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Mineral Observer
Mineral News from Russia and Beyond
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 14, issue 3, 2009. 
ISBN 5-900395-10-3
80 pages, 244 illustrations including 147 mineral photos, soft cover. Price: 35 USd
The issue presents the article of the series ”Russian Mineral Treasures” dwelling on historical diamonds and recently mined Russian diamonds exhibit in Diamond Fund of the State Diamond and Jewellery Reserve (GOKHRAN) of Russia. New ideas in the mineral ontogeny are a theme of the article “Aesthetics of Imperfection”. Historical section includes articles “on special occasion” – the first one, devoted to the 250 anniversary of the Vernadsky State Geological Museum RAS and another – in a memory of outstanding Russian mineralogist Dmitriy P. Grigoriev. As usual, we pay special attention to reports from the main mineral shows of the world; news from collectors and dealers; books review.

Contents                            Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

Ural Emerald Mines: Notes on Mineralogy
Vladimir Ivanovich Zhernakov
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 14, issue 2, 2009. ISBN 5-900395-07-3
128 pages, soft cover, 164 illustrations, including 104 color mineral photos, soft cover.
Price: 45USd.

The current issue dwells on Mineralogy of Ural Emerald Mines: a deposit which Russain geologists and mineralogists commonly refer as “Izumrudnye Kopi”.
Besides description of minerals the issue contains information on history of research, notes on geology, list of minerals. For Curators of Museums, mineralogists, and collectors.

Contents                            Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

Mineral Observer
Mineral News from Russia and Beyond
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 14, issue 1, 2009. 
ISBN 5-900395-04-9
88 pages, 194 color photos, among them 132 mineral photos, soft cover.
Price: 35 USd.
This issue of Mineral Observer presents articles written both by authors well-known to our readers (Boris Z. Kantor “Skeletal Growth or Autoepitaxy?”; Zoya A. Bessudnova, “Mikhail Alexandrovich Tolstopyatov as Experimental Mineralogist and a “Poet of Science”; Nikita V. Chukanov “Coprolites in Mineralogical Collections”) as well as materials written by new authors: out­stan­ding Russian mineralogist Alexander P. Khomyakov (“On the Number of Mineral Species in Nature”), Elena N. Matvienko, curator of Fersman Mineralogical Museum (“Pseudomorphs and other Oddities from Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS) and well-known collector Victor V. Ponomarenko (“Calcite from Dalnegorsk: Review of 2003–2008 Findings”) are among them. As usual one can find reports on recent Mineral Shows (Denver, Munich, Saint-Petersburg) written by our correspondents. A special report is devoted to an outstanding event – an opening of a new mineral exposition in Freiberg, Germany. There is also the review of new publications and Internet-sites that can be interesting both for mineralogists and mineral collectors.

Contents                            Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

Mineral Observer
Mineral News from Russia and Beyond
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 13c, 2008.  ISBN 5-900395-01-4
80 pages, 131 color photos, 23 maps and schemes, soft cover. Price: 35 USd.
This issue contains articles on the history of mineralogy, information on new mineral finds and stories on historical-mineralogical events.
The highlight of this issue is an article by Vasilii N. Orlov devoted to the history of the oldest Russian Gold nuggets from the Diamond Fund.
A special present from editorial to more interested in pseudomorphes – an article on the history of Organic Life on the Earth written by a professional paleontologist, Dr. Serge V. Naugolnykh.

Contents                            Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

Mineral Observer
Mineral News from Russia and Beyond
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 13b, 2008.  ISBN 5-900395-56-1
80 pages, 205 color photos, soft cover. Price: 35USd .
This issue contains several articles dwelling on various aspect of Mineral world. The Famous Mineralogical Localities Section covered by an basical article by Victor Ye. Zagorsky and Igor S. Peretyazhko on Malkhan tourmaline deposit. In Theoretical Section Boris Z. Kantor discusses an Agates Genesis. In News Section Peter Lyckberg retells about his Tucson 2008 impressions. A reader will find book reviews and personalities in this volume also.

