This set of volumes is an extension of the earlier book by J. Lima-de-Faria entitled “Structural Mineralogy: An Introduction”, which was reviewed in Canadian Mineralogist33, 699 (1995). Chapter 1 is an introduction, which includes a scheme of structural classification, symbols notation, and coordination polyhedra. Chapter 2.1 contains data tables with mineral name, chemical formula, structural formula, space group, unit-cell dimensions, equivalent positions, structure-type, and references (69 pages). Chapter 2.2 contains diagrams to show close-packed structures (17 pages). Chapter 2.3 lists the minerals under the headings of close-packed, group, chain, sheet, and framework structures (24 pages). The great strength...

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