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Education Publications

Our Education Publications series provides reference books that are accessible to a wider audience. They are meant to educate and inform on various mineral species and are wonderful resources for collectors, students, and professors alike. Any [...]

Special Publications
Special Publications

This series aims to provide reference books and textbooks in the mineral sciences. For General Inquiries or to make a volume proposal, please contact: Special Publication Series Editor: Robert F. Martin Email: robert.martin@mcgill.ca

The Canadian Mineralogist Thematic Issues
The Canadian Mineralogist Thematic Issues

At least once a year MAC publishes a thematic issue of The Canadian Mineralogist that is available for sale outside of the subscriptions. It’s one of the six issues that subscribers receive. For General Inquiries, Copyright and Reproduction P [...]

Topics in Mineral Sciences
Topics in Mineral Sciences

Formerly known as Short Courses, our Topics in Mineral Sciences series aims to provide textbooks on specific topics within the discipline of mineralogy. Although MAC short courses are normally given at the annual meeting, they may be sponsore [...]

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Geology of Gems Deposits 2nd Edition
Geology of Gems Deposits 2nd Edition

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 44 Editor: L.A. Groat This volume has been published as a second edition to our short course volume 37, Geology of Gem Deposits. It looks at gemstones from a geological perspective and reviews our current unde [...]

Uranium: Cradle to Grave
Uranium: Cradle to Grave

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 43 Editors: P.C.Burns and G.E. Sigmon   This short course volume presents the many aspects of uranium, an element that changed the course of the world like no other. The content spans the mineralogy, geoc [...]

Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 42 Editor: P. Sylvester The purpose of this course volume is to introduce geologists to modern technologies and techniques for studying the petrography, mineralogy and mineral chemistry of sediments and sedime [...]

Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section
Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section

Special Publication Volume 7 By J.C Melgarejo and R.F Martin Observations of rock-forming minerals in thin section constitute a cornerstone in the Earth sciences. Such observations provide a wealth of information, not only about the identity o [...]

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: Gleaning the Big Picture from a Small Spot
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences: Gleaning the Big Picture from a Small Spot

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 41 Editor: M. Fayek This short course volume introduces SIMS analytical techniques and assesses their applications in the Earth sciences. Topics include light stable and non-traditional isotope analysis, radio [...]

Recent and not-so-recent developments in uranium deposits and implications for exploration
Recent and not-so-recent developments in uranium deposits and implications for exploration

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 39 Editors: M. Cuney and K. Kyser The purpose of this short course volume is to highlight the data and research that have developed over the last 30 years as well as results from new research that can be integ [...]

Laser Ablation ICP-MS in the Earth Sciences: Current Practices and Outstanding Issues
Laser Ablation ICP-MS in the Earth Sciences: Current Practices and Outstanding Issues

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 40 Editors: P. Sylvester This short course volume comprises 16 chapters and several appendices. A CD containing the chapters of Short Course Volume 29 Laser Ablation in the Earth Sciences is also included. Sof [...]

Working with Migmatites
Working with Migmatites

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 38 Editors: E.W Sawyer and M. Brown Working with Migmatites is intended to fill the information gap between those who have a long-term interest in migmatites and those wanting to begin working with them. The f [...]

Pegmatites
Pegmatites

Special Publication Volume 10 By D. London Pegmatites gives us an excellent and thorough review of the current state of the art in pegmatite studies. Hardcover. 368 pages. 2008. MAC Member Price: $100 CAD/USD

Atlas of Migmatites
Atlas of Migmatites

Special Publication Volume 9 By Edward W. Sawyer This book includes the results from two decades of research in whole-rock geochemistry, partial melting, microstructural analysis and experimental deformation of partially molten rocks. It conta [...]

Geology of Gem Deposits
Geology of Gem Deposits

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 37 Editor: L.A Groat Gem deposits are rare because in general the conditions that promote their formation are unusual and thus worthy of scientific study. Modern geological and analytical techniques have been [...]

Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks
Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks

Topics in Mineral Sciences Volume 36 Editor: J. D. Webster The volume discusses means to ensure high-quality melt inclusion research, provides practical methods to evaluate and investigate melt inclusions, describes important new analytical te [...]