Contents                            Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

Mineral Observer
Mineral News from Russia and Beyond
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 13, 2008.  ISBN 5-900395-48-0
128 pages, 193 pictures, 21 maps and schemes, soft cover. Price: 45USd.
The issue presents 11 articles on different aspects of mineralogy and mineral collecting. The highlight of the issue is an article on famous Uralian Lipovka granite pegmatites by I. V. Pekov and L. R. Memetova. Several articles dwell on mineral growth principal laws. In mineral traveling section German gemologist Elisabeth Strack tells the story of her travel to Yakutian diamond mines. Some unknown facts on history of European mineralogy are revealed in an article by Boris Z. Kantor. And our correspondents share their impressions on Munich 2007 (Peter Lyckberg) and Russian Mineral and Jewelry Shows 2007, Moscow and Saint-Peterburg (Dmitriy Belakovskiy).

Contents                            Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

Mineralogy of the Volynian Chamber Pegmatites, Ukraine
by Vladimir I. Pavlishin, Stanislav A. Dovgyi
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 12, 2007.  ISBN 5-900395-42-1
128 pages, 45 historical photographs, 31 sketches, 21 crystal drawings, 105 coloured photographs of minerals and pegmatites. Price: $45
This volume presents brief data on the history of research, geology, morphology, internal structure, as well as more detailed data on the mineralogy of the Volynian chamber pegmatites, known worldwide as a source of unique piezoelectric quartz crystals, beryl and topaz. Over 150 years, more than 90 minerals were discovered, with recognition of their compositional, morphological and genetic features, as well as the complex genesis history of chamber pegmatites.

Contents   Editorial             Supporting organizations:
                                         Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

by Dr. Igor V. Pekov
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 11, 2007.  ISBN 5-900395-19-7
Series New Minerals Discovered on the Territory of the Former Soviet Union. part 2.
112 pages, 51 crystal drawings, 21 SEM photos of minerals, 66 color photos of minerals, 14 color landscape photos, 214 references
, soft cover.br> The issue is a reference book on minerals first discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union in the period of 1998 – first half of 2006. 163 minerals have been included: 159 new species and 4 minerals restored in the status of individual species. Detailed geography of the type localities, history of discovery, a brief description, origin of the name, information on museums where type specimens are deposited and literature references have been presented for each mineral. A lot of first-published information is given. The statistic data on these minerals, English-Russian geographic and personal indexes and a list of all minerals first discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union are included

Contents   Preface             Supporting organizations:
                                         Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

  MINERAL OBSERVER: Mineral News From Russia and Beyond.                      
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 10, 2006.
 Ocean Pictures Ltd and Association Ecost.
 132 pages, 181 pictures, 14 maps and schemes, soft cover. Price: $45

The volume contains 12 articles both for professional mineralogists and advanced collectors on different aspects of collectors interests.

Mineralogy of Slyudyanka deposit in Transbaikalie is the central material of the volume. Among others are China Mineral travel, the origin of dendrites, life of outstanding Russian mineralogist Nikolay Koksharov, visit to Fedorov’s Museum and much more...

Contents   Preface
           Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

New Data on Minerals volume 41
184 pages, 121 color and 64 b/w drawimgs, schemes, photos, soft cover. Price: $29.
Editor: Margarita I. Novgorodova, Doctor in Science, Professor.
Publication of Fersman Mineralogical Museum of Russian Academy of Science

The volume 41 contains a description of new mineral species: Sokolovaite, Malyshevite and atencioite, a new representative of roscerite group; new data on Roxbyte from contemporary ore-bearing sediments of the Logachev-1 hydrothermal field (Mid. Atlantic Ocean); results of investigations of nicel, cobalt, iron sulfoarsenides and sulfoantimonides and krutovite from metamorphic-hydrothermal carbonate veins of the Norilsk ore field; new data on mineralogy of pegmatite and hydrothermalites of the kovdor phlogopite deposits and mineralogy and genesis of the Novo-Karkodinskoye demandoid deposit (Middle Urals), gold nuggets from Southern Verkhoyania (Yana Upstream region); goetite and lizardite paragenesis is described as typical formation of metakimberlites and hosted xenoliths; structural and genetic relationship of djerfisherite and bartonite; results of investigation of chemical structure of coconinoite and related alumino-uranul phosphates.
In " Mineral Museums and collections" section a historical review on the Fersman Museum activity during the period of the World War II is published together with the description of the last Emperial Easher Egg from Faberge and a review of new specimens in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum collection.
A section "Mineralogical notes" contains popular article on agate genesis,             
story about beryls on post stamps, and a mineralogical fairy tale "Species and varieties".   

