The contents and format are similar to the first edition, reviewed in

The Canadian Mineralogist
29
,
599
–600 (
1990
)
, and to the third edition, reviewed in
The Canadian Mineralogist
37
,
781
–782 (
1999
)
. The advertisement claims over 2,000 additions and corrections. About 200 new minerals and a few old varietal names have been added. For instance, Rosaquarz is differentiated from Rosenquarz. The white space at the end of each letter has been eliminated (a good decision), so that this section of the book is only two pages longer. Many typographical errors in...

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