This very handsome hardcover book is the newest entry to the ever-growing literature documenting mineral species discovered in various countries, regions and continents. In recent years, two such works have been published by The Canadian Mineralogist, covering Canada (Special Publication 6) and Greenland (Special Publication 8), and another covering the Carpathian Region was reviewed last year in these pages (44, 291–292).

As a long-time collector of Swiss minerals, the reviewer must confess a strong fondness for and some familiarity with the minerals described in this book, especially the minerals of the Binntal. Switzerland is a very small...

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