Here is volume V, concluding a series describing all named mineral species and a resting point in a monumental compilation of mineral data. Earlier volumes have been reviewed (29, 175–176; 33, 1155; 36, 232; 38, 1487), and few details need be repeated. The authors “gather in convenient form the data crucial to identification of all mineral species” (v). In alphabetical order from abelsonite to zugshunstite, each of 791 minerals is treated on one page: name, formula, crystal, physical and chemical data, polymorphism and series, mineral group, occurrence, association, distribution, origin of the name, type material...

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