This is the latest book published under the series title Mineralogical Almanac. Three volumes in the series have previously been reviewed in these pages (Gold: Nuggets of Russia: Can. Mineral.38, 772; Mineral Collections of Russia, Part I: Can. Mineral.38, 773–774; Dalnegorsk: Notes on Mineralogy: Can. Mineral.39, 217–218).

Murzinka (variously spelled as Mursinsk and Mursinka) in the Middle Ural Mountains of Russia is a famous, classic locality for fine, gem-quality crystals of topaz and beryl. As the title of the monograph Murzinka: Alabashka Pegmatite Field implies, the actual locality is a pegmatite field occupying an...

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