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    Special Publications of The Canadian Mineralogist

    This series aims to provide reference books and textbooks in the mineral sciences

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    SP12 Understanding the Gem Minerals: A practical Guide
    SP11 Atlas of Ore Minerals: Focus on Epithermal Deposits of Argentina
    SP10 Pegmatites
    SP09 Atlas of Migmatites
    SP08 Mineral Species First Discovered from Greenland
    SP07-ST Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section - Price for Students
    SP07 Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section
    SP06 Mineral Species Discovered in Canada
    SP05 Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos: Contribution of Science to Risk-Management Decisions
    SP04 New Minerals 1995-1999
    SP03 Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering
    SP02 Glossary of Mineral Synonyms
    SP01 Encyclopedia of Mineral Names
    SP0 The Nomenclature of Minerals: A Compilation of IMA Reports





    Understanding the Gem Minerals: A practical Guide
    By William Revell Phillips, James Shigley
    Volume 12, 2016

    Gemstones have fascinated people for thousands of years because of their beauty, rarity, and monetary value. However, a true understanding of gemstones and their properties has only come about in the past two centuries resulting from the developing science of geology and mineralogy and an increasing need to distinguish natural gemstones from those that are treated or grown in the laboratory. Numerous books describe minerals, and a number of them report on the distinctive properties of gemstones, but there are almost no books that present a more detailed mineralogical description of the gem minerals, along with a clear explanation of basic concepts of interest from both mineralogy and geology. Written by William Revell Phillips and James Shigley, Understanding the Gem Minerals: A Practical Guide bridge this gap.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-58-0
    SP 12, 272 pages, 2016
    US$70.00 (outside Canada), CDN$70.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$56.00/CDN$56.00)

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    Atlas of Ore Minerals: Focus on Epithermal Deposits of Argentina
    By Werner H. Paar, Milka K. de Brodtkorb, Hubert Putz, Robert F. Martin
    Volume 11, 2016

    In this Atlas of Ore Minerals, we focus on the mineral species encountered in ore deposits of the Republic of Argentina, many of them of epithermal type. We describe 210 ore minerals, illustrate their associations, both with macrophotos and in reflected light, and document their chemical composition. Enlightened interpretations of textural features hold the key to the establishment of paragenetic sequences. We include an account of the tectonic evolution of Argentina and describe the more unusual mineral deposits, like Pirquitas, Famatina, Capillitas, Quevar and Tumińico, all characterized by very complex assemblages, including selenides in some cases. The 400-page book is published with a DVD of all mineral photos as a resource to teachers, students, and researchers.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-56-6
    SP 11, 408 pages, 2016
    US$140.00 (outside Canada), CDN$140.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$112.00/CDN$112.00)

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    Pegmatites
    By David London
    Volume 10, 2008

    London’s book gives us an excellent and thorough review of the current state of the art in pegmatite studies. In Part I, Geology, London provides a primer on the mineralogy, geology, and classification of pegmatites. But the center of gravity of this treatise is in Part II, Origins, which consolidates London’s petrological model of internal pegmatite evolution, and compares it with other concepts.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-47-4
    SP 10, 368 pages, hardcover 2008
    US$125.00 (outside Canada), CDN$125.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$100.00/CDN$100.00)

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    Atlas of Migmatites
    By Edward W. Sawyer
    Volume 9, 2008

    Through description and photographs, the Atlas of Migmatites provides the background necessary to describe and map migmatites effectively and to understand how combinations of factors and processes produce morphological diversity. The Atlas is exceptionally well illustrated, and the lenghty captions accompanying the 272 color figures provide description and analysis of migmatites not previously available.


    ISBN: 978-0-660-198787
    SP 9, 386 pages, hardcover 2008
    US$140.00 (outside Canada), CDN$140.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$112.00/CDN$112.00)

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    Mineral Species First Discovered from Greenland
    By O. Petersen, O. Johnsen
    Volume 8, 2005

    Focuses on the 77 mineral species first described from Greenland. In the introductory chapter, the authors give a brief historical development of mineralogical investigations in Greenland, with a special emphasis on the three intrusive bodies that account for most of the type-locality minerals: the Ilěmaussaq alkaline complex (39% of the total), the Ivigtut cryolite deposit (22%), and the Narssarssuk pegmatite (17%). The book also includes a complete listing of obsolete names and doubtful species in the literature of Greenland minerals and a gallery of color photos of 34 photogenic minerals. Appendices covering the chronology of mineral discoveries, individual type localities, chemical classification of type minerals, an author index, and general references complete the book. Special care has been taken to find photographs of people who had minerals named after them.


