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American Mineralogist: An International Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials

American Mineralogist (Am Min), is the flagship journal of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), continuously published since 1916. Preparations have already begun for our 100th anniversary celebrations, stay tuned! Am Min is home to some of the most important advances in the Earth Sciences. Our mission is a continuance of this heritage: to provide readers with reports on original scientific research, both fundamental and applied, with far reaching implications and far ranging appeal. Topics of interest cover all aspects of planetary evolution, and biological and atmospheric processes mediated by solid-state phenomena. These include but are not limited to mineralogy & crystallography, high- and low-temperature geochemistry, petrology, geofluids, bio-geochemistry, bio-mineralogy, synthetic materials of relevance to the Earth and planetary sciences, and breakthroughs in analytical methods of any of the aforementioned.

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Figure 1. (a) Structure of Na-zeolite A showing secondary building
units such as a-cage, b-cage (sodalite cage), and double four-
membered rings (D4R). The crystallographically different oxygen
sites are also described. The water molecules located inside
the a- and b-cage are not shown (Baerlocher et al. 2007).
http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am-2014-4928 when paper is live).
This figure can be found in the October 2014 issue.

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