Ilmeny Mountains: the Mineralogy of Pegmatites                      !! Sold out!!
by Vladimir A. Popov and Valentina Ivanovna Popova
Mineralogical Almanac, volume 9, 2006. Famous Mineral Localities Series
156 pages, historical photos: 27, schemes and sections: 34, mineral drawings: 69, color photos of minerals: 120, soft cover. Price: $45

The issue is devoted to the extraordinary Mineralogical Object: Ilmeny Mountains in South Ural, Russia. Mineralogists call it “Mineralogical Paradise” due to diversity of minerals found there. During almost two centuries of investigation 227 minerals have been found there, and for 18 minerals Ilmeny Mountains are the type locality.
The issue contains historical review, geological and mineralogical description of Ilmeny pegmatites based both on previous investigations as well as recent discoveries made by the authors.

Supporting organizations:
  Institute of Mineralogy of Ural Branch RAS, 
Contents   Preface            Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society             

Struve  Collection: Album of Mineral Drawings         !!! Very limited Edition!!

Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

Compiled by Nina A. Mokhova. 100 pp, 35 specimen photos, 82 Plates with drawings, soft cover. Fersman Mineralogical Museum RAS Publication. Price: $45

The book is first publication of the Album of Drawings of the famous mineral collection which had been built by an outstanding Russian Diplomat Heinrich Christopher Gottfried von Struve (1772–1851). It contain only a small part of the collection drawings but lucky original specimens survive over centuries too and they are presented in the book together with drawings. The readers will find here a really exciting story of Heinrich von Struve life and his mineral collection (including archive documents).

New Data on Minerals 
volume 40, 2005, 172 pages, 66 color photos, soft cover. Price: $29

The volume 40 includes articles on new mineral species, among which chukhrovite-(Nd), tsepinite-Sr, senkevichite, and kyrgyzstanite are described. The new data on rare minerals – calcurmolite and turanite, easily oxidizable chalcopyrite from black smokers of the Rainbow hydrothermal field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge), vanadium hematite associated with minerals of precious metals, copper, zinc and iron is given; also there is data on fahlores from Kvartsitovye Gorki deposit and the nickeline-breithauptite mineral series from Norilsk ore field. Features of bismuth mineralization of the Djimidon deposit (North Osetia) and rare-metal mineralization connected with bituminous matters from pegmatites of the Khibiny and Lovosero massifs are revealed. The results of study of metacolloidal gold and delhayelite crystals are published.
In the “Mineralogical Museums and collections” part, the minerals named in honour of collaborators of the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, specimens of platinum of the Ugolnyi steam (Norilsk) from the Museum collection are described; interesting historical data on the items of Decorative and Precious Stones collection is given.
“Mineralogical Notes” part includes the summary of main mineral types of ores of Europe and the article devoted to Mineral Drawings of Victor Slyotov and Vladimir Makarenko.
In “Discussions” part the polemics on the theme “What are the mineral and mineral species” is opened.
The review of new books is published.                                                                                                         Contents       

  Kerch Iron-Ore Basin by Nikita V. Chukanov

  Mineralogical Almanac, volume 8, 2005. Famous Mineral Localities Series
  112 pp., 147 color plates, 49 black drawings and photos, soft cover.
Price: $45

  The issue contains the most comprehensive description of the Kerch iron- ore basin,
   including historical and geological sketches. Besides ore deposits some other geological 
   phenomena of the region are described. Mineralogical description of 160 mineral species
   is the main part of the volume, the most interesting minerals being characterized in
  The author has been studying the Kerch mineralogy for more then 20 years and at
   present is one of the most knowledgeable experts of the region.

