Volume V completes the ‘Handbook of Mineralogy’ series and contains details of 791 minerals. These are mainly the borates, carbonates and sulphates that provide the title for the volume. The volume also includes chromates, germanates, iodates, molybdates, nitrates, organics, selenates, selenites, sulphites, tellurates, tellurites and tungstates. The minerals are described one to a page arranged alphabetically from abelsonite, C31H32N4Ni, to zugshunstite-(Ce), (Ce,Nd)Al(SO4)2(C2O4)• 12H2O.

The data for each mineral include crystal system, crystal form, physical properties, optical properties, cell data, X-ray powder pattern, chemical composition...

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