Finally, the long wait is over! Thirteen years after the publication of the first volume of the Handbook of Mineralogy, this popular mineral reference is complete. Volume V (Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates) is a very satisfying capstone to this monumental project. The previous volumes have received uniformly positive reviews (e.g., Am. Min. 77, 1122, Am. Min. 81, 524 and Am. Min. 86, 954) and Volume V deserves no less. Indeed, it is admirably consistent in style, content, accuracy, and production quality with its predecessors.

For those who are not familiar with the Handbook, it can best be described as a...

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