Khibiny is a magnificent book on the minerals of the Khibiny alkaline massif in Russia’s Kola Peninsula. With an area of 1327 km2, the Khibiny massif is the world’s largest alkaline complex. For many, the word Khibiny (also spelled Khibina) conjures up agpaitic pegmatites and their rare and exotic minerals, often as remarkable specimens. The massif is one of the world’s most prolific mineral provinces, with a species list of about 480 (the exact number is a matter of debate among Russian mineralogists). Within its boundaries are the type or cotype localities for 93 species, several described since...

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