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"MINERALOGY OF ARIZONA" - 3RD EDITION - By J. Anthony, S. Williams, R. Bideaux, and R. Grant, 576 pages, 7 X 10" size, illustrated, available in both hard and soft cover. The new "Mineralogy of Arizona" is a completely revised and greatly expanded edition of a book first published in 1977, and updated in 1982. This Third Edition includes 232 minerals discovered in Arizona since the First Edition, including 28 new mineral species first identified in the State. Also new is a section on the history of Arizona mining and mineralogy, which provides context for understanding the significance of mineral discoveries and production, since prehistoric times. Sixty new color photographs are included, as well as new, clear maps of the various Arizona mineral producing districts, and principal mining areas in the State. Other chapters feature: Uranium and Vanadium deposits, Arizona meteorites, pegmatite deposits, as well as porphyry-copper-related, and other hydrothermal deposits. This book is a "must have" for all who are interested in minerals, mining, and geology in the State of Arizona. A complete review of this new book appears in the "Mineralogical Record" magazine, Vol. 27, P. 153 (March-April 1996). Published by the University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 1995.
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“MINERALOGY OF MICHIGAN, THE , by E. W. Heinrich, Second Edition, extensively updated and rewritten by George W. Robinson, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.  This second edition of “The Mineralogy of Michigan” is available in 11” X 8 ½’ size, soft cover, and incorporates hundreds of color photos by Jeff Scovill, Dan Behnke, and others.  The diversity and wealth of Michigan’s mineral heritage has been reported and utilized since even before the first European settlers set foot in this area.  Some of Michigan’s earliest inhabitants had been using easily accessible native Copper for ornaments and weapons, and left their mark on Michigan’s ancient history as the state’s earliest miners. Their Copper artifacts reached all corners of the continent through existing trade channels. The exploration of the Lake Superior region in 1831 and 1832 eventually led to one of the biggest and most important “mining booms” in this country’s early mining history. The first edition of “The Mineralogy of Michigan”, published in 1976, was a compendium of all of the reported mineral occurrences found within the state as of 1972.  In addition to the numerous corrections made in the text of the first edition, this second edition benefits greatly from both technological advancements in the science of mineralogy, as well as an increased awareness among amateur mineralogists, resulting in the discovery of many new minerals and mineral occurrences within the state.  Part I contains 35 pages of general information about the geology and mineralogy of the state, including data on the different types of rock and mineral deposits as well as information on meteorites and fulgurites, gems and ornamental stones, and mineral collecting in Michigan.  Part II contains the “meat” of the book, with 169 pages devoted to the description of the 274 minerals verified as naturally occurring in Michigan and the localities from which they have been identified, arranged alphabetically.  For each mineral the chemical composition of the mineral is given, followed by comments on the mineral’s general description and where it is found within the state, broken down by counties and mine names.  Effort has been made to reference the available data on modes of occurrence, chemical composition, optical properties, and structure.  A chemical formula is listed for each valid species, usually followed by a brief statement as to its general occurrence. The color photos of minerals found within the state are a high point of this section.  Part III lists unverified mineral occurrences, followed by 16 pages of references.  Appendix I lists museums and exhibits featuring mining, minerals, rocks and fossils within the state.  Appendix II is a cross reference of all of the mineral species identified from Michigan, listed by county.  The final page covers biographical data about the authors, E. William Heinrich and George Robinson.  Published by the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, 2004.
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"MINERALOGY OF MONT SAINT-HILAIRE, QUEBEC, CANADA, THE " - By L. Horvath and B. Gault, 110 pages, 8 1/2 X 11" size, soft cover, illustrated. In its short history as a mineral locality, Mont Saint-Hilaire has become a contemporary classic for its production of beautifully crystallized examples of Serandite, Catapleiite, Carletonite, Leifite, Analcime, Natrolite, and many others. It is also one of the most prolific current sources of rare, as well as newly described mineral species. More than 250 mineral species have been identified from Mont Saint-Hilaire, and this currently producing locality continues to amaze field collectors and researchers with its mineralogical wealth! The authors are both experts in the study of the mineralogy and geology of the locality known as Mont Saint-Hilaire, which actually encompasses two quarries located on the northeast face of the mountain. They present the condensed history, mineralogy, and geology of Mont Saint-Hilaire in terms, and with a format characteristic of the style expected by readers of the "Mineralogical Record" magazine. Numerous color, as well as black and white photographs illustrate many of the minerals. Crystal drawings are given as a further aid to the visual recognition of many of the species. A list of the unknown species (potential new species) is given, current as of 1990. A complete list of the mineral species identified from Mont Saint-Hilaire is appended. Other tables cover the fluorescence, as well as the mineral distribution and rarity. An extremely comprehensive bibliography is also provided by the authors. This soft cover book was published by the Mineralogical Record, Inc., Tucson, AZ, as Volume 21, No. 4 -- the July-August 1990 special issue entitled "Mont Saint-Hilaire".
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"Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium", by
Robert J. Lauf

