Monthly Mineral Chronicles Volume 4 Issue 12

Welcome to volume 4 issue 12 of Monthly Mineral Chronicles, the final issue for the year. This is a publication pulled together by a mineral collector for mineral collectors.

This month, in this 121 page full-colour issue we have the following articles:

  • Editorial
  • The Graulai Quarry in the Volcanic Eifel in Germany. Henk describes recent finds from this prolific micromineral-producing locality in Germany.
  • Mineral Snippet – Stichtite. James tells us everything we need to know about the purple mineral, stichtite.
  • Illustrated Minerals of Australia. Volume 1, Part 10 – Cacoxenite to Calcite. The next installment of a significant undertaking documenting the 1,500 or so mineral species recorded in Australia.
  • The Names of Minerals. Noel discusses the usage of some commonly-used “mineral” names.
  • Underground Experiences in Bisbee, Arizona. Rolf relates his exploration adventures in the famous Bisbee area.

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