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The broad goal is to help establish Wikidata as a useful platform for curating and distributing structured content related to mineralogy, specially mineral species.

  • Define properties for items linked to Mineralogy and the rules of use for these properties (qualifiers, datatypes, ...).
  • Define references policy and especially ranking for references in order to ensure a high quality for mineralogy.
    • Backbone: the latest IMA Master List and its references are the main references on approved minerals (timeline: type material analysis > requested CNMNC approval > CNMNC (IMA) meeting > approved changes > 'CNMNC Newsletter' or equivalent ('American Mineralogist', 'The Canadian Mineralogist', 'Mineralogical Magazine' and 'European Journal of Mineralogy' (journal of the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, the Société française de Minéralogie, the Societá Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia and the Sociedad Española de Mineralogía; discontinuing 'Bulletin de Minéralogie' (former 'Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie') and 'Fortschritte der Mineralogie' (former 'Fortschritte der Mineralogie, Kristallographie und Petrographie'), Rendiconti della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía) > IMA Master List). Space groups are from, mainly; otherwise from JSmol's references embedded on Sequence of CNMNC decisions are from and IMA Master List, mainly. Mineral groups should be from: Back, Malcolm E. (2014) Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species, 11 ed., mainly (exception: fergusonite group (fergusonite series and beta-fergusonite series)).
  • Organize the data implementation between motivated contributors (share of sources,...).
  • Monitor the data implementation through the help of bots (statistics, detection of data without references,...).
  • Link the wikidata community with mineralogy data users on wikipedias and external persons/organizations.


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