For students of mineralogy and geology, this book offers a systematic overview of uranium and thorium minerals, many of which are known for their intense ultraviolet fluorescence and are critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Learn about the geochemical conditions that produce significant ore deposits and view more than 600 maps, structure diagrams, color photos, and electron micrographs. A web link allows readers to view the more than 130 crystal structures in three dimensions for a richer appreciation of their details. The minerals are arranged to emphasize how they fit into chemical groups, and a thorough description is provided for each mineral. Major occurrences of interest to mineral collectors are arranged geographically, with maps showing the important deposits in uranium-producing countries. With the resurgence of interest in nuclear power, this book will be invaluable to mineral collectors and exploration geologists as well as to nuclear scientists and engineers interested in radioactive deposits.
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Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 656 color images | 352 pp
ISBN13: 9780764351136 | Binding: hard cover
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, by C. Cornejo and A. Bartorelli, 704 pages, 9 3/8” X  6 7/8” (24 X 18 cm), English language, with 1,153 beautiful color photographs, plus engravings, maps, and drawings, pictorial hard cover.  This new book, “Minerals & Precious Stones of Brazil”, is unique in its kind.  The first 98 pages present a vast historical and iconographic panorama of the national production of minerals and precious stones, with chapters dedicated to Indian lithic art of Brazil as well as the beginning of the study and collection of minerals in Brazil.  Information is presented as recorded by European travelers, naturalists and mineralogists, and includes data on early mineralogical museums, private collections and collections of the Court of the Imperial Family, emphasizing the Museu Nacional, the Museu Ciências da Terra, the Museu de Ciência e Técnica of the Escola de Minas of Ouro Preto and the Museu de Geociências of the Universidade of São Paulo.

The book depicts some of the most beautiful, amazing and valuable Brazilian specimens of Emerald, Aquamarine, Heliodor, Morganite, Tourmaline, Garnet, Topaz, Euclase, Amethyst and Diamond specimens ever found, rendering Brazil one of the World’s major producers of gems.  Beginning on page 99, data on the new minerals first found in Brazil is given, with descriptions and color photos, followed by a short description of discredited species, varieties, and synonyms.  The remainder of the book, nearly 600 pages, is arranged by standard classifications: elements (with special emphasis on Gold and Diamond occurrences), sulfides, phosphates and etc., continuing through the silicates.  Since the silicate minerals are such an important group in the mineralogy of Brazil, more than 300 pages are devoted to the silicates.  Silicates include descriptions of Topaz, Euclase, Beryl (Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite), the Garnet group, the Tourmaline group, etc.  All of the major mining localities are covered, with breathtaking color photographs of specimens from most of the featured localities.  Since Brazil has produced such an incomprehensible array of world-class crystallized Quartz of numerous colors and habits, and forms such as Quartz with inclusions, Opal, Petrified Wood, and Agate, there are 70 pages devoted to Quartz and all of its forms. An extensive bibliography is included.  Published in English by: Solaris Cultural Publications, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010.

 With 704 pages of data, it was not possible to print the entire book review here.  To read the entire review, CLICK HERE.

