This is a large and comprehensive work which, after an introduction mentioning that the confirmed mineral species described from Britain and Ireland represent more than 25% of the worldwide total, includes several maps indicating the principal localities. In the main part of the book, the minerals are listed alphabetically, and where the occurrences are widespread geographically, they are listed in a standard order: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The classification used is based on that in Fleischer’s Glossary of Mineral Species, with confirmed species appearing in bold type; synonyms and discredited species are all listed, but appear in light...

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