This doubly introverted compendium is actually a useful contribution to the global effort to compile a database of type specimens instigated by the Commission on Museums of the International Mineralogical Association.

An introduction details the 250 year history of properly documented mineral discoveries in Canada from Guettard in 1752 onwards, although the earlier 16th century voyages of discovery of Cartier and Frobisher had both somehow ended in rather disappointing mineralogical conclusions, Cartier finding ‘Quebec diamonds’ (quartz crystals) in 1535, Frobisher returning with ‘fool’s gold’ rather than the real thing to a probably not very amused Queen Elizabeth I a...

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