Softcover, 824 pages
2 edition, 2006
Published by Granit Publishing, Prague
Dimensions 7 x 9.7 (inches)
Minerals and Their Localities -- SECOND EDITIONby J. H. Bernard and J. Hyrsl
This massive 824-page compilation should be one of the standard reference works on any mineral collector's bookshelf. Printed on glossy paper and filled with over 1,000 color specimen illustrations, it is similar in concept to Dana's New Mineralogy (1997) and Handbook of Mineralogy, but with somewhat more emphasis on localities. And, of course, neither of those other works carry any specimen photos. Each of the 4,340 species listings includes formula, space group, cell dimensions, physical properties, geological environment, and localities.
At the back is a survey of the richest type localities in the world, and a 120-page list of all 8,500 mineral locaities mentioned in the main body of the text.
The right margin of every page is alphabetically keyed for easy flipping to any desired entry. Sewn binding and a durable hardcover.