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Year Volume Issue Topics / Titles in Issue Print status Cost / each
2010 41 1
Alpine pink fluorite
The Kagem emerald mine, Kafubu area, Zambia
The Dugupi-Maanshan antimony deposit, Weishan County, Yunnan Province, China
in print $ 15
2010 41 1.1
Classic Minerals of Northern England
in print $ 25
2010 41 2
Sperrylite from the Talnakh Orefield, Norilsk Region, eastern Siberia, Russia
Sperrylite from the Tweefontein Farm, Limpopo Province, South Africa
The Fanwood quarry, Somerset County, New Jersey
The Brown Monster and Reward mines, Inyo County, California
in print $ 15
2010 41 3
Andradite from Antetezambato, Madagascar
Visiting Antetezambato, North Madagascar
Calcite and zeolites from Sambava, Madagascar
Tourmaline for breakfast: a trip to Madagascar
The Sahatany Valley pegmatites
The Ambatofinandrahana region
in print $ 15
2010 41 4
The Clay Canyon variscite mine, Fairfield, Utah
The Blackbird mine, Lemhi County, Idaho
The Weisseck Summit Cleft, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
in print $ 15
2010 41 5
The Sakoany celestine deposit, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
A final visit to Minas Gerais: 2009
The heart of the Munich Show: Johannes Keilmann
in print $ 15
2010 41 6
Famous mineral localities: Ilfeld, Harz Mountains, Thuringia, Germany
Collecting manganite at Ilfeld after 1922
The Heidelberger Mineralien-Comptoir
Cubic magnetite crystals from Balmat, New York
Recommendations regarding the handling and sale of your collection
in print $ 15
2011 42 1
Stolzite from the Sainte Lucie mine, Lozere, France
Collector Profile: Renato and Adriana Pagano
in print $ 15
2011 42 1.1
Private Mineral Collections in Italy
in print $ 25
2011 42 2
Imiter: Morocco's greatest silver mine
New mineral finds from Peru (2003-2010)
Some early California mineral dealers
in print $ 15
2011 42 3
The Williams mineral collection at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall
Mineral collecting in Mali
in print $ 15
2011 42 4
Wood's chrome mine, Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Anglesite from the type locality, Parys Mountain, Anglesey, Wales
in print $ 15
2011 42 5
Mexico VI
The Taxco mining district, Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero, Mexico
The Refugio mine, Minicipio de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico
Cerro de Mercado, Durango, Mexico
Andrés Manuel del Rio (1764-1849)
The Father of Mexican mineralogy
The Palace of Mining in Mexico City
in print $ 20
2011 42 6
China III
The Wutong mine, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
The Yaogangxian mine, Hunan Province, China
in print $ 15
2012 43 1
Famous mineral localities: Neudorf, Harz Mountains, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Historical instruments for measuring temperature and pressure effects on crystals
Collector profile: Victor Yount and his calcite collection
in print $ 15
2012 43 1.1
Treasures of the Queen: The Bisbee Exhibition
Bisbee History
Bisbee Minerals
Remembering the Columbian Exposition of 1893
Selected References
in print $ 12
2012 43 2
Famous mineral localities: The sulfur mines of Sicily
The Elegant World of thumbnail Specimens
A Mineral Collector’s Contemporary China
in print $ 15
2012 43 3
Famous mineral localities: The Jonas mine, Itatiaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Belshazzar mine, Boise County, Idaho
The micromineral photos of Christian Rewitzer
Mildred J. "Barrie" Berryman (1901-1972)
in print $ 15
2012 43 4
The Herodsfoot mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England
Stokesite crystals from La Cabrera, Madrid, Spain
in print $ 15
2012 43 5
China V Issue
he Huanggang mine, Inner Mongolia, China
Visiting the Huanggang mines
The Shangbao mine, Hunan Province, China
A recent visit to the Shangbao mine
in print $ 20
2012 43 6
Major Crocoite discoveries, Aldelaide Mine, Tasmania
Cobalt Mining District, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada
in print $ 20
2013 44 1
The Carlsbad Potash Basin, Carlsbad, New Mexico
Dawsonite, a Montreal Mineral
What's New: Denver Show 2012

