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Encyclopedia of Mineral Names

Volume 1, 1997
By W.H. Blackburn, W.H. Dennen
ISBN: 0-921294-45-x

A must for mineral collectors, mineralogists, and anyone interested in minerals.

For each IMA-approved mineral species it covers:

  • The origin of its name
  • The discovery locality
  • The chemical formula
  • The 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

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