 Contents   Preface          Supporting organizations:
                                             Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russian Geological Society

New Data on Minerals, volume 39, 2004, 168 pages, 15 color and 99 drawings, schemes and photos, soft cover. Price: $29

Articles of the volume give a new data on komarovite series minerals, jarandolite, kalsilite from Khibiny massif, presents a description of a new occurrence of nikelalumite, followed by articles on gemnetic mineralogy of lamprophyllite – barytolamprophyllite series minerals from  Iuja-Vrite-malignite complex of burbankite group and mineral composition of rare-metal-uranium, berrillium with emerald deposits in Kuu granite massif of Central Kazakhstan.
Another group of article dwells on crystal chemistry and chemical properties of minerals: stacking disorder of zinc sulfide crystals from Black Smoker chimneys, silver forms in galena from Dalnegorsk, tetragonal Cu21S in recent hydrothermal ores of Mid-Atlantic Ridge, ontogeny of spiral-split pyrite crystals from Kursk Magnetic Anomaly.
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Kukisvumchorr Deposit: Mineralogy of Alkaline Pegmatites and Hydrothermalites
by Igor V. Pekov and Alexander S. Podlesnyi

Mineralogical Almanac, volume 7, Association Ecost - Moscow and Ocean Pictures Ltd. - Denver, 2004. 168 pp., 111 color plates, soft cover. Price: $45

The data on the mineralogy and the history of the exploration of Kukisvumchorr apatite deposit in Khibiny Mountains have been summarized in this issue. Kukisvumchorr deposit is actively operated since 1929 by Kirovskii Mine, the first mine at Kola Peninsula. A complex of alkaline pegmatites and hydrothermalites of the Kukisvumchorr stands out even against a background of mineralogically unique Khibiny massif. It is real reserve of rare minerals; many of them occur here as nice large crystals. All 212 present-day known mineral species and more than 20 pegmatites have been described, 111 color plates, 110 b/w photos, 125 crystal drawings, geological schemes and pegmatite sections are given. The issue contains 312 chemical analyses of 165 minerals and 163 references.
Supporting organizations: Lomonosov Moscow State University JSC Apatit                                      Contents    Preface



Geology of Gems by Eugenii Kievlenko.

Edited by Dr. Art Soregaroli. First English Edition. Ocean Pictures Ltd., 2003
468 pages, including color supplementary - 32 pages.
136 color plates, 128 b/w drawings, hard cover.

rice: $98

The book contains detailed and comprehensive information about gem localities over the world, and their geological setting. The book is full of geological illustrations, which make the text easily understandable. In addition we included 136 color photographs of all the main gems, mentioned in the book, taken by the best mineral photographers of the world. The data is of great value both for collectors and professionals.

Though not a textbook it will undoubtedly be useful for professors at Universities and Geological and Mining Schools.

  Contents    Preface         Supporting organizations: Russian Geological Society, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Mineralogical Almanac, volume 6.                                                                             
Boris Z. Kantor

Crystal growth & development: interpreted from a Mineral's Present Form.
Talks on Minerals

Ocean Pictures Ltd., 2003. pp. 128, color plates – 142, b & w drawings – 72
price: $45

This issue devoted to basic ideas of mineral ontogeny, which is a branch of Mineralogy dealing with mineral forms, their origination and transformation.
This book is for those mineral collectors and amateurs who seek a deeper knowledge of minerals and want to learn about mineral structure, origin, and history from a mineral’s crystal form. More than one hundred color photos of minerals together with numerous sketches give the reader a lot of new information about mineral formation. The text, color photographs and drawings
are done by a prominent Russian mineral collector and writer Boris Z. Kantor.
Supporting organizations:        
Russian Geological Society, Lomonosov Moscow State University                                                      Contents

Natural Mineral Forms by V.I. Stepanov and A.A.Godovikov

64 pages, full color, 141 photos. Ocean Pictures Ltd., 2003 price: $35

The book involves systematization and description of various mineral forms known in the nature. This is the first published well-illustrated course that tracks the evolution of the crystal perfectness over the wide range of mineralization conditions. It proceeds from almost ideal crystals to highly defective ones, which can be rightly identified as both individual forms and aggregates. Regularly and irregularly formed aggregates of minerals are also considered.



