Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 7

Welcome to volume 4 issue 7 of Monthly Mineral Chronicles. This is a publication pulled together by a mineral collector for mineral collectors.

This month, in this 104 page full-colour issue, there is lots of blue! And we have the following articles:

  • Mineral Snippet – Goosecreekite
  • Turquoise in Massive and Crystal Forms – Rolf tells us about turquoise specimens from around the world.
  • On the History of Greenockite – Herwig details the history of the discovery of the cadmium sulphide greenockite.
  • Occurrences of Vivianite in Tasmania, Australia – James focuses on three localities which have produced Tasmania’s best vivianite specimens to date, and arguably in some cases – the best in Australia.
  • Illustrated Minerals of Australia – Volume 1, Part 5 – Armstrongite to azurite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.

Again this month, for many of the excellent images, is the ability to click on the image to bring up a larger version. Not only do you get a bigger version, but in some cases, the image you see published may be a cropped version.

Each month, I will bring you mineral-related content from around the world. There will be a range of topics including mineral news and information, show reports, articles on minerals and localities, a spotlight on individual mineral dealers or collectors, and maybe an editorial now and again.

The focus won’t be restricted to any particular genre. And all of this from just US$1 per month for Patreons and Subscribers. Casual access is available at Gumroad. Please use the Contact Us form to become a Subscriber.

You can download this issue here (note that it is password protected).

I hope that you continue to enjoy the journey.

Steve Sorrell