With Ribbe’s 1974 Sulfide Mineralogy looking rather dog-eared on my bookshelf, how timely to be invited to review this state of the science update 60 volumes on.

After a short introduction and overview by the editor, we head straight into a 118 page chapter by Makovicky on the ‘Crystal structure of sulfides and other chalcogenides’. His classification scheme adopts the following headings: Fibrous sulfides; Layer-like structures; Structures with three-dimensional frameworks; Channel- and cage-structures; Selected cation-specific structures; and, Selected larger sulfosalt families. The author gives preference to recent, accurate structure determinations and acknowledges the impossibility of quoting all the relevant studies...

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