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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.
| "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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"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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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.
"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
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.
"MINERALS OF BRITIAN AND IRELAND",
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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"MINERALS OF BROKEN HILL" (1999 -- SECOND EDITION)
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 Australias 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 Hills 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 worlds 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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