Mineralogical Almanac, volume 5.
Russian Mineral Localities Series.
Murzinka: Alabashka Pegmatite Field
by Valentina I. Popova, Vladimir A. Popov, Alexander A. Kanonerov
Ocean Pictures Ltd., 2002, pp. 136, color plates: 108, b/w and drawings: 181. price: $45.
The issue contains most complete and updated description of geological setting of Alabashka pegmatites field in general and each productive pegmatite vein in particular. Mineralogy of the region is described on the basis of all data accessible to the moment, including recent investigations of the authors.

Supporting organizations:
Russian Geological Society, Lomonosov Moscow State University      
                                                                                                                       Contents    Preface

Lumiscencia Book

Luminescent Spectra of Minerals by Boris S. Gorobetz and Alexander A. Rogojine.
Reference Book, 2002. 300 p. 41 table, 318 drawings, 302 bibl. references. SOLD out!!
The price is $76.


 The book presents the first systematic compilation of the luminescence
   spectral characteristics of minerals excited by ultra-violet light, X-rays
   and cathode-rays. Luminescent spectra of over two thousand samples
   of 320 mineral species are given in numerous figures containing several thousand
   spectral curves




Mineral drawings by Victor Sloytov and Vladimir Makarenko, 2001. 

Issue 1. Includes 16 black and white and 8 color mineral drawing.   
The price for issue 1 is $24.   

Mineral drawings by Victor Sloytov and Vladimir Makarenko, 2002. Issue 2.   
Includes 24 black and white and 8 color mineral drawing.   The price for issue 2 is $34.   
The price for two issues is $49. 
  Famous Russian writer Foydor Dostoevsky once said a sentence, which became a Motto for 
any intelligent people all over the world: “The Beauty will save the World!” It is evident that 
author of these mineral drawing follows shares the Dostoevsky's opinion and persistently proves 
it. Being a professional mineralogist and a gifted artist, Victor Sloytov reveals us the beauty of 
mineral world through  his deep understanding of internal life of minerals. He dissolves boundaries
 between science and art. The “heroes” of his drawings are perfectly shaped, and,
the other hand, they are beautiful, like movie stars. These drawings may be equally used for                                     
scientific analysis and for interior decoration.                                  

New Data on Minerals vol. 38

New Data on Minerals, volume 38.
Ocean Pictures, 2003. 172 pages, 66 color photos, soft cover. price: $29

Articles of the volume are devoted to mineralogy, including descriptions of new mineral species (telyushenkoite – a new caesium mineral of the leifite group, neskevaaraite-Fe – a new mineral of the labuntsovite group) and new finds of minerals (pabstite  from the moraine of the Dara-i-Pioz glacier, Tadjikistan, germanocolusite from Kipushi, Katanga, minerals of the hilairite group from Khibiny and Lovozero massifs). Results of study of mineral associations in gold-sulfide-tellyride ore of the Kairagach deposit, Uzbekistan are presented. Features of rare germanite structure are revealed. The cavitation model is proposed for the formation of mineral microspherulas. Problems of isomorphism in the stannite family minerals and additivity of optical properties in minerals of the humite series are considered. The section Mineralogical Museums and Collections includes articles devoted to the description and history of Museum collections (article of the Kolyvan grinding factory, P.A.Kochubey's collection, new acquisitions) and the geographical location of mineral type localities is discussed in this section. 

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Mineralogical Almanac, volume 4.
Russian Mineral Localities Series.
Dalnegorsk: Notes on Mineralogy by Vadim V. Moroshkin and Nikolay Frishman.

Moscow, Ocean Pictures Ltd., Mineralogical Almanac, volume 4, 2001. pp. 136, color illustrations: 107, b/w and drawings: 32. price: $40.

This volume of Mineralogical Almanac is the first issue describing one of the World's Greatest Mineral Locality - Dalnegorsk. The issue provides a collector with information on the most important facts of geological structure, mineralogy and genesis of the Polymetallic and Boron deposits. It contains data on all deposits of the Dalnegorsk ore district. A special attention the authors paid to description of minerals of Dalnegorsk deposits that are of particular interest for collectors.