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“MINERALS AND THIR LOCALITIES” – 2013 SUPPLEMENT – by Jan H. Bernard and Jaroslav Hyrsl, 104 pages, 9.5” X 7”, pictorial soft cover.  The authors have provided up to date information on all IMA approved minerals described since 2004 when the original “Minerals and Their Localities” was published.  This 2013 Supplement is a must have, to bring the original “Minerals and Their Localities” up to date.  More than 800 mineral species and their localities are included, published between September 2004 and September 2013.  The text is accompanied by 138 color photographs.  Entries include type locality, chemical formula, crystal system, point group, cell dimensions, major D values, habit, color, hardness, streak, environment, etc.  An alphabetical list of the mineral localities is also included.  Published by Granit Publishing Company, Prague, Czech Republic, in English, October 2013.

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t_russia.jpg (14888 bytes) "MINERALS FIRST DISCOVERED ON THE TERRITORY OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION"- By Igor V. Pekov, 8 3/4" X 5 3/4" size, 370 pages, illustrated with 184 color photographs and 68 SEM photographs of minerals, 24 maps, and 38 color photographs showing type localities, with pictorial hard cover. In this well written and easy to understand, English language book, the author has provided information about the type localities and the history of the discoveries of all new minerals found within the territory of the former Soviet Union. Included are 582 mineral species, described during the period from 1766 to 1997. The book also contains information on the type specimens of the minerals that are kept in the various Russian museums, data on the persons for whom the minerals were named, and portraits of discoverers of new minerals. A complete index of place names is included -- this 25+ page section is invaluable for mineral researchers and collectors, and includes correct spelling, in English, for all of the localities. Also included are 761 references. The book is intended for use by mineralogists, museum curators, and specialists in the history of geology/mineralogy, as well as mineral collectors. The book contains very reliable facts and precise data and, therefore, will provide trustworthy information for researchers and collectors, worldwide. The author, Igor V. Pekov, is a mineralogist from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, best known for his work on the minerals from the alkaline massifs in the Kola Peninsula, as well as in Greenland. Published by: Ocean Pictures Ltd., Moscow, Russia, 1998.
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,  by Neil R. Bearce, 10” X 7”, 401 pages, illustrated with many black & white photos, as well as color plates and maps to collecting sites, soft cover.  From the author of “Minerals of Arizona” comes a new field guide for avid field collectors.  Not an updated second edition, this is an entirely new, expanded guide designed not only for the mineral collector, but for fossil and fluorescent collectors as well.  No other Arizona field collecting book features sections devoted entirely to fossils and fluorescent minerals.  The field research for this book took more than three years, during which time the author traveled approximately 25,000 miles around the state, and visited more than 300 potential collecting sites.  Included in the book are ninety collecting sites with photographs and topographic maps, with G.P.S. coordinates for each collecting location.  Can it get any easier?  A difficulty scale shows the effort required to explore each site!  The book covers the basic science of studying and collecting minerals, fossils, and fluorescents.  Geological formations at each site are noted, and properties are given of minerals found there.  Twenty full-color photographs of specimens from Arizona were prepared especially for this new book by noted photographer Jeffrey Scovil.  Published by the Arizona Desert Ice Press, Tempe, AZ, 2006.
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“MINERALS – IDENTIFYING, CLASSIFYING, AND COLLECTING THEM” - By R. Hochleitner, 8 1/2” X 5 1/2”, 240 pages, illustrated with 500 full-color photographs, 300 crystal drawings, soft cover.  The author has created an absolutely outstanding reference book as well as a field guide to mineral deposits, with the minerals categorized by color and degree of hardness for fast, easy identification.  You can learn how to identify minerals using the author’s color-key identification method, plus the fold-out guide: The crystal systems at a glance.  The fundamentals of mineralogy are clearly presented.  Characteristics given for each mineral include hardness, density, streak, chemical formula, color, cleavage, tenacity, crystal form, occurrence, commonly associated minerals, and similar minerals.  Collecting tips include where to find minerals in nature, where to buy them, as well as how to organize and assemble your collection.  An eight page glossary of mineral terms is included, and the book is fully indexed.  Published by Barron’s Educational Series, NY, 2001.
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t_bk0425.jpg (25280 bytes) "MINERALS OF ARIZONA" A Field Guide for Collectors - Revised 2004 Edition By Neil R. Bearce, 186 pages, 10 X 7" size, illustrated with black & white, as well as color photos, with pictorial soft cover. Whether you are an experienced mineral collector or just a novice rockhound, "Minerals of Arizona" is the book for you! The author spent two years researching the locations of over 300 potential collecting sites, then traveled over 22,000 miles visiting and evaluating each site. The result is a guidebook that is unlike any other! Each of the 57 sites ultimately chosen by the author is rated according to a scale that measures the difficulty of the route to the site, the site itself, and the extraction of the material. These sites are not the picked-over locations featured in previous guide books; they are new and exciting locations with worthwhile potential of producing specimens for serious mineral collectors. There is also a short chapter on basic mineralogy to aid the reader in understanding the characteristics of the minerals he will find. The index provides the reader with a cross reference so that one can find all of the described localities for a particular mineral, i.e., there are 9 localities which produce Copper, 16 Malachite sites, 7 sites where Wulfenite can be collected, etc. Special features of "Minerals of Arizona" -- A Field Guide for Collectors include the following:
  • 16 pages of full-color photographs by Jeff Scovil, illustrating minerals and fossils found at each site.
  • U.S.G.S. topographical map sections are included, to provide exact routes to each site.
  • 68 black & white photos illustrate of each of the sites, or show an important landmark near the site.
  • A Site Difficulty Scale, developed by the author, provides information for each location to rate the travel to the site, exploring the site, and the difficulty experienced in extracting specimens.

