The atlas is an impressive large format (11.5 × 8.5″) volume and is No. 7 of The Canadian Mineralogist’s series of Special Publications. It builds on an existing atlas written in both Spanish and Catalan languages. On its more than 500 pages, the atlas presents chemical, structural, optical, and paragenetical information plus thin-section micrographs for 408 different mineral species, all of which are non-opaque non-silicates. The atlas includes a DVD-ROM with all micrographs.

The authors, Joan Carles Melgarejo (Barcelona, Spain) and Robert F. Martin (Montreal, Canada), are recognized and experienced mineralogists, who revised this book in cooperation with several...

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