‘Making it Mine’ is a magnificent book – and indisputably substantial: 2.25 kg in weight, 22 x 28 x 3.3 cm, 21 chapters and 426 pages in full colour. Within its hardback covers, Roy Starkey conveys a wealth of information about British minerals and the person who contributed more than anyone else to the preservation of iconic specimens from the heydays of metalliferous mining. The Russell Collection, bequeathed to the nation in 1964 and housed in the Natural History Museum, London, UK, is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of one of the finest collections in the world. Mike Rumsey (Principal...
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Book Review| April 01, 2023
Making it Mine: Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection
Making it Mine: Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection.by
2022) by British Mineralogy Publications, 15 Warwick Avenue, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 2AH, England. Hardcover, 27.6 3 21.8 cm, 432 pages; £40 (+£35 shipping to the U.S.; £10 and £20 to the UK and Europe; £40 to Australia and New Zealand). Order from www.BritishMineralogy.com.
Norman R. Moles
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Received: 12 Jan 2023
First Online: 18 May 2023
Online ISSN: 1471-8022
Print ISSN: 0026-461X
Copyright © The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Norman R. Moles; Making it Mine: Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection. Mineralogical Magazine 2023;; 87 (2): 331. doi: https://doi.org/10.1180/mgm.2023.6
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