Type Mineralogy of Brazil is a descriptive historical compilation of the minerals originally described from Brazil. The 39 valid mineral species are tabulated: a) historically, starting with chrysoberyl in 1789, b) chemically, with the native element palladium, and c) geographically.

The 39 valid mineral species, and 370 possible mineral species, discredited mineral names, and unnamed minerals are described in eleven chapters based upon a chemical classification. The references are listed on seventeen pages, and an alphabetical index of 409 mineral names is five pages long. Among the many interesting facts, the reader is informed that the yttrium silicate of Damour...

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