Mineralogical Almanac, volume 10, 2006.
MINERAL OBSERVER: Mineral News From Russia and Beyond
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 Fedorovĺs Museum and much more...
Editorial: Galina F. Anastasenko, └lexander └. ┼vseev, Boris Z. Kantor
Margarita I. Novgorodova, Levon ┬. ╬ganesayn, Igor V. Pekov,
Dmitrii Yu. Pushcharovsky, Zhanna └. Polyarnaya, Dmitrii V. Rundkqvist
Victor Ď. Ďrofimov, Nikolay P. Yushkin
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Geological Society
Mineralogical Almanac is ten years old now. Since 1996, when the first issue
"Gold" appeared we have being providing you with the most interesting
information on Russian mineralogy ľ famous mineral localities, museum and
private collections, mineral growth theory. You might have noticed that
localities are our main subject, and the reason for such a choice is quite
evident: for many years there was a lack of information on hundreds of mineral
localities of Russia and
countries of former Soviet Union. We tried to
make it accessible to wide public. It is necessary to admit that, though our
authors are all hard working and knowledgeable persons, we are still at the
beginning of a long way.
years we produced our Almanac basing on modern technologies ľ high class
mineral photography, digital image processing and top quality color printing.
Though important conditions for producing of a good product, they would not
guarantee positive result without a team of professionals: our industrious and
always optimistic editor Ludmila Cheshko (Egorova); Nikolay Parlashkevich, art
director; Yurii Ivanov, image computer processing artist; Natalia Vishnevskaya,
computer graphics editor; Ekaterina Yakunina, advertising and promotion
manager; Bronislav Norel, financial director; Michael Bogomolov and Natalia
Pekova, associate photographers; Pat and Michael Gray and Art Soregaroli, style
editors. For all these years we cooperate with translators Yulia Belovitskaya,
Olga Ellanskaya, Mark Fed'kin, Il'ya Kubantzev, Alexander Yakubchuk, Victor
years we met many friends all over the world. Among those whom we wish to
mention the first are Marie and Terry Huizing. Their positive role in all
aspects of Almanac life could hardly be overestimated. It would not be an
exaggeration to say that we would never survive without their constant warm
attention and heartiness. Powerful impulse we receive from cooperation with
Russian Mineralogical Society headed by academician Dmitrii Rundqvist and
Russian Geological Society (president Yurii Orlov). A permanent support we get
from Lomonosov Moscow University authorities,
museums directors and curators, professional mineralogists and amateur mineral
collectors. All these gifted persons form a large family that create ideas for
further investigations, research trips, new publications. We just grip and put
some of them into practice. One of such ideas is implemented in this, the tenth
volume of Mineralogical Almanac. We decided to shift from "one theme"
format of MA to "multi theme", magazine-type format. That's why you
will find in this issue not only traditional locality section (Sluydyanka), but
a set of ten shorter articles, typical for magazines. This transformation does
not mean that we stop special "locality" series. On the contrary, we
plan to publish both simultaneously.
A special issue, MA vol.11 will appear in
Jan 2007, as well as vol. 10. It's title "New Minerals from Former Soviet
Union countries, 1998-2006" by Igor Pekov. We hope you will find both
issues useful and interesting. Though it is impossible to name all our friends
in one list due to restricted volume of the issue, let us express gratitude and
convey best wishes to our friends and colleagues.
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