The eighth edition (1999) was reviewed by me in The Canadian Mineralogist38, 251–252 (2000). From 1999, an increase of about 400 mineral species brings the total described to over 4,000. The price of a book has increased from US$18 to US$24 with an increase in pages from x + 226 to xiv + 310. Most of the increase is caused by the addition of type locality and crystal-structure references; however, the 41-page section on mineral groups of the eighth edition has unfortunately been deleted. In the early review, a number of suggestions were made to bring the work...

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