The arrival of a well illustrated book that focuses on the minerals of northern England and appeals to those with interests in minerals, geology or mining, is long overdue. Minerals of Northern England fills this role admirably and, at the same time, is attractive to those with an affinity for either the natural or the industrial heritage of the area, and also to those stimulated by the beauty of minerals and crystal specimens. This work deservedly takes its place alongside several popular and well-illustrated books featuring minerals from other parts of the British Isles: namely, A Mineralogy of Wales,...

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