in print $ 15
2013 44 1.1
Crystalline Treasures - The Mineral Heritage of China
Geology; Mining History; The Role of Mining Culture in China vs. the West; Minerals vs. Rocks; In Western Eyes
Anhui Province; Fujian Province; Guangdong Province; Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; Guizhou Province; Hubei Province; Hunan Province; Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; Jiangxi Province; Shanxi Province; Sichuan Province; Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region; Yunnan Province
The Lavinsky China Collection; The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
in print $ 20
2013 44 2
Wittichenite from the Cattle Grid Pit, Mount Gunson mine, South Australia
Microminerals, Bellerberg Volcanics, Eifel Region, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Haüy crystal models at the University of Santiago de Compostela
Collector Profile: Bruce Cairncross and his collection
in print $ 15
2013 44 3
Famous mineral localities: Mibladen, Morocco
Christian Weise: collector, publisher and businessman
The petrographic microscope: an addendum
in print $ 15
2013 44 3.1
Mineral Collections in Arizona
Mineral Collecting in Arizona
Individual Collections of Arizona Residents
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2013 44 4
The Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Québec, Canada
The best vesuvianite specimens from the Jeffrey mine
Scheelite from the Turmalina mine, Peru
The Royal Cornwall Museum and the Philip Rashleigh collection, Truro, Cornwall, England
in print $ 15
2013 44 5
Famous mineral localities: Kaokoveld District, Kunene Region, Namibia
The best zincite specimens from Franklin, New Jersey
Collector profile: Gene Meieran, dean of gem crystals
in print  $ 15
2013 44 6
The Touissit-Bou Beker Mining District, Morocco
Minerals of the Lohning and Kaiserer quarries, Rauris Valley, Salzburg, Austria
in print $ 15
2013 44 6.1
Mineral Collections of the Crystal Gazers and Friends
in print $ 25
2014 45 1
The Panasqueira mines, Castelo Branco district, Portugal
The opening of the Mim Mineral Museum in Beirut, Lebanon
oop $ 50
2014 45 1.1
Des Sacco: A Few African Favorites
This volume is your opportunity to see the collection of Desmond Sacco, a South African mining company CEO, is a long-time mineral collector who has built the finest private collection in his country, specializing in minerals from southern African localities. The selection of specimens is naturally heavy on minerals from Tsumeb, Namibia (67 specimens) and the Kalahari Manganese Field (23 specimens), but many specimens are also included from places like Riemvasmaak in South Africa, the Erongo Mountains in Namibia, other Namibian localities such as the Kombat mine, Guchab, Onganja, Berg Aukas, and Klein Spitzkoppe, plus a few outliers from places like the Touissit mine in Morocco, the Mashamba West mine in Zaire and Alto Lighonha in Mozambique
in print $ 25
2014 45 2
The Lengenbach quarry, Binn Valley, Switzerland
Red diamond
New standards of excellence in the mineral kingdom
Calcite from Belgium
Halite from the Solno salt mine, Inowroclaw, Poland
Collecting in the Solno mine
Editorial: What is a "Classic"?
in print $ 15

45 3
Famous mineral localities: The Sar-e-Sang lapis mines, Kuran Wa
Munjan district, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
in print $ 15
2014 45 4
The Rubtsovskoe deposit, Altai Krai, western Siberia, Russia
Sand calcite from Fontainebleau, France
Reconstructing the Cullinan diamond
Collector profile: Alvaro Lucio
in print $ 15
2014 45 5
The Mežica mine, Koroska, Slovenia
Spectacular sulfides from the Merelani tanzanite deposit, Manyara region, Tanzania
A rare twinned garnet from the Merelani mine, Tanzania
in print $ 15
2014 45 5.1
Mineral Collections in Texas II
Mineral Collections in Texas is a new and larger sequel to the original Private Mineral Collections in Texas (2009). At 304 pages it is the largest Mineralogical Record supplement or issue ever published, containing over 800 gorgeous photos of superb mineral specimens in private Texas collections. These are specimens that most collectors would never get to see unless they happened to be personal friends with the 68 Texas collectors whose minerals are featured.
in print
$ 25
2014 45 6
The Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy

An Historical look at Women in Mineral Collecting

in print
$ 15
2014 45 6.1
Mineral Collections in Colorado
Mineral Collections in Colorado gives an inside look at the mineral collections of 36 people and three mineral museums in the State of Colorado. Beginning with "A Brief History of Mineral Collecting in Colorado," editor Wendell Wilson provides a 16-page review of the earliest mineral collectors in the state, including many historical photos of people, labels, shops and early advertisements. Following that introduction are individual chapters devoted to most of the major mineral collectors and public mineral museums in Colorado, with biographical notes on their personal histories and collecting philosophies, illustrated by over 600 beautiful color specimen photos. At the end is a two-page bibliography of all the articles ever published on Colorado localities and museums in The Mineralogical Record, from 1970 through 2014.
oop $ 55
2015 46 1
The Pederneira mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

oop $ 45
2015 46 2
Piecing together the puzzle of a heliodor crystal's past

Adun Chilon
Cassiterite pseudomorphs after orthoclase, Wheal Coates, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England
The Diamond Hill mine, Abbeville County, South Carolina
Nathaniel Larkin and John Richard Larkin: early crystal model makers
The mineral collection of Eleonore von Raab
Collector Profile: Gerhard Wagner and his tourmaline collection
Guest Editorial: Provenance: its importance in mineral collecting
in print $ 18
2015 46 3
The Freiberg mining district, Saxony, Germany

Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817)
The mineralogical collection of the Freiberg Mining Academy
The mineral dealership of the Freiberg Mining Academy
Saxon mining collectibles
An American in Freiberg
The Terra Mineralia exhibit at Schloss Freudenstein, Freiberg
in print oos
2015 46 3.1 T
The Collector and his Legacy: Irénée du Pont and the Mineralogical Collection of the University of Delaware

This Supplement to the May-June 2015 issue of the Mineralogical Record tells the story of the University of Delaware mineral collection, including the Irénée du Pont mineral collection acquired in 1964.
An eight-page section of the Supplement recounts and quotes from du Pont’s correspondence with Kunz regarding gem crystals of spodumene variety kunzite, of which a remarkable crystal, called the “Pala Princess,” became a centerpiece of the du Pont collection: this crystal is proudly displayed today in Delaware and is pictured full-page in the Supplement. Other examples of “classics” in the original du Pont collection, and also shown in about 40 pages of beautiful photographs, include a 2.2-cm gem emerald crystal from Colombia; a 3.2-cm group of gem-quality willemite crystals from Franklin, New Jersey; many fine elbaite specimens from California; several English barite and “butterfly”-twinned calcites of exceptional quality; a 7.6-cm matrix stolzite from Broken Hill, Australia; a 15.2-cm native lead from Långban, Sweden; and many more
in pinrt $ 15
2015 46 4
Arizona VI

The Total Wreck mine, Pima County, Arizona
The Arizona silver belt, Silver King to McMillenville
The Flux mine, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
The Carlota mine, Gila County, Arizona
Fluorite from the Oatman district, Mohave County, Arizona
The Bagdad mine, Yavapai County, Arizona
A dream pocket at the North Geronimo mine, October, 1996
The search for the lost Arizona Hill Top mine, Copperopolis, Arizona
An update on the minerals of Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona
The Bisbee collection of Ben Williams: a lost trove from the 19th century
in print oos
2015 46 4.1
Mineral Collecting in the American Midwest
Mineral Collections in the American Midwest, published as a supplement to the July-August 2015 issue of the Mineralogical Record, gives an exciting look at mineral specimens in the collections of 46 private individuals and four museums in the states of the American Midwest. At 240 pages, it contains nearly 600 gorgeous photos of superb mineral specimens from collections in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Ohio and Kentucky (plus one just over the border in Tennessee). These are specimens that most collectors would never get to see unless they happened to be personal friends with the collectors whose minerals are featured, or unless they personally visit the Cranbrook Institute, the Wayne State University Museum, the Indiana State Museum and the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum.
in print $ 15
2015 46 5 Sleepers! The fun is in the hunt
The Conil sulfur mine, Cadiz Province, Andalusia, Spain
The Silver Coin mine, Iron Point district, Humboldt County, Nevada
Collector Profile: Robert Gilmor, Jr. of Baltimore (1774-1848)
More from the Mim Mineral Museum, Beirut, Lebanon
in print $ 15
2015 46 6
Announcement: Moore's Compendium
Mineral evolution: the Great Oxidation Event, and the rise of colorful minerals
The best grossular garnets from the Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Quebec
Indian minerals: the changing landscape in the Indian minerals trade
The mineral collection of the Natural History Museum in Vienna
in print oos
2015 46 6.1
Mineral Collections in Austria
in print $ 15
2016 47 1
Colombian Emeralds! The emerald mines of Colombia; mines, minerals, history, treasures & legend
in print oos
2016 47 2 The Margabal mine, Entraygues-sur-Truyere, Aveyron, France
Collector profile: John Schneider, Tsumeb collector
The Kautenbach mine, Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Levi Smith and the Joseph Hiestand collection
in print $ 15
2016 47 3
Thanks to the Fellows of the Mineralogical Record
Famous mineral localities: Banská Štiavnica (Schemnitz, Selmecbánya), Slovak Republic
A gold specimen from the Spanish Dry Diggings, Eldorado County, California and a little of its history
The Newmont azurite: the world's finest mineral specimen
Postscript: Hessonite with apatite, Mount Avic, Bellecombe area, Aosta Valley, Italy
in print $ 15
2016 47 4
Berezovsk, Russia! Famous mineral localities: The Berezovsk District, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Recent finds of ajoite-included quartz in the Artonvilla mine, Messina district, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Prehnite and zeolite distribution in the Orange Mountain Basalt, Paterson, New Jersey
Postscript: Floater datolite crystal from Campi delle Bratte, Valmozzola, Parma, Italy
in print $ 15
2016 47 4.1
Mineral Collections in the American Northeast
oop $ 25
2016 47 5
Mexico VII
The Guanajuato district, Guanajuato, Mexico
Ponciano Aguilar Frías
The El Cobre and Cabrestante mines, Concepcion del Oro district, Zacatecas, Mexico
The Aurora mine, Cuchillo Parado, Coyame del Sotol, Chihuahua
The Flor de Peña mine, Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
The Kerith Graeber collection of Mexican minerals
Legrandite and Mr. Legrand: the mystery unraveled
in print $ 20
2016 47 6
The Tilly Foster iron mine, Southeast Township, Putnam County, New York
The mineral dealership of Nérée Boubée (1806-1862)
and Arthur Eloffe (1826-1896)
Ste.-Marie-aux-Mines Show 2016
Springfield Show 2016
in print $ 15
2017 48 1
The N'Chwaning mines, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
in print oos
2017 48 2
The Tri-State Mining District, Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma
in print $ 25
2017 48 3
The St. Andreasberg mining district, western Harz Mountains, Niedersachsen, Germany
in print oos
2017 48 4
The Soudan mine, Vermilion Range, St. Louis County, Minnesota
Seeing red: the addictive allure of Proustite
The Old Gunnislake mine, Gunnislake, Callington district,
Cornwall, England
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
in print oos
2017 48 4.1 Mineral Collections in California in print oos
2017 48 5
Gem pegmatites of Northeastern Afghanistan
What's new in minerals

