First published in 1982, this updated version of Minerals of Broken Hill commemorates the centenary of mining operations in Australia’s most renowned mineral deposit. Through attractive descriptions and splendid color photographs, the minerals of this mother of all Pb–Zn–Ag deposits are here promoted as perfect examples of the merging of nature, science and art. Small wonder, for Broken Hill places among the top five sources of mineral species in the world, and its mineral specimens are prized among collectors everywhere.

Several introductory chapters set the stage for the main thrust of the book. Beginning with “A History of Broken Hill”,...

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