINT COMMITTEE ON POWDER DIFFRACTION STANDARDS (JCPDS) - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIFFRACTION DATA (ICDD) USA: 18-618 (howlite from Baljevac), 18-281 (used by the Russian in 1978). JCPDS published ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS for Mr. Stojanovic (1974).

II From the same basin, the author Stojanovic tested three new boron minerals in 1992:

- Tuzlaite......approved by IMA 93-022…. acknowledged to the Croatian,
- Studenitsite...approved by IMA 94-026…. acknowledged to the Russian,
- Srbianite ...approved by IMA 95-020…. acknowledged to D. Stojanovic in 1995, and to the Russian ("jarandolite") in 2003

Your Excellency,

We do not want this dispute to be continued and to exert some bad influences on our bilateral relations in the scope of scientific cooperation. Our country is small and it does not have a representative in CNMMN. On the other hand, Russia has its representative there. We are aware of the fact that minerals mean the strength of the nation of a country and that the country is proud of them. Our great poet and a member of the Academy of Arts and Science, Matija Beckovic who has been following this struggle for SRBIANITE, said that the rights of the country which created it in its earth womb, could not be neglected. I said that if our mineral was given to the Russian, it would mean "a shot at my whole life devoted to mineralogy!"

I am personally convinced that, with the authority of a statesman, you will do anything to correct this error, and make the Russian Academy of Science revoke its proposal of the name for our mineral with IMA in favor of SRBIANITE, Serbian team of mineralogists, Serbian science and Serbian country. Your reply will also demonstrate the attitude of Russian Government toward Serbia and therefore it will be respected. I will be glad to receive your esteemed reply by the end of this year.

I WISH YOU HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR 2006!

Sincerely Yours,

Dobrica Stojanovic
Ul. Zelena Gora 39/42
E-mail: dobrica_kv@ptt.yu
36000 Kraljevo, SERBIA & MONTENEGRO MAGNOHROM, fax:+381-36-334-906

Enclosed: Application for Revision 2002



Letter II
March 28, 2006.

Your Excellency,

It is my pleasure to present my compliments again to you and I have the honour to ask for your help in a matter of great importance to me, regarding the inappropriate behavior of the Russian Academy of Science in the process of recognition of the name SRBIANITE, a new mineral from Serbia. Four months have passed, and it is a period of time within which the voting in CNMMN IMA is usually carried out.

I would like to supplement the previous letter dated from November 30. 2005, which gave the chance to the Russian side to make the only correct decision and cancel its proposal with IMA on behalf of the state of Serbia.

The representative of the Russian Academy of Science who made the IMA Chairman accept the Russian proposal for our mineral is dr Nikita V. Chukanov, e-mail: chukanov@icp.ac.ru .
Dr Chukanov did not give an answer to the letter of the president of Regional Chamber of Economy from Kraljevo dated from June 24 2003, in which he warned him that the Russian are not entitled to nominate this mineral.

We have significant statements made by your collaborationists at our disposal. However, any comment by the Russian side would be useful for further steps. We would appreciate your esteemated reply by April 12 2006.

We inform you that SRBIANITE has a new web-site –
[www.mindat.org/forum.php] – from the beginning of
December 2005.

Thank you very much!

Sincerely yours,

Dobrica Stojanovic
Ul. Zelena Gora 39/42
36000 Kraljevo
SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
Enclosed is the letter dated from November 30 2005.

PS: We ask the … … of the Russian Federation to help us to receive the reply to these letters, perhaps by dr Chukanov.

Thank you!""
Marco E. Ciriotti

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