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Lovosero Massif: History. Pegmatites. Minerals by Igor V. Pekov
484 pp., hardcover, 208 color plates, 140 b/w photos, 113 drawings. price: $80

The book contains three main parts: "History of Exploration", "Pegmatites", and "Minerals". It also contains a general description of the Lovozero Massif, geological
and petrological review, bibliographic index, and appendixes. Appendixes present
the index of geographic names with author's comments, Saam toponimic signs, information about the minerals discovered in Lovozero, the Lovozero minerals with decoded crystal structures, luminescent Lovozero minerals, giant crystals from
Lovozero, etc. The bibliographic index includes 500 references. The book will be
useful for mineralogists, geologists, museum curators, mineral collectors, and people interested in the history of science.

Supporting organizations:
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Geological Society                                                         Contents            

 Philatelic Geology by Vilen I. Fel'dman                                  SOLD OUT!

pp. 488, full color, 129 color plates, hard bound. Price: $35.

Science - popular book includes eleven chapters. Each of them dwells on special section
of geology  - Mineralogy, Volcanism, History, etc. All pictures are reproductions of original mail stamps on the subject. 


Mineralogical Almanac, volume 3.
Mineral Collections of Russia, Part 2.

pp. 136, color illustrations - 132, historical photo - 32. Price: $35.

The third volume of Mineralogical Almanac contains a description of twelve state museum collections. With volume we proceed with the series "Mineral Collections of Russia". The volume includes museums from different regions of Russia starting from Saint Petersburg in the West of the country up to Vladivostok on the Far Easter coast of the Pacific. Most of the information is quite new and have never been published before neither in Russian no in English.


Mineralogical Almanac, volume 2.
Mineral Collections of Russia, Part 1.
Fourteen Presonal Collections (18th - 20th  Centuries)

2000, Ocean Picture Ltd, Moscow, Russia. 128 pages; color illustrations - 129, historical photo - 11, softbound. Price: $30.

The second volume of the Mineralogical Almanac contains a description of fourteen personal mineral collections, gathered during the 18th and the 19th centuries by prominent politicians, scientists, missionaries and businessmen - are now a part of the State
Museum collections. Another group includes six collections which were collected by our contemporaries  - amateurs and professional mineralogists. Each reflects the interests
of its owner  - scientific, aesthetic, geographic, etc. The Almanac displays the range
others interests together with the beauty of the Mineral Kingdom. It is the first in the
series of issues devoted to the Mineral Collections of Russia.                                                        

Mineralogical Almanac, volume 1.  SOLD OUT!
Gold: nuggets of Russia by Ludmila S.Sher

1999,Ocean Picture Ltd, Moscow, Russia. 128 pages. color illustrations - 212. Photo: Mikhail A. Bogomolov. Softbound.

This book contains a condensed popular description of the history of discoveries and mining of cold (in general) and nugget (particular) in Russia. Features of native gold and, especially, nuggets are characterized. Formation conditions and environm of nuggets are described. A crystallomorphic classification of native gold is introduced. A detailed description is given for a variety of nuggets. Numerous original photographs publushed here demonstrate sophisticated beauty and uniqueness of nuggets from major of Russian gold provinces: the Urals, Sakha - Yakutia, Kolyma, Transbaikalia, Altai and Chukchi Peninsula. This book is of interest to a wide range of readers.


Minerals, first discovered... Cover.

Minerals First Discovered on the Territory of the Former Soviet Union
by Igor V. Pekov

1998, Ocean Picture Ltd, Moscow, Russia. 370 pages.

This book is the first and the most comprehensive book about 582 new minerals discovered
 in Former Soviet Union (within its former boudariens) since 1766. The book contains informations about the type localities and the type speciments of the minerals that are
kept in Russian museums; data on the persons for whom the minerals were named;
portraits of discoverers of new minerals; 184 color plates, 68 SEM - photographs of
minerals; 24 maps; complete locality index; and 761 references. This book contains very reliable facts and precise data and therefore will it provide trustworthy and long - term
service to mineralogists of many countries.
The author of this book, Igor V. Pekov (Lomonosov Moscow State University), is a young
but well - known mineralogist. He is famous, in particular, for his work at the alkaline massifs
of the Kola Peninsula and Greenland and as a discoverer and investigator of new minerals.


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