This welcome new edition of a work which originally appeared in 1982 has been expanded and upgraded, not only with the inclusion of many new colour photographs of the minerals but also with additional chapters providing historical information and outlining the geological setting of this famous area.

The historical notes, the chapter on Charles Rasp who discovered the deposit and the chapter on the various scientific investigators along with the minerals they determined may at first glance appear unexciting, the photographic illustrations by the nature of things being in sepia-tone or black-and-white. But the chapter by Maja Sainisch-Plimer gives fascinating...

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