    ISBN: 0-921294-39-5
    SP 8, 184 pages, hardcover 2005
    US$40.00 (outside Canada), CDN$40.00(in Canada)
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    Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section - Price for Students
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    Volume 7, 2011

    The Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section, Special Publication 7 of The Canadian Mineralogist, presents an exhaustive compilation of information about most of the non-silicate mineral species likely to be encountered in advanced research in the geological sciences. The book contains information on 408 minerals amenable to study with transmitted-light microscopy. The contents of the book are organized according to the traditional Dana classification of minerals. The environment of formation of each mineral is keyed to important citations to the literature. All photos used to illustrate the attributes of the minerals are placed on a DVD included with the book.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-51-1
    SP 7, 528 pages, hardcover, DVD-ROM, 2011
    US$100.00 (outside Canada), CDN$100.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$80.00/CDN$80.00)

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    Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section
    By Joan Carles Melgarejo, R.F. Martin
    Volume 7, 2011

    The Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section, Special Publication 7 of The Canadian Mineralogist, presents an exhaustive compilation of information about most of the non-silicate mineral species likely to be encountered in advanced research in the geological sciences. The book contains information on 408 minerals amenable to study with transmitted-light microscopy. The contents of the book are organized according to the traditional Dana classification of minerals. The environment of formation of each mineral is keyed to important citations to the literature. All photos used to illustrate the attributes of the minerals are placed on a DVD included with the book.


    ISBN: 978-0-921294-51-1
    SP 7, 528 pages, hardcover, DVD-ROM, 2011
    US$125.00 (outside Canada), CDN$125.00(in Canada)
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    Mineral Species Discovered in Canada
    By László Horváth
    Volume 6, 2003

    This annotated and illustrated compendium focuses on the 206 mineral species discovered in Canada or redefined from Canadian localities in the last 222 years. It also highlights 30 minerals named after Canadians but discovered outside Canada, and includes a section on obsolete names of mineral species first described from Canadian localities. The book also gives a brief historical overview of works documenting mineralogy in Canada from its beginnings in 1752 to the present. Appendices covering the chronology of mineral discoveries, individual type-localities, type-mineral specimens and their repositories, chemical classification of type minerals, an author index, and general references complete the book.


    ISBN: 0-921294-40-9
    SP 6, 382 pages, plus a 16-page colour insert 2003
    US$45.00 (outside Canada), CDN$45.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$36.00/CDN$36.00)

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    Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos: Contribution of Science to Risk-Management Decisions
    By R.P. Nolan, A.M. Langer, M. Ross, F.J. Wicks, R.F. Martin
    Volume 5, 2001

    A collection of papers summarizing the state of knowledge about chrysotile and amphibole-group asbestos minerals like tremolite, riebeckite and grunerite from historical and modern perspectives: Analysis of historical and modern controlled exposures Incidence of cancer Epidemiology Mineralogy and metamorphic petrology Statistical assessment of risks A must to illustrate the complex interface of the Earth sciences and the Health sciences


    ISBN: 0-921294-41-7
    SP 5, 312 pages, 2001
    US$30.00 (outside Canada), CDN$30.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$24.00/CDN$24.00)

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    New Minerals 1995-1999
    By Joseph A. Mandarino
    Volume 4, 1999

    Standardized descriptions for ALL of the minerals species approved by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) between 1995 and 1999 Discovery location Occurrence General appearance Physical, chemical and crystallographic properties Origin of the name Author Joe Mandarino has abstracted information from 23 different journals, checked it and, in many instances, added unpublished information taken from reports submitted to the IMA.


    ISBN: 0-921294-42-5
    SP 4, 280 pages, 1999
    US$20.00 (outside Canada), CDN$20.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$16.00/CDN$16.00)

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    Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering
    By J. E. Delvigne
    Volume 3, 2001

    Over 600 color photomicrographs and detailed captions illustrating all the steps of weathering, from incipient replacement along cleavages and cracks to complete replacement by secondary products. Of particular relevance to soil scientists, agronomists, environmental mineralogists and economic geologists. Published jointly with ORSTOM.


    ISBN: 0-921294-43-3
    SP 3, 496 pages, hardcover 2001
    US$75.00 (outside Canada), CDN$75.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$60.00/CDN$60.00)

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    Glossary of Mineral Synonyms
    By J. de Fourestier
    Volume 2, 1999

    An exhaustive listing of over 35 000 mineral names used throughout the ages and in various languages along with the equivalent IMA-approved name. Features a 37-page list of inadequately described and unknown minerals. Incorporates trade names and the vocabulary of the gem industry including artificial stones. "... A must purchase for libraries .. for curators, collection managers, mineral dealers and collectors … It should be a tool that is never out of reach." C. Francis, Am. Mineral. 85, 2000


    ISBN: 0-921294-44-1
    SP 2, 448 pages, hardcover 1999
    US$20.00 (outside Canada), CDN$20.00(in Canada)
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    Encyclopedia of Mineral Names
    By W.H. Blackburn, W.H. Dennen
    Volume 1, 1997

    A must for mineral collectors, mineralogists and anyone interested in minerals For each IMA-approved mineral species: the origin of its name; the discovery locality; chemical formula; crystallographic system and symmetry; key references. "... An important and informative reference for anyone who is professionally engaged in mineralogy, petrology and materials science. Libraries should make sure they have this useful compilation." C. Klein., Ec. Geol., 92, 1997


    ISBN: 0-921294-45-x
    SP 1, 368 pages, hardcover 1997
    US$20.00 (outside Canada), CDN$20.00(in Canada)
    (member price US$16.00/CDN$16.00)

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    The Nomenclature of Minerals: A Compilation of IMA Reports
    By Mineralogical Association of Canada
    Volume 0, 0


    ISBN: 0-921294-42-5
    SP 0, 0 pages, 0
    US$10.00 (outside Canada), CDN$10.00(in Canada)
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