Belgium is a country whose mineralogical inventory is relatively well known. This is the second edition of a book published in 1976 by J. Mélon, P. Bourguignon and A.-M. Fransolet. In the intervening years, there has been a flurry of activity, largely by assiduous and patient amateurs who have scoured the countryside. In addition, the availability of sophiticated analytical equipment has led to many new discoveries, many involving rather small samples. In all, 260 mineral species now are known to occur in Belgium, and of these, sixty or so are new to this edition.

The mineral species are presented under...

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