The CNMNC made a statement relative to the publication of informations on ’Recent New minerals’ (Elements, February 2008) Some extracts are reported below: "The IMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification publishes details of new minerals on its website for comparative purposes and as a service to mineralogists working on new mineral species." "The names of new approved minerals are considered confidencial information until the authors have published descriptions or released information themselves, so no other information will be released by the Commission."
The ’IMA Database of Mineral Properties’ available from the rruff website is presently developped by an IMA Outreach Subcommittee, Subcommittee on IMA Databases & Mineralogical Properties chaired by Bob Downs. See the 2008 report produced for the IMA Council Meeting in Vancouver to get additionnal information on the duties of this committee.
See also a list of files published every month within the "Recent new minerals" pages.