This book is one of the year 2000 editions of the well-known series Reviews in Mineralogy, published since 1972 by the Mineralogical Society of America. As the second volume prepared and published with the Geochemical Society, Sulfate Minerals covers a wider scientific spectrum than the earlier numbers of the series. Sulfur is an abundant element, and in the form of sulfate has immense importance in mineral resources, mineral processing, and environmental considerations. There are approximately 4000 named mineral species. Sulfate Minerals treats 293, or about 7.3% of this number. This is, therefore, an ambitious project, fortunately successful.

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