The author has been actively involved in field collecting for over 30 years. He has spent time collecting in Micronesia, Southeast Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East. He currently resides in Arizona, and is a member of several mineral-mining organizations. Published by Geoscience Press, Inc., Tucson, AZ, 2004.
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"MINERALS OF BRITIAN AND IRELAND", by Andrew G. Tindle, 624 pages, 10.9 X 8.6”, with over 550 color and B & W photos, numerous detailed mineral locality maps, pictorial hard cover.

A long-awaited new book has just been published on the minerals of Great Britain, Ireland, and the surrounding islands, by Andrew Tindle, Senior Project Officer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. Tindle, the author of over 90 scientific papers and two books, has compiled an exhaustive and up-to-date review of British mineral occurrences, including many discoveries that have not previously been reported in the literature. The work is meticulously referenced.

The last comprehensive work on this subject was “The Manual of the Mineralogy of Great Britain and Ireland” (1858) by Robert P. Gregg and William G. Lettsom.   Since that time, over 900 more species have been found in Great Britain and Ireland; 2,200 species are listed in the book, over 1,000 of which have been analytically confirmed by the author. And unlike Gregg and Lettsom, Tindle has included over 550 illustrations, most of them in color.

“Minerals of Britain and Ireland” is a completely comprehensive treatment of the minerals found in Britain, Ireland and the surrounding islands. Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 550 color and black & white images, the book provides exhaustive coverage of the remarkably wide range of minerals found in this part of the world. By far the largest part of the book is the alphabetical listing of all the minerals described from Britain and Ireland. This includes species, varieties, synonyms, discredited minerals and fraudulent descriptions. The status of each mineral is clearly represented by distinctive formatting. All type localities are also described. The treatment is also enriched with biographical information on all those individuals who have had minerals named after them; it describes all the major mineral collections in national and local museums and university departments; and it summarizes the geological conditions in the major orefields that produced so many of the minerals. “Minerals of Britain and Ireland” is replete with bibliographical references, and it describes many additional discoveries never previously published. Coverage includes all relevant articles from national mineralogical organizations such as the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (from 1876) and the Russell Society (from 1982). Journals such as the “UK Journal of Mines and Minerals”, “Mineralogical Record” and “Mineral Realm” are referred to extensively, as are many geological journals with mineralogical content. The last time a book of this type was attempted was 150 years ago, long before modern analytical instrumentation had been developed. Over 900 additional species new to Britain or Ireland have been described since that time. “Minerals of Britain and Ireland” covers in considerable detail the period 1858 to 2006, with particular emphasis on the last 50 years. In total, over 2200 minerals are listed, including over a thousand confirmed species. This monumental work will be warmly welcomed by the community of mineral collectors, curators, dealers, students and research scientists. Furthermore, archaeologists, environmentalists, mining historians, libraries, national heritage organizations and government agencies will also find much of value in this eagerly anticipated major work.  Published by Terra Publishing, Hertfordshire, England, 2008.

