This book is the latest addition to the growing genre of works dealing with type minerals and type localities of specific countries or geographic entities published in the last decade. It is an updated English version of the original Hungarian edition published in 2002. Whereas most similar works cover a single country, this work crosses national borders and covers a fairly loose geographical area of central Europe, defined in the title of the book as the Carpathian Region. For most readers not familiar with the area, this needs some elaboration. The region consists of the Carpathian Range, a mountain chain...

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