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49 1
The Santa Eulalia Mining District, Chihuahua, Mexico
in print oos

49 2 The Musonoi mine, Kolwezi District, Lualaba Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo in print oos


49 3 The Okorusu mine, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
The Telirio mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
The micromineral photos of Stephan Wolfsried
The story of the Smithsonian's Brazilian topaz crystals
in print oos
2018 49 4
The M'Fouati mine, Bouenza Department, Congo Republic
Boulangerite from the Bottino mine, Apuan Alps, Tuscany, Italy
Tabular blue alkali beryl from Italy and Afghanistan
The Junnila mine, San Benito County, California
Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable: artisan-crafted mineral specimens as works of art
in print oos
2018 49 5
The Schneeberg mining district, Western Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
in print oos
2018 49 6
Oberdorf an der Laming, Styria, Austria
"Grape Agate" from West Sulawesi, Indonesia
The mineral collection of John Stuart (1713-1792), Third Earl of Bute
The origin of platinum and gold

in print oos
2019 50 1
The Almaden Mining District, Ciudal Real, Spain
in print oos
2019 50 2
The Candelaria District, Mineral County, Nevada
Atacamite from the New Cornwall Mine, Kadina, South Australia
in print oos
2019 50 3
The Malkhan Pegmatite District, Krasny Chikoy, Transbaikalia, Eastern Siberian Region, Russia
in print oos
2019 50 4
The Auglaize quarry, Paulding County, Ohio
Fluorite find in the valley of the Fiescher Glacier, Oberwallis Region, Switzerland
Faden quartz from Bierghes, Brabant, Belgium
Johannes Kentmann (1518-1574) and his mineral collection
The mineral collection of the Johannesburg Geological Museum
in print oos
2019 50 5
The Golconda District, Minas Gerais, Brazil
in print oos
2019 50 5.1 Mineral Collections in the Pacific Northwest in print $ 25
2019 50 6 Pyrosmalite-(Fe) from the Bjelke mine, Nordmark, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
White grossular, Stifle claim, Georgetown, El Dorado County, California
The Wadi Natrun evaporite deposits, Western Desert, Buhayra Governorate, Egypt
Bruno Böhmer (1817-1868), Berlin mineral dealer
Chris Stefano joins M.R.
What's New in Minerals
Springfield Show 2019
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MS Book and Mineral Company

Mineralogical Record, part 1           Mineralogical Record, part 2           Mineralogical Record, part 3          Mineralogical Record, part 4            Mineralogical Record, part 6

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