The Kovdor massif in the Kola Peninsula (Russia) is one of the more complicated alkaline ultramafic and carbonatite complex in the World. It represents a rather rare case where an entire sequence from olivinite to carbonatite is present, well preserved and excellently exposed. And of course, it is rather well studied, to judge from the list of references in the book under review. Thus any publication about Kovdor is very interesting for many geologists, petrologists, mineralogists, and economic geologists studying and working on alkaline complexes.

This new monograph, written by Natalya Krasnova, contains a full compilation of Rimskaya-Korsakova’s publications, who...

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