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The original edition of "Minerals of Broken Hill" was first published by the Australian Mining and Smelting Limited in 1982 to commemorate the centenary of mining operations in Australia’s most famous mineral deposit, and to pay tribute to the late Sir Maurice Mawby. This new edition, with the same title, not only updates the original book, but also celebrates the city of Broken Hill’s new status as a centre for the arts. The new 1999 edition has attracted many of the original contributors, and is once more built around descriptions and photographs of the wonderful array of minerals found in the orebody. Broken Hill ranks as one of the top five sources of mineral species in the world, and its specimens are much prized by collectors, worldwide. As the era of mining operations at Broken Hill draws to a seemingly inevitable close, this book will be a lasting reminder of the riches it has yielded.
The new 1999 "Minerals of Broken Hill" is a compilation of efforts by many professional people involved with the mining at Broken Hill, museum curators and researchers, as well as private collectors, who clearly have given their best efforts to provide up to date documentation on this unique mining locality for the historical record. Broken Hill has a proud tradition of mineral collecting, inspired by the amazing array of rare mineral varieties and unusual mineral forms found within the various orebodies in the richly mineralized Broken Hill district. The first chapter covers the history of mining at Broken Hill, with detailed accounts beginning with the initial discovery of the site in 1883, accompanied by numerous very interesting black and white, as color photographs of historical mining activities and people important to the history of the development of the district. The next chapter pays tribute to all of the researchers, scientists, and others who pioneered the study of the geology and mineralogy of Broken Hill, as well as to the enthusiastic local mineral collectors of yesteryear and more recent times, without whose efforts so many fine specimens would certainly not have survived the mining activities. The geology of the Broken Hill district is explained in detail – before mining operations began, Broken Hill was one of the world’s largest lead-zinc-silver orebodies, and contained about 280 million tons of ore, much of which was very high-grade material. Numerous full-color stratigraphic sequences, geological maps, diagrams, and geological cross sections of the important features of the orebody are given. The following chapter, entitled The Orebodies: The Making of the Minerals describes the primary sulfide zone, and the secondary zone of mineralization, and gives the characteristic associations of minerals that were found. The chapter entitled The Minerals contains 165 pages of descriptions of 380 names of mineral species either confirmed, or considered to have occurred in the Broken Hill orebody. The mineral descriptions are arranged alphabetically. Details of the major colors, crystal habits, associations, and localities are included, as well as a wealth of additional information. More than 225 color photos of mineral specimens are included in this section. In an effort to present the very best of Broken Hill, the photographer set up a photographic session and invited local collectors to bring in their very best specimens to be photographed, to provide the most complete coverage of specimens in private hands, as well as in museum collections! A section entitled the Table of Minerals provides the names of all of the recognized minerals from the Broken Hill deposit, along with chemical compositions, references, and important notes about the chemical compositions. The bibliography contains 20 pages (!) of information – including all of the bibliography of the original "Minerals of Broken Hill", and supplemented by papers published since 1982. A Glossary of Mineral Terms is included, followed by a very complete Index to all subjects in the book. "Minerals of Broken Hill" is printed on extra heavy weight glossy paper, cloth bound, 9" X 12" size, 289 pages, published by the Broken Hill City Council in conjunction with the Museum Victoria, 1999.
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"MINERALS OF COLORADO" - By Edwin B. Eckel, updated and revised by R. R. Cobban, D. S. Collins, E. E. Foord, D. E. Kile, P. J. Modreski, and J. A. Murphy, 700+ pages, 8 l/2 X 11” size, hard cover. Illustrated on the dust jacket (as shown in the accompanying photo), is a reproduction of one of the finest Rhodochrosite specimens recently recovered from the Sweet Home Mine near Alma. Originally published in 1961 as USGS Bulletin 114, “Minerals of Colorado” has served, until now, as the definitive reference on Colorado mineralogy. Since 1961, the number of mineral species reported from Colorado has nearly doubled, making this update indispensable to those interested in Colorado minerals. This important work is complemented by 120 color photographs, 26 SEM photographs, eight maps, and many previously unpublished chemical analyses. This is a limited, first edition printing -- order now to be assured of obtaining a copy of this new book for your reference library! Published by Fulcrum Publishing, and the Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy, 1997.
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