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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2009 05:15    Post subject: Ernie Nickel has passed away. The science of mineralogy is sad.  

Ernie Nickel has passed away, the science of mineralogy is sad.

I copied below the text that I got with the announce of this bad new:

Dear Colleagues,
it is with enormous sadness and great regret that I pass on the message below. I do not need here to reiterate all that Ernie contributed to the science of mineralogy and to CNMNC and its predecessors.
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2009 18:27    Post subject: Re: Ernie Nickel has passed away. The science of mineralogy is sad.  

A photo of Ernie, courtesy of Rock & Minerals magazine.


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Dr. Ernest "Ernie" Nickel was born in Louth, Ontario, Canada, on 31 August 1925. He contributed to our knowledge of the mineralogy and origin of economic mineral deposits and for many years he dedicated service to the International Mineralogical Association's (IMA) Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN), now the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature, and Classification (CNMNC)
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2009 12:31    Post subject: Tribute to Ernie Nickel  

With the kind permission of the Rock & MInerals magazine, I publish now an article about Ernie Nickel recently published there.


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