In 1996, in collaboration with Lawrence Anovitz, I edited Boron Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, volume 33 in the Reviews in Mineralogy series, a book that has been reprinted with addenda in 2002 (further addenda and corrections are posted at, where you may also find corrections to this volume). Many of the same reasons for inviting investigators to contribute to a volume on boron apply equally to a volume on beryllium. Like B, Be poses analytical difficulties, and it has been neglected in many geochemical, mineralogical and petrological studies. However, with the development of instruments to measure cosmogenic...

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