Whitmore and Lawrence have written a most informative and unusual addition to the literature on complex granitic pegmatites. The book focuses on the Palermo No. 1 mine, in North Groton, New Hampshire, and its impact on the economy of the nation and the development of our science. It emphasizes the rich historical documentation of all aspects of the development of the mine over its 125-year life span. Everything is carefully recorded, starting with the original deed of the mineral rights to the Hartford Mica Mining Company.

Palermo first flourished as a mica mine, reputed to host the largest books of...

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